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  • Clear finish seals and protects wood trim, furniture and more
  • Blocks all odors on interior drywall, plaster, masonry and wood
  • Brings out wood grain beauty without darkening or yellowing

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Q:Can this be used over water based sealed floor to attempt to match the same hardwood that was sealed with oil based?
by|Oct 26, 2023
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A:  Hi Jon, thank you for reaching out! Our Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac may be applied to wood flooring; however, natural shellac resin is not as durable as polyurethane, and requires special upkeep. Instead, you may consider applying our Varathane Floor Finish Oil-Based Polyurethane, which has a similar natural amber hue. The existing coating needs to be fully cured, then lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper followed by cleaning to ensure proper adhesion. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Satin-Oil-Based-Floor-Finish-Polyurethane-2-Pack-130231/202058854 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

by|Oct 26, 2023
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    Q:Will this seal pressboard?
    by|Aug 14, 2023
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    A:  Great question! Rust-Oleum Bulls-Eye Shellac can be used to seal pressboard. For best results, apply several light coats with a brush, pad or lint-free wiping cloth and let dry for 1 hour before sanding with 220 grit or finer sandpaper. Allow any subsequent coats to dry at least 1 hour before sanding lightly and recoating. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 13

    by|Aug 15, 2023
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      Q:Planning to use on new, solid core birch door and pine doorframe/trim. Any prep or reason to think this will not provide an even finish. I intend to use amber to match 30 year old oil based poly woodwork that has gotten darker (amber) over time. Thanks
      by|Feb 17, 2023
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      A:  Happy to help, Michael! We recommend lightly sanding bare wood with 80 to 100 grit sandpaper to remove weathered wood fibers to ensure the best finish prior to applying Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac Finish. If trying to color match an existing application, we recommend applying in a test area first to ensure favorable results. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Feb 17, 2023
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        Q:Pursuant to this response:" Shellac is a natural resin, and cures to a very hard, inflexible surface that will not expand and contract with wood through seasonal temp", will this work in insulated but un-conditioned garage from 20F winter to 130F summer?
        by|Jan 23, 2023
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        A:  If the shellac is allowed to fully cure in an environment somewhere between 50F and 80F, then it will be fine later on at the extremes mentioned.

        by|Nov 18, 2023
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          A:  Happy to help Mitch. Because Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac dries to an inflexible surface, it cannot be exposed to the temperature variations in your garage, this temperature variance can cause the shellac to crack. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

          by|Jan 24, 2023

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