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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:Do have this product in the Pittsfield store
by|Jul 8, 2022
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A:  Hi Karl. To better answer your question, please contact the HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376, call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Jul 8, 2022
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    Q:Are amber shellac and clear shellac compatible? I am concerned that 2 coats of amber on my new knotty pine walls may be too dark. Therefore one clear coat over one amber coat may be my solution.
    by|Apr 6, 2022
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    A:  You know, you have to let the first one dry well before you give the other one a clear. you can use both, amber and clear.

    by|Dec 10, 2023

      A:  Yes, we did one coat of amber and one clear coat on our entire tongue and groove ceiling and it looks beautiful. 

      by|Apr 6, 2022

        A:  Happy to help Traci! Zinsser Bulls Eye Amber Shellac can be top coated with Zinsser Bulls Eye Clear Shellac. The two products are compatible. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

        by|Apr 6, 2022

          A:  Traci I have used on cedar on my front porch. It definitely gives a pretty reddish tint to the wood but it’s beautiful. I would say if you have a piece of the paneling left to try before using just incase you don’t like it .

          by|Apr 6, 2022

            A:  We have used one and then the other many times. Good luck on your project!

            by|Apr 6, 2022
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              Q:Can I spray this amber shellac
              by|Dec 8, 2021
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              A:  Thanks for reaching out Tony. The correct way to apply Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac is 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. Zinsser Shellac cannot be spray applied. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

              by|Dec 9, 2021

                A:  Yes, spraying is the best way to apply it for even color. It dries very quickly. The first coat should be sanded lightly with 320 or 400 grit. You'll also want to lightly sand the final coat.

                by|Feb 15, 2022
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                Q:I will be using on new soft pine wood. Is wood conditioner prior to application necessary or recommended?
                by|Nov 4, 2021
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                A:  Happy to help, Renae! Since Rust-Oleum Zinsser Shellac Finish and Sealer is not a staining product, a conditioner is not needed. Wood conditioners tend to help ensure an even color with stains on softer woods. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

                by|Nov 4, 2021
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                  Q:Can I apply your orange shellac directly on to new knotty pine planks in my great room? Over time, will it prevent the bleeding of the existing knots? Will it give me a finished coat with one application?
                  by|Oct 8, 2021
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                  A:  Thank you for reaching out! Our Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac is an excellent option for sealing knotty wood, and can be used as a final finish on interior wood surfaces. Since this is a waxed shellac, nothing may be applied over it, and if this coating is being used to coat and protect the planks, several coats would be needed to build up the thickness to protect the surface. Another option would be to use Our Zinsser SealCoat to seal just the knots on the wood. Since this is a de-waxed shellac, a polyurethane could be used over it, and polyurethane is a much longer lasting, and low maintenance finish. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-qt-SealCoat-Wood-Sealer-824H/202070456 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

                  by|Oct 11, 2021
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                    Q:Can I apply this to pine that has been burned?
                    by|Feb 10, 2021
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                    A:  We recommend applying Rust-Oleum Zinsser Shellac Finish and Sealer in a test area first to ensure the desired finish. You will also want to ensure the area is cooled and free of any loose debris. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

                    by|Oct 28, 2023

                      A:  Yes you can. Shellac is an alcohol based finish that has only one enemy water. If the wood is dry and it will be used in a dry location then it is great. It really dries fast so you have to always work with a quick brush and a wet edge.

                      by|Mar 6, 2021
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                      Q:Can I use a water based polyurethane to top coat this product?
                      by|Feb 9, 2021
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                      A:  You don't need to put polyurethane on top of shellac

                      by|Feb 10, 2021

                        A:  Happy to help, Matt! If wanting to use a different coating over Rust-Oleum Zinsser Shellac Finish and Sealer, you will need to use a dewaxed shellac first as this product contains wax. We recommend using Rust-Oleum Zinsser SealCoat Universal Sanding Sealer. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-qt-SealCoat-Universal-Sanding-Sealer-Case-of-6-854/205140204? - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

                        by|Feb 10, 2021
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                          Q:Is this tintable for an antique look?
                          by|May 4, 2020
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                          A:  you could i guess but after sanding you oil and it becomes a beautiful color

                          by|May 12, 2020

                          A:  Hi David, our Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac has a natural, amber hue. While we do not have specific testing information regarding tinting this product, aniline dyes are commonly used in woodworking to tint shellac, however, we recommend testing for proper color and performance to ensure the desired results. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

                          by|May 6, 2020

                            A:  Yes, this is tintable but up to 1.5 oz. (44 ml) of universal colorant per quart.

                            by|May 7, 2020

                              A:  You can buy it with or without an amber appearance.

                              by|May 6, 2020

                                A:  This item already has a tint, that why it is called Amber. You can also buy it in clear. I am not a furniture specialist,but i would antique the item then varnish.

                                by|May 5, 2020
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                                Q:can i used lacquer thinner with shellac
                                by|Apr 28, 2020
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                                A:  I use lacquer thinner for a lot of things but when thinning the shellac I would use denatured alcohol instead. There are various theories on how much to use but I personally wouldn't cut the shellac by more than 1/3 with the alcohol. Just my opinion someone else may have a different idea.

                                by|Apr 29, 2020

                                  A:  Thank you for reaching out, Javi! For the best results, we do not recommend thinning Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

                                  by|Apr 29, 2020
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                                    Q:Is it supposed to be sanded after the final coat?
                                    by|Apr 15, 2020
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                                    A:  Great question! You'll need to apply several light coats of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac 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 5

                                    by|Apr 15, 2020

                                      A:  I can be sanded with a very fine sandpaper but make sure that it is well cured before you start sanding. I usually use crocus cloth for my final pass over the project, other might tell you different but that is how I do it and I have found it worked very well for me.

                                      by|Jul 9, 2020
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                                        A:  I don’t know if it’s supposed to be sanded. I can only tell you that I didn’t sand between coatings or after the final coat, and the finished piece looks great and has held up well.

                                        by|Apr 15, 2020

                                          A:  I finished off the final coat with 0000 steel wool and paste wax (non-silicone based!) before buffing it, turned out flawless, would not recommend sanding unless you want a hazy finish (unless opting for a french polish.. which takes forever).

                                          by|Jul 21, 2020
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                                            A:  not nesserily personal choice

                                            by|May 12, 2020

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