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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:It doesn’t feel sticky, but it’s not completely slick to the touch. Is it fully dried and cured?
by|Apr 15, 2020
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A:  Thanks for reaching out! There are many reasons that can cause Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac to not dry properly. We need to know more about your experience to get to the bottom of this. Please call us at 800-901-0411 to discuss further. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

by|Apr 15, 2020

    A:  It dries very quickly - 15 min or so. At this point I would lightly sand and you will ready to go with final coat.

    by|Apr 15, 2020

    A:  There are a couple of reasons why it might not be dry. You may have applied coats which were too thick or the first coat had not had enough time to dry sufficeintly. The temperature may have been too low at application. This product has to be stirred completely to be applied successfully.

    by|Apr 15, 2020
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    Q:Will a coat of polyurethane be needed after using this product as a finish? I’m using this on bare wood.
    by|Mar 23, 2020
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    A:  No, you won’t need to use polyurethane after this product, this is a finish for bare wood. Just like polyurethane is a finish for bare wood. If you want to know more google Shellac. I liked this because it only smells strong till it dries which is like an hour, but Polyurethane smells strong for days.

    by|Mar 24, 2020

    A:  I always put a couple of coats of polyurethane, to protect the surface

    by|Apr 20, 2023
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      A:  With proper application, an additional coating is not needed with Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls-Eye Shellac. Since this product does contain wax, we do not recommend applying a polyurethane directly over the surface. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Dec 31, 2021
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        A:  a coat of polyurethane should not be needed because the shellac is a durable finish since it is used on hardwood flooring. My advise is to be careful on the color finish (Amber vs clear).

        by|Apr 20, 2023
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        Q:I intend to use this on a homemade barn door made with southern yellow pine and common whitewood.
        by|Mar 23, 2020
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        A:  I've never thinned it, but I use it for flooring applications. I just use a foam brush for smaller areas. But with that said for larger areas like what your doing I would probably prefer to thin it, it tacks up fairly fast.. hope this helps!

        by|Mar 23, 2020

        A:  I didn't thin it with anything when I used it and I got along fine. I would say try a test spot and see how it goes on for you and take it from there.

        by|Mar 24, 2020

          A:  You've come to the right place for help! We do not recommend thinning Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

          by|Nov 22, 2020
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            A:  If you are applying it to brand new wood, you may want to dilute the initial coat. I would give your project at least three total coats but would not cut any after the first coat. I would allow about an hour between coats.

            by|Feb 2, 2021
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              A:  I didn’t cut the shellac and found it easy to apply.

              by|Apr 15, 2020
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                Q:Can I use a lacquer top coat over this?
                by|Feb 10, 2020
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                A:  Great question, Jackie! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac contains its natural wax, which must be sealed prior to applying another wood finish. To seal the wax, apply a coat of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye SealCoat Universal Sanding Sealer over the Bulls Eye Shellac. The finish of your choice, including lacquer, can be applied over the SealCoat. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-qt-SealCoat-Wood-Interior-Sealer-Case-of-4-824H/202941429 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 4

                by|Apr 20, 2023
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                  A:  The shellac itself provides a nice shine and you can add several coats. However, if you want to give it a final coat of lacquer, the shellac should take it without any problem. Since both shellac and lacquer dry very quickly, it is easy to test on a sample piece of wood before completing the entire job.

                  by|Feb 12, 2020
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                    Q:is this dewaxed
                    by|Nov 21, 2019
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                    A:  Great question, Yak! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac is not a dewaxed product. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

                    by|Nov 22, 2019

                      A:  Zinsser SEAL COAT is the dewaxed shellac product that has a different label.

                      by|Feb 11, 2020

                      A:  No it is not dewaxed if want a product without was you Zinsser Bullseye SealCoat which is a was free shellack.

                      by|Nov 21, 2019

                        A:  I bet if you don?t stir the product the wax will sink to the bottom allowing for unwanted shellac

                        by|Mar 28, 2023
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                          Q:Can I use this shellac on an outdoor wood ceiling that does not get wet? Porch ceiling.
                          by|Sep 7, 2019
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                          A:  This product is advertised "for interior wood". You probably should test it on a small area first if you are going to use it in an outside area not directly exposed to weather..

                          by|Feb 8, 2020

                            A:  Hi John, thank you for reaching out! Our Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac is not recommended for exterior applications. Shellac is a natural resin, and cures to a very hard, inflexible surface that will not expand and contract with wood through seasonal temperature changes. For this type of application, we recommend using our Varathane Spar Urethane: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Satin-Oil-Based-Exterior-Spar-Urethane-9341H/100141869 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

                            by|Sep 9, 2019

                              A:  yes as long as it is not exposed to rain

                              by|Oct 10, 2019
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                                Q:I am making a cheese board and wanted to know if this is safe to use as a finish and can be washed. If not, what is recommended?
                                by|Feb 27, 2019
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                                A:  It is food safe when dry. It's a good finish for kitchen cabinets, so you can definitely wipe it off with a damp cloth once it is fully cured. I don't know about submersing it in water; never tried. Alcohol and ammonia will dissolve it shellac, and in fact they are recommended for clean-up after you've finished your project. Will your cheese board be around glasses of wine? I have also read that shellac finishes are susceptible to various household cleaning products.

                                by|Mar 26, 2019

                                  A:  I can't find the from the Manufacturer if is FDA Approved... I recommend Boos Block Board Cream...

                                  by|Feb 28, 2019

                                    A:  We are here to help, Alethea! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac Finish and Sealer is not a food-grade coating and not recommended for use on surfaces that will have direct contact with food or beverage. Instead, we recommend Rust-Oleum Watco Butcher Block Oil for smaller wood food surfaces. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Watco-1-pt-Clear-Butcher-Block-Oil-4-Pack-241758/205113777 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

                                    by|Feb 28, 2019

                                      A:  yes and no- it has been used as one but its created by secretions from an insect. check this page. https://www.finewoodworking.com/2006/08/01/food-safe-finishes

                                      by|Mar 2, 2019
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                                        Q:I am putting new pine hardwood floors in my home do I need to put sanding sealer on after stain I am use poly fast dry for th
                                        by|Jan 7, 2019
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                                        A:  Sanding sealer is always a great idea. I haven't done a project for years without it.

                                        by|Jan 8, 2020

                                          A:  Shellac may hold up on a heavily used surface such as a floor, Personally, when coating a wood floor, I would use an oil based varnish rather than shellac.

                                          by|Mar 23, 2020

                                            A:  Thank you for reaching out! Since Rust-Oleum Zinsser Shellac Finish and Sealer contains wax, it would need to be sealed before a polyurethane can be applied. We recommend Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye SealCoat Universal Sanding Sealer to help seal the surface. This product can also be used as a pre-stain conditioner to help prevent uneven stain penetration. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-Universal-Sanding-Sealers-Case-of-2-851/202057181

                                            by|Jan 9, 2019
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                                              Q:Can this be used on metal surfaces?
                                              by|Dec 20, 2018
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                                              A:  No wood only

                                              by|Oct 10, 2019

                                                A:  yes

                                                by|Feb 13, 2019

                                                  A:  Thank you for reaching out, Cooper! Yes, our Zinsser Bulls-Eye Shellac will adhere very well to interior metal surfaces, as well as wood, glass, and ceramic tile. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

                                                  by|Dec 21, 2018
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                                                    Q:Shellac has a shelf life after which it doesn't dry properly and remains tacky (normally about 6 mos.). How do I determine the manufacture date of of Zinsser shellack?
                                                    by|Nov 23, 2018
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                                                    A:  There is a lot number stamped on the lid; I understand that some people know how to translate that into a date. The shelf life is measured from the day they mixed it up in the factory, not from the day you first open the can. So, buy your can of shellac right before you intend to use it.

                                                    by|Mar 26, 2019

                                                      A:  Thank you for reaching out, Jorgen. Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac actually has a shelf life of 3 years. For more information on determining the manufacture date, feel free to call us at 800-901-0411. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

                                                      by|Jul 8, 2019
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                                                        A:  The shelf life is actually 3 years according to Zinsser. The lot # indicates manufacture. Ex: S05179 means S Simerser NJ. First digit after letter is year...0=2010. Second is month...5 May 6 June O Oct N Nib DEc. Next 2 digits are day. Final # is a batch # for their records. 9th run of the day. Is above would be May 17, 2010.

                                                        by|Dec 7, 2023
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