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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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caret
Q:I have pine moulding, that i put one coat of poly on, can i use this on too of poly to get molding alittle darker? Just like the finish better?
by|Mar 23, 2017
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A:  You can, Scott! Rust-Oleum Zinsser Amber Shellac can be applied over polyurethane. We do recommend lightly sanding the polyurethane with 180 or 220 grit sandpaper prior to application of the shellac. This will give you a warmer color on the surface and may be what you're looking for.

by|Oct 27, 2023

    A:  Shellac sticks to anything. Durability is NOT on par with urethane. Therefore, you should topcoat with urethane after you get the tone you want. Results are mixed using oil-based poly over regular shellac.The longer you let it cure before topcoating, the better your chances. As always, test on scrap. I have no data on water-based.

    by|May 4, 2023
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      caret
      Q:Is it non toxic and odorless?
      by|Mar 14, 2017
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      A:  Once fully cured, all Rust-Oleum products, including Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac, are non-toxic. While the shellac is drying/curing there will be an odor. Once fully cured there will be no odor.

      by|May 4, 2023

        A:  No. The base is denatured alcohol.

        by|May 4, 2023
          caret
          Q:Can/should this be sprayed?
          by|Feb 19, 2017
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          A:  no brush on only

          by|May 5, 2023

            A:  Happy to clear things up, Corey. We recommend applying several light coats of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Shellac Traditional Finish and Sealer with a brush, pad or lint-free wiping cloth.

            by|May 4, 2023
              caret
              Q:I'm installing 1,350 sq ft of pine 1 X 8 beadboard on our ceiling and want to pre-finish the boards with Amber shellac using a sprayer. Three questions: 1. I have limited working space . After spraying how long must I wait until I can stack the boards (if ever). Building racks is a big chore. 2. We have a very stable environment because we just spray foamed the rafters to R-28, to avoid cupping do we need to spray both sides? How many coats by side? 3. Any tips for lightly sanding such a large amount of boards? Or on spraying shellac?
              by|Feb 12, 2017
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              A:  no spraying brush only

              by|May 5, 2023

                A:  Happy to help! We recommend applying several light coats of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Shellac Traditional Finish and Sealer with a brush, pad or lint-free wiping cloth and let dry for 1 hour before sanding with 220 grit or finer sandpaper. Each coat needs to be allowed to dry for 1 hour before they can be lightly sanded and recoated. This product fully cures after at least 24 hours. We also offer Rust-Oleum Zinsser Shellac in a clear aerosol application as well! http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-12-oz-Clear-Shellac-Spray-408/100176744

                by|May 4, 2023
                  caret
                  Q:Can the amber shellac be colored and applied over amber shellac?
                  by|Dec 8, 2016
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                  A:  Yes. Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls-Eye Shellac can be tinted with up to 1.5 oz. (44 ml) of universal colorant per quart. Be sure to shake the container well before using.

                  by|May 4, 2023
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                    A:  Yes! See here:http://www.finishing.com/538/54.shtml

                    by|May 4, 2023
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                    caret
                    Q:What do I need to do to treat the floors prior to application?
                    by|Nov 20, 2016
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                    A:  Prior to application of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac, Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of dust, dirt, excessive chalky material, grime, grease, oil, wax, mildew, wallpaper adhesive, or any contamination that may interfere with adhesion. If unsure of cleanliness, always wash surfaces with household ammonia and water solution, appropriate cleaning solution or solvent (Do not use TSP as a cleaner). Remove any peeling and/or unsound coatings. Sand any remaining paint film edges smooth with the surface. Bare wood that has been exposed for more than 4 weeks should be lightly sanded with 80 to 100 grit sandpaper to remove weathered wood fibers.

                    by|May 4, 2023

                      A:  Any wood I have applied the Amber Shellac to was sanded to remove all existing finish. Then I applied as many coats as necessary to get the finish I wanted. (Depth of color and shine).

                      by|May 4, 2023
                      caret
                      Q:Can I paint paneling that has been sealed with clear shellac
                      by|Jun 30, 2016
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                      A:  you can but many not be smooth or stick fully. you might need to strip/sand it

                      by|May 5, 2023

                        A:  Rust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac is not paintable. This is waxed shellac which means coatings will not adhere directly to this surface. In order for you to paint over this coating, you will need to apply a coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye SealCoat. SealCoat is a dewaxed shellac and will make the surface paintable. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-1-gal-SealCoat-Clear-Matte-Sanding-Sealer-Case-of-2-821/202067233

                        by|May 3, 2023
                          caret
                          Q:What is the mixture: 3-lb shellac, 4-lb shellac, or what?
                          by|May 19, 2016
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                          A:  believe it is 2 lb

                          by|Feb 26, 2019

                          A:  The gallon and 5 gallon is listed as 4lb, so I assume the smaller container is the same. See here: http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/zinsser/interior-wood-finishes/bulls-eye-shellac

                          by|May 3, 2023
                          caret
                          Q:I'm going to use a spray gun to apply the amber shellac. What is the product to use to clean out my spray gun after use?
                          by|Apr 11, 2016
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                          A:  CLear Alcohol

                          by|May 4, 2023

                          A:  Denatured alcohol.

                          by|May 4, 2023

                            A:  Great question. After applying Zinsser Shellac Traditional Finish and Sealer clean wet tools, drips and spills with denatured alcohol or household ammonia and water.

                            by|May 3, 2023
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                              A:  Hi rwnroadrunner, The product page states "Easy clean up with alcohol or ammonia and water" Mike

                              by|May 3, 2023
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                              Q:I have wood slabs for wedding center pieces and need to put something in the wood so it won't crack. It's from an oak tree we cut down.
                              by|Feb 20, 2016
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                              A:  It will help

                              by|Oct 10, 2019

                                A:  Rust-Oleum Shellac Traditional Finish and Sealer will protect the wood with a durable finish. However, it will not prevent the wood from cracking over time.

                                by|May 3, 2023

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