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How to remove shellac wood finish from wood
Wood Finishes

How to remove shellac from wood in 4 easy Steps

Shellac has been used as a protective fine furniture finish for centuries. This resin-based wood finish is produced from the lac bug, which is refined into dry shellac flakes. When dissolved in denatured alcohol, it …

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Wood Finishes

Shellac Wood Finish: Everything you need to know

Shellac wood finish, made from lac bug secretions, has a long history in India and became popular in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries.Despite being commonly used for French Polishing to achieve a high …

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Wood Finishes

Types of Wood Finishes Common in Furniture Refinishing

I started refinishing furniture with water-based paints and water-based finishes. As my refinishing skills improved, wood began to take centre stage, and  I quickly learned that the top coats I was using at that time …

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What is Hardwax Oil Finish?

Hardwax oil is the secret weapon of furniture refinishers and restorers. This high-quality finish penetrates deep into the wood pores and accentuates the wood grain unlike any other topcoat.  It can mimic the vintage look …

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Trick to clean shellac Brush
Wood Shellac

Don’t clean your Shellac Brush to save time and money!

Have you started working with Shellac but are unsure what to do with your Shellac brush afterwards?  Many furniture refinishers start working initially with water-based products.  These products are easy to clean with the paint …

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Easy applying shellac with a brush
Wood Shellac

Applying Shellac with a Brush

Shellac is by far, one of my favourite tools in my refinishing kit. It’s very easy to work with. It’s as simple as applying shellac with a brush.  It’s a very forgiving product to learn …

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Wood Shellac

Shellac Wood Finish Pros and Cons

It’s no secret, I am a fan of shellac! I don’t try and hide it. I think everyone should try it, at least once.  But, I am honest regarding shellac wood finish pros and cons.  …

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Wood Shellac

How to easily make wood shellac yourself!

Making your own shellac from dry flakes and alcohol is simple, fast, and economical. It’s shocking how few people attempt to make wood shellac themselves anymore.  A little pre-planning can save you money in the …

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