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Thread: shellac

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Indianola, Ia about 12 miles south of Des Moines


    I am pretty sure that I read somewhere that adding a bit of BLO to the last coat of shellac slowed the drying and helped with brushing an even coat on. I thought that I read it in Woodsmith, but I can't seem to find it. Has anybody heard of this or am I dreaming?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    Rex I have never heard of this and do not see a reason for doing so. Iwould just make sure the last coat of shelled is banded well with 320 and the do a 50/50 mix for 3 coats and then a 75/25 for 2 or 3 coats and then 2 full coats. Standing between coats with 320 to get the best results.Make sure each coat is a thin shear coat and not to over load the brush.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

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