I have some exotic hardwoods here (bloodwood, purplehart, padauk, redhart) that I want to use on some small projects. I've read that they should be sealed with dewaxed shellac first then can be coated with either water or oil based polyurethane to bring out and try to preserve the color.
The product I'm looking at is Seal Coat by Zinsser. Problem is.....I've been to Menards, Home Depot and Lowes here locally but none of them carry it. Home Depot did have a gallon can of it but I certainly don't need that much. So my question is....what do I use on these woods to seal them so I can apply a clear finish? Is dewaxed shellac the only thing I should use of these woods? I don't want to get into mixing up my own shellac.