Button Shellac Flakes
Colour: Medium - Light Golden Brown
Contains an average of 5% Wax
The wax content of Button Shellac makes it more viscous than de-waxed shellac, requiring fewer coats on porous surfaces to achieve a high gloss finish.
New applications of shellac amalgamate with existing shellac layers, allowing repairs to be carried out on the damaged areas only, without re-finishing the entire piece.
Shellac is also used as a knot sealer and stain blocker and adds protection to surfaces in areas of high humidity when applied as a top coat.
Dissolve flakes in denatured alcohol/methylated spirits.
Store flakes in a cool environment and out of sunlight. Once dissolved in methylated spirits use within 6 months for best results.
The following recipes are a guide only and can be adjusted to suit your particular requirements; the higher the volume of shellac flakes the thicker the mixture will be.
French Polish - Disslove between 200g and 250g of Shellac Flakes in 1L methylated spirits.
Knot Sealer & Stain Blocker - Dissolve approximately 500g of Shellac Flakes in 1L methylated spirits.
Sanding Sealer - Dissolve approximately 250g of Shellac Flakes in 1L methylated spirits.
100g = 140g
300g tub = 425g
500g = 560g
1kg = 1150g