I’ve darkened the color of my shellac by adding dye. I’m quite satisfied with the new color.
I have a piece brushed with several coats of the same shellac flakes without dye, and i thought i’d be able to move expertly enough to apply new darker layers over it, evenly. Is this a futile enterprise?
I’m at two coats of the darker stuff, but new layers are fusing too deep, and shades are melding.
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Is there anything i can try before getting back to the wood (sanding or spiriting away)?
(before: making shellac darker)