Questions tagged [shellac]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
2answers
242 views

Is shellac that has been dissolved with methyl hydrate (methanol) toxic, once dry?

I've dissolved de-waxed shellac flakes in methyl hydrate (which contains methyl alcohol), and I would like to know if the alcohol retains some of its toxicity after it has dried. Intuitively it's so ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

making shellac darker / tinting shellac

I’m finishing pine with amber dewaxed shellac (with a brush). I was hoping it would impart to the pieces the same color as the flakes after a few coats, but it’s still looking too yellow for my taste ...