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Shellac Blonde Flakes 1/2 lb

Item 158261
Model Tiger Blonde 1/2lb

$41.99

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Imported from Germany, this highly refined and dewaxed BT&C Tiger Shellac is unmatched in quality. We think this is the best shellac available in dry form, and it is perfect for any application – French polishing, sanding sealing, fine furniture finishing or finish restoration for...

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Imported from Germany, this highly refined and dewaxed BT&C Tiger Shellac is unmatched in quality. We think this is the best shellac available in dry form, and it is perfect for any application – French polishing, sanding sealing, fine furniture finishing or finish restoration for antiques. Available in 1/2-lb. resealable bags.
  • Dewaxed
  • Highly refined
  • Super quality

Reviews

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2 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Fantastic Shellac

    I bought this BT&C shellac flakes at my local Woodcraft store. I stored the unopened bag in my basement for about 1 year until I used it this past weekend. I’ve used Zinsser brand pre-mixed shellac and it’s a good product, but you can’t control the cut size (1, 2, or 3 pound) and I felt I needed to use it within 6-months which I believe is the suggested shelf life of an open can. I’m very satisfied with the results of this BT&C product. I was worried about flakes not fully dissolving after reading some reviews. I didn’t have to grind them finer or anything. I used it right out of the bag. I had to continue to stir it every so often to make sure it doesn’t clump up and turn gummy. After about 3 hours or so, the flakes were completely dissolved into the alcohol solution. I strained my mixture into a cheese cloth and there were three minuscule flakes left. Almost everything totally dissolved. FYI- I purchased denatured alcohol at a big box store. I made a 2-pound cut, then poured some of that solution with more alcohol to make a 1-pound cut for the first coat. I like the way the shellac is applied and I actually enjoy the smell of the shellac. Not very offensive VOCs like polyurethane. My 2nd and 3rd layers were made with probably a 1.5 pound cut. Overall, I’m very happy with this product.

  2. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Not worth the trouble

    I like shellac and have used it for sometime now. I have always bought Zinsser in can. This time I decided to purchase flakes, more shellac and maybe a better product at a better price. I did purchase the Klean Strip alcohol from a big box store. My first experience was the flakes did not dissolve very well, even after crushing them. I figured that since shellac has been used through the centuries, that I must be doing something wrong. I went onto the internet and found that not all denatured alcohol is created equal, so I purchased some Behlen alcohol, it is the purest alcohol available. After leaving the shellac flakes in the alcohol for about a week, shaking the jar frequently the flakes were only about 30% dissolved, the rest of the flakes were the consistency of gummy bears. The next thing I did was to try the kitchen blender, this worked pretty good, but it makes a mess. The Lord help me if my wife finds out about this part. So now, I finally have a quart of 1/2 lb cut of shellac, total cost is probably in the neighborhood of $35/qt. For me and my household I will save time and money and but the cans.

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