Premium Grade Dewaxed Garnet Shellac.
Our Garnet Shellac is highly refined and is the best quality on the market.
Detailed mixing instructions along with hints and tips will be included with each order.
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Garnet is the most popular color. It gives most woods a very nice warm amber look. Garnet is especially beautiful on lighter woods. It is also one of the least expensive colors. It will produce one of the most beautiful finishes in woodworking.
Please note that various colors of shellac and die can be mixed to produce millions of various shades. Samples can be made to produce any color needed for your project.
As with all finishes, it is recommended that samples be created prior to committing an entire project. This is a good habit to get into before applying any kind of die, varnish, stain, or paint. This avoids surprises as to what the final results will be.
Our Garnet shellac is also dewaxed. This provides the advantage of being fully compatible with any other kind of finishing products such as Polyurethane, Waterlox, dies etc.
Shellac is all-natural. It is non-toxic and is a resin of insect origin that is harvested regularly and is a completely renewable resource much like silk.
Shellac flakes are dissolved by denatured ethyl alcohol. It's very easy to use and an excellent non-toxic choice for woodworkers. Shellac can be applied with a brush, pad, sprayer, or wiping cloth. It has a super fast dry time, thus saving money and aggravation.
Shellac is UV - resistant and does not yellow or darken over time.
Shellac will adhere tenaciously to virtually any surface and is much less brittle than lacquer and does not scratch as easily. Unlike toxic polyurethane, a damaged shellac finish can easily be touched up or renewed by applying another coat. A new coat of shellac melts itself into the existing coat.
Unlike other types of finish, all types of shellac can be applied in cold temperatures without concern over proper drying and curing times.
Shellac enhances the beauty of wood grain unlike any other finish. Shellac is one of the only wood finishes that really brings out the natural beauty of wood without that fake plastic look. Shellac, especially when applied using the French Polishing technique will make the wood grain pop. It brings out the rich warmth of wood grain in a way that no other finish has ever done.
Detailed mixing instruction along with hints and tips will be included with each order.