Simple Shellac FinishSean Jun 08, 2016
Simple Shellac Finish
When it comes to finishing the insides of boxes, I like to use a simple shellac finish. Bullseye Sealcoat shellac is perfect for the task. I thin it 50/50 with denatured alcohol to effectively give me a 1 pound cut since most believe the Sealcoat comes in a 2 pound cut straight out of the can.
After the second coat, I use #0000 steel wool to smooth the surface and to remove any dust nibs that settled on the surface while the shellac was drying. But as you will see, after the third coat, I actually had to step back to 400 grit sand paper to remove a more severe case of dust nibs.
Question of the day:
1: What finish do you use on the insides of your boxes?
2: How do you apply shellac? If you use a brush, what kind of brush do you use?
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