These products are made from pure natural Shellac dissolved in alcohol solvent to give good clarity, build and ease of application. Most wood dyes and stains may be used prior to French Polishing. Shellac products are classed as non-convertible coatings, which mean that they will re-dissolve in solvents – even alcohol.
The durability of these products is generally only for light use and does not come up to the level of synthetic modern lacquers. It is therefore recommended to use place mats as both heat and alcohol will adversely affect the coating.
This is a rich, medium brown coloured polish which is commonly used on darker timbers such as walnut, oak and mahogany. French polish produces a warm, dark transparent coating which cannot be reproduced by modern synthetic lacquers.
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These products are all intended for application by normal French polishing techniques, but may also be applied by brush or mop.
Variable and is dependant on various factors, such as porosity of timber, application method, etc.
Brushing French Polish Thinners (02 702 9082).
French Polish Thinners (02 702 9084).
Methylated Spirit (09 802 0741).
Use Methylated Spirits (code 09 802 0741).
Store at room temperature. Protect from frost. Keep lid tightly closed and away from sources of heat or sunlight. 12 month shelf life.