Has anyone refinished shellac'd pine woodwork? I'm in the process of stripping it (with denatured alcohol) then going to dye shellac and re shellac it. Any tips?
Can't offer any advice except you don't see much of shellacked woodwork any more - stained wood seems to be it or painting;shellacked seems to be out of favor
DH has worked with shellac a lot. He is standing by so I asked him.
He said be sure to clean off all old shellac with fine steel wool (0000). then if you re-shellac and want a shiny surface leave as is or put a light coat of wax over it.
If you want a more subdued sheen, go over it again with the steel wool and for an even more perfect finish brush all with rottenstone (available from hardware store) which will get into the crevices so no highs or lows in finish, then wipe off the rottenstone.
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