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ColorTone Shellac 4-ounces

4-ounces

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ColorTone Shellac 1/2-pound

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ColorTone Shellac

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Traditional instrument sealer/finish. ColorTone® shellac is a super pale platinum blonde supplied in dewaxed flakes for sealing, finishing and touchups.

It's compatible with most finishes and rubs out easily.

Dissolve shellac in Behkol solvent or denatured alcohol, in the amount you need for the job—no wasted finish or shelf life problems.

ColorTone® Shellac makes an excellent sealer over stains and under lacquer (helps keep fisheye-causing contaminates out of topcoats, too) and is useful for finish repairs and touchups. When the dry flakes are dissolved in alcohol the resulting shellac can be brushed, wiped on, French polished (using mineral oil as a lubricant), or sprayed in thin coats. Shellac has good clarity and compatibility with most finishes, is easy to rub out, and easy to repair with additional shellac.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to French polish for a fast finish without spraying

Dan Erlewine finishes up a last-minute present for his granddaughter: a tiny-size Gibson J-45. With her birthday just around the corner, he needs a good finish and he needs it fast!

Instructions

Product Instructions

How and why to mix fresh shellac

Dan Erlewine shares his experience working with, and knowledge of, shellac.

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Platina Shellac

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The shellac I received wasn't in normal flakes, it was in granules and clumps as if someone had ground them up, or they had melted? However, they seemed to dissolve OK.

5.0

Best finish yet!

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I got the Blonde shellac and it is just the best finish I have seen yet! It takes some work but if you follow the directions given by Dan Earlewine you will get great results as Dan demystifies the art of French Polish. Thanks Dan!

5.0

Great finish

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First time using french polishing technique on a restoration. Came out exactly as I wanted and amazingly easy way to achieve a great finish. Stewmac makes available not only to the pro's but also smaller quantities for us just doing smaller projects. Thanks!

5.0

Excellent quality

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Dissolves well and consistently.

5.0

go natural

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French polishing is the only way you can apply a finish at your kitchen table in the middle of winter! You just have to keep a little orange juice on the table to soak up any extra everclear

5.0

I'll never use anything else

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My first guitar was NC lacquer. Almost killed myself with fumes (i was outside too) This stuff is easy to apply, looks GREAT and is thin so you get less dampening than lacquer. I applied this in my room in my apartment with the windows closed an no problem. I start with this get everything leveled and pores filled then move to violin varnish as a topcoat. Shellac is unmatched

4.0

Sweet!

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It's my first time using shellac and i have to say... Awesome! Real good stuff! It really brings out wooden beauty! The only thing that was confusing a little was the mixing ratio on the instructions. I had to look it up online to figure it out. It's easy once you understand what they mean. "cut" apparently is the degree of dilution and the "pound" measurement is how much shellac flakes per gallon of solvent. Therefore "3lbs cut" is same dilution ratio as 3 pounds of flakes per gallon of solvent. Of course less "pounds" shellac is the thinner the liquid. So "1lbs cut" is thinner than "3lbs cut". Still great stuff!

5.0

Great Finish Product

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Excellent quality and easy to use. Used the French polish technique described by Dan Erlewine in the trade secrets article over a tobacco/black/vintage amber dye and the guitar came up a treat

5.0

great shellac

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excellent product.

5.0

Excellent Product

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Very good shellac flakes - the shellac flakes I ordered didn't require much oil, so they are most likely quite fresh. Excellent shipping as always.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 41 See ColorTone Shellac
on page 41 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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