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post #7996 of 7999
Shellac is a shit finish.

There - I said it.

It is poorly resistant to moisture, poorly resistant to heat, poorly resistant to wear.

It is difficult to apply well, and really there are only 2 advantages to using shellac - it's easy to take off/refresh/repair, and has superb transparency.
post #7997 of 7999
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Shellac is a shit finish.

There - I said it.

It is poorly resistant to moisture, poorly resistant to heat, poorly resistant to wear.

It is difficult to apply well, and really there are only 2 advantages to using shellac - it's easy to take off/refresh/repair, and has superb transparency.

Several pieces of furniture that I own have original finish and they are over 200 years old. So it all depends on a treatment of your furniture in some households heavy-duty steel shelving would not last 5 years nod[1].gif .....

It is like with anything, some people would tell you :Don't install marble countertops in the kitchen because they don't last , moisture is bad for them , they are too soft, not heat resistant etc. etc.
post #7998 of 7999
200 year old all original shellac finish... I have a bridge you may want to buy. wink.gif
Edited by apropos - Today at 7:05 am
post #7999 of 7999
I prefer it for pretty much everything except tabletops or bar/counter. You don't need to French polish, just pad on and it looks nicer than oil finish and is without metallic dryers.
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