Art Spectrum Shellac Flakes 250gm

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Make fresh shellac with Art Spectrum's Shellac Flakes! Simply dissolve in methylated spirits and use as a natural primer, sanding sealer, odour-blocker, and more!

Art Spectrum Shellac Flakes can be used to make fresh shellac by simply dissolving them in methylated spirits. Shellac has a wide variety of uses to artists and is a great addition to your art stash.

The advantage of mixing your own shellac rather than buying it pre-made is that you will ensure a faster drying time for the shellac. The older a shellac mixture is, the longer it will take to dry. So, by mixing only what you need to use for every painting, you remove this time variable and reduce the dry time of your shellac!

Once Art Spectrum Shellac Flakes have been prepared as a shellac, it can be used as tough, natural primer, sanding sealer, tannin-blocker, odour blocker and high-gloss varnish. It is also an effective way to form a barrier on wood to prevent the bleeding of pigments into the final finish, or to prevent uneven finishes when wood staining. The shellac can also be used as a protective coating for paintings; however, it may yellow or crack over time.

To use Art Spectrum Shellac Flakes, dissolve the flakes in methylated spirits and use a strainer to remove any debris. Mix in a plastic or glass container with a tightly fitting lid and store in a cool and dark place. Shake or stir your shellac mix and leave to stand for a few hours before use.

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Use With Oil
Application Painting, Craft
Medium Type Surface Preparation, Varnish
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