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    Default Shellac Flat Additive

    Has anybody tried the shellac additive that makes the surface flat?It may be useful to use in areas where it is impossible to abrade the surface with steel wool.
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    Thumbs up Re: Shellac Flat Additive (RE: David 62)

    I assume you are referring to the liquid additive you mix several drops while mixing the shellac mix.

    I have always used it since it was recommened to me in the beginning of my shellac mixing experience. Therefore, it is hard for me to compare it with shellac mixed without it. My shellac mix always seems to dry very quickly when applying. I have had no difficulty with bubbles or imperfections with my swipes or swabs on a surface.

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    Default Re: Shellac Flat Additive (RE: lamarw)

    Yes,I believe that it is a liguid.Does it give a dull,old loking surface to the shellac?I normally use steel wool to abrade,and dull the shellac surface.I was wondering if the additive would be useful when trying to match the finish of new repairs to a existing old finish.
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    Default Re: Shellac Flat Additive (RE: David 62)

    I stand corrected. The additive I use when mixing shellac is called "Shellac Wet" I believe. It is still packed away from my recent move. I have not tried the "Shellac Flat". It sounds like it might be a good product.

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    Default Re: Shellac Flat Additive (RE: lamarw)

    I have never tried it.It sounds like a good product if it does what it says.I only know of one place that sells it.
    David

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    Default Re: Shellac Flat Additive (RE: David 62)

    "Shellac wet" is to make the shellac flow better and helps eliminate streaks and pileups.
    "Shellac flat" dulls the shellac finish if that is the desired result.
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    Default Re: Shellac Flat Additive (RE: Scottie-TX)

    I haven't found a source for this product, but I want to get some. The main use for shellac flat is for pieces such as carvings, which cannot be properly polished/buffed to a lower gloss.

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    Sooth,

    see the link above for homestead finishing.
    David

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    Default Re: Shellac Flat Additive (RE: David 62)

    Uh - DUH?
    C'mon SOO!
    . . . . . . . and if they won't ship to Canada, I'll buy it for you and send my bustid finial with it.

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