Button Shellac

Liberon Button Shellac Flakes produce a golden brown coloured
Liberon Button Shellac produce a golden brown coloured French Polish which is often used in antique restoration or custom production of furniture.

- Used to make up French Polishes
- Suitable for antique restoration and furniture production
- Easy to use
- Golden Brown in colour


No. Description
Price
Quantity
20778
Liberon Button Shellac 500g 451BS/500
$34.99
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Blonde De-waxed Shellac Flakes


Liberon Blonde De-waxed Shellac Flakes produce a transparent coloured French Polish which is often used in antique restoration or custom production of furniture.

  • Used to make up French Polishes
  • Suitable for antique restoration and furniture production
  • Easy to use
  • Transparent in colour
  • Ideal for lighter coloured woods

Dewaxed Shellac is necessary if the shellac will be used as a primer/sealer, undercoater or transitional coating. A Shellac seal coat (made with dewaxed shellac) may be topcoated by almost any other clear coating or with paint. (always test materials for compatibility in you application.)

No. Description
Price
Quantity
20780
Liberon Blonde De-waxed Shellac Flakes 500G 471BL/500
$44.99
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Garnet Shellac Flakes


Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes produce a dark brown coloured French Polish which is often used in antique restoration or custom production of furniture.

- Used to make up French Polishes
- Suitable for antique restoration and furniture production
- Easy to use
- Dark brown in colour


 

No. Description
Price
Quantity
20779
Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes 500G 461GF/500
$34.99
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Lemon Shellac Flakes


Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes produce a golden brown coloured French Polish which is often used in antique restoration or custom production of furniture.

- Used to make up French Polishes
- Suitable for antique restoration and furniture production
- Easy to use
- Pale gold in colour

 

No. Description
Price
Quantity
20777
Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes 500G 461GF/500
$34.99
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Dissolving & Mixing Shellac Flakes

Shellac 'Pound Cut' Chart

Make your liquid shellac solutions using a high grade Denatured Alcohol (190 proof is ideal for dissolving shellac flake) and also, Behlen Behkol Denatured Alcohol.
Mix what will be used within 3 months. Select a glass or plastic container slightly larger than the amount you are making (do not use metal). The larger container will allow for the added from adding the flake. Temperatures under 60° F will slow the dissolving.
A hot water bath can assist in cold weather. - - Warning: DO NOT use direct heat.
Keep alcohol and liquid shellac away from open flame or burners.

Add shellac to the liquid (crushing button lac will speed dissolving) Stir or Shake every
15 -30 minutes. Let solution stand in a warm environment (with occasional agitation) until shellac is completely dissolved. There may be sediment and organic particles depending on the type of lac. Strain all types through cheesecloth, white cotton cloth, or paint strainer. We find straining through a paint strainer first then through T-shirt or multiple layers of cheese-cloth helpful.
Store your shellac, tightly stoppered or sealed, in a cool dark location. In our shop the coolest place, outside the fridge, in hot weather is on the cement slab under the bench.

In general a "2 Pound Cut" is a good place to start. Several thinner coats are often easier to apply and finish than few heaver coats. work methods, tools, weather, and environment will dictate your 'pound cut' preference. A 3 pound cut is generally reserved for priming or sealing of stains, and sap, or knots prior to painting, especially on softer woods. Always use a Dewaxed Shellac as a primer under paint or as a seal-coat under clear finishes.

'Pound Cut' (the weight of dry lac cut into alcohol) designates viscosity or thickness of liquid shellac.

Denatured Alcohol
or Behkol
One
Pound Cut
1.5
Pound Cut
Two (2)
Pound Cut
2.5
Pound Cut
Three (3)
Pound Cut
One Gallon
= 128 Fluid Oz.
1 Lb.
(16 Oz.) Flake
1.5 Lb.
(24 Oz.) Flake
2 Lb.
(32 Oz.) Flake
2.5 Lb.
(40 Oz.) Flake
3 Lb.
(48 Oz.) Flake
1/2 Gallon
= 64 Fluid Oz.
1/2 Lb
(8 Oz.) Flake
12 Oz. Flake
1 Lb.
(16 Oz.) Flake
20 Oz. Flake
1.5 Lb
(24 Oz.) Flake
One Quart
= 32 Fluid Oz.
1/4 Lb.
(4 Oz.) Flake
6 Oz. Flake
1/2 Lb.
(8 Oz.) Flake
10 Oz. Flake
3/4 Lb.
(12 Oz.) Flake
One Pint
= 16 Fluid Oz.
2 Oz. Flake
3 Oz. Flake
1/4 Lb.
4 Oz. Flake
5 Oz. Flake
6 Oz. Flake
One Cup
= 8 Fluid Oz.
1 Oz. Flake
1.5 Oz. Flake
2 Oz. Flake
2.5 Oz. Flake
3 Oz. Flake
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