Lubricite 77 is the perfect woodworking shellac. We know it is cliche to say, but there really is not anything like this on the market. It is a custom-made padding lacquer that produces a wonderful shellac based finish. Mostly professionals in the industry use it due to its reliability, but you can check out our youtube videos and try it for yourself! For more information about this affordable woodworking shellac, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions you may have regarding our custom wood finish. The number for our office is 1-888-659-5529. When you call, we can provide you with a free quote and consultation. So please, do not hesitate to reach out and learn more!
Brush on Woodworking Shellac
Once you purchase our woodworking shellac, you then need to apply it on the wood. Brushing is the most common method of applying shellac on a wood base. When brushing on shellac, you will need a fine, natural or china-bristle brush. To initially apply, using a two or three-pound cut of shellac works. Apply generously with long, smooth strokes on the wood. Shellac dries quickly. So be careful to avoid drips or blotchy areas during the application. Unlike other wood finishes, you will most likely not have the time to negate any mistakes by simply brushing over.
Padding on Shellac
Many woodworkers like to use a combination of brushing and padding when applying the shellac. Use a brush to apply it and then immediately smooth it out with a piece of muslin. Use long strokes moving with the grain of the stock.
When you get to the padding part, you’ll realize it is a little more complicated than brushing, which is why the brushing is the more common method. To create the pad that you’ll use for applying woodworking shellac, find a clean white sock. Then you can cut a clean piece of medium-weight cotton muslin, or a lint-free polishing cloth, into a 12-inch square.
Before using padding to apply the shellac, many place the finish into a squeeze bottle with a fine tip for easy use. Squeeze a generous amount of shellac into a sock. The sock itself acts as a reservoir for the shellac. Then, wrap the piece of muslin around the sock, holding the edges of the fabric behind the sock. Begin applying it by lightly squeezing the pad to allow a small amount of shellac to seep through the muslin. Once that is done, add a small amount of lubricant. Mineral oil is very popular. Add the lubricant on the pad before final application. Do not worry, the mineral oil will not affect the final color or finish of your wood. Keep a small bowl with a little bit of mineral oil handy for light dipping in case your pad gets a little sticky during the application of the woodworking shellac.
To begin applying woodworking shellac, quickly ease the pad on and off the surface. This limits any blotchy spots and leads to a smoother finish. Avoid placing the pad directly down onto the wood and rubbing. Instead, work the pad in gentle, irregular patterns rather than only going with the grain. This method ensures the surface is thoroughly covered with shellac. When you need more shellac to apply, you can simply squeeze a bit more onto the pad. You do this until the finish is complete.