Shellac Varnish and Flake

Shellac is a natural resin harvested fdrom the laq beetle. When dissolved with a solvent it forms a varnish that is prized for it's high-gloss finish with reasonable durability. Shellac varnish is most often used as a polish for wood, particularly when French polishing. It is also used as a protective varnish for gold and other metal leafs. Some applications, such as using gold on top of paintings, will call for shellac varnish as an isolating varnish to seperate two incompatible layers.

We sell shellac in both dry flakes and pucks and as ready-to-use polishes and varnishes.

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