I have just finished some porch furniture (red oak) and the wife wants to paint it. Would it be a good idea to use shellac (dewaxed)as a primer? We will be using a water based paint for color and then using a water based poly for protection. This furniture will not be in the direct weather as it will reside under an open porch.
If shellac will not work, how about just diluting the water based paint as the first “primer” coat?