Make Shellac Your Go-To Finish
A simple brushed finish produces a stunning satin sheen.
Synopsis: It’s easy to apply, whether by brush, rag, or spray. It’s compatible with almost every other finish. It dries quickly, is easy to repair, and it gives you a beautiful, satiny luster. What is this incredible product? Simple, classic, shellac. Choose the right type, prep the surface carefully, apply it correctly, and you’ll have a finish that resists heat and moisture and looks every bit as good as more complicated formulas.
My first experience with shellac, at age 14, was a disaster. I almost ruined a bookcase I’d built, and I swore off shellac altogether. But in time I learned how to use it correctly, and today shellac is one of my favorite finishes.
It’s a cinch to apply, and because it dries so fast, you can apply multiple coats in a day and repair mistakes with ease.
It doesn’t take an expert to get…