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U Beaut Hard Shellac 500ml {dewaxed white}


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Product Code: 09-139

Ever wished you had a finish that was as easy to use as shellac but with the durability of polyurethane? Well wish no more, because here it is.

This unique Hardened Shellac creates a film that will withstand heat, water and alcohol, yet it is used in exactly the same was as any normal shellac. It can be applied with a rubber as French polish, brushed, sprayed and dipped.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? After shellac has been dissolved in ethanol it is possible to introduce additives that cause the shellac to cross link after it has dried. This cross linking takes about 20 days to completely cure, less in hot weather. This time can be reduced by 2½ days for every 10 degrees increase in temperature, say under a light or in front of a heater.

This makes this polish the ideal finish for table tops and other horizontal surfaces such as dresser and desk tops, etc.

ETHANOL also commonly known in Australia as – 100% Industrial Methylated Spirits or 100% IMS. and sometimes called pure alcohol or denatured alcohol. If you can’t get 100% IMS then it is strongly suggested that you use 95% rather than a cheap methylated spirits without a specified percentage, as this by law can contain up to 40%+ water and will ruin the shellac and your finish.