Nov 14 , 2018
I keep a quart each of de-waxed shellac, clear shellac and amber shellac on hand at all times. I use de-waxed shellac as a sealer/base coat. I use clear or amber depending on the tone I’m looking for. The biggest drawbacks of shellac are that it doesn’t repel water and it’s not as durable as polyurethane, so I don’t use it on items that get hard use.
Check out one of the many uses for dewaxed shellac: How to Stain Wood Evenly Without Getting Blotches and Dark Spots.