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S is for Shellac Varnish Damage: A-to-Z Challenge

Damage to traditional shellac varnishes — original varnishes made from shellac, and possibly with additional resins such as dammar, etc. — is often preventable.  We see several common and preventable mistakes owners make over and over again.  Before stripping, call … Continue reading

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Traditional Shellac Varnish: Mixing and Tips For the Best Coat

We make our own shellac, using traditional recipes. We use only the freshest shellac flakes, and use lab grade isopropyl alcohol as the carrier to support our interest in having a green studio. Continue reading

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