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Re: Shelac Vs. other top coats

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-55.rconnect.com)
Date: 6/9/3 19:56

In Response To: Re: Shelac Vs. other top coats (Jim Cole)

The answer to the question "is there a faster way to strip Shellac?" is yes. A regular liquid type Metholene Chloride stripper would be much faster, even the "safe" type strippers may be faster, and will definately be less dangerous or flamable than alcohol. Do I suggest that you use one of them? No, not if you value the antique look of your woodwork. I would get some painters alcohol, some good rubber gloves and a fan. Then with the windows open and the fan directed away from the work area, do as Jim has suggested and reamalgamate the old Shellac, light sand, and recoat with a good wax free Shellac.

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