Step Applying The First Coat

Dip the brush one-third to one-half of its length into the shellac can. Flow the mix ture onto the surface. As with varnish, you do not brush the coat on; you lay it down. Work slowly with the brush to avoid creating bubbles in the shellac, and be sure the brush marks overlap. Place a lamp without its shade beyond the furniture piece and opposite the side on which you stand. The reflection of the light will immediately reveal any areas that have not been covered. Without the light, it can be difficult to see these areas, especially on dark wood.

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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