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  • #16
    Re: Need finishing help (veneer + bed liner like product)

    Mark, your speakers look amazing :eek: Great work!

    I just purchased the following:

    one pound of dewaxed garnet shellac from shellac.net
    two quarts of denatured alcohol from shellac.net
    two quarts of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal from woodcraft
    one gallon of the roller version of DuraTex (the smallest size the sell)

    I overbought on everything so that I would have plenty of material for trial and error as well as future use (I have a lot of this veneer)

    I have one final question: what's the best way to apply the shellac? I see that you can pad it, brush it, rub it, etc. Any advantages/disadvantages to one vs the other? I'll get my gloss finish from my top coat, so I would imagine that the base coats won't matter a ton as long as they're uniform and I have a thick enough sealer layer.

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    • #17
      Re: Need finishing help (veneer + bed liner like product)

      I usually brush the lighter cuts (first coats) and pad the heavier cuts.
      If you can spray, so much the better, but padding can achieve some pretty good results.

      ArmRSeal is good stuff.
      You can probably wipe it on and not have to worry about brush work but it is easy to apply either way. It's a bit thinner than most varnish.
      You'll have a quart and a half left over! ;)

      Put the left over in a smaller container or it will gel in short order. Fill the container as full as possible to eliminate trapped air. Better to waste a little than under fill a larger container.

      Originally posted by gumert View Post
      Mark, your speakers look amazing :eek: Great work!

      I just purchased the following:

      one pound of dewaxed garnet shellac from shellac.net
      two quarts of denatured alcohol from shellac.net
      two quarts of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal from woodcraft
      one gallon of the roller version of DuraTex (the smallest size the sell)

      I overbought on everything so that I would have plenty of material for trial and error as well as future use (I have a lot of this veneer)

      I have one final question: what's the best way to apply the shellac? I see that you can pad it, brush it, rub it, etc. Any advantages/disadvantages to one vs the other? I'll get my gloss finish from my top coat, so I would imagine that the base coats won't matter a ton as long as they're uniform and I have a thick enough sealer layer.
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