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 Post subject: Shellac Question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:57 pm 
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I've heard shellac is not absolutely clear, but actually casts a nice golden hue onto a piece of wood. So I'm wondering, if I wanted to dye a piece of wood blue, and use shellac as my top coat am I going to end up with a greenish guitar?


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Question
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Depends...Plantina flakes are pretty clear. But garnet shellac is a deep reddish brown, Kusmi is a nice caramel color so it really depends on the shellac. It is a naturaul product after all.

Blue is a tough color as it doesn't take much yellow to give it a tint.

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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:09 am 
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I do know that you can “decolorize” shellac by using carbon. I’ve done this to make it less tinted several times.


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