HARD SHELLAC over WATER DYEubeaut
- Me: ONLY 3… why so few? (Sorry couldn’t help my self).
- That will depend on the wood used, humidity, and anything else that could affect the drying time ideally to be sure it’s properly dry overnight but may only need an hour or so in warm conditions. If you apply the shellac too early and there is still moisture in the wood from the dye, you may get blooming of the shellac. Looks like a bit milky. This should disappear with another coat of the shellac
- Ideally for a guitar French polishing would give the best result. I would be very wary of just raging it on. If you can’t French polish, go to an art supply shop and get yourself a camelhair artists water colour mop approx. 25mm. This has very fine bristles and will hold as much if not more polish than a 100mm brush off the shelf at a paint shop. These brushes do not leave brush marks in the finish.
- If you’re French polishing you can recoat as soon as the surface is dry to the touch anywhere from a few minutes to an hour depending on weather conditions.If brushing recoat when the surface is dry to the touch this will be much longer than French polishing as the brush will add a much heavier coat. There should be no need to sand between coats for either method unless you make a mess of it.
Cheers – Neil