Bring out the natural beauty of wood grain like no other finish can with Rust-Oleum Zinsser’s Bulls Eye Shellac.
Rust-Oleum Zinsser’s Bulls Eye Shellac beautifies wood with a lustrous glow that won’t darken or yellow with age. There is also a spray format that works well for crafts and small projects.
- Lint Free/Cotton Rag
- Stir Stick
We recommend using Rust-Oleum Zinsser’s Bulls Eye Shellac from the metal can instead of the spray application for most projects. It’s not likely that the spray application will give you the coverage you need or the consistency that you desire.
Tip: You can not shellac just one spot on the piece you have to do the whole thing. It’s important to create a thinned uniform spread of shellac. You don’t want a huge amount of it in one spot. The margin of error is much higher if you use the spray.
When mixing shellac, Try not to shake it in the container. Rather use a stir stick and mix well.
Tip: Shellac has a shelf life of about a year to 18 months.
We recommend using a lint-free, cotton rag to apply the shellac. Take the rag and fold it into a square. Then dip an edge into the shellac and wipe it on the piece in the same direction that you will be applying the paint. It’s best to wipe the shellac towards you, starting the farthest away from you. Wiping from one edge to the opposite side you should have better coverage. It’s similar to cleaning your countertops. Always wipe in linear lines, never circular to avoid streaks and inconsistency.
Two coats are best if you are shellacking a piece instead of using a clear top coat which typically requires at least 3 coats. Give the surface about 15 minutes to dry, and then repeat with a second, (uniform and thin) coat of shellac. Once it’s dry the second time, you will have a lustrous glow and a fresh new look to your piece!
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