FRETS.COM Product Review
I tried the stuff, and it works. It dries clear and hard, and it even works well for French polishing. You can't ask for much more than that.
On the front of the can, there's a claim that it's guaranteed under all clear wood finishes. Sure enough, that's the same claim we shellac advocates have been making for years. Shellac is indeed the ideal barrier coat, intermediate adhesion coat over and under just about any finish, and the ideal sealer for wood.
all, you can't beat good old shellac, and now you can buy it
conveniently packaged at the paint store. Or, at least you can have
the paint store order it for you - none of my local paint shops
actually stock this great product. They do, however, stock the old
crummy regular Zinsser Bull's Eye Shellac that is useful for
painting walls or whatever. STAY AWAY FROM THE REGULAR LIQUID SHELLAC.
Naturally, many of us will still mix our own for special working characteristics and color, but it's great to know it's available this way.
Oh yes, don't forget that it's a patent product, so it may not be available under any other brand name. I suspect the other stuff will still be on the shelves, and will still be WORTHLESS to us luthier-types.
Some time ago Zinsser added a new product to their lineup - a premixed French polish. I have not tried Zinsser's French Polish, but I have heard some good reports about it. . .
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