Wood Finishing In The Last Article I Described Shellac As An Easy To Use Finish Easy To Apply Easy To Clean Up And Easy To Repair In This Article We Ll Look At An Elegant Nature Of Shellac French Polishing
Wood finishing in the last article i described shellac as an easy to use finish easy to apply easy to clean up and easy to repair in this article we ll look at an elegant nature of shellac french polishing is article about Magazine bookmarked by nicholas with ID 11491220771 was uploaded on 16-02-2019 and has been viewed 345,072 times.
French Polishing A Technique, not a FinishAccording to Bob Flexner's "Understanding Wood Finishing", French polishing refers to a technique for applying shellac, not a finish in and of itself.Essentially you apply a very large number of thin coats of shellac using a pad, a wee bit of oil, and a lot of elbow grease.
There's no need to get too caught up in the 'right' way of doing it.Like anything in life, with ample practice your French polished pieces will look better and better, and you'll work out a sequence of steps that suit you best.
Do keep in mind that while a French polished surface has a high water vapour resistance, it has relatively low abrasion resistance.So it's best used for pieces that won't get a lot of heavy use, or be subject to water or alcohol spills.
What You Need French polishing doesn't require much in the way of materials.You'll need some freshly made shellac (begin with a 1-pound cut which is thinner and easier to apply; later you can use a 2-pound cut if you want to speed up your finishing); a rubbing pad, and some mineral oil (which keeps the rubbing pad from sticking to the freshly applied shellac).