I'm building an end table for SWMBO's brother-in-law for Christmas (yeah,
I'm a little behind schedule, but SWMBO suggested it on 12/15 and I wasn't
done with my other stuff yet so I gave them an "artist's rendering" until I
could get to it).
Anyway, the rest of their furniture is heavy (8/4 tops) duty pine with what
looks like a pigmented wax finish. I don't really like it but they love it.
I noticed their dining room table is losing a lot of the color where they
wipe it off when done. Which makes sense since wax isn't a film finish or
I found a colored wax that will match their furniture (tried it on some
scraps) but I was wondering if I could protect it a little bit by brushing
(or wiping) on some super blonde shellac (Zinsers Seal Coat) over the top?
Would that work? Or would the wax actually prevent a good adhesion for the
| Or would the wax actually prevent a good adhesion for the
That's my guess. I haven't tried it, but wax is generally what you use when
you don't want something to stick to the thing you've waxed.
Ok, so that answers my first question (which is what I was afraid of). Now
for the follow up:
If I want a little protection that will be provided by the shellac, what
will happen if I put the shellac on first, then the colored wax? Will the
pigment stay on the shellac or should I just bag it all together and just
put the wax on.
Oh, and if anyone knows of a better way to accomplish what I'm trying to
attempt, I'm all ears.
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