On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 11:23:44 -0500, "Harry Muscle"
Yes. Slightly "oily" sheen to it, if you catch the light right, but
otherwise it looks like you bought a tin of water and the stuff plain
evaporated away !
It does work though. I've got hard-working kitchen cabinets with an 8
year old paintjob over it and the look fine.
As to the paper / melamine argument. Melamine is a trademark for a
thermosetting plastic resin. It's sometimes moulded as a solid plastic
('50s picnic ware) but these day's you're more likely to see it as a
surface treatment over the printed paper used for covering cheap
chipboard. The quality, surface resistance and waterproofing of this
depends on how much resin is applied and how much pressure it's
applied under. Formica is similar stuff, but it's formed under
pressure from a number of paper laminates.
If this stuff isn't Melamine and it's plain paper, then obviously
there's no problem in over-coating it and the shellac can't possibly
be beading up.
Do whales have krillfiles ?