I have a cherry bathroom cabinet I am making to go abouve the toilet
to hold TP rolls and some cleaning supplies (no liquids though).
Normally I finish Cherry with Watco followed by Shellac. However, I'm
somewhat unsure about the shellac in the bathroom.
Now I know Shellac is the unusual charateristic of being about the
best vapor barrier, while not really liking direct contact with water.
The particular bathroom in question doesn't really steam up when I
take a shower, the mirrors are clear when I get out, even after a long
What do you guys (and gals) think....
Having seen just how badly standing liquid water can damage a Shellac
finish, I wouls really shy away frim using it in kitchen or bathroom
where steam is around and where water can fly.I think even just a few
thin coats of some wipe on poly (the only way I like to use it) would
seal it and you can do that over your normal Shellac.
As I said, I would shy away. I wouldn't rule it out but would not
On Mar 11, 9:32 am, brian_j email@example.com wrote:
I used shellac on my bathroom trim and doors. After about 3 years some
of the trim and doors showed some deterioration of the finish,
especially in my daughter's bathroom. She takes looooooooong showers,
and the ventilation is poor. Thus, there is a lot of condensation on
the upper portions of the doors and trim, and that's where the
deterioration was worst.
However, the fix was quite easy. I just scuff-sanded the shellac and
slapped on another coat, and now it looks great! There may be other
finishes more durable, but not easier to apply, and removal is a breeze,
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