1. Apparently, a fall of approximately 16 inches is sufficient to pop
the lid off a quart can of shellac.
2. A quart can of shellac will cover approximately 9 square feet of
linoleum floor, and will also goober up any electrical cords, mobile
base wheels, work bench legs, and clamps it comes into contact with.
3. If the shellac sits a day or two on a linoleum floor, a lot of it
will dry, but the rest will remain liquid so one can soak it up with
4. It takes approximately 1/2 gallon of denatured alcohol and a whole
roll of those blue paper towels from Home Depot to soak up a quart of
5. Once the shellac is soaked up and the floor rubbed down with
alcohol, a linoleum floor will still be sticky. As will the soles of
expensive cross-training shoes.
6. A quart of shellac on the floor and 1/3 gallon of denatured alcohol
will stink up a small shop pretty good.
7. If you happen to spill a quart of shellac on the shop floor, make
sure to keep your shop dog out of the shop unitl the mess is cleaned
8. Most dogs don't like having their feet soaked in denatured alcohol.
Some resist vigorously.
9. SWMBO will deny placing said can of shellac in metastable position,
and will try to blame HWWW (he who works wood).
10. It takes a long time to get a quart of shellac off a linoleum
floor, and it's not a particularly fun activity.