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Shellac Primer on entire interior of house?

I don’t see any downside. I’ve been using shellac based primer for many years, and I think it’s one of the greatest problem solvers ever. I wouldn’t hesitate to use it on any indoor surface that’s ...
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Is paint enough or do I need to shellac?

You need to find the source of the humidity and correct that first before applying and paint shellac or varnish. When you fix the problem you should remove as much of the old paint coating as possible,...
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Finish plywood for closet organizer

I used to prefer oil based finishes, but the water based ones have gotten so much better over the years that I will now use them instead. For a simple closet organizer I suggest 2 coats, lightly ...
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Shellac Primer on entire interior of house?

Shellac itself is as far as I know pretty safe. It's made from insect secretions. The strong smell from shellac finishes is the solvent. Primers might be different but the amount of VOCs should be ...
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Shellac Primer on entire interior of house?

There's nothing wrong with using a shellac or product like BIN for your entire interior. In fact it's an excellent coating for coverage, bleed, and sandability. There may be other products that offer ...
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Finishing hardwood floors with shellac - bad idea?

Water based polyurethane is the way to go. There is no need to use oil based PU nowadays. In states like California, they are being removed from the shelves as we have tighter restriction on VOC. ...
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Finishing hardwood floors with shellac - bad idea?

I can think of two good reasons not to use shellac. It is not as durable as polyurethane. Lap marks show (sometimes a lot). It not easy to get a smooth finish, especially because it dries quickly. ...
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