Grade: Ultra Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/4 Pound
Price: 13.00
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Grade: Super Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/4 Pound
Price: 12.50
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Grade: Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/4 Pound
Price: 12.25
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Grade: Orange (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/4 Pound
Price: 12.25
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Grade: Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/4 Pound
Price: 11.75
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Grade: Dark Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/4 Pound
Price: 11.75
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Grade: Buttonlac (WAXY)
Grade: 1/4 Pound
Price: 11.75
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Grade: Ultra Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/2 Pound
Price: 25.00
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Grade: Super Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/2 Pound
Price: 24.00
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Grade: Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/2 Pound
Price: 23.50
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Grade: Orange (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/2 Pound
Price: 23.50
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Grade: Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/2 Pound
Price: 22.50
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Grade: Dark Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 1/2 Pound
Price: 22.50
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Grade: Buttonlac (WAXY)
Grade: 1/2 Pound
Price: 22.50
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Grade: Ultra Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1 Pound
Price: 47.50
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Grade: Super Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1 Pound
Price: 45.50
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Grade: Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 1 Pound
Price: 44.50
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Grade: Orange (dewaxed)
Grade: 1 Pound
Price: 44.50
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Grade: Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 1 Pound
Price: 42.50
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Grade: Dark Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 1 Pound
Price: 42.50
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Grade: Buttonlac (WAXY)
Grade: 1 Pound
Price: 42.50
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Grade: Ultra Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 3 Pound
Price: 137.00
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Grade: Super Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 3 Pound
Price: 131.00
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Grade: Blonde (dewaxed)
Grade: 3 Pound
Price: 128.00
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Grade: Orange (dewaxed)
Grade: 3 Pound
Price: 128.00
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Grade: Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 3 Pound
Price: 122.00
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Grade: Dark Garnet (dewaxed)
Grade: 3 Pound
Price: 122.00
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Grade: Buttonlac (WAXY)
Grade: 3 Pound
Price: 122.00
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Our dewaxed shellac is processed in Germany and is considered among the highest quality available anywhere.  

 

It is flown to us in lot numbered batches and we package it on our own line in Canada to keep our prices down and reasonable for you.

 

We include a desiccant pack and oxygen absorber heat sealed inside a resealable barrier bag to ensure freshness of the shellac during shipping and storage.

 

We regularly test our shellac inventory for solubility so that you can be certain that every package we ship will be of the highest quality and will dissolve quickly and completely in fresh denatured ethanol.

Wood Essence Premium Shellac
Packaged in Canada
Desiccant and Oxygen Absorber in each
Heat Sealed Barrier Bag

 

Wood Essence Premium Dry Shellac Grades

Ultra
Blonde

Super
Blonde

Blonde

Orange

Garnet

Dark
Garnet

 

 

Premium Dry Shellac Flakes

Mixing your own shellac solution from dry shellac flakes ensures that you will have a reliable finish that will dry properly and provide an unbeatable appearance.

  • Offers incredibly beautiful results on almost any wood.
  • Highlights wood figure and enhances color.
  • Dries within minutes and can be recoated within a short period of time.
  • Buffable & Rubs out with ease.
  • Dewaxed shellac is excellent as a sealer and is compatible with virtually any finish schedule.
  • Easily repaired.
  • Sprayable, Brushable, Wipeable, French Polish.
  • Tintable with ColorFX Dyes.
  • Dissolve (Cut) with Isopropyl 99% or Denatured Ethanol.
  • Heat sealed in clear Barrier bags with oxygen absorber and desiccant packet to aid in extended shelf-life of unopened product.
  • Processed in Germany and packaged in Canada!

TAKE NOTE:


Shellac is a perishable product and despite common misconceptions, shellac flakes do NOT last forever.  Shellac flakes WILL degrade such that they will no longer dissolve in alcohol.


In excellent storage conditions, shellac flakes can last many years (storage conditions from 40F to 50F at <40% RH are suggested). 


However, in poor storage conditions, they can become unuseable in as short as a couple months.   
We regularly perform solubility testing of our shellac stock to ensure that it will dissolve in fresh ethanol when we ship it.

 
We discourage customers from overstocking or hoarding shellac flakes beyond what is expected to be used within a reasonable time.

Our shellac is now heat sealed in clear barrier bags with oxygen absorber and a desiccant packet for improved shelf-life.


 

 

 

Ultra Blonde Natural Wood Super  Blonde Blonde Orange
Garnet Dark Garnet

Kusmi #1
(Waxy)

Walnut - Ultra Blonde Walnut - Natural Walnut - Super Blonde Walnut - Blonde Walnut - Orange Walnut - Garnet Walnut - Dark Garnet Walnut - Kusmi #1 Waxy

Walnut

Cherry - Ultra Blonde Cherry - Natural Cherry - Super Blonde Cherry - Blonde Cherry - Orange Cherry - Garnet Cherry - Dark Garnet Cherry - Kusmi #1 Waxy

Cherry

Maple - Ultra Blonde Maple - Natural Maple - Super Blonde Maple - Blonde Maple - Orange Maple - Garnet Maple - Dark Garnet Maple - Kusmi #1 Waxy

Hard Curly Maple

Red Oak - Ultra Blonde Red Oak - Natural Red Oak - Super Blonde Red Oak - Blonde Red Oak - Orange Red Oak - Garnet Red Oak - Dark Garnet Red Oak - Kusmi #1 Waxy

Red Oak

 

 

 

 

Shellac Instructions

Mixing and using shellac is easy

  • Shellac is mixed with alcohol in a ratio referred to as a "cut". A "2 Pound Cut" of shellac is 2 pounds of shellac flakes dissolved in 1 gallon of alcohol. Adjust the quantities to the volume you require. See our chart for quick reference.
  • Shellac flakes can be ground up to speed dissolving.
  • Store unused, dry shellac in an airtight jar or container along with the dessicant / oxygen absorber packets to help prolong shelf-life.
  • Agitate the shellac solution frequently to speed dissolving.
  • Warm the shellac solution to speed dissolving (but never near an open flame!!)
  • Apply with brush, pad or french polishing technique. We recommend starting with a 2# or 1.5# cut for brushing.
  • More alcohol can be added to the shellac solution to adjust "cut" for application technique and requirements. The "cut" is not critical...it's just a starting point.
  • Shellac can be sprayed in an explosion proof booth (atomized alcohol is HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE)!
Wood Essence Shellac Mixing Ratios
 
Volume of Alcohol
Weight of Dry Shellac Flakes or Buttons
1 # Cut 1.5 # Cut 2 # Cut 3 # Cut
128 oz (1 US Gallon)
16 oz
24 oz
32 oz
48 oz
64 oz
8 oz
12 oz
16 oz
24 oz
32 oz
4 oz
6 oz
8 oz
12 oz
16 oz
2 oz
3 oz
4 oz
6 oz
8 oz (1 Cup)
1 oz
1.5 oz
2 oz
3 oz
4 oz (1/2 Cup)
0.5 oz
0.75 oz
1 oz
1.5 oz
2 oz (1/4 Cup)
0.25 oz
0.375 oz
0.5 oz
0.75 oz
1 litre
120 grams
180 grams
240 grams
360 grams
1/2 litre
60 grams
90 grams
120 grams
180 grams
100 ml
12 grams
18 grams
24 grams
36 grams