Turning Archive 2005

quick question on shellac and oil+

GaryG in MD
>I know I could find the answer to this question if I looked in the archives long enough, but all I want is a quick, simple reply.

I use shellac (spray or brush on, depending) to seal pieces during turning breaks (like overnight) and sometimes also on roughouts before drying. Some of this probably sinks in below the level of subsequent finish turning in various places. I would like to know what effect this will have on a subsequent application of an oil or oil/varnish, say like Watco Danish. Will the Watco just go through the shellac, or is it going to cause problems with color variation or whatever? I know that some people use shellac as a sanding sealer, so I'm guessing it will work ok, but I'd like confirmation before I mess something up.

Thanks for your replies,


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