Light, amber-colored shellac, highly transparent for clear polishes.
The exudate of the insect commonly known as the lac bug (lakshadia lacca) has been known since time immemorial as one of the best resins for making clear wood finishes. Shellac is notable for its hardness, transparency and bonding strength. Its excellent insulative properties make it the substance of choice for use in traditional gold-plating (as a primer coat and fixative). For most applications, the shellac flakes are generally dissolved in alcohol and applied using either a cloth pad (rubber) or brush in several coats. The shellac flakes offered here are highly pure, de-waxed and can be mixed together to create the specifically desired tone or effect. 250 g bag