Dewaxed Shellac Question

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Curt asked 3 months ago

Does it work well on tropical or exotic woods that are “oily”?

Can you intentionally create a matte finish with it or, are you stuck with a glossy finish? I have used Tru-oil for years but find it will not dry or cure when used on the exotic/tropical woods that are “oily”. Looking for something better, to use on those woods.

1 Answers
Westfarthing Woodworks answered 2 months ago

Thank you for the question. I use Tru-Oil all the time on oily woods, the trick is to leach the wood with acetone to remove the oil from the surface, and then apply the finish. As long as you remove the oil, you can finish the wood no problem.

Happy building.

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