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Karl Lachine
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Finshing Question
Jan 5th, 2017 at 8:55am
 
I turned a pedestal and used shellac to cover up end grains. Can I stain over the shellac?
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Re: Finshing Question
Reply #1 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 9:25am
 
Shellac is considered a top-coat.
Stain is a penetrating finish.
Once you're sealed (filled up the pores) the end-grain with the shellac, it's most likely that the stain won't penetrate into the wood, or if it does at all, it won't be uniform.
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Reply #2 - Jan 5th, 2017 at 8:27pm
 
If your shellac was not dewaxed then you would have to remove the shellac with alcohol.

If the shellac was dewaxed there are finishes such as Bartley's gel finish that sits on top and doesn't need to penetrate into wood. 

I've used it, its ok. I've give it a 6 out of 10.
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