You can buy shellac in flakes transparent, clear of wax. Or already diluted shellac (shellac varnish).
Because of its quality of refinement, it is excellent for use in iconography.
Technology for the preparation of shellac varnish from shellac flakes:
Container – 1 kg. of selected color and type (cleaned from wax or not) shellac. Diluent: ethyl alcohol, or a mixture of methyl and isopropyl alcohol.
Mixing proportion: Per 300 grams of flakes of selected shellac – 1 liter of thinner. Stir the mixture regularly for 24 hours until the flakes are completely dissolved in it. Then strain the resulting solution through a 190 micron sieve. You get a ready-to-use lacquer shellac.
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