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Old 10-06-2018, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm using shellac to coat my pen. I was wondering if after I'm done coating, would it be good to add a coat of feed-n-wax over my pen? Also, would it take away my shine or will it buff to a nice shine. Never used it before.
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Feed n' wax is a fine quick finish for raw wood. And it was designed as a maintenance finish for furniture. But I wouldn't recommend it for items that are handled constantly, like pens.
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Feed n' wax is a fine quick finish for raw wood. And it was designed as a maintenance finish for furniture. But I wouldn't recommend it for items that are handled constantly, like pens.
I was looking at it more as a coat to help protect the shellac. No?
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The two waxes I've used over a finish are Johnsons Paste Wax and Renaissance Wax. The latter is a museum - quality wax and is highly recommended, even though it is a little pricey.
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You are not going to get shellac to polish out to a high shine if that is what you are thinking. Use poly or lacquer next time if you do not want a CA finish. These are film finishes.
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The two waxes I've used over a finish are Johnsons Paste Wax and Renaissance Wax. The latter is a museum - quality wax and is highly recommended, even though it is a little pricey.
I will order me some renaissance for future use. Right now I'm just finishing my second pen for my wife and was wondering about a protectant coat over the shellac before I give it to her. Lol It looks nice with just the shellac, just wondering if the beeswax would just help it any. If not, no biggie. Lol
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The two waxes I've used over a finish are Johnsons Paste Wax and Renaissance Wax. The latter is a museum - quality wax and is highly recommended, even though it is a little pricey.
I will order me some renaissance for future use. Right now I'm just finishing my second pen for my wife and was wondering about a protectant coat over the shellac before I give it to her. Lol It looks nice with just the shellac, just wondering if the beeswax would just help it any. If not, no biggie. Lol
Beeswax is a very soft wax. It won't provide significant protection.
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Thats all I was needing to know y'all. Appreciate the feedback. The shellac actually has a nice shine to it. Of course, I put 7 thin coats on it. Lol I have some wipeon poly that I use for my other turnings. I was actually thinking of trying it on my next pen. Btw, I think the CA finishes look great, but I tend to like the natural wood look myself. I may try a ca finish one day just to see if I can do one without messing it up. Lol
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I think you will really like Mylands Friction Please in leiu of the shellac.
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I think you will really like Mylands Friction Please in leiu of the shellac.
I actually have some WTF coming in. I read here that its good also. The shellac actually looks good to me. Its not an overbearing shine and still keeps a nice looking wood finish. I did this with purpleheart wood.
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