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Clear Shellac Powder For Antique Furniture Repair 25g For Sale

Clear Shellac Powder For Antique Furniture Repair   25g

Trade quality - Super Blonde - Dewaxed Shellac Powder

25g Bag

Free Postage UK

Ideal for Antique Furniture Repair

Our dewaxed Shellac is trade quality and is soluble in ordinary Methylated spirits as well as Menthanol, ethyl alcohol / ethanol, Propanol, Acetic acid, Formic acid and 190 proof grain alcohol.

Super Blonde Dewaxed Shellac makes a Clear French Polish

To make Clear French polish, as a guide we would recommend a first dilution of 25g shellac with 125ml of normal methylated spirit.

We are possibly the largest supplier of Shellac in the UK, hence why we can offer shellac at a low price, this is the same super blonde dewaxed shellac that we supply to the Antique trade, Reproduction furniture makers, Museums, Film & Television Studios etc

Tip: Most French polishers and Furniture restorers add some concentrated spirit soluble dye powder to shellac to give it a colour tint, or for a depth of colour, or to colour match for repair and restoration work. These dyes are extremely powerful and we have them listed in 25g bags in our Shop in the following colours: Red, Green, Blue, Black, Yellow, Oak, Mahogany, Walnut and also traditional Bismarck Brown and are free postage (UK). If you are going to add dye, mix it with a little meths first, then add this to the shellac, also if you need to make the final colour whiter or turn a black dye into a grey colour, then mix in some “Titanium White” Earth pigment and then strain this through some cheese cloth (we have Titanium White Earth pigment also listed in our Shop)

We have this Shellac listed in our Shop in 25g, 50g, 200g 450g and 950g bags

We are often asked questions about Shellac and its uses, so we have written below some information which we hope may be of interest.

Endless Green Group Ltd is an established family business, registered in England & Wales No7836553.

We offer a fast and friendly service,we sell arange of over 30,000 different productsatcompetitive prices. Buy with confidence;check out ourexcellent customer response. All our productscan be found listed in our shop.

AVAT invoice is included with every sale.

All items shown are listed in our Shop

1 x Wool Felt Pad 150mm x 100mm x 6.5mm (approx size) Used topolish out blemishes and high spots inFrench Polish Thiswool felt padis the very highest quality felt that money can buy!it's80% pure new wool - white wool felt,for polishing highly polished surfaces.
  • High Oil retention, Soft density polishing felt
  • Made from 80% pure new wool(80%wool is the highest quality felt that is made)
  • High oil retention, firm, soft density polishing felt with excellent an resistance to solvents andacid.
  • Made in the UK
  • As used byProfessional french polishers, cabinetmakers, antiqueand musical instruments makers and restorers

This wool felt is primarily used forpolishing outblemishes onshellac / lacquered, French polished surfaces like pianos, cabinetsand tables etc, although this wool feltis equally suitable forpolishing brass & silver,hard plasticsand for woodturning polishing. I have written in the listingnoteson usingwool felt to remove blemishes on polished surfacesthat may be of interest.


Fiddes Wood Dye is available in 1L, 2L, 5L and 25 litre containers from our Shop


Used to stain new pine to tone down the new look, use this dye prior to the application of wax, oil. lacquer or varnish.

This wood dye is very economical to use and can be diluted with water if required


The Fiddes range of Pine Water Stains are recommended for use on new or old pine furniture, doors and floors etc where an antique, aged appearance is preferred. Exceptionally easy to use, Fiddes Pine Water Stains are used extensively throughout the Antique Pine and Pine Reproduction markets to create a uniform colour prior to an application of Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish. The dye is very economical to use because it can be diluted with water if required.

Stanley Pre work Barrier Cream

Protective Barrier Cream. Apply before work to help protect skin from damage caused by dyes, waxes, oils, glues, lacquers, resinsand grease etc. Also apply after cream to help prevent skin dryness.

Our Test: This Barrier cream is a brand new product that has onlyrecently came onto the market (Jan 2012)We have beentestingit in our workshop for about a week andI can honestly say everyone realy likes it, it drysquite quickly on your hands and then does not feel greasy like mostbarrier creams, inour opinion it hasanice smell,a bit like washing powder. I found that afterusing wood dyes andthen washing my hands thatthe dyenow easily washes off, and the wood dye is not left on the towel! ( so my wife was also pleased! )This Stanley barrier cream maynot be the cheapestproduct on the market, but you only get what you pay for and thisbarrier cream works very well!Alan.

We have this barrier cream in 240ml & 500ml pump bottleslisted in our Shop.

Antique Trade Quality - "Flaked" Button ShellacMakes a Rich, Golden - Brown French Polish

  • For traditional wood furniture repair and Antique restoration work

Button Shellac produces deep rich golden - brown shellac that is very hardwearing and moisture resistant. It is traditionally used on dark colour timber to enhance the natural patina; also because of this very protective finish it is also suitable for finishing floors and general woodwork.

Button Shellac got its name from how it was first made in India & Thailand, they melted the Seedlac (Shellac in its raw state) in long, thin cloth tubes over a charcoal fire and the shellac resin was then dripped onto stone slabs, these drips instantly cooled and formed flat round button shapes, it’s still called button shellac today, even if it’s the old button shape or refined into flakes.

Of all the Shellac’s, Button Shellac makes the hardest finish, but button shellac is also the least refined, our Button Shellac in "Flake" form is a refined grade of the old solid buttons. The Shellac Button flakes achieve better consistent results, yet retain the same excellent qualities as normal button shellac, but without many of the impurities. The flakes also have other advantages; they are quicker dissolve, easier to measure out to achieve a consistent, repeatable and accurate colour finish. Flakes are also the preferred choice if using spray equipment. We also sell in our Shop; Liberon Button Shellac, (the normal solid Button shapes) and a wide range of spray equipment.

Our Flake Button Shellac is trade quality and is soluble in ordinary Methylated spirits / Menthanol, ethyl alcohol / ethanol, Propanol, Acetic acid, Formic acid and 190 proof grain alcohol.

This Flake Button Shellac is available in the following sizes: 25g, 50g, 100g, 250g & 750g these can be found listed in our Shop, we also have Dewaxed Blonde flakes & Dewaxed Blonde powder, Super Dewaxed Blonde, Lemon, Garnet and traditional Button shellacs all listed in our Shop


We are often asked questions about Shellac and its uses, so we have written below some information which we hope may be of interest.

Shellac has two primary uses in woodworking, as wood sealer /sanding sealer and as a finish (French polish). The basic difference is the only the strength of the dilution and the colour.

To make Shellac Sanding Sealer / French Polish

Sanding Sealer: 6/1 One part Shellac to six parts methylated spirit.

Put all the ingredients in a glass jar with a good fitting lid to reduce evaporation, do not use a metal or plastic jar, the metal will react causing the shellac to darken and plastic might melt. Give the mixture a stir and the occasional shake, leave for 24 hours to fully dissolve and it’s ready to use. Do not be too concerned over exact measurements, it’s not that critical, some woodturners even use a very weak dilution of 10/1. The made up sanding sealer has shelf life of about 6 months after which time it begins to polymerize and may not dry successfully. Ideally store your sanding sealer in a cool dark place less than 24°C (75 °F) Since the shellac is dissolved in methylated spirit, there is no need to worry about it being too cold, it won’t effect it unless the temperature is below −114 °C (-173 °F) Most (if not all) Woodturner’s use blonde (or Super blonde) dewaxed shellac powder or flakes because the dewaxed dries clear, although dewaxed shellac does cost more it does go a long way, making it very economical. The high quality raw shellac powder we supply has an infinite life span if kept dry.

A variation of the above recipe preferred by some is: 1/3 Shellac, 1/3 methylated spirit and 1/3 boiled linseed oil. The linseed oil will slow down the drying. Don’t use raw linseed oil as it can greatly extend the drying time.

Making French polish is basically the same, but with a much higher percentage of Shellac, between 1lb to 6lb in weight of Shellac per gallon of methylated spirit. The polish is left for several days to fully dissolve, then strained through a fine mesh cheesecloth. The strength of French polish is traditionally referred to as “the cut” i.e a 1lb cut is 1Lb of shellac with 1 gallon methylated spirits, 2Lb Cut is 2Lb shellac with 1 gallon and so on. 2lb to 2 ½ lb cut is the most popular, the stronger the cut the more difficult it is to work. French polish recipes vary and some a little linseed oil and a hard natural gum, called "sandarac." Gum sandarac gives the French polish a little more elasticity and is said to improve resistance to scratches. 4lb cut is also commonly used as Knotting sealer.

Can the sanding sealer / French polish be dyed?

Shellac is suitable to be dyed and French polish is often dyed to give it depth or hint of colour or adjusted to match. Earth pigments can be used, although some earth pigments work better than others. Spirit soluble concentrated dyes are extremely powerful and are more commonly used, with Red and Bismarck Brown being the most popular colours. We have a wide range of Earth Pigments and Spirit soluble concentrated listed in our shop. Spirit soluble concentrated dye colours: Red, Green, Blue, Black, Yellow, Bismarck Brown, Oak, Mahogany & Walnut

Earth Pigments: Cassel Earth, Red Ochre, Red Oxide, Titanium White, Van Dyck Brown, Vegetable Black, Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Light Turkey, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Brown Umber, Mexico Yellow, Venetian Red and Bright Yellow,

What does sanding sealer do?

Sanding sealer does just that, it seals bare wood before sanding. This may sound rather back to front, why apply a sealer and then sand if back off?

The answer is in two parts, firstly the sanding sealer raises and hardens the wood fibres, these fibres become reasonably brittle and are then easily cut off by sanding down, and this also has the benefit that it fills the grain. The second and more important reason for using sanding sealer is that it prevents additional surface coatings from absorbing into the wood, this is important because this seal is a really good base to give a longer lasting, deep shine, as without this seal the final finish will look rather dull. The sealer also prevents the wood from bleeding natural resin or pigments that cause stains (like knotting)

How do you apply sanding sealer on a lathe?

Stop the lathe, this is not only from a safety point, it’s mainly because it splashes everywhere, if you were glasses you will know what I mean! Apply the sanding sealer with a brush, safety cloth or a cotton rag, I prefer to use a rag, or the white paper towels as used in many workplaces, (but not the blue ones, the blue dye comes out).

Let the sanding sealer soak in for say 30 seconds and wipe away any surplus. I normally use 0000 wire wool to cut back because it gives a faster cleaner cut and makes less dust, resulting in a smoother finish. Ideally apply 2-3 coats of sanding sealer. After sanding down, wipe over with a tack cloth to remove all the tiny particles of dust. (Or at least use a damp cloth and allow this to dry) otherwise microscopic particles will be trapped under the final finish.

Then buff with a safety cloth and then apply a coat of wax. Depending on the item and the required finish, but it’s normally Carnauba wax stick, then Clear Liberon Black Bison Wax paste, (or neutral its exactly the same) or if the item is small I use Friction polish (Liberon Lathe Polish)

Can I spray wood with Shellac?

Our Shellac Powder is fine, and it is also suitable for spraying, the normal dilution is 1 ½ Lb – 2Lb cut. Spray using a wide fan at around 30psi and remember to keep the gun moving. Then rub down as normal with 0000 wire wool. (We also sell spray guns, Air brushes, fittings, airlines and accessories in our shop)

What is Shellac?

Shellac has been traditionally used by woodworkers for thousands of years; it made from a natural resin secreted by the Lac bug (Laccifer lacca or Coccus lacca) the insect makes a catacomb around a twig on a banyan tree, these twigs are then harvested twice a year mainly in India & Thailand. Basically the resin is crushed, washed and boiled, then poured thinly into trays, then broken up and sold as flakes or is refined into powder shellac. Just for information, Button Shellac got its name from how it was first made, after it was melted the resin was dripped onto stone slabs, these instantly cooled and formed flat round button shapes, and it’s still called button shellac today, even if it’s in flake or powder form.

In its natural state, the colour of shellac varies from Orange, dark Brown to Maroon, these different colours occur because of the different earth pigments where the insects live. The different colour shellacs make different colour Sanding Sealer / French polish, (my apologies here for stating the obvious! ) Button Shellac is the least refined and makes a Golden Brown colour, Garnet Shellac makes dark brown, Lemon Shellac make a pale golden colour, White shellac makes a milky colour and “Dewaxed” Blonde Shellac makes a transparent (clear) shellac.

A question we are often asked is what is “Dewaxed” blonde shellac and why is it more expensive? Blonde shellac is made by bleaching orange shellac in chlorine and Super Blonde is filtered through active carbon. Because all Shellac naturally contains wax (between 2 - 4% wax) if the wax was not removed the shellac would be a milky cloudy colour.


This is Trade Quality, Concentrated Spirit Soluble Dye Powder, that is used to make commercial wood dyes, colour wax polishes and to French Polish to add a hint or depth of colour.

Wood Dye / Stain

This dye powder is concentrated and extremely powerful, a small amount goes a long way. Use it to make wood dye by simply putting a small amount of dye to some methylated spirits in a glass jar. (do not use a plastic jar, as some plastics melt).Give the mixture a stir and a shake and its ready to use. I would recommend adding 5% shellac with the dye as this acts as a binder agent. (We have small quantities of shellac powder listed in our shop)


French Polish

Add a pinch to French polish to give a depth of colour.


Wax Polish

Add to polish to add colour or change a shade.


We have a range of colours listed in our shop including:


Red, Green, Blue, Black, Yellow, Bismarck Brown, Oak, Ebony, Mahogany & Walnut

All the dye colours are intermixable to make your own colours & shades

We also sell in our Shop



Liberon Flat Lacquer Ox-hair brush

Designed for applying lacquers and varnishes without leaving lines.

Made from the best quality ox-hair they are ideal for brush applied finishes.

  • Quality ox-hair brushes for applying lacquers and varnishes
  • Super soft, fine, long, strong and springy bristles
  • Ideal when spray equipment cannot be used
  • The preferred for oil based paints, varnishes and lacquers
18mm, 25mm, 37mm & 50mm size ox hair brushes are available from our Shop

Antique Furniture Beeswax Polish

FIDDES & SONS

Fiddes Original "Mellow Wax" Polish (Light /clear)

Blended Beeswax Polish for Antique Furniture


We are Fiddes & Sons stockists and we offer the lowest prices and carry the full range of their products in our Shop


We stock in our Shop the Full range of Fiddes Mellow Wax

Fiddes & Sons make this range of traditional Antique furniture wax polish called “Mellow Wax” these waxes are formulated from traditional beeswax recipes and made from the finest quality ingredients. The mellow wax is a slightly harder wax than the Supreme range and has a longer drying time; this longer drying time is perfect for larger pieces of furniture because the wax can be spread further before the wax dries. The Mellow Wax range is a firm favourite with Antique dealers, Antique restorers and makers of fine reproduction furniture and used for finishing sealed or previously polished wood.

This wax range is ideal to compliment Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency, William IV, Victorian and Edwardian period and reproduction furniture.

Mellow Wax range is available in Clear and in 4 distinctive wood shades. (all these are listed in our Shop under Fiddes Products)

Mellow Wax (Clear), English Oak, Georgian Mahogany, Rich Mahogany and Jacobean

The Mellow Wax Clear is suitable for use on all wood furniture. As a Guide the English Oak is suitable for all oak furniture,Georgian Mahogany is suitable for brown mahoganyfurniture, Rich Mahogany is used for red mahogany & rosewood furniture and the Jacobean is a dark wax used for very dark brown to almost black furniture.

For nearly a hundred years and for over four generations Albert Fiddes & Sons have been producing high quality traditional wax polishes made from the finest ingredients for the furniture and antique trade. Supreme wax polish is a soft polish that is very easy to apply, it nourishes, protects and provides a lasting depth of sheen which will enhance the natural beauty of your wood.

Endless Green Group Ltd is an established family business, registered in England & Wales No7836553.

We offer a fast and friendly service,we sell arange of over 30,000 different productsatcompetitive prices. Buy with confidence;check out ourexcellent customer response. All our productscan be found listed in our shop.

AVAT invoice is included with every sale.

Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes

Makes clear French Polish and makes an excellent Woodturning Sanding Sealer

These are all listed in the Liberon Section of our Shop

Endless Green Group Ltd is an established family business, registered in England & Wales No7836553.

We offer a fast and friendly service,we sell arange of over 30,000 different productsatcompetitive prices. Buy with confidence;check out ourexcellent customer response. All our productscan be found listed in our shop.

AVAT invoice is included with every sale.


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