Sometimes, traditional is best.
The ancient technique of using shellac for wood to protect timber may be as old as the hills, but it stands the test of time.
Beloved by many for its warm, amber glow and high-gloss finish, our Shellac is ideal for reviving your antique and French Polished furniture to its original glory and glow.
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Where to use

Fine furniture. For table tops or surfaces subject to high wear or liquid spills Shellac must be top coated with a harder wearing finish such as Feast Waston Floorseal Oil. Seek professional advice before working on antiques.


Add a top coat of Floorseal oil

Number of coats

As many as necessary to achieve the desired result

Recoat time

1 hour

Dry time

Sand after 24 Hours Full sure after 7 Days

Clean up

Methylated Spirits. Soak application cloths in water prior to disposal.


250g, 1kg

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Feast Watson Shellac
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How to prepare my timber for Feast Watson Shellac:

Glowing furniture is just a few simple steps away...

Before you get started:

  1. Make sure your timber is dry and free from any traces of dust, dirt, glue, wax, grease and oil.

  2. Before applying, fill any timber defects with a suitable wood putty. Note: A blend of several colours may be required to match the timber colouring.

  3. If the grain is open or very coarse apply one coat of Feast Watson Sanding Sealer and when thoroughly dry, sand off back to bare timber.

New Timber How to prepare new/bare timber:

  1. Using medium grit and fine grit sandpaper, sand new timber.

  2. Remember to sweep and vacuum any leftover sanding dust.

Previously Coated Timber How to prepare previously coated timber:

  1. Ensure the old finish is completely removed by first sanding with a coarse paper, or stripping, then sand as for new bare timber.

  2. If the old coating is a varnish, it will only need to be sanded back to a smooth, uniform matt finish.

  3. Any wax build-up on old French Polished surfaces should be removed prior to sanding, by wiping with a cloth dampened with warm soapy water or pure turpentine.

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