I have little experience with finishes that aren’t Milk Paint or Danish Oil. It’s a shortcoming; I know. But I’ve been experimenting with shellac finish on the little box I made. Here is, as near as I can tell, a fail-safe process for finishing a project with Shellac.
Step 1: Brush on coat of sanding sealer, then sand with 220 grit sandpaper when dry.
Step 2: Apply 2-5 coats of shellac, thinned to approximately 50-50 with denatured alcohol, sanding with 220 grit sand paper between coats.
Step 3: Agonize over puddling and corning and consider throwing entire project away.
Step 4: Remove shellac with denatured alcohol and paint entire project with milk paint in shame.
Step 5: Lock project away in closet never to be seen again.
Has anyone had a similar experience?