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Chestnut Shellac Sanding Sealer

Discussion in 'Antenocitis Workshop' started by JacobJ, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. JacobJ

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    I think I read somewhere that the drying time would be 20 min, which matches the alcohol-based one, but not the cellulose-based one (for which it is 5 min).

    I hope it’s the alcohol one, because I wouldn’t like to use cellulose-based product indoors. Also it is not labelled toy safe as the alcohol one is.
     
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    I think both are indoors a bad idea. Did this one time and will never do it again. ;) And I tried to find the old thread in the old forums but since Google cache doesn't save it all... Antenociti's mentioned shellac and later cellulose based sealers. I think the essence of the threads was to use products from Chestnut.

    But maybe @Antenociti can help?
     
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    I was hoping to use the alcohol-based indoors, in a spray booth, next to an open window.

    What was the problem for you with the alcohol-based, did the fumes make you dizzy or nauseous?
     
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    You really should be wearing a respirator for that. They're $30 for a good one.
     
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    I have one, come to think of it. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Hi @JacobJ .Sorry for the late reply.

    You were correct with the shellac in the original post. The shellac we use is the alcohol-based Chestnut Shellac, not cellulose-based. I've never had a problem with the fumes making me dizzy etc. but I have been using it in a large room with extraction fans. I would advise a respirator like Section9 has recommended. Better safe than sorry when it comes to health and safety. If you can do it outside or somewhere well ventilated that will also help.
     
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    Sorry for the late response, but really interested in what you are all using this product for? I’m assuming it’s some secret magic that I have missed out on my entire life of the hobby.

    Please enlighten me of what it’s for, what you do with it and what the benefits are.

    Thanks everyone
     
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    It does seal MDF really fast and reliable, making the MDF soak less paint and enabling a smoother finish
     
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