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Does anyone know where to buy Shellac in Bangkok?

 

I am also looking for shellac tints.

 

TIA

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1 hour ago, lujanit said:

Does anyone know where to buy Shellac in Bangkok?

 

I am also looking for shellac tints.

In WoodStreet, Bang Pho, soi 24 about halfway down. This shop definitely has it. Probably many others.

 

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Thanks for the advice.  I have to go to Bang Plo tomorrow to pick up some pre-ordered wood. Hopefully they are open.

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50 minutes ago, lujanit said:

Thanks for the advice.  I have to go to Bang Plo tomorrow to pick up some pre-ordered wood. Hopefully they are open.

Probably not as it’s Sunday but I haven’t been there on a Sunday. Do please update on the numbers of shops that are open or closed.

 

i assumed that you wanted shellac powder. If you want premixed shellac in a variety of colours then it’s available in virtually every big hardware shop. This is one of about 3 brands that are easily available.5FAC2E5F-DEB0-4B74-9F8E-8065C63B1F90.thumb.jpeg.87258d4e61a10db8e6ca33d2f2ee5873.jpeg

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Again thank-you.  I noticed some stuff on the Homepro site yet I think they are water based.  I wanted to seal the timber as it is pine.

 

Do you know if the powder is a sealer, if not what do you suggest I use.  I want to stain the timber mahogany with a satin or semi- gloss finish.

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46 minutes ago, lujanit said:

Again thank-you.  I noticed some stuff on the Homepro site yet I think they are water based.  I wanted to seal the timber as it is pine.

 

Do you know if the powder is a sealer, if not what do you suggest I use.  I want to stain the timber mahogany with a satin or semi- gloss finish.

All the premixed ones I showed you are alcohol based. And available in beer bottle sizes or gallon jugs. 
 

they are probably about a 2lb cut so get a gallon of alcohol to dilute them down as a sanding sealer then put on a coat or 2 of the mahogany toned finish until you get a colour you like. I usually use a water based polyurethane as a top coat since shellac isn’t very hard wearing, although I do have a French polished pine tool box I made as an experiment that has held up surprisingly well

 

The powder is pure shellac so depending on the cut (½ lb) it’s a sealer or anything up to 4 lb a finish. 
 

Here is a metric chart I made up if you want to use the powder 

 

I usually make a 4 lb cut and dilute that as needed

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the Carco and Sharks brand on the HomePro site are alcohol based, the RPS is a waterbased finish, I haven’t tried to see if it’s any good.

 

the colour chart above is Carco, sharks colour numbers are not the same

 

https://www.homepro.co.th/search?q=Shellac+ 

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On 12/7/2019 at 7:56 AM, sometimewoodworker said:

Probably not as it’s Sunday but I haven’t been there on a Sunday. Do please update on the numbers of shops that are open or closed.

I didn’t get too many shop numbers however about half the shops in the first half of Soi 24 were open. The further I went down the Soi the less shops were open.

 

A few timber shops were open. None of the big hardware shops were open save maybe two.

 

Maybe so many were open due to the time of year.  I have no starting reference to go by.

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