See how there are several layers of peeling? I hope this helps you like it has so many other ladies. If your piece of wood has already been painted once and you’re just going over the spots where knots are showing through, cover the entire surface of the knot to be sure none of it shows. However, it is not recommended for exterior use, and clean up is more challenging. I’ve never heard of this and can not wait to try it. If so, you can likely just clean it well and start painting. We try very hard to keep our list up-to-date, but, please call the stores first, before going to them, to be sure they have adequate stock. Shellac Primer Shellac has been used for centuries to seal wood and other surfaces. After using both, I’d say I much prefer the liquid sealer over the spray version. Just when I thought I pretty much knew everything(well ,not really) but have tried a lot with milk and chalk paints and waxes. The sunflower milk paint would not adhere, even though I mixed it with extra bond. – I don’t for sure. This is why re-paints can be very expensive. If you realize you need to shellac after applying Chalk Paint®- that is okay…go ahead and apply the shellac. Thank you for sharing all of this great info. Shellac is also important to use when you have used wood filler…shellac after the wood filler is dry to allow the paint to be applied without any variation from the different surfaces. HTH! It goes on clear and dries super fast. One of my experiments involved floor finishes. I’m a wanna-be DIYer and itching to try a project or two. The shellac based primer is the most durable and provides the best adhesion. I’ve also noticed that when i spray shellac over previously painted finishes, it seals in that layer of paint and it keeps it from chipping up with the 1st layer of milk paint. If you use it for exterior spot priming, prime over it with a water-based exterior primer before applying the topcoat. I use it whenever I think there's a risk of bleed-through of some contaminant that's already on the surface (knots, … I hope this helps you like it has so many other ladies. https://www.milkpaint.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2-DSCN0405.jpg. Super hide and thick. Interestingly, the finishes that were the hardest failed quickest and most severely. Make sure to apply to even coats to get great coverage on the wood. A bit susrpired it seems to simple and yet useful. I would LOVE it if a piece turned out as nice as your white or blue dresser! Help! 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Even if you have started painting your piece with milk paint and didnt use shellac, you can use shellac between coats of milk paint and the milk paint will still adhere fine. The way to prevent it is to use shellac over the areas that are giving you a problem. After using both, I’d say I much prefer the liquid sealer over the spray version. Apply a penetrating binding primer to seal up and glue down the old paint. Can’t wait to try it! Unlike painted cabinets, the glossiness of shellac does not hold paint well unless you prepare the surface before you apply the paint, requiring extra preparation. I just purchased a condo that was a flip home and realize some of the poor painting job is worse than I thought. Good for interior paint jobs, shellac-based primers are possibly the best stain-blocking primers, working well on severe water and smoke damage to walls and surfaces — they even seal in smells from smoke damage. How does it differ from regular (latex?) Once shellac is dissolved in alcohol, it begins deteriorating (more rapidly in hot temperatures). You can use latex paint over shellac primer for great results, but be sure to lightly sand and clean before doing so. Of course, you can have both: Zinsser's B-I-N primer is shellac-based, and works very well under latex. I’m curious to read the answer to Kayce’s question as this is a concern to me also. So, in conclusion, i love the shellac under milk paint because it really helps give me that overall chippy look on pieces that i normally would have used the Extra Bond on. piece on the right is painted with no shellac and no bond, clearly it didn’t stick!!). I’m definitely going to give this a try on a couple of pieces. Please test on your own piece before doing the whole thing!! Here again, a general coat of acrylic primer over the walls will present an evenly sealed surface upon which the paint will dry to an even sheen. It comes off easily. – Garry Meador. If you have applied wax already, then you will need to lift the wax using mineral spirits. Any oil or latex paint can be applied over it. I love, love, love the crackling you get over previously painted furniture. Good marine varnishes are actually softer than fine furniture finishes. If you plan on making these pieces over you will have to use a little elbow grease & you may need to bring in some help. Also limit individual paint film thickness to more or less brushed on paint layers. How do i know i wouldn’t have just got this “chippy” if i skipped the shellac and the Extra Bond? Thanks. Its an awesome product with lots of uses. If you have a piece that has an old red stain to it that keeps coming through your paint, shellac works really well to block it from coming through. When it dries, any dust or dirt essentially glues to it. I didn't realize it until I had applied the first coat of paint, which scratched off under my fingernail easily. I’m sure I will come back to this when I get a stumper project, or just need some incentive. A latex-based paint works best on pressure-treated lumber. Shellac really deepens and brightens up milk paint and brings out all the multi-tonal qualities that are characteristic of milk paint. I sprayed the piece twice with shellac and let it dry in between coats. It takes longer to dry and it doesn’t dry as hard. Great info! General finishes is just an acrylic paint, it wont work with that. I applied two coats and I honestly didn’t notice it change the color of the door at all. Simply paint the sealer on the piece to lock in the lead paint and keep it from chipping any further. 2- For tight paint not peeling but showing cracks; Look for anything that is loose and remove (scrape). Latex will peel varnish badly, it shrinks more in the cold winter weather and literally rips the varnish off the wood. How to Shellac a Ceiling. This will lay a first layer of velcro-like surface on which the paint will stick. Thanks for sharing this! Most finicky painters know that a job isn’t complete until the finish is sealed and protected. I’m redoing something that will be outside. Cabinet paint painted over latex paint. If you're going to paint over it, I'd suggest a good primer intended for latex rather than shellac. First time using your milk paint. It is normally recommended when painting over something with a high shine to use the extra bond to ensure adhesion, in this case im using the shellac as a “primer” for my milk paint. The Zinnser primer is shellac-based and is for laminate, as well as other surfaces that paint would normally not stick to. I had my first Shellac manicure last week and was loving it up until this morning. Shellac; Lacquer; Or, all surfaces with oil-based paint; How To Use Oil Bond. The alcohol will eventually soften the finish until it becomes sticky. I was wondering if that would work if you wanted a chippy thing to happen on a raw wood piece. I love, love, love the cracking you got over previously painted surfaces. Use a paint roller or paint brush to apply a paint made for wood to your wood surface. Doing this will keep the paint thin … It doesn’t matter what you put over latex paint. If it isn’t done right the first time–you’re bound to have problems. Stop peeling paint in its tracks with Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Peel Stop® Clear Binding Sealer. Dec 21, 2011 #4 Polish away, I do it all the time, glitter on top of masquerade would be lovely. Thank you so much for sharing! I have started removing all of the paint just using a scraper. Peeling paint is an unpleasant surprise in any home, but it isn't the end of the world. We are so happy you are here! This is the third piece that I have painted with your milk paint, but now I am a little nervous to try it again. Can I go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy milk paint? 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