Methylated Spirits: Is it the Best Solvent for Shellac?

A woodworker friend called wanting to know where he could buy some methylated spirits. He had just read in a book that it was the best solvent to use with shellac. So I asked him if the book he was referring to was from England, to which he answered that it was. This term has caused much confusion in the U.S. It’s often misinterpreted here as methanol (methyl alcohol) because […]

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