Fiddes Shellac Polish: Black Polish

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Fiddes Black Polish is a specialty product traditionally used to create a rich black or ebonised finish on wood surfaces. With over four generations of expertise in blending the finest natural Shellac, Fiddes has established a renowned reputation in the fine woodworking and antique restoration market.

To achieve the desired black or ebonised effect, we recommend frequent and thin applications of Fiddes Black Polish. It is best applied on top of a well-sealed surface. For optimal results, it is advised to use minimal or no oil when applying the polish with a rubber. This technique helps create a high gloss, black coating with exceptional depth of color and sheen.

Fiddes takes pride in offering a selection of different types of flake and powdered Shellac, carefully mixed according to traditional, proven formulations. These formulations ensure consistent and reliable results when using our Shellac Polishes, whether you prefer brush or rubber application methods.

In addition to our traditional French Polishes, we have also developed a range of “Sprayable” Shellac Polishes, providing an alternative application method upon request. These sprayable options deliver the same exceptional quality and finish that Fiddes is known for while offering additional convenience.

Experience the superior quality and craftsmanship of Fiddes Black Polish, allowing you to achieve a striking black or ebonised finish on your wood surfaces. Trust in our heritage and expertise to elevate your woodworking projects to new levels of excellence.


Dry Time: Fiddes Shellac Polishes have a quick drying time of approximately 20-30 minutes, allowing for efficient application and faster project completion.

Coverage: With a coverage rate of 8 square meters per liter, the actual coverage may vary depending on the substrate and the chosen method of application. Factors such as surface porosity and application technique can affect coverage.

Thinners: To achieve the desired consistency, we recommend using Finishing Spirit or Methylated Spirits as thinners for Fiddes Shellac Polishes. These thinners help in achieving the optimal application viscosity.

Coats: For hardwood surfaces, it is generally recommended to apply two coats of Fiddes Shellac Polishes. However, for softwood or more porous timber, it may be necessary to apply a maximum of three coats to achieve the desired level of coverage and finish.

Recommended for Use: Fiddes Shellac Polishes are specifically formulated for use on fine furniture, doors, floors, cabinet work, and panelling. Their versatility makes them an excellent choice for various woodworking applications where a high-quality, professional finish is desired.

Application: Fiddes Shellac Polishes can be applied using either a brush or a rubber. Choose the application method that suits your preference and project requirements, ensuring even and thorough coverage.

Compatibility: Our Shellac Polishes are designed to work seamlessly with Fiddes’ complete range of Wood Stains, Dyes & Shellac Sealer. This compatibility ensures consistent and harmonious results when combining different Fiddes products, allowing you to achieve your desired aesthetic and protective finish.

Important Note: To provide enhanced protection and further enhance the natural beauty of your wood, we highly recommend finishing the application with a coat of Fiddes Supreme Wax Polish or Mellow Wax Polish. This final step adds an additional layer of protection while enriching the visual appeal of the wood.

Experience the exceptional quality and professional finish of Fiddes Shellac Polishes, combined with our recommended wax polishes, to create stunning results that highlight and preserve the natural beauty of your wood.

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