For over four generations, Fiddes has been renowned for blending the finest natural Shellac, creating a range of French Polishes that have achieved international recognition in the world of fine woodworking and antique restoration. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship has made Fiddes French Polishes the preferred choice among professionals.
We offer a diverse selection of flake and powdered Shellac meticulously mixed according to traditional, proven formulations that are suitable for both brush and rubber application. This comprehensive range ensures that you have the perfect options to achieve the desired finish for your project.
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.
One of our standout products is Fiddes White Shellac Polish, crafted from bleached Shellac. Once applied, it is virtually colorless, making it an ideal choice for light woods such as Ash, Sycamore, and Chestnut. This polish is traditionally used when the objective is to achieve a fine French Polished finish while preserving the existing color of the wood.
Experience the exceptional quality and timeless elegance that Fiddes French Polishes bring to your fine woodworking and antique restoration projects. Trust in our heritage and expertise to achieve flawless results while maintaining the natural beauty of the wood.
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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