Common Shellac Myths

Myth: Shellac is made from bugs or bug droppings.

FACT: Shellac is a resin secreted by the lac insect to form a cocoon, much like a silk worm. It takes about 100,000 lac bugs to make 1 lb. of shellac resin.

Myth: A shellac finish turns white when water touches it.

FACT: Fresh shellac is remarkably water-resistant and, in most cases, will stay clear after hours of exposure to water, making it a great finish for most interior surfaces, including woodwork, trim, doors, cabinets, paneling, floors (yes, floors!) and furniture.

Myth: Shellac scratches easily and is very brittle.

FACT: Shellac is a durable finish that is much less brittle than lacquer and does not scratch as easily. Unlike polyurethane, a damaged shellac finish can be easily touched up or renewed by applying another coat.

Myth: Shellac is incompatible with other finishes.

FACT: Shellac will adhere tenaciously when applied over almost any other type of finish. When used as a sealer under certain polyurethanes, however, regular shellac may not be compatible because it contains a small amount of natural wax.

Myth: Shellac turns an ugly dark color as it ages.

FACT: Shellac is UV-resistant and does not yellow or darken with age. The dark shellac that people see in older homes is a less-refined version of shellac that either was naturally dark or was tinted by contractors when dark wood colors were preferred in the early 20th century.

Myth: Shellac is an old-fashioned, outdated finish.

FACT: Shellac has more modern features and benefits than any other wood finish in the world.

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We do accept payment through most Debit, Credit Cards, PayPal, Wire Transfer, Telegraphic Transfer or Telex Transfer.

We personally pack and ship each order, hand selecting the shellac for the highest quality. We ship via Indian Postal Service Priority Mail, FEDEX, DHL, Port to Port (Air and Sea) and Full Container Load.

Contact Us

Address: 325, Keshri House,
 North Patel Nagar,
  Nr.St. Charles School,
 Hesag, Hatia,Ranchi
 Jharkhand, India - 834003
Telephone: +91 9765474951
Others: +91 8603031712
E-mail: aadhyashellac@gmail.com