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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshellacshel‧lac /ʃəˈlæk/ noun [uncountable]  a type of transparent paint for protecting or hardening surfaces
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shellacSo we went for a shellac finish.This is particularly so with Sennelier ink, which has a binder of acrylic, resins and shellac which dries hard.What was needed here was a transparent finish, and it is possible to achieve that with clear shellac.Conventional shellac records were very brittle; only a few ounces of shear stress would crack them in half.None of these unbreakable records succeeded in displacing shellac.With the shellac the colour was all there and more.Now I have used transparent shellac for many jobs in the past.Water stains on a ceiling, without deterioration, can be sealed with shellac and the ceiling repainted.
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