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Burgundy finish to tools with wooden handles?

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Nick Clarke 302/06/2020 12:28:00
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Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 02/06/2020 12:18:45:

Whatever the coating is, it's brittle, and eventually flakes off in nasty, sharp-edged 'splinters', revealing uncoloured wood. I assumed it was just a coloured old-style varnish (whatever that is).

Coloured Shellac/French polish??

Kiwi Bloke02/06/2020 12:31:58
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I wondered about that. Can you easily (in a factory setting) get a fairly thick coat with shellac?

Andrew Tinsley02/06/2020 13:45:30
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I have done a little research and a couple of people have used Valspar Satin, which as an exact match for thr colour.

It seems that this can be had in 400 ml rattle cans. So the search is on to find some.

Thanks for every ones help and suggestions.


Neil Wyatt02/06/2020 17:53:58
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I've alway assumed it's a shellac-based lacquer.


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