shellac varnish


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Noun1.shellac varnish - a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
French polish shellac, French polish - a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
varnish - a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
lac - resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
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B) Cleaning clear shellac varnish or pigmented shellac paints requires a different solvent than cleaning latex and oil finishes.
So if you want to keep your metal gleaming clean, cover over the leaf with a coat of shellac varnish, or a decorator's varnish if you are using the metal leaf on walls.
There's also a hint of shellac varnish in the smell.