Shellac Flakes

Shellac offers a traditional finishing system.
Derived from natural sources it provides an ecological alternative to synthetic chemicals. The versatility of Shellac is unmatched and therefore used in a wide range of industries, Shellac is most famously known for French polishing.
Used as a furniture polish Shellac creates a high gloss finish, with unique depth and brilliance unobtainable by varnishes and lacquers. Shellac has the added attribute of being UV resistant.
Other uses for Shellac include wood priming, sanding sealer, stain blocking over the following; watermarks, grease, graffiti, crayon, smoke & soot, knots & sap. It is ideal for sealing porous surfaces such as plaster, old paint and wallpaper ensuring a smooth even finish after repainting. Shellac can also be used to seal wooden floors before waxing and varnishing. It is compatible with most varnishes and paints but not urethanes.

Sizes: 25kg, 10kg, 3kg, 1kg, 500gm, 250gm.
Suitable for interior use only.

 

Mainland Shellac Reducer

Shellac Reducer is the recommended product when dissolving shellac flakes to make a solution commonly used in French Polishing. It is a colourless liquid with a sweet alcohol odour. It may also be used as a thinner for methylated based paints, cleaning and de-greasing.

Sizes: 20L, 4L, 1 L, 500ml

 

 

Mainland Finishing Oil

Mainland Finishing Oil is an exceptionally durable and easy to use oil finish. It creates a smooth, soft sheen that enhances the natural beauty and colour of bare timber surfaces, whilst providing a hard-wearing finish resistant to both heat and moisture. Finishing oil is particularly suited to furniture, doors, cabinets and paneling, but can also be used on cork, stone and terracotta. Suitable for interior projects only, it can be applied by either brushing or wiping.

Clean up: Mineral turpentine

Sizes: 20L, 4L, 1L, 500ml. 

 

Mainland Tung Oil

Mainland Tung Oil is a pure, natural drying oil finish, also known as China Wood Oil. Naturally-occurring Tung Oil has many user-friendly benefits offering an alternative to many man-made clear coatings. It is non- toxic and food safe making it an ideal product for finishing wooden serving bowls, chopping boards and children’s toys. Tung Oil enhances the natural grain of wood making it an excellent finishing product for turned wood artifacts.

Clean up & thinning: Vegetable Turpentine

Sizes: 20L, 4L, 1L, 500ml 

 

Mainland Raw Linseed Oil

Mainland Raw Linseed Oil
Raw Linseed Oil is a natural oil pressed from dried flax seeds. This product has multiple uses from furniture finishing to oil painting. When rubbed into bare wood surfaces Linseed Oil creates a rich, glowing finish, however it is necessary to apply several coats and the drying process can be slow. Therefore Boiled Linseed Oil is a recommended alternative offering speedier drying times.

Sizes: 20L 5L, 1L 

Suitable for interior use only.

 

Mainland Boiled Linseed Oil

Boiled Linseed Oil is a traditional, natural penetrating oil finish for use on interior timber joinery and furniture. Although not actually ‘boiled’ the oil has been treated to increase the drying time, allowing consecutive coats to be reapplied in a shorter time frame. This process produces a denser and typically thicker, darker end product than Raw Linseed Oil. Boiled Linseed Oil can also be added to paints, resins and inks because it promotes rapid, even drying.

Sizes: 20L, 5L, 1L
Suitable for interior use only.

 

Mainland Alkali Refined Linseed Oil

Alkali Refined Linseed Oil is another form of Linseed Oil also used as a traditional penetrating oil finish on interior timber joinery and furniture. Typically thicker and lighter than Raw Linseed Oil, it is an ideal option for lighter coloured woods.

Sizes: 20L, 5L, 1L
Suitable for interior only