Let's change the slate
Posted by
henryhbk
Boston MA 
Joined Oct 21, '15 

So in keeping up with my current slate project, decided to play around with surface prep. There have been discussions of Mineral Oil and Shellac. So I was working on some slate signs for our seasonal parts at the farm where we keep our horse and have the goats. It’s a fairly fancy party so the owner was interested in our slate. So first I did it with mineral oil thinking that might be better than the raw slate, and that started off nice, but actually faded overnight?? so i tried shellac (spray shellac to be precise), the raw slate is from my first slate project:

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Pretty sure in the future I am always going to use shellac…

Oh and of course these are the same settings (from this post)


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