Asked on Apr 25, 2012

on the furniture i make can you cover up the knots with shellac? I know some people like the looks of the knots but

Cheryle FullerMillyMollyKMS Woodworks


I don't my husband won't let me paint..he wants the varnish.
8 answers
  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 25, 2012

    Christina , you won't really need shellac unless you want to paint, it just keeps the brown stain of knot holes from bleeding thru paint. I hope that answers your question.

  • Christina H
    on Apr 26, 2012

    So what your saying Peace is I've got to live with the knots .....GREAT!!!!!!

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Apr 26, 2012

    Knot good news /-:

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 26, 2012

    Sometimes knots can exude oil (sap) that will affect some oil based "varnish". This is normally more common with "cedar". What type of wood is this and what finish does your hubby want to use?

  • Christina H
    on Apr 29, 2012

    its just a standard wood from's usually wrapped in plastic..I really don't know what the name of its called

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 30, 2012

    can you post a pic?

  • MillyMolly
    on Mar 10, 2015

    A professional once told me to use Bullseye shellac to cover knots in wood. Hope this helps.

  • Cheryle Fuller
    on Feb 3, 2016

    shelleac is mde form the shells of the lac bug. It is easily removed with alcohol. thinned it is used as a sealer for all woods, and particularly useful when refinishing oak and mahogany. it evens out the surface so you donlt see the pores of the wood. Many people do not know to do this, so their refinish projects look amatuer

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