Dewaxed Amber Shellac in a Water Dispersion

Target Coatings USH3000 UltraSeal-WB Shellac is a water-based dewaxed amber shellac dispersion designed to function as a penetrating sealer and color enhancer for use on new wood construction and reclaim/restoration applications. UltraSeal water-based shellac sealer is made from the highest grade of dewaxed amber shellac available, dispersed into a water phase through our unique Emulsion Technology Chemistries (EMTECH™) process. USH3000 water-based shellac sealer can be used as a color enhancer, sanding sealer or as a shading/toning vehicle for inter-coat color adjustment prior to the final top coats are applied. USH3000 dries within 30-40 minutes and can sanded/re-coated within one hour.

Recommended Use

UltraSeal-WB Shellac Sealer can be used on all interior wood surfaces that require undercoat conditioning, pre-stain sealing or sanding sealer applications. UltraSeal-WB water-based shellac sealer is compatible for use with all water-based lacquers varnishes and urethanes. UltraSeal-WB demonstrates excellent bonding properties when used as a tie-coat between oil-based stains, glazes and topcoats. UltraSeal water-based shellac can be tinted with a wide range of water-soluble aniline dyes and universal pigments.

Directions for Use

All surfaces to be finished must be clean, dry and free of excess contamination. Proper surface preparation is the key to a successful finish. The following procedures will help to ensure a quality finish: Pre-Stain Conditioner: Reduce UltraSeal-WB 25% by liquid volume with water to allow for deeper penetration into the wood substrate in order to control blotching and inconsistent color control during stain or dye applications. Sand surface to be conditioned with 220-grit or finer sandpaper to tighten grain. Apply 1 coat of reduced conditioner. Allow to dry for 45 minutes to 1 hour before fine sanding with 320-grit sandpaper and evaluating for color coat application. Sanding Sealer: Use UltraSeal-WB undiluted to act as a traditional shellac sanding sealer on all types of domestic and exotic wood species. The unique properties of the dewaxed shellac resin within UltraSeal-WB will produce a depth-of-image and color tone generation identical to alcohol cut shellac. Sand wood substrate with 220 or 320-grit sandpaper based on grain density and porosity of wood being sealed. Apply 1 coat of undiluted UltraSeal-WB via brush, spray or wipe application (see Application Methods). The first coat of UltraSeal-WB will penetrate and dry to the touch within 15-20 minutes. Allow to dry for 45 minutes to 1 hour before fine sanding and evaluating for color coat application.