Shellawax Cream is a fusion mixture of white shellac and a number of waxes including Carnuba Wax and Bees Wax.
Shellawax was designed specifically for the use of woodturners. Shellawax Cream however, is designed to be used not only by woodturners, but also by woodcarvers, and for use on small flat surfaces. On the lathe it gives a brilliant shine in seconds, can be handled immediately, is non-toxic and water resistant. On woodcarvings and flat surfaces it gives a rich deep shine in a matter of minutes.
For all larger turned work, Shellawax Cream is the best product to use. On small objects such as pens, we would recommend the standard Shellawax.
Before using Shellawax Cream it is advisable to put in some fine preparation work with abrasive paper. The finer you sand, the better your finish will be. Otherwise you will be wasting your time and polish. For most work, the best results are obtained when sanding is carried through to 1200 grit or more. At worst, you should sand to at least 400 grit for a reasonable result.
Shellawax cream is not a grain filling finish. It is not like polyurethane or other surface finishes where you can slap on a couple of coats and end up with sanding marks filled. This is a finish that is in the timber as much as it is on the timber. It is basically unlike and other finish you have ever used before! It looks like a full blown French polish on a grand piano and brings out lights and grain in the timber that you would never have known were there. It makes the timber feel like silk. It can add a whole new dimension to a turned item in a matter of seconds. Sounds too good to be true, but it is!