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Shellac as a conditioner but not the dewaxed kind
I’m overwhelmed with so many options that my head is spinning. I need help in figuring out what finishes are available for an interior Dominos table. I used white pine although soft for a playing table it was reasonably priced. I originally used water-base stain (EF General Golden Oak tabletop and General Green dye for the legs) on bare wood but it was blotchy so I sanded down to start over. Then I saw a YouTube to create your own conditioner for evening out the stain absorption. I mixed 1 to 1 SLK denature into Bulls eye Shellac and used it before staining. The Stain took, nice grain very little blotching. Ready for applying an Env. Friendly Polywhey exterior finish, easy settling. Now for my dilemma I used the wrong Bulls eye Shellac I needed to use the Seal coat DEWAXED shellac. My question, what are my options for a finish now? The playing table will be used indoors, drinks may be put on top (although I included coasters on every corner), I’m concerned about Toxins in the finish, and scratching easily (not normal wear since it’s pine). What kind of finishes will adhere to a wash coat that is not dewaxed? I have books i just don't know what finish to use because so far they all say to use dewaxed shellac.