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Coatings, Volume 8, Issue 4 (April 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Shellac is a renewable resource for eco-friendly treatment of wooden artefacts and furniture that [...] Read more. Shellac is a renewable resource for eco-friendly treatment of wooden artefacts and furniture that has not only been used in the past, but is still used today. Our research compared the resistance and surface properties of polyurethane varnish (PUR) with shellac varnish (SH) on oak after ageing with a Xenotest and after cold liquid-resistance tests. PUR was found to be more durable than SH. Although SH was resistant to water, this resistance was greatly reduced after ageing. This confirms the importance of sheltering shellac treated artefacts in stable temperature–humidity conditions with the least possible sunlight. View this paper.