Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
I use a lot of Epifanes - but have never applied it over shellac.
I would do several practice boards to be really comfortable with it.
[shellac is strictly an interior product - not for outside projects].
there is a big learning curve with spraying "varnish" as opposed
to spraying polyurethanes. if you do spray it, don't get frustrated
with the drips and runs - just address them with a paint brush.
keep in touch - this type of project comes up regularly.
and as a note: there is no clear finish that will give you UV protection
for years and years. Spar Varnish has to be applied to at least 5-8 coats
[minimum] to be totally effective against the damaging UV elements.
and a maintenance coat every couple of years.
ALL clear coats are maintenance - maintenance - maintenance until it dies.
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 06-25-2019 at 09:22 AM.