Shellac functions as a tough natural primer, sanding sealant, tannin-blocker, odour-blocker, stain, and high-gloss varnish. Available in three grades:
No.1-lemon flake shellac, the most common tone, often referred to as "orange shellac.
Crystallac #1100- dewaxed natural shellac flakes of darker tone than No. 1 lemon flake, suitable for French polishing.
Crystallac #500- super blond dewaxed natural shellac flake produces equally hard finish as Crystallac #1100 but does not have an orange hue.