Art Spectrum Shellac Flakes dissolve in methylated spirits to make fresh shellac. Ideal for artists who need a faster drying time. Shellac is versitile and may be used as a natural primer, sanding sealer, tannin-blocker, odour blocker and high-gloss varnish. It can also be used to prevent bleeding of pigments when working on wood and prevent uneven finishes when wood staining. Use Art Spectrum Shellac Flakes as a protective coating on paintings.