Deze schellak politoer geeft de lichtste en helderste afwerking waarbij het kleureffect te verwaarlozen is. Het hout blijft zijn natuurlijke teint behouden.
Gum Shellac is the only resin of animal origin; it is produced by insects of the group of the “Coccidi” common in India and Indonesia. It occurs as flakes or irregular lamellae, coloures from yellowish to amber, from orange to brown. Gum Shellac contains wax (approx. 5%); it is insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol. It gives elastic, glossy and adhesive films, wich become insoluble and darker with ageing. It is used as a final varnish for furniture and wooden objects and as a protective coating for gold leaves. It is also available in the dewaxed version, from which it takes the name.