Shellac dissolved in industrial alcohol for use on furniture and high-quality wood finishes. Produces a high quality finish but is easily marked heat, water, solvents or even using a coarse dusting cloth.
French Polishing is a wood finishing technique (and not a substance, as commonly assumed) for wooden furniture that results in a very high gloss, deep colour and tough surface. It consists of applying many thin coats of shellac using a rubbing pad. The rubbing pad is made up of wadding inside a square piece of cotton.