Orange shellac

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Orange Shellac


Light orange, transparent flakes of shellac that have been cleaned but not bleached. Orange shellac has also been made by coloring bleached shellac with up to 1% orpiment.

Synonyms and Related Terms

"gomme laque orangée (Fr.); goma laca anaranjada (Esp.) "


MFA- Shellac, orange.jpg

Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol.


  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 706
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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