Charlie: Kevin, in League City writes to us. He says, with the number one question, the most-answered question of 2017 on HomeShow Radio, it’s our last question for the year on the HomeShow early edition.
Tom: This the on that has a smell in his house?
Tom: Okay, that was a good one!
Charlie: Here it is. The number one question, and the number one answer you’ve given more than any other this year, so I’m gonna ask you the question one last time.
Charlie: Are you wondering what it is, kids? Here it is, “What type of shellac should I use to seal the frame of my flooded home?”
Charlie: There it is.
Tom: It’s got white pigment in there, so you see where it is. And the other shellac that doesn’t … It’s much more expensive and that’s more for furniture, and floors, and things like that.
Charlie: So, when you go the depot and you’re talking to the guy who, this week, is working in the paint department, don’t take the shellac you’d use on the furniture?
Tom: No. No, that’s much more refined. Shellac is actually made from a bug, so there’s refined and unrefined, and you’re gonna hear different brands. They’ll say Zinsser, they’ll say Kilz … Just make sure it is a pigmented shellac, and not a water-based product or something else, and they don’t get you the wrong product.
Charlie: And you said something. I wanna make sure we’re clear on this. Kilz, in my understanding, from what I’ve heard you say over the years is, Kilz is not pigmented shellac.
Tom: They do make a shellac product.
Charlie: But it’s not Kilz itself?
Tom: No, the Kilz is just a name, and Zinsser’s a name, and they make 25 different product now, each of them. And those are the two big competitors on the home improvement shelves.
Charlie: Okay, but the bottom line –
Tom: Make sure it’s pigmented shellac.
Charlie: Pigmented shellac.
Tom: And it won’t say in big letters, it’ll say little.