Use a high-grade Denatured Alcohol – 190 proof is best for dissolving shellac flake.
Use a glass or plastic container for mixing. Do not use a metal container.
Add shellac to the liquid. Crush button lac to speed dissolving.
Stir or Share every 15-30 minutes.
Let the solution stand in a warm environment until shellac is completely dissolved.
Strain dissolved solution using cheesecloth, white cotton cloth, or paint strainer.
Store shellac in a tightly sealed container in a cool dark location.