Categories: After Care, Cribbage Boards

Most boards are finished with shellac. Brushing or spraying on a light coat of shellac will probably restore the finish like new.  Light sanding with fine sandpaper, such as 400 grit, before and between coats, will help too.

Should you wish to strip the finish completely, shellac dissolves in alcohol.

Please beware that we apply any paint on your board between layers of shellac, so stripping back the finish may remove paint too.

On rare occasion, we use polyurethane to finish boards, particularly those with padauk wood and other similar alcohol-soluble natural coloring.  Even with this finish, a fresh layer of shellac on top should work fine.


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