Shellac Color Choice - Clear vs. Amber
I'm restoring some chestnut trim in the bathroom in our ~1920 house while remodeling the entire room, and need to decide what color shellac would be best. There is no exposed wood anywhere else in the house to match to as it's all currently buried under about 9 layers of paint. Wood is currently stripped down and sanded bare. The original tint was a bit of a darker shade that I've seen while searching for pictures here, but for this room I'm deciding between clear vs. amber.
If I understand correctly, amber will be the kind of orange-ish color that's commonly seen in older houses, but what color would clear come out as (more yellow)? And what shade is best for chestnut? I'm basically limited to the two varieties I've found for sale at a nearby store for now for now and can experiment with adding pigment sometime later after I have more experience with the stuff.