Although French Polish is the general term used for all types of shellac polish, it is also a Shellac Polish color in its own right. There are many blends of shellac polish that have been developed over the years. The following polishes represent the bulk of those currently sold. Shellac is such a versatile product, from finishing antiques to using as a non-reactive barrier between two normally incompatible finishes. French Polish results in a stunning finish with a depth and clarity that cannot be replicated with modern lacquers and polyurethanes. While it is durable, it is easily damaged by alcohol and exhibits only moderate resistance to heat and moisture. Use of placemats and coasters is recommended.