It depends on what I'm doing, Berry. I use it straight out of the can if I'm just trying to seal something. But if I am doing a Shellac finish then it's going to be French polish and I make my own from flakes, usually a 2 lb. cut.
This happened to me too. 1/2 quart on my garage floor. Had to let it dry completely, then chisel it off.Be careful when storing the seal coat, since over the years I've had 2 cans develop leaks a year or more after using part of the can and then putting it in my paint cabinet. What a mess. By the time that I found it both times, the can was completely empty, and my paints and stains were all glued to the shelves.