Monday, November 7, 2011

The New Envirocaster Has The Blues

First I mixed some Timbermate wood filler with water and black acrylic paint to form a thick soupy mixture. Then I brushed it onto the body with the grain and then across it. After the surf dried overnight, I sanded off the excess, which popped the grain.

My goal is a deep blue color about the same as the word Rit on the box. I mixed a tablespoon of Rit powder into a cup of denatured alcohol. Then, I poured the mix into another container to separate it from the dregs.

I used a brush to test the tint on a piece of scrap. When I was happy with the color, I brushed it onto the body.

The result will be ready for clear lacquer in a few hours.

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