Pore Filling with Dyed Drywall Compound: It Didn't Work for Me!
I'd rather be a s--t sucker than a drywaller. Part of a conversation that I overheard on a construction site. I'm on a bit of a deadline. I go back to my day job as a historic preservation carpenter in one month and I just got an order for a seven string flamenco guitar. I've got 2 guitars in the works, I want to get them all done by the middle of this summer while working a full time job. A long time ago, I used a pore filler on an early guitar thinking that it was "the way to go!" in finishing that guitar. All I remember is the endless sanding down to the wood only to find that I needed to fill the pores again. It sucked. This week I succumbed to what I thought might be quick, easy and high quality, I got some drywall compound and stained it black. I filled the pores, wiped off as much of the compound as I could (I went through a lot of shop paper towels!), let the compound dry for a couple of hours and then sanded the back and sides. Hmm,