Thursday, 2 February 2012

Poly filler everywhere!

Now that some of the walls for the sets were cut out, we thought it would be a good idea to put poly filler on the sections that were cut so that they could dry whilst the others were being cut. The poly filler gives the walls a bit of texture and prevents the grain of the wood peeking through. I had a few difficulties cutting out the windows and walls out of the special polystyrene-centered boards because the polystyrene itself kept going against the blade and snagged along the edges. But this wasn't a problem, because poly filler hides any damage or imperfections, even ones that my clumsy hands inflicted! (thank goodness!) So I have spent the last few days in overalls covering all the cut sections of wood with this magical stuff, which is satisfyingly messy work! Once they are dry, they can be sanded down and then have another layer of poly filler applied for added texture and support. Here are some piccies of the drying walls (and evidence of the mess I inflicted on the poor downstairs studio... I hoovered up I promise)

1 comment:

  1. Hi babe, try using a hot scalplel next time you slice polystyrene, its like a hot knife through butter. The polyfiller should give a lovely texture, stippling with coarse sand paper, while its still a bit soft can really enhance this effect.

    P.S I didn't know you could use a vacuum cleaner Lol !

    Dad xxxx