This Paulownia TL kit is my first build. I used black Rit Dye for the undercoat and the back, and sanded the black away from the top and sides. With the wood re-exposed, I used Tints-All , #27 Ultra Blue in water to dye the body. It took several coats to get the deep color. I used three or four thin coats fo Tru-Oil to finish the neck.