So Van, I went to tell a friend about your VSSD and when I did the search I found 3 different recipes. I assume that means you don't really have a recipe and sort of fake it. I thought I would post this on the boards instead of in a P.M. because your VSSD sounds like a cool product we all should mess with a little. Could you choose one for us to follow as a starting point and maybe comment on what happens if you alter the ratios. Thanks! Below are the recipes you have posted in the past. Recipe #1 "3 qts flat latex paint < any color, good place to use up all the left over paints from the scenic painters shop> 3 - 5 tubes acrylic latex painters caulk ( often called Alex caulk) 1 cup Joint compound" Recipe #2 "1 gallon latex paint 2 tubes Latex painters caulk. < not silicon> 1 cup Joint compound 1/2 cup water putty" Recipe #3 "about 1 quart of latex paint ( this can be pretinted, neutral base, or a "waste" paint, as long as it's latex. About 4 tubes of Latex caulk. Do not use Silicone caulk. Some Latex caulk are called 'siliconized' and those are ok to use as they are still latex based. About 2 cups of drywall mud. Adds thickness and aids in setup time and helps leave a harder finish when dope is cured."