oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for decoys?

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oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for decoys?

Postby longlakesd » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:42 am

What works and hold best? Want to paint some of my foamers which all will be burlapped with acrylpro mastic.

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Re: oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for dec

Postby Ringneck » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:33 pm

I think you'll get arguments that each is better than the other.

I use acrylics just because of the ease of painting with them and the drying time. The higher quality acrylics have been shown to be just as durable as oils in the field over the last decade or so. Just a personal preference for me.

I know guys that use all the ones you listed and they all work well on decoys. The only one I do not much about durabilty is the house paint. I don't think the guy that uses it hunts his stuff.
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Re: oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for dec

Postby longlakesd » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:44 pm

I was considering buying the rustoleum brand flat oil based paint, where do u purchase your acrylics from ?
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Re: oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for dec

Postby War Wagon » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:14 pm

Parker Decoy Paint, made in Green Bay,Wisconsin. They sell paint to Cabela's. Best decoy paint around
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Re: oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for dec

Postby brian tierno » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:23 pm

Try Lou at Lock Stock and Barrel , he has everything you would need and is a pleasure to deal with.Lou has a wealth of information
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Re: oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for dec

Postby Jake S » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:32 pm

for my foamers I use black and white oil paint for the base coat. then I use acrylics for doing detail, mostly just becouse I like acrlyics better, they dry fast, and it is easy clean up. Then I use kryron flat clear coat to protcet the paint.
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Re: oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for dec

Postby Ringneck » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:22 am

brian tierno wrote:Try Lou at Lock Stock and Barrel , he has everything you would need and is a pleasure to deal with.Lou has a wealth of information



Pretty sure he carries Goldens Matte Acrylics. Only thing comprable to them is Traditions..formerly Jansens. Both are the best you can get. Nothing else compares to pigment load and coverage.
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Re: oil based, exterior house paint or acrylic paint for dec

Postby Weedwacker » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:57 am

I am using acrylic outdoor paint from Hobby Lobby, will clear coat when completed. They sell it in hundred colors and small bottles.
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