Painting red heads

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Painting red heads

Postby stealfeathers » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:22 pm

Curious what brand and shade of red you use for a repaint of a mallard into a red head??
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Re: Painting red heads

Postby hawkeye55 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:07 pm

Paints are either Home Depot (HD) best grade outdoor flat latex base or Glidden paint flat latex outdoor base mixed with Walmart (WM) color code. Why both stores-I liked different colors from different stores.
Redheads:
Antique red (HD s-h-190) for head
Black for breast/tail
Kittiwake gray on sides and back
Darkened kittiwake gray dry brushed over the back and part way down the sides
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Ottertail WM(tan) on sides
Oil Lamp WM(dark brown) on majority of decoy
Dry brush ottertail on front of face

picture of the finished product on some Herters repaints
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Re: Painting red heads

Postby stealfeathers » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:43 pm

Thanks hawk. Ill go to Home Depot Tom. You clear coat em when ur done to protect?
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Re: Painting red heads

Postby hawkeye55 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:25 pm

I do not clear coat. Tried it once and will never do so again. I do not mind repainting when needed.
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Re: Painting red heads

Postby mudpack » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:20 am

I've seen guys use Rustoleum Red Primer and it looks as good as anything.....
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Re: Painting red heads

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:24 am

mudpack wrote:I've seen guys use Rustoleum Red Primer and it looks as good as anything.....

If you're looking to do a quick paint job on some cheap diver repaints, I'd say this is the way to go. I painted over a dozen with the rattle can rustoleum and they looked great.
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