grahambiel66 wrote:Ok thanks. I have heard buffies only decoy to their own kind that wrong?
ScaupHunter wrote:Here are the paints that I have used so far.
The Rustoleum paints are oil based in flat white and flat black. The Krylon is grey primer that I used on the back of the bluebills and bodys of the female canvasbacks. The light blue is acrylic paint, it cost $0.97 and has painted 50 bills with most of the tube left. I am planning to buy a tube of Burnt Sienna for the drake Canvasbacks, and either Cinnamon or a close color in acrylic for the head and tail of the hen Canvasbacks. The large cans of paint were $8 each and the small can was $3.50. The large cans have painted the bodies of about 50 decoys and are well over 3/4 full. I plan to use a sponge and the flat black to dapple the back of the blue bills. I have been using the flat black to clean up the paint edges on the other colors.
I would stick with the bedliner. The undercoating is not sticking nearly as well as the bedliner has. The bedliner dries a lot faster, and has a textured finish that the paint is sticking to really well.
Don't tell my daughters, I painted the eyes with a coat of white, and then used their nail polish on the eyes for the yellow and red colors.
ScaupHunter wrote:The geese decoys are next on my list to build a complete spread.
Dingbatter wrote:I tried to repaint some of my beat up herters bluebills with the Rust-oleum flat black. I had to stop after only one decoy as its not flat black at all, it is very shiney. I held it up to another decoy that I had not painted yet, the difference is night and day. The flat white is okay but the flat black isn't flat at all, it will shine on the water and flair birds. Anyone have any suggestions to a true flat black paint?
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