Spray Painting Old Decoys

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Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby Black Smoke » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:07 am

Anyone have any pictures of old decoys that they have spray painted black and white or just black for the purpose of it looking like coots or diver ducks? I am getting ready to do it and I am sure it is rather simple but would just like to see some examples!
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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:33 am

If you google image "diver repaints" or "decoy repaints" you will see a lot of examples. I used to have a lot of images but they were all deleted after the hand over of the site. What I did was sand down some of my old flambeaus and hotbuys so they were rough. I cleaned them with water, then sprayed the $8 bed liner from wal mart on them for the black base. If you have bufflehead in your area, just buy some $.97 acrylic white paint from wal mart and a sponge brush. If you have canvasbacks, buy $.97 burnt sienna for the head and white for the body. For coots, just use the white on the beaks. I have about 2.5 dozen painted decoys and about 2.5 dozen more on the way.
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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby BBK » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:12 am

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Black is rustoleum wrought iron black
White is rustoleum flat white
gray and beak is rustoleum gray primer

Coated with 4 coats of krylon flat clear.
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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby TFTS » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:15 pm

I have a rotation on my deeks. Every 2 years. My new ones go 2 years then repainted into divers. It works pretty well. Its pretty easy and cheap. If dont want to do that, walmart brand and repaint. Thats also cheap.

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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby tmclaimerFL » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:54 pm

Painted these mallards back in the summer
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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby BM0711 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:27 pm

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Not pro grade by any mean but I've killed plenty of ducks over them this year. Took my first canvasback couple weeks ago over these repaints

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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby star882 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:51 pm

After you painted these did you guys put any protective clear coat over the decoys to protect the paint jobs?
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Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby tmclaimerFL » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:51 am

star882 wrote:After you painted these did you guys put any protective clear coat over the decoys to protect the paint jobs?

Yes. Usually 2-3 light coats of clear coat does the trick.


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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby ryckmanm » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:52 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote:Painted these mallards back in the summer
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DId you spray paint these decoys or paint with a brush?
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Re: Spray Painting Old Decoys

Postby tmclaimerFL » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:12 pm

ryckmanm wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote:Painted these mallards back in the summer
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DId you spray paint these decoys or paint with a brush?
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Spray painted them all black with Berliner first. Then I went over them with a brush for everything else.


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