Things you will need:
Krylon Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology
Colors: Khaki- 4291
Flat exterior house paint.
First you will need to clean the shell to get rid of any dirt, dust, and loose paint. you will end up with a old ugly decoys like this
The next thing to do is take the Khaki paint and paint from the last row of feathers all the way to the front of the chest. make sure you get in all the ridges of the wings as these will make it look more realistic later.
remember light multiple coats look better than thick sloppy coats.
Next is the brown coat. in order to make it realistic you want to mist the paint at a sharp angle from the head to the tail. I hung the decoy vertical and sprayed the paint 12-18 inches away from the decoy at a downward angle. make sure that you dont add too much paint and you will darken it up with black later.
Next you will do the same thing using the black paint. this will darken it up making it look more realistic.
The next thing to do is paint the tips of the wings black.
To finish up the body, use the white exterior paint and paint the sides of the butt. this is what it will look like with a finished body.
Notice the contrast of the top of the feathers and the tips of the feathers
I just repainted the heads on my decoys but will flock them during the off season. you could also flock the tips of the wings in back instead of painting them.
This is how my shells turned out.
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