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Repainted some old decoys...

Postby ILwaterfowler15 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:41 pm

I recently repainted my floaters, big foots, and shells (sorry no pics of the shells) after seeing other members using spray paint to touch up their old deeks. I use Rustoleum flat white and flat black (in a can for the heads, tails, and cheeks) as well as the Rustoleum flat tan, brown, and black spray paint. I finished the decoys with two coats of Krylon flat clear coat.

In all I painted six floaters, four big foots, and twelve shells in probably a span of 12-14 hours including time spent cleaning/ prepping for paint.

Here's what they looked like after pressure washing prior to painting.

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Tan base coat.

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After shooting the brown over the tan. You can really see the feather detail "pop" after this step.

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Finished product with two coats of Krylon flat clear.

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Re: Repainted some old decoys...

Postby staticarc » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:01 pm

I used some krylon clear coat flat on my duck
Decoys and they ended up looking cloudy. Yours look good though.
Shoulda tried em that last swing...
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Re: Repainted some old decoys...

Postby ILwaterfowler15 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:13 am

I used two light coats when I put the clear coat on.
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Re: Repainted some old decoys...

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:11 am

Those will work! Nice job :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Repainted some old decoys...

Postby Woodrow03 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:44 am

I'm am going to attempt to repaint my old herters.

I have one question

How did you get the feathers to "pop" so well?

I understand the tan base coat them a back stroke from neck to tail with darker brown to have the feathers stand out?

Give me some hints please!

Thanks

Your paint job looks great!
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Re: Repainted some old decoys...

Postby ILwaterfowler15 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:26 pm

Woodrow03 wrote:I'm am going to attempt to repaint my old herters.

I have one question

How did you get the feathers to "pop" so well?

I understand the tan base coat them a back stroke from neck to tail with darker brown to have the feathers stand out?

Give me some hints please!

Thanks

Your paint job looks great!


I just use rattle cans to do the bodies. Tan base coat and then shoot the brown at an angle so it doesn't fall in the ridges. If it makes sense, you spray from head to tail at an extremely low angle instead of spaying straight down at a 90 degree angle.
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