Author Topic: Broadbill decoy paint  (Read 9766 times)

Anas rubripes

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Broadbill decoy paint
« on: July 31, 2007, 08:33:24 PM »
Can anyone recommend a type of paint available at Lowes or Home Depot for painting up a few broadbills?  The decoys aren't that special to me so I don't really want ot put the effort into buying a paint kit from Cabelas, etc.

Thanks!

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Re: Broadbill decoy paint
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 09:59:40 PM »
Anas rubripes ( may I address you simply as ABU or Black Duck? )  ;D
... Satin latex finish, at any paint store, has just the right sheen for painting decoys.  Paint the eyes with high gloss lacquer paint.  The at the end of the season, clean the decoys with soapy water - let em dry - spray them with WD40 and put em away till next year
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John

Anas rubripes

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Re: Broadbill decoy paint
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 06:49:38 AM »
So the satin paints aren't too glossy?  I always thought that the paints were supposed to be extra super flat so that they didn't have any shine.  If I'm alright using satins then that made my job of finding paint a whole lot easier since the color selection in extra super flat is quite limited. 

Thanks, I'll put of some pictures of my first ever attempt at decoy painting when I finish!
Dane

Anas rubripes

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Re: Broadbill decoy paint, COMPLETED PICS to follow
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 06:51:20 AM »
This was my first ever attempt at painting decoys.  I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.  I don't think it will take much to chip the paint off of them which is unfortunate.  If I can find some Herter's foam bodies really cheap to burlap, I'd like to try that next.  Satin definately came out too shiny I feel except for the bills.  It did however turn out nice by putting a few flat layers over it which gave it a lot of extra depth.  I didn't get the eyes bright enough either but it was the only yellow super gloss fingernail polish I could find.  Regardless, hunting season is only 3 months away, next project, decking out my new boat!

Anas rubripes

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Re: Broadbill decoy paint
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 06:52:17 AM »
Pictures are a little troubling to post but here we go.
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Anas rubripes

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Re: Broadbill decoy paint
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 06:52:47 AM »
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Re: Broadbill decoy paint
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 06:53:29 AM »
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Re: Broadbill decoy paint
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2007, 10:01:16 AM »
ABU ... them decoys look like they just came out of the box - Great Paint Job.
Do  you do House Calls?  ;D
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John

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Re: Broadbill decoy paint
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 04:44:05 AM »
That is a darn good paint job. Maybe carry lite will hire you.
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