Painting honkers

Mean Gene

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Right now I have no place to carve, but I do have a few honker floaters that need paint, so the last couple days I've worked on them. For these I decided to try Valspar exterior latex from Home Depot instead of the oil based Ronan's I usually use. Of course that means starting from scratch on colors, but hey, experimenting with those is part of the fun. I found some colors for bases that I think will work, at least for now, and went ahead and got one bird to the "done" stage.

Just thought I'd try something different with the water based paint as it's easy to obtain, cheaper than the Ronan's and doesn't stink. If nothing else it kills time. LOL! Here's what I started with, and where I am at so far.


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Im going to have to try it now. I just picked up a bunch of geese decoys.
 

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Look great Gene. Keep an eye out on those super icy morning and if the blacks shines a bit too much. Might have to flock the black areas
 
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Look great Gene. Keep an eye out on those super icy morning and if the blacks shines a bit too much. Might have to flock the black areas
I dust my shiny areas with baby powder and it works great to keep the shine down.