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SapperACE

Painting a duck boat??

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I am about to purchase a boat that I plan to paint cammo and use as a duck boat. It is a beautiful minty green color as of right now.

I'm looking for some advise on how to paint it right the first time. I know what to do to prep it for paint, but I want to know when to apply which colors. For example: should the base color be a light or dark color? I was thinking a lighter tan color because it will cover better to begin with... I obviously don't know though. I'm just looking for any tricks or experience any of you may have. Thanks!

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I would go green if your not into late hunting... If you hunt the whole season go tan and fill in with green. a tan base coat looks better later in the season as the cattails dry out. I have a green boat and it really doesnt match later in the season. I do cover the boat with the cattails when ever I do go out so I make it work. if I was in your shoes go tan

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Light tan with darker over coats in a reed pattern.

Macks has a good reed stencil for $20 in their new catalog.

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I'll suggest that one side be 2/3s green and 1/3 tan, the other side be 2/3 tan & 1/3 green. Then you can put whichever side blends in best towards the ducks.

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