Different Paints for Different Paint jobs
Whether you’re painting your spud gun or ball launcher with a single coat or using our camo stencils to paint your truck, boat, or RV, you’ll want to select the right paint for the job.
General Purpose Paints
Jack of all trades, master of none – these paints are found in the paint section of your local mom and pop hardware store. The problem with general paints is that they really lack purpose and no serious painter will use them for anything other than what they are intended for – quick and dirty touch ups, barbecue paint, street marking for sewer and gas lines, and home projects.
The Serious Painter
Your camo stencil job or spud cannon spray deserves the best. The serious painter picks the right paint for the job, and that means asking yourself what you’re painting. Believe it or not, wood, metals, and plastics really do deserve different kinds of paint!
Unless the surface of the wood sports some sort of veneer, wood spray painting ALWAYS requires primer. Most wood surfaces are too porous for non primer jobs and not using primer will cost you money, take more time, and produce a crappy job as you attempt to spray and respray parts of the wood that eat up the paint. The first step to success is to purchase primer and paint, from the same manufacturer (important), specifically designed for wood. Wood paints are a little coarser and more forgiving than metal paints which have finer particles!
The word ‘plastic’ is a very broad term. Look for paints that are specifically formulated for plastics, such as Krylon Fusion. Most of the time, a plastic surface such as the PVC pipe of a ball launcher or spud cannon does not need to be primed – as long as the surface has been dewaxed and sanded first. Two coats are perfect, but you will necessarily have to put more coats on if you are painting camo. Use our camo stencils to make your life easier, make the job more professional, and quicker.
Metal has some serious preparation steps that need to be followed depending on the surface. If the surface is previously painted and in good condition, it can be dewaxed, lightly scuffed, and then painted without primer. If we’re talking about bare metal that is clean and rust free, it must be primed. Metal paints like Rustoleum contain rust inhibitors which are essential unless you want to repeat the job in a few months. Only paint metal with metal paints – you can maybe get away with painting plastic with metal paint, but metal itself is unforgiving. Use metal paints only! And pick up a set of our camo stencils so you can spray on a wicked camo paint job while you’re at it.
Grass Camo Stencils
If you are interested in painting a duck blind or camo painting a truck to give it more of a waterfowl or marsh look then this grass camouflage stencil is what you need.
This camouflage template is great because if you paint it the right way with the right camo colors you can get a 3D look with the leaves. This stencil is a great boat camo pattern.
Duck Camo Stencil
This is one of the easiest camo painting patterns that you can get.
Deer Hunting Camo
This stencil we have grouped into the category of hunting camouflage patterns because this is the type of stencil you can paint on any object.
Cat Tail Grass Pattern
From all of the camo paint patterns we have on this site our top pick is the tall grasses, cattail and leaf patterns.