How to Camo Paint With Stencils
Camouflage color schemes rule, and unless you worked for the military, you won’t really know how to do a quality camouflage paint job. Sure, any hack can take two different colors of spray cans, squirt away, and call that camouflage, but it’s not true camo – all it will look like is a soup sandwich.
Camouflage patterns are actually very precise. They may look like random streaks but they’ve been developed by experts. To that end, we sell camouflage stencils to make your camo job authentic. Whether you’re after desert camo, urban camo, multicam, digital camo or hunting camo like realtree or mossy oak, we have patterns for it.
Painting with camo stencils is pretty easy; you just need to keep certain things in mind.
Painting with Camo Stencils Explained:
1. Apply a base coat. Note that this is primarily the color that the object will be painted in. In Army digital camo, for example, this would be a light green, with darker green and tan accents to make up the full pattern. It’s important to let the base coat dry super well and even longer than the manufacturer recommends since this is the foundation on which all other coats are applied. Your camo is only as strong as your base coat.
2. Paint the first round of camo stencils. At this point you’re painting color number two. Most camo patterns are made up of three colors. Painting with stencils is fairly easy, but there are some considerations you need to follow.
First, you can do what we call ‘hold and spray’, which is an inexact technique but can work depending on the size of the object you’re painting. This is just like what it sounds like: you hold the stencil on the surface by a corner, and shoot a quick shot of paint, then quickly pull the stencil away. This doesn’t work when the surface is large, the stencil is large, the surface is curved, or a combination of all three.
In this case, you’ll need to tape the stencil down. You want to make sure the camo stencil sits flat because wherever it lifts, paint will get underneath, ruining the pattern. Not such a big deal on woodland camo, for example, with big blobs of color, but definitely a big deal on digital camo, where you want nice neat little squares.
3. The final color is put on just like step two. Oftentimes you will be painting on top of the base coat, the second color, and the third color, so you want to make sure that everything has dried properly because putting on coat after coat just makes weak paint if not allowed to dry properly.
Painting with camo stencils is a cinch if you buy our camo stencil patterns. Your paint job will look pro and be done in a fraction of the time it would take to paint it by hand.
Military Camouflage Patterns
This selection from our printable camouflage stencils truly makes painting camouflage easy! With this camo pattern you will be able to paint it for the practical use of blending into your surrounding or to just to have your painted objects looking cool!
Military Camouflage Painting Stencil
Military camouflage is great to have for almost any situation and what makes the military patterns great is that you can use almost any combination of camo spray paint colors and it will still look great.
German Camo Pattern
This pattern is Similar to the German camouflage design that was once used