How to Use Krylon Camouflage Spray Paint

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How to Use Krylon Camouflage Spray Paint
Create a camouflage finish with Krylon camouflage spray paint. (camouflage image by Spartak from Fotolia.com)

Krylon's camouflage spray paint is non-reflective and ultra-flat to provide the ultimate camouflage. No priming or sanding is necessary, and it bonds to most plastics. The spray paint is ideal for decoys, sporting and hunting equipment, hobbies and more. Choose from Brown, Black, Khaki, Olive, Sand and Woodland Light Green. Don't be intimidated by the camouflage pattern. The process isn't difficult, and Krylon.com offers stencil patterns and application tips to ensure a successful paint job.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Heavyweight inkjet printing paper
  • Utility knife
  • Select colours of Krylon
  • Dust sheet
  • Masking tape

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Instructions

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    Open the PDF file "Camouflage Stencils," located at Krylon.com and select at least three stencil patterns.

  2. 2

    Print out your desired stencils on heavyweight inkjet paper.

  3. 3

    Cut the stencil patterns by following the designs with a utility knife. Use enough pressure to ensure a clean cut. Lift out the cut paper pieces and discard.

  1. 1

    Grab your lightest can of spray paint and shake the can vigorously for 60 seconds.

  2. 2

    Hold the can 6 to 12 inches from the item you're painting.

  3. 3

    Apply a base coat by using slow, sweeping motions.

  4. 4

    Allow to dry overnight.

  1. 1

    Apply the stencil patterns in the desired positions using masking tape.

  2. 2

    Select the next darkest spray paint colour. Your stencil patterns will be painted in layers, from light to dark, ending with the darkest colour. Shake the can vigorously for 60 seconds.

  3. 3

    Hold the can 6 to 12 inches from the stencil patterns and fill in the stencil areas using slow, sweeping motions.

  4. 4

    Allow to dry overnight.

  5. 5

    Remove stencil patterns. Reposition the patterns to create the desired effect and affix with masking tape.

  6. 6

    Select the next darkest spray paint colour and repeat the process. Continue repeating, ending with the darkest shade of Krylon Camouflage spray paint.

  7. 7

    Dry one week before using. Paint is completely dry and fully chip-resistant after seven days.

Tips and warnings

  • Trace local leaves and branches if you'd like to make your own stencil patterns.
  • Don't worry if you make a mistake at it will likely go unnoticed in the camouflage design or you can stencil over the area.

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