Rustoleum Flat Black paint

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  1. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    I have had a half pint size can of Rustoleum flat black paint with intentions of touching up a few decoys. I finally did yesterday only to find out it dries with quite a gloss...

    I plan to spay a clear flat over it, hopefully that kills the gloss?

    Any recommendations for a flat chestnut brown for pintail heads and mallard breasts?
     
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    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    Prime and use acrylics.
     
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    If it dried with a semi gloss look it wasn't stirred enough at some point, very common when the cam is first opened. The flat clear coat will help but may not fully flatten it
     
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    It was a an un opened can that I had for a few years. I stirred it quite a bit(over 100 spins) but maybe that's not enough?
     
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    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    If you want flat oil based paint, Parker or Lock Stock and Barrel has quality dull marine oil based decoy paint. Rusto is not a good choice.
     
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    If the can was stored with the lid up it's possible it wasn't enough. I store mine with the lid on the bottom and shake them before I open and stir. The solids in that paint settle to the bottom and are very difficult to stir up.
     
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    You need to use a small 'propeller' type mixer. I have LOTS of old paint, and that has never failed me.
     
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    I have never had good results with the Rustoleum flat paints. They always have more of a shine than I like.

    I like the Lock Stock and Barrell, Parker and Ronan flat paints.

    If you have a Ace Hardware near you, the Ace brand Rust Stop flat paints dry to a really flat finish and are better than the Rustoleum IMO.
     
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    Use the Camo paints, they dry flatter.

    Shake well. The earth brown works great on pintail heads.
     
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    That. I store my paints upside-down, and flat Rustoleums have dried flat.
     
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