How to Paint Duck Decoys

Duck decoys get bumped around a lot as you carry them to and from your hunting spot.  Every few years we recommend putting a fresh paint on your duck decoys.  This is because it is important to have brightly painted decoys to help catch the attention of ducks flying near your spread. Follow these simple steps on how to paint duck decoys.

Again, we are going to make this SUPER easy for you to do by following our directions step by step with no step missed.

Supplies Needed:

  • Earth brown flat non-reflective spray paint
  • Khaki flat non-reflective spray paint
  • Black flat non-reflective spray paint
  • Yellow spray paint
  • Green spray paint
  • Small paint brush
  • 1/4 inch masking tape
  • 1/2 inch masking tape
  • Plastic sandwich bag
  • Disposable/plastic gloves (optional)


Step 1: Clean and dry the decoys.


Step 2:  Apply ¼ inch masking tape covering the white tail feather area, white side feather area and white ring around the decoy neck.


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