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How to Paint Just About Anything In Camouflage

Written by Chris Elliot

For centuries people have been using camouflage for a number of purposes. Hunters use camouflage to blend in with their surroundings. Soldiers in the military use camouflage to hide from enemies and to hide their weapons.

Camouflage is the breaking up of a pattern for the purpose of blending in and hiding with the surroundings. This can be done with the use of specific colors, shapes, and patterns. Learning how to paint camouflage techniques can be used on both large and small items. With coats of paint in Earthly colors including different shapes of greens and browns objects as large as 500 gallon propane tanks and wild came feeders can blend in with the outdoor surroundings.

Paint companies are manufacturing special paint to help people blend into their surroundings. There is an ultra fine paint that is used specially for the purpose of camouflage. The paint comes in colors such as olive, and different shades of greens and grays. The paint will dry completely within a couple of minutes.

When applying camouflage there is a special layering process. A person should start off with the dark colors then go to the lightened colors for highlights. Check out the surroundings to get an idea of what colors should be used. It is often recommended to start off with a thin coat of a dark brown or green paint as a base coat. Lighter colors are then applied over top of that. If the object that is going to be camouflaged is going to be in the shade it can be finished with a light spray of a dark paint.

To get an idea of what color paint to use a person can also look at the coloring of sticks and leaves in the area to see the coloring patterns. A person can stencil the objects in a dark color and finish them with a light color. This is known as reverse shadowing. It will also give the object a 3 dimensional effect.

If a person is not happy with the end result they can start the camouflage process over again. Camouflage s an interesting and fun way to blend in with nature.

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Chris Elliot