For production reasons, DecoArt has discontinued
making Traditions Texture Medium. For this reason. we have
replaced that product with Deco Art Dimensional Texture
Paste. We have tested the new Dimensional Texture
paste and it is totally compatible with Traditions line of
paints and mediums. Preparation and application is virtually the
same as the old Traditions line of Texture medium.
The following is a tutorial that may help get
you familiar with the new product for Decoy use . For best
results we recommend the following:
1. Proper sealing of the decoy is a must.
For HD cork we recommend two liberal coats of Traditions Cork
Sealer, letting it dry 12 hours between coats. For wood decoys
you can seal with Traditions Multi Surface Sealer or Cork
2. To prepare the Texture paste for
application add Traditions paint to the paste. The color you
choose depends on your base color for the decoy. You can
actually control the amount of texture by how much paint you add
to the paste. I like a ratio of 20% paint to texture paste for a
heavier texture and a 50/50 mix for finer.
3. Apply a liberal amount of the Texture
paste/paint mixture to the surface with sponge. Using a
push/pull action a “bumped up” texture can be created. Here is
an example of a finer and coarse texture...
You can also do vermiculation combing
using a vermiculation comb...
4. For best adhesion and durability it is
best to let the texture paste dry 24 hours before painting. Once
dry you can proceed to applying paint. A small amount of
Traditions Glazing Medium or Satin Varnish can be added to your
paint for additional durability. We always recommend that for
best results stay within one brand of paint products start to
finish for predictable results.
There are several advantages to texturing. The
textured surface makes it easier to pick up wet decoys and
breaks up shine. The bumped up surface is perfect for layering
paint and detail work. The texture provides one more layer of
protection especially for cork decoys so that they do not wick