We are happy to announce that Deco Art has put Texture Medium
back in line up of great Traditions products.
The following tutorial may help get you familiar with the
Texture Medium for Decoy use. For best results we recommend the
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 Sealer.
prepare the Texture Medium for application add Traditions
to the Texture Medium. 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 medium for a heavier texture and a 50/50 mix for
3. Apply a liberal amount of the Texture
Medium/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 medium 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