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Creating Texture With Traditions Texture Medium

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 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 Sealer.

2. To prepare the Texture Medium for application add Traditions Acrylic Paint 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 finer.

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...

DecoArt Traditions Dimensional Effects Texturing Paste

 You can also do vermiculation combing using a vermiculation comb...

DecoArt Traditions Dimensional Effects Texturing Paste

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 water.

DecoArt Traditions Dimensional Effects Texturing Paste DecoArt Traditions Dimensional Effects Texturing Paste
DecoArt Traditions Dimensional Effects Texturing Paste DecoArt Traditions Dimensional Effects Texturing Paste

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