need advice on painting a wooden stock??

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by shooter88, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    I wanna paint the stock on my 12 guage but dont know what the best paint is to use and dont know the best way to use it. I dont want it to rub or scratch off easily in the woods
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Sounds like you just need to pick up a synthetic stock.
    Or.... What kind of paint are you thinking?
     

  3. CaptCraig

    CaptCraig New Member

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    Is it a really nice stock already? Is it stained nad lacquered or oil finished?

    I would use a spray paint to cover it smoothly and evenly and let it dry well and then I would apply several coats of polyacrylic. The poly is chemical and solvent resistant and will give you a nice finish. It comes in satin and clear and maybe another finish. depending on what you are crawling therough, the stock will scratch. If you want a no-nonsence finish, get a composite stock.

    - Craig
     
  4. Sarge22

    Sarge22 New Member

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    Krylon spray works good. Adheres well, and is resilient. Buff the surface with some 400 paper and spray exactly as the can directs.
     
  5. 7.62 Man

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    You could try this.

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  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    depends on the gun make and model and the type of wood the stock is made of. if it's the cheaper wood than i say go for it. if it's a nice piece of walnut and a nicer shotgun, then you would be better off refinishing the stock than painting because painting it would decrease the value a lot. another option would be as some else posted would find a synthetic replacement and keep the wood stock, especially if the wood is really nice.
     
  7. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Its like brand new but i just dont like the way it looks the gun cost me less than 300 its a mossburg 535 12 gauge magnum (shoots 3.5" shells)