I have done a little bit of sponge painting. I'm sure someone else will come along with more advice but here goes: first suggestion for painting cheap synthetic stocks is use a camo krylon fusion for a base paint. It sticks better than anything I've tried. I also mostly use one or two of the other fusion camo colors for sponging.May not be gunsmithing related but thought I would try to ask this question here, who has tried a homemadeanners type camo on a cheaper synthetic stock using sponges? Tips or tricks? And photos would be helpful
Hey Lance what's the set up for your tripod rear rest? The stocks look great btw. TIA.I have done a few. Not hard at all. I use model paint (like for model tanks/planes).
Manners Tac Moola (green) w. 3 color tan to fill in between. Had too much black in between.
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The clear coat sure helps with dings and scratches. Krylon makes a flat crystal clear that looks great with no reflective glare.I've done quite a few. I use a spray paint base, then use craft paint for the sponge applications, and clear coat everything a few days later. Less is usually more with the sponging, it's easy to overdo it and it generally looks better with less color than you think you'll need. My impatience has caused a few stocks to get terrible paint cracking if I apply the clearcoat too soon before the base paint has fully dried. I now allow at least 2-3 days for the stock to dry before I seal it up with clearcoat.
Also, have fun! It's easy to redo if you screw it up but chances are you'll be very happy with the final result and it'll be a nice aesthetic upgrade from your plain stock.
That set up is a Harris bipod front, Primos tripod rear. Works amazingly well for a sitting/kneeling position. I also use the Primos tripod and a BogPod bipod for the rear at times. Or Harris bipod front, Bogpod rear....Hey Lance what's the set up for your tripod rear rest? The stocks look great btw. TIA.