Things you'll need:
1. Four different colors of spray paint in a matte finish, preferably those that best match your local woodlands. I chose olive, tan, green, and brown.
2. Protective Matte Clear Coat.
3. Painters tape.
4. Wax paper.
7. A firearm to paint!
8. A whole ton of patience.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage, loss of value, or voided warranties. You attempt this at your own risk and understand that I am not responsible for your actions. Always obey local, state, and federal laws when working on a firearm.
Step 1: Prep Work
Next you will want to tape off or remove which ever parts that you do not want to paint. I chose to tape off the hammer/ejection lever, trigger guard assembly, and sling mounts. I also removed the rubber butt pad.
Step 2: Pattern Time
In order of use, the four main patterns are:
1. Small stripe/speck. (You will only need a few of these).
2. Large splotch/amoebae looking things.
3. Small splotch.
4. Long wavy stripe.
What you will need to due is pull out about two feet of wax paper and completely cover both sides with overlapping layers of painters tape. Once that is done draw all of your patterns out on ONE SIDE ONLY, remember that each pattern will create two stickers.
Step 3: Spray Away.
While the paint dries it would be a good time to start cutting our patterns out, it'll take a little while.
Step 4: Apply Pattern 1
You may find it to be a little difficult to peel the stickers off of the wax paper, i found the tweezers to be a huge help here. Make sure that when applying pattern stickers that you press them down into the grooves, this provides a much cleaner pattern.
Step 5: Second Paint Color
Step 6: Pattern 2 and Paint
Once you have finished placing your patterns, go ahead and apply your next color. You will want to use your second lightest color, for me this was tan.
Step 7: Pattern 3 and Paint... Again.
Once you're all done go ahead and spray it with your darkest color from your set, for me this was brown. Remember, nice even coats.
Step 8: Pattern 4 and Paint... Stripes Time!
Apply your wavy stripes in a diagonal fashion going the same way, give a little spacing between them. This pattern will actually be the background pattern for all of the other patterns.
Now we want to spray our firearm with our second darkest and second lightest colors (tan and green) in a stripe pattern going diagonally opposite of our sticker pattern.
Step 9: Peel Off Those Stickers!
Once they are all off, give it a few coats of protective matte clear coat.
Step 10: Show Time!
Well I hope that you enjoyed and that you have fun making your patterns and mixing and matching different colors!