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Old 11-25-2019, 11:59 AM   #1
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Why the heck do people paint permanent box blinds camouflage?

I mean... seriously... its gonna be there 30 years... it doesn't help... right?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:00 PM   #2
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The same reason they wear camo out of season. They like the look and you gotta cover it with something right?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:01 PM   #3
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Because it’s not a big deal and should not be over thought.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #4
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Because pink is only good for October?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #5
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I wanna paint one pepto pink!
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:07 PM   #6
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Same reason people have different camo for different terrain...because they want to despite it not making any difference at all. lol
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:17 PM   #7
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What matters is how often u shoot stuff out of it!
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:17 PM   #8
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After much time pondering on your question my educated answer would be, because I wanted to. lol

No real reason buddy just makes some people fell better about their set ups i guess. Any paint either in pink or camo does preserve the wood.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:17 PM   #9
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I don't claim it makes a big difference other than you can obscure the windows a bit on a bow blind. I do it because I enjoy creatively camoing stuff! Here are a few I've done:

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Old 11-25-2019, 12:20 PM   #10
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Why the heck do people paint permanent box blinds camouflage?

I mean... seriously... its gonna be there 30 years... it doesn't help... right?
They want too?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:21 PM   #11
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Why the heck do people paint permanent box blinds camouflage?

I mean... seriously... its gonna be there 30 years... it doesn't help... right?
Where and what stands are you buying that you are getting 30 years out of?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:23 PM   #12
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The same reason folks wear full camo to sit in a box blind!
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:23 PM   #13
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Always wondered the same. I mean if you are trying to hide it from being seen by the neighbors etc it would make since. But I personally like them to be reflective to be easy to fins in the dark and some bright color. To also help with finding in the dark.

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Old 11-25-2019, 12:27 PM   #14
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I wanna paint one pepto pink!
I did, it was on sale at home depot from a bad mix of exterior oil base flat enamel ( super cheap and lasted for years)
Still paint everything with off color mixed on sale paint any color except black “ it’s to hot”

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Old 11-25-2019, 12:34 PM   #15
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To make it harder for thieves and poachers to find them.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:35 PM   #16
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This was one of our paint jobs.... It is so we blend in with the deer
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:37 PM   #17
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because painting a rainbow on it would be gay?
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:42 PM   #18
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To prevent poachers finding them and hunting out of them.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:48 PM   #19
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Gotta paint it to "seal" the wood from the elements...so ya might as well cam it out

I use whatever paint is on the discount bin...last one I did was a cream white color. Stuck out like a sore thumb
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:51 PM   #20
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I like camo
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:53 PM   #21
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I thought you had a serious question
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:58 PM   #22
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I thought you had a serious question
Lol.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:08 PM   #23
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Cuz if it ain’t Camo it’s just an outhouse...
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:15 PM   #24
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Why are there skinny jeans? Why do all women wear extended crotch mom jeans now?
Why do people dress up their dogs? These are the things that keep me up at night.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:19 PM   #25
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So the blinds don't stand out as much. Deer won't care what color they are. The LO probably would.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:23 PM   #26
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Where and what stands are you buying that you are getting 30 years out of?
Haha, this! And what the hell is a "blind?"
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:27 PM   #27
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The same reason folks wear full camo to sit in a box blind!
Lol.. They want it for the pictures. But, most of my warmer gear is camo.
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:33 PM   #28
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This is how some joker camouflaged one of our deer blinds before.

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Old 11-25-2019, 01:33 PM   #29
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Camo is cool
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:35 PM   #30
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To help hide it from the local taxing authority. I swear they are trying to tax us for buildings! lol
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:03 PM   #31
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It's actually serious business in Texas to have you blind painted up. Try not painting your blind and see what the elements do to it.

If I have the opportunity to paint another blind. I'm going to paint the image of a very mature doe with a big set of ta ta's.

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Old 11-25-2019, 02:05 PM   #32
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I wanna paint one pepto pink!
we have one on our lease
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:41 PM   #33
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Why the heck do people paint permanent box blinds camouflage?

I mean... seriously... its gonna be there 30 years... it doesn't help... right?
You are right it doesn't help, but you have to paint it so why not have fun with it. Sure you could go one color but where is the fun the creativity. Don't be a fun sucker LOL
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Old 11-25-2019, 02:45 PM   #34
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Same reason city boys put a 6" lift and mud tires on a 2wd truck
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:23 PM   #35
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I think having your blind blend into the surroundings makes some difference.
Especially for bow box blinds. Probably no difference for rifle blinds...

Perhaps your feeder regulars would get used to eating 15 yards from a very obvious box blind painted in a bright color, but I have to think the wise old buck, who only slips up during the rut, will avoid obvious hunters set ups.


On our Mexico lease, you could put up a pink box blind, and have 20 deer at 20 yards in 20 minutes.
Our parker county deer know when a new limb is cut on a cedar tree. Just depends on the savy...ness of your deer herd...
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:28 PM   #36
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Not camo , but I painted mine with gray porch and deck paint. That was 25 years ago their still going strong.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:57 PM   #37
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Some guys should paint them light blue with some clouds because that is the real background from a deer's perspective.
Guys paint stuff camo because we like to paint stuff camo.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:59 PM   #38
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I use old cedar pickets
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:05 PM   #39
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So the deer won’t see it duh.. also so other hunters won’t know where it is..
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:06 PM   #40
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Some guys should paint them light blue with some clouds because that is the real background from a deer's perspective.
Guys paint stuff camo because we like to paint stuff camo.
I have a more open air stand that's above the brush line. From ground level you're looking up to the sky.

I wear a blue shirt when I sit there
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:13 PM   #41
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Some guys should paint them light blue with some clouds because that is the real background from a deer's perspective.
Guys paint stuff camo because we like to paint stuff camo.
Yep with blinds 12-20 feet up doesn’t make any difference what color outside of blind is, inside gotta be black and the curtains burlap or dark
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:31 PM   #42
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I have a stand on our property. years ago I painted it tan. After years in the sun. The tan pigment bleached out and its now white. snow white. my kids have named it Whitey. We have talked about painting it a different color but we just leave it white. deer dont care.
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:55 PM   #43
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:00 PM   #44
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We just paint our bow blinds so that it breaks up the window. They don't typically like a black square cut out of the side. Therefore we paint patterns to break up when the window is open.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:05 PM   #45
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Atascosa.

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Old 11-25-2019, 06:08 PM   #46
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When I repaint this one in the off season it will be in a lighter shade of green or brown. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to take a pic tomorrow morning of the it so I can let my wife match the more dominate color around it this time of year. I know it doesn't matter, I just like it to look camouflaged
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:11 PM   #47
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Where and what stands are you buying that you are getting 30 years out of?
I built one with my dad that I'm currently sitting in that is 28 yrs old. I need to replace a few boards and repaint it but it's still holding strong.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:12 PM   #48
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The blinds I build do last 25+ years easily. Some are metal and some are wood. They get painted when built and that’s it. It does help break the box up at a distance.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:22 PM   #49
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^^^^^ this X 1000

Lady, you have way too much time on your hands, if you're worrying about stuff like this
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:34 PM   #50
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I killed a decent deer out of this blind weekend before last.
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