Rust-Oleum produces a line of camouflage spray paints that are
available at most large hardware and paint stores. I found mine at Home
Depot for less than $4 per can. I purchased some new blades, masking tape,
and 5 cans of camouflage paint all for under $22. I had an M14 stock that
someone had painted black and a hand guard that I am sorry to say was all
that was left of another camouflage painted stock. The matching stock?
Let's just say it had a very unfortunate mishap that it never fully
For my stencils I printed out a pattern I found online and used a cutting blade to cut out patterns. You can pick any color combination and search in the Google Image directory for the keywords of camouflage patterns. On the web you will find great and clear images of every conceivable military camouflage pattern ever made. I wanted something close to the typical U.S. military Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) camouflage pattern.
I then removed the stencil and was pleased by the results. I continued on
with the color green and then once the green layer had dried I switched to
beige. Then I switched to black. After a while I became less formal and
just held the stencils up and spray painted. I also found if you make a
mistake you can cover it with another layer of color. The whole process
took a couple hours.
What I ended up with is not too bad for a first timer just coming out of
the gates. It is more of a German military type of camouflage pattern and
color scheme, but overall I am pleased with the results. I would not do
this and sell them - but they are good enough for home cooking.
I recommend trying out the stencils and paint on some cardboard before
going onto a stock. I also recommend purchasing another stock and leaving
your original stock in all original condition. I chose for my project to
not camouflage the metal parts of the rifle. I just could not bring myself
to do this but if you choose to do so it is your decision and your weapon.
If you are wondering what my carbine is exactly, no it is not a SOCOM! It
was built up many years before I purchased it. It has an ArmsCorp receiver
and the front sight and muzzle brake were made by
Smith Enterprise, Inc.
It is without a doubt one of my favorite firearms. And is it ever
accurate? Heck Yes!