Flocked decoys offer several advantages over painted dekes. The flocked surfaces absorb light similar to the way that feathers do, giving a more realistic appearance. This is especially the case in direct sun that can create an unrealistic glare off painted decoys. But premium flocked decoys usually come with a premium price tag. That’s why this DIY project is so useful: you can flock your existing spread for about $30 and an afternoon’s worth of your time. Avery sells a flocking kit here.