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Important tip

Important tip

Please note: Do not attempt to paint on an oil-treated or newly varnished surface. It usually needs a 6 month curing time. Also visit this page for other...

HOW TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION OF PAINT

•     Always work with a clean, dry paintbrush. •     Ensure that the surface being painted on is clean and mould-free. •     Do not add water into the paint container. •     Ensure that the rim of the jar is cleaned after each use and that the lid is properly sealed...
HOW TO CLEAN OR PREPARE A SURFACE BEFORE YOU START PAINTING

HOW TO CLEAN OR PREPARE A SURFACE BEFORE YOU START PAINTING

Use Lacquer Thinners to wipe the surface PROPERLY down before starting to paint. DO NOT USE TURPENTINE OR BENZENE. Allow to dry for 20 minutes and start painting. •    For very oily, polished surfaces also use Lacquer Thinners. Take a cloth, wet it with Lacquer...
TECHNIQUE 1 – DRY BRUSH

TECHNIQUE 1 – DRY BRUSH

1.   Paint your surface the colour of your choice. (It also works well on non-painted surfaces.) 2.   Allow to dry. 3.   Apply second contrasting colour by using a very dry brush. Dip the brush in the paint and remove any excess paint. 4.   Use only one side of the...
TECHNIQUE 2 – DISTRESSED LOOK

TECHNIQUE 2 – DISTRESSED LOOK

1.   Use the “Vaseline trick” for a distressed look. Apply Pure Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline roughly with a brush (not your paint brush) on the edges on the raw wood before starting to paint. Never put the Vaseline brush back into the paint. (It can also be applied on...
TECHNIQUE 3 – WHITE WASH FOR INDOOR RAW BRICK / TIMBER WALLS

TECHNIQUE 3 – WHITE WASH FOR INDOOR RAW BRICK / TIMBER WALLS

1.   This technique is only a success on a raw timber or raw brick surface. 2.   Mix equal quantities of paint and water together and apply onto the surface with a paint brush (small areas at a time) and evenly spread and wipe with a damp cloth.  A clean, colourless,...

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