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HOW TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION OF PAINT

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 after

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 Thinners and clean the oily

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 brush with little paint

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 a painted

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, dampmutton

TECHNIQUE 4 – WASHED EFFECT

TECHNIQUE 4 – WASHED EFFECT

•    Clean and paint the desired surface.  Wait for the basecoat to dry completely (more or lessan hour).•    Next, dampen a clean, colourless cloth with water and remove any excess moisture.•    Brush some paint onto the damp cloth and evenly spread it onto the cloth.•    Fold the cloth like a

HOW TO PAINT WITH METALIC TJHOKO COLOURS

HOW TO PAINT WITH METALIC TJHOKO COLOURS

• Clean the surface well by wiping clean with a cloth dipped in Lacquer Thinners • Wait 20 minutes for Thinners to dry. • Use a dry , clean paintbrush for painting. • Paint a base coat in one of the Tjhoko Paint colours like Sherif’s Stone and allow to

STENCIL WORK

STENCIL WORK

Secrets when doing stencil work •    Use very little paint and work with a dry foam roller or stencil brush. •    Secure your stencil using masking tape. •    Evenly spread the paint onto the applicator – foam roller or stencil brush (a foam roller works well on larger surfaces like

STENCIL OF PARIS

STENCIL OF PARIS

Secrets when applying Stencil of Paris •    Secure your stencil using masking tape. •    Use a paint scraper and apply the Stencil of Paris on top of the secured stencil. Determine the desired thickness of the Stencil of Paris and work accordingly. •    Once the Stencil of Paris is spread

CLEAR GLAZE APPLICATION

CLEAR GLAZE APPLICATION

Clear Glaze •    As the name describes, it is clear – colourless.  It is a pure acrylic sealant, water-based and non-toxic. •    Dilute 100ml Glaze at a time with 30ml of water in a different container. •    Use a damp, clean colourless cloth (dampen by water and not too wet

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