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How To Clean Surfaces Before You Start Painting?

• You can use Lacquer Thinners to properly wipe the surface down before starting to paint. DO NOT USE TURPENTINE OR BENZENE. Allow to dry for 15-20 minutes and start painting. Works well on varnished surfaces. Important to remember is not to paint on newly varnished...

Techniques for oily/polished surfaces

Techniques For very oily/polished furniture – clean with lacquer thinners before painting. Apply the paint and wait in between coats for the paint to dry. Once the final coat has been applied wait for at least 4 hours. Wait at least 6 months before painting on a newly...
Distressed Look

Distressed Look

1. Use the “Vaseline trick” for a distressed look. Apply Vaseline roughly with a brush on the edges on the raw wood before starting to paint. (It can also be applied on a painted surface.) The paint won’t stick on the Vaseline areas. Wait for the paint to dry and use...
Metallic Tjhoko Paints

Metallic Tjhoko Paints

The Metallic Tjhoko range is available in three trendy and vibrant metallic colours: • Charm’s Silver • Am’s Rose Gold • Ali’s Gold The Metallic Tjhoko range is waterbased and made with excellent quality metallic pigments. Due to the weight of the pigments the...

Secrets When Applying Transfers

• Use transfers only on smooth, flat surfaces. Paint the desired surface in the Tjhoko colour of your choice, wait 4 hours for the paint to dry. Dilute the CLEAR GLAZE with 30% of water (only mix as much as you will need for this specific project and also mix in a...

Dragging

1. Paint your surface the colour of your choice. Allow to dry. 2. Apply second colour by painting long streaks on the painted surface. 3. Use a cloth (old t-shirt works best) or a paint brush and drag the streaks of paint over the already painted surface, from top to...