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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...

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 colour by using a very dry brush. 4. Use only one side of the brush with little paint on it and work only in one direction. 5. Important:...

Two Colour Distressing

Don’t want the wood to come through but are still after that distressed look? Apply your first colour and wait to dry. Then apply your second coat which will be your dominant colour that you mainly want to see. Once the second coat is dry then start sanding. Bear in...

One Colour Distressing

One of the all time favourite techniques! Simply paint your piece of furniture and wait to dry. With sandpaper (60/80/100) sand areas where you want the wood to come through. This easily creates that shabby/distressed look. Your call if you want to seal or not for...

White Wash

This is mainly used on untreated/new wood and really gives that ‘beach’ look and feel. Apply a thin layer of paint and with a damp cloth wipe the paint down in the direction of the wood grain. This must be done within a few seconds. If you want more coverage then add...

Tjhoko-ing the perfect underplates

Tjhoko-ing the perfect underplates

Always ensure that surface being painted is clean and grease-free, no need to apply a primer or to sand. If it was previously waxed, then you’ll have to sand before painting. If unsure if the surface is clean, wipe it down with a cloth dipped in some Lacquer Thinners....

How to use Water Slide Transfers

How to use Water Slide Transfers

What is Water slide transfers and how can it be used? The water slide transfer paper can easily be used to transfer any image or text. The best things about this is that it is translucent and can be used on almost any smooth surface. I have successfully used the water...

Step by step for Easter flower vases

Steps: Apply masking tape onto glass jars. Make sure that no paint can leak in underneath the masking tape. Firmly secure masking tape onto the glass jar. Paint straight onto the glass in the colours of your choice. We used Cement Grey and Olivia’s Pale. Wait for...

Applying Scratchy & Water Slide Transfers

Seal your project first BEFORE applying the transfer, if you going to using a scratchy and a water slide transfer then you must FIRST apply the scratchy and then the water slide transfer. Read the instructions before you begin with either the scratchy or the water...

Tjhoko Paint Scratchy Transfers Tips

Please note: Scratchy transfers does not work on: Unpainted wood, glass, enamel or high glass paint. It can be used on Chalk paint and PVA. Before you begin: • Make sure that your project has been sanded with a 100 grit sand paper after you have painted it with any of...

Glazes

Glazes

• Our Sealants are: Glaze Clear and Glaze Antique Brown. • It is a pure acrylic product, which proves to be an excellent sealant. • It is water-based. You can always paint on top of the glazes again. Even though the glazes might have been applied Tjhoko is still a...

Secrets When Applying 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 evenly on top of stencil...

Stencilling

Stencilling

Hello to a whole new look. Stencilling is so in and can transform your masterpiece. Adhere your stencil with stencil spray, but also light tack tape will work such as masking tape. Dip your stencil brush in your paint and just like dry brushing, make sure that there...

How To Clean Equipment After Paintwork Is Completed

• Wash all brushes, rollers, scrapers with water (NO CHEMICALS NEEDED) • Once finished using your Consol filled with Tjhoko and Glazes, reapply a wax paper or use Glad Wrap to prevent the paint and sealant from sticking to the metal plate. If it happens that you...

Secrets When Doing Stencil Work

Secrets When Doing Stencil Work

• Use very little paint and work with a dry foam roller when stenciling on large surfaces like walls. • When stenciling on smaller surfaces use a stencil brush. Apply little paint onto the stencil brush, ensure that the paint is evenly distributed onto the stencil...

Step by step when Stenciling on fabric

Steps: Select a stencil in a design of your choice We used the Easter Border Hold stencil firmly onto the fabric. Use a stencil brush and dip it into your paint. Remove most of the paint from the stencil brush. The less paint the better, else the paint will leak in...