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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,...

TECHNIQUE 4 – WASHED EFFECT

TECHNIQUE 4 – WASHED EFFECT

•    Clean and paint the desired surface.  Wait for the basecoat to dry completely (more or less an 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...

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 dry. • Stir the...

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...

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...

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...

ANTIQUE BROWN GLAZE APPLICATION

ANTIQUE BROWN GLAZE APPLICATION

Antique Brown Glaze •     This product creates an antique look on areas with crevices and detail.  It is water-based, pure acrylic and non toxic. On flat surfaces rather make use of a washed technique to get an antique finish instead of the Antique Brown Glaze. •    ...

WATER SLIDE TRANSFERS

WATER SLIDE TRANSFERS

Secrets when applying WATER SLIDE transfers •    Use transfers only on smooth, flat surfaces. •    Paint your surface in one of the Tjhoko Paint colours. •    Wait 4 hours and apply Clear Glaze diluted with 30% water and wipe onto the painted surface with a damp...

HOW TO STENCIL ON FABRIC

HOW TO STENCIL ON FABRIC

•    Ensure that it is a natural woven fabric and not synthetic fibre.  Cotton, suede…works well. •    Remember that paint will change the feel and texture of fabric. •    To do stencil work on fabric follow the steps for stencil work. •    Do not clean the fabric...

CLEANING EQUIPMENT AFTER PAINTWORK IS COMPLETED

Wash all brushes, rollers, scrapers with water (NO CHEMICALS NEEDED) directly after finishing the paintwork. Once finished using your Consol filled with Tjhoko and Glazes, reapply a wax paper to prevent the paint and sealant from sticking to the metal plate. If it...

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