If you’ve got an itch to be creative, then take a look at some of the fun and easy ways you can use Tjhoko Paint to give new life to old surfaces, photo frames and more!
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Technique 1 – Dry Brush
- Paint your surface the colour of your choice. (It also works well on non-painted surfaces.)
- Allow to dry.
- Apply second colour by using a very dry brush.
- Use only one side of the brush with little paint on it and work only in one direction.
- Important: The brush needs to be dry and little paint is required. Movement is only in one direction. After each stroke the movement is repeated.
- One or more colours can be brushed, depending on the look you want to create.
- To seal use Tjhoko Paint Clear Glaze or Antique Brown Glaze, depending on your preference.
Technique 2 – Dragging
- Paint your surface the colour of your choice. Allow to dry.
- Apply second colour by painting long streaks on the painted surface.
- 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 bottom.
- You can also mix equal amounts of paint and Tjhoko Paint Clear Glaze when doing the dragging technique. Then you have a sealed surface once your technique is completed.
Technique 3 – Distressed Look
- 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 a paint scraper and scrape the paint from the Vaseline coated areas.
- Repeat the process, applying Vaseline each time on a different area and using different colours of paint.
- Use a green merlon pad to smooth everything out or a piece of 600 grit sandpaper. A second method to create a distressed look is the “old sandpaper” method. Sand, sand and sand!
- You can even combine the two methods.
- Apply Tjhoko Paint Clear Glaze or Glaze Antique Brown if desired.