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Below guidelines to only a few techniques. The possibilities with Tjhoko are endless:

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.

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.

 5. One or more colours can be brushed, depending on the look you want to create.

 6. To seal use Clear Glaze or Antique Brown Glaze, depending on your preference. (Glazes are discussed on p.4)


  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 bottom.



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 brush. Remove any excess paint on the sides of the stencil brush. 
  • Secure the stencil with masking tape and work with your stencil brush in circular movements on top of the stencil.  This will create a very even smooth finish to your stencil work.

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 with the paint scraper, the stencil can be removed from the surface while the Stencil of Paris is still wet.
  • Immediately wash scraper and stencil in lukewarm water.
  • Wait until stencil of Paris is completely dry and sand down for a smooth finish or leave like is for a rustic look.
  • You can paint over Stencil of Paris, once completely dry or leave as is.

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 forget to do so, just hold the closed Consol Jar underneath a running tap of warm water and tap it and it will open.

Remember you are the creator of your masterpiece.

We’ve enjoyed the journey to manufacture this premium product, now you need to enjoy unleashing that artistic flair inside of you! Remember you are the creator of your masterpiece. Take control and enjoy!

The Product & Why Tjhoko Paint?

  1. The quality is excellent!

2. It is easy to use – no preparation is required, no sanding and no priming (undercoat) needed. The packaging is beautiful and user friendly. It is easy to open.

3. It’s already a sealed product that leaves no chalky residue.

4. Once painted and sealed with the Glaze, you can repaint again without any preparations required.

5. It grips to the following surfaces: Wood, cement, tiles, glass, aluminium, varnished surfaces, fabric, leather, walls, melamine, metal etc.

6. The colour palete is beautiful and we can even custom make colours of your choice.

7. It saves time and money. Instead of buying something new, you create it yourself.

8. You go a long way with a litre of paint. More or less 8 square meters, depending on the surface being painted.

9. Tjhoko Paint is also a chalk board paint.

10. The paint doesn’t turn thick and you never need to dilute it with water to make it usable. Your brush doesn’t need to be wet to make it usable. Just relax, enjoy and paint!

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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 a paint scraper and scrape the paint from the Vaseline coated areas.

2. Repeat the process, applying Vaseline each time on a different area and using different colours of paint. Wait for paint to dry after each coat before using the paint scraper to remove the paint.

3. Use a green merlon pad to smooth everything out or a piece of 600 grid sandpaper.

4. A second method to create a distressed look is the “old sandpaper” method. Sand, sand and sand!

5. You can even combine the two methods.

6. Apply the Glaze Clear or Glaze Antique Brown if desired.

Enjoy your results!!!

Tjhoko Paint directions for metallic paints

  • 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 Metallic Paint well before and during use.
  • Paint with clean , dry brush.
  • Allow for each coat of paint to dry completely before applying the next coat.
  • Coverage of metallic paint differ from normal Tjhoko colours due the waterbase metallic composition.
  • Dry-brush technique also recommendable.


Popular Colour Sample Palette

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28ml colour samples from 9 of our most popular products.

Colours included:

  • Coral Stone
  • Elvis Mix
  • Stone Wash
  • Cloud white
  • Lorain’s Cream
  • Cement Grey
  • Silver
  • Rose Gold
  • Gold

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