It’s always fun to tackle a project with Tjhoko. This living room has been decorated from top to toe in Scandinavian style with these versatile products.

* The claystone wall was whitewashed by applying Tjhoko paint to the wall with a damp cloth, in the colours Vinia Stone and Cloud White respectively.
* The light fittings were painted with a few coats of Tjhoko in the colours Sherif’s Stone (charcoal) and Simon Says (yellow).
* The faux-leather recliner chair, originally wine red, was given a new lease of life with Sherif’s Stone.
* The ladder behind the chair was painted in Matt Black.
* The cushion was stencilled with Sherif’s Stone and Simon Says.
* The table was painted in Don’s Wash and the feet in Matt Black.
* The cement floor was stencilled with a pattern stencil and Stencil of Paris. Afterwards it was ‘washed’ with the colours Vinia Stone and Cloud White.
* The clipboards were all painted in Matt Black except for the yellow one, which was painted with Simon Says. They serve as frames for the photos, which were printed in A5 size on artist’s canvas. A memory, with the place and date, has been written in chalk around each photo. We wrote in charcoal on the yellow board, instead of chalk. The photos can be replaced as often as you choose.

* It’s important to first give surfaces where there may be oiliness, dirt or dust, such as the chair’s faux leather, a thorough wipe with lacquer thinners. Wait 20 minutes after cleaning before you start to paint.
* Always wait for the paint to dry properly between coats before applying the next coat – about 20-30 minutes should be sufficient.
* No sealant was used in any of our projects for this room.


4 Responses

  1. Hi there, how many litres of paint would I need to paint a 3 seater couch? How many layers shoild I paint? What sort of sealer do I use afterwards, and how much of it? Thank you. Regards, Helena

    1. Hi Helena below our coverage
      1 litre does- 8 Square metres one coat
      500ml does- 4 square meters one coat
      250ml does – 2 square metres one coat Below are two links that will assist you with the application of the paint on fabric.

      Ensure that you are working on a natural fabric item, like suede or cotton, and not something that is synthetic. Always keep in mind that paint will change the texture of the fabric. We always recommend painting a small section and test first.

      Tips: Never dilute the paint with water.
      There is no need to apply a sealant or Clear Glaze afterwards.

      Care instructions: Hand wash in cold water.

      • When painting on upholstery, first moisten the fabric with some water. (A spray bottle filled with water works well.) This will help to use less paint and add some elasticity to your first coat of paint.

      • Then apply the 1st coat of paint on top of the moist fabric, wait for the paint to be hand dry.
      Hand dry means that when you touch it, no paint should come off.

      • Next apply a 2nd coat of paint and depending on the fabric you are painting onto maybe it will need a 3rd or 4th coat (No sealant is required or needed)

      The 1st link shows you the application onto an ottoman. The 2nd link shows the application of the paint onto a table runner. Both fabric applications are towards the end of the content clips.

      On a loose item such as a runner or tablecloth, iron on the back more or less 2 hours after the painting has been completed. and

  2. I have synthetic leather shoes that I want to paint. Should I use a sealant after?

    1. Hi Dalene.

      Most definitely – the Glaze will add an extra layer of protection due to shoes being a surface that will get scuffed.

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