Anja van Driel of Pretoria writes: I have 12 Globe chairs and a few extra chairs to match. I’d like to whitewash them; which technique should I use?
Nadine Vosloo of Tjhoko Paint replies: A whitewash or limewash technique only works on raw wood, raw cement or a brick surface. Your chairs look like the perfect candidates for such an effect. Here’s how to do it:
• Clean the chairs thoroughly: dip a cloth (such as mutton cloth) in lacquer thinners and wash the surface well. Wear gloves and work in a well-ventilated space. Allow to dry for 40 minutes or until completely dry.