The wall was painted in Tjhoko Inspired Wall Colours in the colour Lebo’s Light. Allow this PVA paint, specially mixed in Tjhoko Paint colours, to dry for at least four hours after it has been applied.
For this subtle yet striking wash technique, thin lines of Tjhoko Paint were applied horizontally below the cornice in the colours Martin’s Move, Pholoso and Cloud White respectively using a 38mm Hamilton’s Ensign brush (start at the top with Martin’s Move, followed by a line of Pholoso and then Cloud White). Keep a spray bottle of water handy and apply a fine mist to the paint while it is still wet so that the paint makes ‘tears’ and starts to run down the wall. Use a damp cloth to subtly blend the paint below the cornice until you have the desired look – use more water if necessary. Only apply this wash technique to small sections at a time, as the paint on the wall must be wet for the blending to work best.
Mount recycled metal ceiling boards on an MDF board and remove any old paint with a quality paint stripper. Using an old paintbrush, apply petroleum jelly to the ceiling boards in random areas. Using a 50mm Hamilton’s Fibre Brush, paint the ceiling boards with Tjhoko Paint Lebo’s Light, including those areas with the petroleum jelly; allow to dry for 40 minutes. Lightly sand the areas where the petroleum jelly was applied with 80-grit sandpaper; this will expose the old ceiling boards, creating a lovely vintage look. Allow to dry for at least 40 minutes. Repeat the process, this time with Tjhoko Paint Da’vid. Allow to dry. A sealant is not necessary.
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