Photographs Francois Oberholster
- R850 for table on Gumtree
- R70 for gold leaf
- R30 for gilding size
- R107 for Tjhoko Paint
Total: R1 057
You will need
- Tjhoko Paint in the colour Coral Stone
- spirit level
- masking tape
- gilding size (gold leaf adhesive)
- gold leaf
- brushes (one each for paint and size; soft clean brush to apply gold leaf)
1 Remove the handle with a screwdriver.
2 Lightly sand the surface. Remove any dust with a damp cloth.
3 Wipe the surface with thinners to prepare for the chalk paint application.
4 Paint the table with two coats of Tjhoko Paint, letting the paint dry between layers. Leave the bottom of the legs unpainted.
5 Use the spirit level to mark where you want to apply the gold leaf on each leg. Mask the area above your marks.
6 Apply a thin layer of gilding size to the legs. Leave it for 15 minutes to get tacky.
7 Carefully position the gold leaf on the tacky areas. Use the soft brush to smooth it out and wipe away any excess gold leaf.
8 Replace the handle.