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    About Andy Crichton

    Master painter and decorator Andy Crichton As a time-served decorating professional, I feel that the only way to maintain or raise standards in the trade is for the best in the trade to openly share their hard-earned knowledge.

    Traditional Painter reflects my open book philosophy, which I believe is a win-win for both prospective clients looking for excellence, and decorators & suppliers striving for excellence.

    Hand-painted kitchens

    kitchen Alderley EdgeWe prepare and paint lacquered oak, waxed pine, laminate; repaint luxury painted kitchens…new bespoke timber or poplar / MDF; refurbish; All kitchens to a very high standard with specialist abrasives, dust extraction and high tech primers. FAQ

    For traditional paint finishes Little Greene oil eggshell is outstanding. Farrow and Ball Estate eggshell nice finish but… Trusted Kitchen painters in your area of UK use even better.

    Hand-painted furniture

    pine dresser painted To revive an oak cabinet, favourite pine dresser or beige laminate cupboard, they can be hand-painted in a durable satin / eggshell finish, in any colour you like, or Annie Sloan chalk paint, waxed, distressed, gilded, sprayed…

    Hand-painting wooden furniture adds years to its life. Many original tips on how to paint pine furniture or call on the pros highlighted.

    Interior decorating period property

    Is your home big, tricky or old? Professional interior decorating services don’t come cheap, but shoddy work costs more! The best decorators for period property are old school thinkers with uptodate kit & systems. For attention to detail & value-for-money, call in one of these specialist period property decorators in your area. They know exactly what they are doing.

    Online paint colour advice

    Over the past couple of years, a growing number of homeowners around the UK and overseas have been approaching Ingrid of Lilou Interiors for online paint colour advice. Professional decorators are seeing the benefits of her online service too.

    Read testimonials from Ingrid’s clients, delighted with how she provided a colour scheme that suited their taste, their home & their budget.

    Refurbish a kitchen

    The kitchen is the hub of the home for many, and secretly, could always do with more storage, a smarter layout, or be a different colour… But looking at it financially, practically, and environmentally, throwing out a pretty decent kitchen and fitting a brand new custom kitchen is rightly the last thing on many people’s minds. However, rather than putting up with less than perfect for another 10 years, there are creative alternatives to a full blown kitchen re-fit. More…

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    Basis of a TP recommendation | Kitchens | Furniture | TP painters & decorators

    If the info we've all shared in TP blog articles has given you the confidence to paint kitchen cabinets and furniture yourself, that is great. And in general, we hope that all homeowners, DIY and trade can take away & use our ideas for decorating better, faster or cleaner than the accepted norm.
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