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    Hand-painted kitchens, furniture & period property

    About Traditional Painter

    Master painter and decorator Andy Crichton Welcome to the home of 20+ specialist kitchen painters & decorating professionals working hard to maintain and raise standards by openly sharing their hard-earned knowledge, advising homeowners, DIY and trade.

    Traditional Painter reflects the open book philosophy of Andy Crichton, which he believes is a win-win for prospective clients looking for excellence, as well as decorators & suppliers striving for excellence.

    Hand-painted kitchens

    kitchen Alderley EdgeWe explain how we prepare and paint lacquered oak, waxed pine, laminate kitchens; repaint luxury painted kitchens, new bespoke hardwood, poplar/MDF; & refurbish too. Meticulous, high standards of preparation, dust extraction and proven specifications. 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 Revive an oak cabinet, favourite pine dresser or beige laminate cupboard with a hand-painted 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

    Your kitchen is well used, it could do with more storage, perhaps a smarter layout, or be a different colour… But looking at it financially, practically, and environmentally, throwing out a decent kitchen and fitting a brand new custom kitchen is 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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  • Andy Crichton { There are a few options for sealing decoupage, the original medium is thinned down wood glue, or it could be a polyurethane or an acrylic... } – Jul 27, 5:24 PM
  • Clair { Hi, Thanks for all the tips and advice about chalk painting. I’m just wondering- I have a piece of finished wooden furniture that’s a cherry... } – Jul 27, 4:58 PM
  • Sam { Thanks for this, I sanded with a 180 phew! And have applied 2 coats of the primer undercoat so ready to start painting tomorrow. The... } – Jul 24, 8:40 PM
  • Andy Crichton { Hi Sam, in short, as long as you don't break through clear lacquer on the pine furniture when sanding down, you do not need to... } – Jul 24, 8:24 PM
  • Sam { Hi I am about to paint some pine bedroom furniture, I've just been to a little greene stockist to buy my oil based eggshell where... } – Jul 23, 5:21 PM
  • Andy Crichton { Hi Dani, that sounds like a good plan, except I would probably try a quick test to remove the wax with a degreaser before sanding.... } – Jul 21, 12:28 PM