Traditional Kitchen Painting

Hand Painted Kitchen Specialists in UK

Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, Linton

Reliable hand-painted kitchen specialists and furniture painters in the UK are few and far between, and can be hard to find. But you just struck it lucky! There is a trusted specialist in your area listed below.

Please note, only those listed below are recommended by Traditional Painter or have permission to use the Traditional Painter logo. If in doubt, contact owner Andy Crichton.

Find your Kitchen Painter

What is Traditional Painter?

Traditional Kitchen Painting
Traditional Painter is home to 20 of the best independent kitchen painters in the country, and there will be one local to you!
An invitation-only group of individuals hand-picked for their skills, experience and commitment to quality.
Experienced craftsmen who can be relied on to hand-paint your tired wooden kitchen, upcycle furniture, re-paint bespoke kitchens.
Painting specialists who come highly recommended, and operate with the highest standards.

Case Studies

There is a lot more to painting kitchens than meets the eye, so don’t take chances employing just any painter to transform your kitchen! TP’s workmanship, attention to detail and efficiency are hard to beat.

Re-painting of traditional timber kitchen

A once lacklustre timber kitchen in Yorkshire has been brought back to life by our skilled Traditional Painter Lee Simone. All preparation and painting has been completed to a high showroom standard. The use of accent colour helps bring out character in the woodwork, creating a kitchen that looks brand new for a fraction of the cost.

Lee Simone took this superb kitchen and following best trade practice, transformed it, and took it to a whole new level for his clients.

Transformation of mahogany kitchen

Richard Willott, Traditional Painter’s Suffolk kitchen painter was asked earlier in the year to transform this particular cherry and mahogany kitchen, situated in a tranquil Suffolk village. Despite the doubt behind the question, he knew the project would work out very well.

As you can see from the before pictures, this was a very dark cherry / mahogany hardwood kitchen which seemed to suck any natural light out of the room. What a transformation. Very happy clients.

Why you can rely on our Kitchen Painters »

All specialists recommended on TP are independent bona fide companies who have satisfied myself and trusted trade peers that they meet 3 criteria.

The criteria for specialists in TP are:

– one or 2-man businesses working at the top of their game

– an exceptional skill set

– focussed on painted kitchens and furniture.

Your idea of trusted recommendations, might not be mine!


– Traditional Painters have had to prove themselves to their peers, year after year. For instance, we have decorators who have worked 10 years plus for the UK’s most prestigious kitchen companies; college lecturers; trade assessors, “decorators of the year” Fellows with 10 years’ impeccable feedback… they have had a rigorous and ongoing assessment of their abilities by people who know, for a long time.

– For what its’s worth, I also recognise high end decorators when I see them. I set up, wrote and run this website, drawing on my own areas of expertise in the decorating trade, setting out the stall for what I view as the way to approach our profession. The common thread of all TP specialists is that decorating is not a job, it is a vocation. After 30 years, we are still into the whole rubbing down and preparation and fancy finishing. That mindset is not shared by everyone in the decorating trade.

– TP is also associated with industry-leading companies like Mirka UK, Holmans, and others who have done their homework on TP. TP specialists are known to do what they say on the tin.

This site is heavily scrutinised by decorating professionals, and the content stands up to scrutiny. The content is built on the work TP professionals actually do.


Traditional Painter is as much about honesty as good technique. As well as being talented craftsmen, they are people with a high degree of integrity.

If you meet them, you will quickly see that they exhibit an extremely high level of professionalism. They are genuine, enthusiastic and fair-minded people to deal with. They want you to have the best job you ever saw and they know how to achieve it. As someone said recently after meeting a few TP specialists on a course:

…decorators who have quality in there DNA – open minded, thoughtful, very professional, and all round nice guys…

TP members understand that you probably only know them from the website, and might be skeptical, in which case, they invite you to ask for references from clients.

What more can I say…except if you have a new, primed or age old wooden kitchen and furniture, contact one of the following specialists direct via email, or phone.

Explain what you are hoping to achieve and they will make it happen – without the high street overheads.

Prompt quotes, good communication, arriving on the agreed start date, working through to completion, fabulous end results – all part of the strength in depth of Traditional Painters.

Hand-painted kitchens in North East

Based in Newcastle, Lee of 5Bridge deals with all aspects of hand-painted kitchens and furniture, from the design stage right through to final finishing. Specialist spray finishes, fitted furniture…

Hand-painted kitchens in Yorkshire

Based in Harrogate, mural artist and decorative painter Lee Simone produces the finest finishes on hand-painted kitchens and furniture. With a background in fine art, Lee is also the specialist to call for faux effects, and decorative art work.

Hand painted kitchens Lancashire

From South Lakes, Lancaster and down to Manchester, contact our hand painted kitchen expert for the NW.

Hand-painted kitchens in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester

Mackenzie at Harborough Decorators is an expert and award winning craftsman decorator holding a Gold CSCS Heritage Award. Over 35 years decorating fine period properties with exceptional references for beautifully finished hand painted kitchens and furniture. Areas covered include the East Midlands, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Hand painted kitchens Cheshire East and Manchester

Our kitchen painter for E Cheshire covering from Wilmslow and Alderley Edge up to Manchester; and down to south Cheshire, we offer the highest quality kitchen painting service. Old school approach with modern materials, and the attention to detail that typifies the best kitchen painters.

Hand painted kitchens Cheshire North, Wirral, Merseyside

Mark is a specialist kitchen painter covering the Chester side of Cheshire and up to the Wirral and Liverpool across to St Helens. He has been painting kitchens for many years and has had examples of his work published in Cheshire Life. Contact him here

Hand-painted kitchens Staffordshire and Shropshire

Martin Guest is ideally located to cover Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, across to Shrewsbury and up to Congleton in S. Cheshire. He is one of the most accomplished specialists you are likely to find to hand-paint kitchens.

Hand-painted kitchens Birmingham, Worcester, Hereford

Martin Guest covers Birmingham and south through Worcestershire and Herefordshire – a specialist furniture painter, hand-painted kitchens and decorative paint finishes, Martin has travelled all over the world with work, including national exhibitions such as Decorex. He was also a Lincrusta installer and demonstrator.

Hand painted kitchens Warwickshire

Ron Taylor is a specialist painter and decorator covering hand painted kitchens and painted furniture in Warwick, Kenilworth, across to Coventry down to Banbury. Ron is one of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on the use and application of water-based paint, and has been specifying low VOC and eco water-based paint for woodwork since 2004.

Hand painted kitchens in Northamptonshire

Plying his craft for over 35 years, master decorator, Paul Barber, is a specialist in hand painted kitchens in Northampton and surrounding areas such as Church Brampton, Boughton, Sywell. He also undertakes commissions for furniture painting.

Hand painted kitchens in Lincolnshire

Expert services from our specialist kitchen painter in Lincolnshire Steve covers from Beverley to Lincolnshire Wolds and villages, Peterborough, Hunstanton and the Wash and Skegness. Distressed finishes and painted furniture are his speciality, with over 30 years’ experience.

Hand painted kitchens Suffolk and Norfolk

Richard Willott has been 15 years kitchen painting in Suffolk and Norfolk. Covering Bury St Edmunds, to Ipswich Norwich and Cambridge, he also hand paints furniture and applies his creative flair to decorative effects.

Hand painted kitchens Gloucestershire

Based in the W Country, specialist kitchen painter Neil Callender covers hand painted kitchens in Gloucestershire, from Cheltenham, Cirencester down to Chipping Sodbury. For the last 14 years, Neil has been taking on commissions to hand paint both new and existing kitchens for leading kitchen companies and homeowners. He too is a 3rd generation specialist decorator.

Hand-painted kitchens in Oxford

Mark Nash is a 3rd generation master painter with an extensive residential client base. He also takes on commissions for some of the most prestigious kitchen companies in the UK, covering Oxford, Bath and along the M4 corridor into London.

Hand-painted kitchens in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Bucks

Paul Barber and his son have hand painted kitchens in Hertfordshire, and around Bedfordshire and Bucks for many years, producing finishes of the highest order for private clients as well as the highly respected kitchen company, A. Bell & Co Ltd of Kingsthorpe.

Hand-painted kitchens in London

Over the past 15 years, master kitchen painter, Mark Nash, has regularly hand painted kitchens in London Areas include: W2, SW1, NW1 There isn’t a better craftsman to refurbish your kitchen in the capital.

Hand painted kitchens in Surrey

Contact us about hand painting your kitchen in Surrey Your specialist also offers exquisite decorative finishes, gilding and more.

Hand painted kitchens in Kent

Emma Brown is a specialist kitchen painter in Kent and for many years has been working on new bespoke wooden kitchens and refurbishing existing kitchens and furniture around the county. Emma is a talented colourist, very creative and takes a thorough approach to all her work.

Hand-painted kitchens in West Sussex and East Sussex

Mark West is the specialist to call for hand painted kitchens in Brighton Lewes and surrounding areas of Sussex.
Mark has been working on painted kitchens, furniture and period property for 20 plus years. He has old school values but keeps up with the latest developments in paint technology and best trade practices.

Hand-painted kitchens in Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire

Neil Callender has specialised in hand painted kitchens in Dorset, covering Poole, Bournemouth, and in Wiltshire (Salisbury, Devizes, Malmesbury). For the last 14 years, Neil has been taking on commissions to hand paint both new and existing kitchens for leading kitchen companies and homeowners. He too is a 3rd generation specialist decorator.

Hand-painted kitchens in Cornwall and Devon and Somerset

James has a 10 year background working on fine period property, and has developed his kitchen and furniture painting business, covering Devon into Somerset and parts of Cornwall. James is meticulous and his clients can expect to be impressed by his high standards of customer service.

Hand-painted kitchens South Wales

Matt Evans at Welsh Heritage Decor is an award-winning painter and decorator and should be your first port of call for hand-painting kitchens in Gower, Llandeilo and Vale of Glamorgan.

Hand painted kitchens North Wales

Specialist kitchen painter, Mark covers from Wrexham along the north coast to Bangor and across to Bala and down to Welshpool and Newtown Contact him for the highest level of finish work and cleanliness.

Hand-painted kitchens in Ireland

Adam Bermingham at My Hand Painted specialises in Hand Painted Kitchens, Furniture & custom furniture restoration projects. Based in Co. Roscommon, covering Athlone, Galway, Longford & Ireland nationally. Also covering Northern Ireland. He works out of a studio in Roscommon and has a store online, showcasing his high quality workmanship.


The specialists listed here really are at the top of their game and their skill base and level of service is exceptional.

Testimonials from clients.

Feedback is always welcomed by the TP specialists, so they can gauge what their clients think about them! Promptness of the response to an initial enquiry; was the quote detailed enough? how was the end result?

Each craftsman also has a review section on their profile page. Thanks


Painting and decorating your kitchen – TP Associates can take over where the TP specialists leave off! They work to an exceptionally high standard, (kitchen walls, ceilings, windows etc) and on the upside, they charge similar going rates to the established interior and exterior decorators working in your area.


Refurbish a kitchen: there are many angles to think about before deciding which way to go. Theses are the pros and cons based on many years experience seeing what works and what can turn out to be an expensive compromise.


Second hand kitchen: Did you know there is a market for buying and selling used kitchens? Instead of throwing your kitchen in the tip to make way for a new one, sell it and recoup some of the expense.


Upgrade your kitchen to sell your house: Before putting your house on the market, upgrade your drab wooden kitchen with a hand painted finish and remove a major obstacle to a sale. 


Contact me for further information -If you want to know the specialist nearest to you. I can also give you general information or answer specific questions you might have about your kitchen or furniture painting project, the order of any renovation works, the options for paint finishes, spray v hand-painted etc. But you should always contact your local traditional painting specialist direct for a fixed price quote, specifications and arrangements.

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