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!
TP specialists come highly recommended – a hard-earned recommendation. They have paid no membership joining fee, it is invitation only, with each member hand-picked for their skill level, experience, commitment to quality and ethos to do things right.
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.
We cover the UK and also offer hand-painted kitchen services to ex-pats throughout Europe, Russia, China…
There will be a TP specialist local to you who knows exactly what they are doing.
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.
Ordinarily, one of the specialists listed below will be no more than an hour away from you. They will travel though, if necessary. They are listed (almost logically) from North to South and back along the South coast up to Wales, Ireland and worldwide!
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…
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.
From South Lakes, Lancaster to Manchester and across to Merseyside, the hand painted kitchen specialist to call is Jason Walker of JS Decor. Working alongside Jason for the past 14 years is Matthew Kitching, a skilled member of Jason’s expert NW kitchen painting team.
Based in Nottingham, Russ Pike covers from Doncaster down to Northampton and Derbyshire. He has 30 years’ experience at the high end of the decorating trade, and in addition to hand-painted kitchens and furniture, Russ is an expert in period property restoration. Russ is highly respected in the trade, and also lectures at New College Nottingham, sharing his extensive knowledge with the next generation.
Jason Walker is my first choice kitchen painter for Cheshire From Wilmslow and Alderley Edge up to Manchester and across to Chester, Jason offers the highest quality service. Old school approach with modern materials, and the attention to detail that typifies the best kitchen painters.
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.
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.
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.
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, and hanging fine wallcoverings.
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.
Until 2011 Kevin Mapstone was an international kitchen painter for Mark Wilkinson Furniture and Smallbones. He now works direct for homeowners, doing hand painted kitchens in Gloucestershire. He covers Cheltenham, Cirencester down to Chipping Sodbury. Kevin’s decorative paint effects and painted furniture are also to the very highest standards.
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.
Chris Graham has hand painted kitchens in Hertfordshire, and around Bedfordshire for about 20 years. He is one of a small band of freelance kitchen painters in the UK who have worked many years for Smallbone of Devizes and Mark Wilkinson Furniture, producing finishes of the highest order. He also accepts commissions for decorative paint finishes on period properties and buildings of national interest.
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.
Nicky Hancock of HK Art Projects is your first port of call for specialist antique, glazed or decorative paint finishes for furniture. She works out of a spacious studio in Staffordshire and accepts commissions nationwide.
Tony Pearson-Young hand paints kitchens in Surrey Working in high-end residential properties since the late 80′s, Tony is also an expert in spraying and hanging fine wallcoverings.
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.
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.
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.
Colin at Plush Painting is a master painter and decorator based on the Cornwall / Devon border, working from Truro, to Exeter and Fowey. He has hand-painted kitchens for top UK companies. His preparation is meticulous and his brushwork is outstanding.
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.
Adam at Joseph and Sons specialises in hand-painted furniture and kitchens covering Athlone, Galway and Longford. He works out of a studio in Roscommon and has a store online, showcasing his high quality workmanship.
Decorative painter, Kevin Mapstone is a specialist in hand painted kitchens and painted furniture, with an extensive portfolio of high class international projects to his name. He has worked for clients in France, Spain, Hungary, Norway, Russia and China, and is available for kitchen painting commissions worldwide (and high end painting & decorating projects in Europe.)
The specialists listed here really are at the top of their game and their skill base and level of service is exceptional.
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.