hand painted kitchens, painted furniture, period property decorating throughout UK

We are Traditional Painter - the UK’s leading Hand Painted Kitchen and Furniture specialist painters.

We are an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, each with decades of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size. Browse our case studies for a selection of the thousands of kitchens we have transformed since 2009.

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Hand Painted Kitchen Specialist Painters Traditional Painter The Original Network

About Traditional Painter 

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In 2012  Traditional Painter was launched -the original network of  specialist kitchen painters in the UK. Our invitation-only members have since transformed literally thousands of older wooden and laminate kitchens around the UK. In many cases we save our clients  tens of thousands on the cost of a new kitchen. Our specialty is upgrading 10 – 20 year old oak and pine kitchens. We also regularly hand paint new installations.

Traditional Painter set the industry bar for a nationwide kitchen painting service. If you would like to deal with the specialists who have spent over 12 years polishing up the principles behind a high end kitchen painting service, there is a trusted Traditional Painter in your area listed below.

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Members are also covered by our Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) agreement with the Dispute Resolutions Ombudsman licensed by Trading Standards.In the unlikely event of a complaint about our workmanship, clients will be referred to our 2-step complaints procedure. We are legally bound to follow their recommendations. If in doubt about who you are employing, CONTACT PAUL AT TRADITIONAL PAINTER FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Traditional Painter website is also one of the most comprehensive decorating resources online. The content-rich site reflects our open book philosophy. For over 12 years we have willingly shared our hard earned knowledge. Being transparent about our craft and pricing is not without its drawbacks, but is all part of helping raise standards and trust in the industry. 


Each month we showcase one of our members Recent Projects.


Martin King our specialist kitchen painter working across South East & South West London for over 40 years

A typical example of a kitchen refurbishment carried out by Martin in Blackheath, Southeast London.


Hand Painted Kitchen Blackheath London: This kitchen was a real challenge. Going from a dark walnut to white required 5 coats to cover, normally a primer tinted in the colour and two full coats of Helmi furniture paint would be more than enough. I did encourage the clients to pick a colour, as one, the kitchen had plenty of light and very high ceilings, and two, I don’t think white ever works on a kitchen. Just my personal taste but after painting kitchens for over 25 years I’ve never seen one I like. They had inherited the kitchen when they purchased the house and didn’t like the dark walnut, so wanted something completely different.

The carcass on this kitchen was unique as it took nearly as long to paint as the doors, which is very unusual and very challenging. With such big drops from ceiling to floor you have to move fast and with experience to avoid drying edges and runs, that’s why we always take the doors and drawers off and paint them horizontal, it’s easier and you can apply a lot more paint for greater depth.

Completed Kitchen:

How Martin started refurbishing and hand painting kitchens.

Since starting my career in 1981 i am proud that my business has mostly been built on my reputation. 90% of my projects come from recommendations or repeat business.

After leaving school i worked as a diamond cutter for 5 years. I will always remember that time as it required creating something, small, simple, but complex, always having to consider style, form, function and comfort. i had to make use of innovative and unique ideas, as this was a key part of diamond cutting. Through this i also learnt that perfection is required for every stone and i have transferred the skills i have been required to gain through this experience to my hand painted kitchen business where i only accept the perfect flawless finish. mailto: mjking13@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 07809 223 884


Hand-painted kitchens

Our team of independent kitchen painters can prepare and paint any type, size and style of kitchen. We have painted every conceivable type of lacquered oak, waxed pine and laminate kitchen. We also repaint luxury wooden kitchens, as well as newly fitted hardwood, pine and MDF installations. Where necessary we can help with refurbishments too, from fitting new handles to organising new worktops. Our services are based on meticulous, high standards of preparation, dust extraction sanding and proven paint   specifications.

Hand-painted furniture

painted furniture example - a pine dresser with natural timber worktoppaintedHand-painting wooden furniture adds years to its useful life. It also provides an opportunity for you to add your personal mark to a room without breaking the bank. From an an environmental point of view, upcycling keeps precious resources out of landfill too. In other words, there is a lot of value to be had if you can revive well made suites of dining room and bedroom furniture. We have many examples of custom painted oak cabinets, pine dressers, laminate wardrobes, pianos, antique stools and more.

Our furniture painters specify durable satin or eggshell furniture enamels. We can match the best paint for the job accurately to any colour you like. However there are also options for Annie Sloan chalk paint, faux effects and sprayed finishes.

For keen DIY, there are many original tips here on how to paint pine furniture.

Refurbish a kitchen

Your wooden kitchen is well used, but could do with more storage? Perhaps you want a smarter layout? Maybe you just want to change to a different colour? Are you fed up with the wood look? For years, the only obvious choice seemed to be out with the old, in with the new. However, throwing out a decent kitchen and fitting a brand new custom kitchen has become increasingly cost prohibitive. Also it doesn’t stack up from a practical nor environmental point of view. This is where we come in with our knowledge of Hand-painted kitchens, furniture & period property! 

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Do not put up with a less than perfect kitchen for another 10 years. Don’t commit to a huge outlay. Instead, refurbish your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of new.

Read about the creative alternatives to a full blown kitchen re-fit. We have posted more info here.

Interior decorating period property

period property decorating relies on mirka and numatic dust extraction sandingProfessional interior decorating services don’t come cheap, but shoddy work costs more! Over the years we have written hundreds of “how to” articles about decorating period property. We also set up a forum to help readers navigate their way through the many variables of decorating. Our members have compiled an interesting and effective mix of old school thinking, hand painting and spraying techniques. We have tied all this knowledge together with modern kit & systems that we have proven to work. 

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Professional Traditional Painters

Traditional Painter is an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, with years of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size.

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Since day one we have been committed to sharing our hard earned knowledge with readers. In our case studies we openly explain how we prepare and paint kitchens and furniture. We also share decades of specialist decorating experience in TP blog articles in the hope that all DIY and trade decorators can take away and use our ideas to achieve better, more professional results.

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