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Painting fitted wardrobes

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Lee Simone is Traditional Painter for Yorkshire and explains a project painting fitted wardrobes. A degree of joinery work was required too, to solve a problem with the central panels on the doors. These fitted wardrobes were in the master bedroom. Although beautifully made they were also dark and completely dominated the room. I have Read More

Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes

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Traditional Painter in Yorkshire, Lee Simone, has used and researched all manner of materials for creating decorative paint effects like this. If you have never quite found a modern equivalent of olde worlde oil glaze, this article on Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes is for you. Transparent Oil Glaze from Ratcliffes For Read More

hand painting tiles

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Lee Simone, Traditional Painter Yorkshire, sheds some light on hand painting tiles. It was part of a commission to update the look of a kitchen in the village of Goldsborough, located between Harrogate and York. Before updating the kitchen After updating the kitchen and hand painting tiles Over the years I have written various pieces about Read More

Faux Stone Finish on an Exterior in W Yorkshire

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Lee Simone, Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, used assorted glazes, brushes and tools to create this faux stone finish on the exterior of a very grand conservatory in a lovely home in West Yorkshire. Conservatory with Stone Paint Effect – West Yorkshire The clients contacted me because the original faux paint effect had been done around Read More

Fluxaf Power Clean and cleaners and degreasers for paint

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When Lee Simone decided to write about Fluxaf Power Clean and cleaners and degreasers for paint it was mainly because, at the time, Krud Kutter Original was unavailable and it was unclear if and when it would ever come back to the UK market. As it happens it did come back (and seems unaltered in Read More

Beech Kitchen in Halifax

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This beech kitchen in Halifax was hand painted by specialist kitchen painter Lee Simone, Traditional Painter for Yorkshire. As a group we paint all manner of kitchens old and new around the UK, but our speciality is helping clients with a well made, older kitchen that still works perfectly, is too good to throw out, Read More

Reclaimed Pine Kitchen near York

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Traditional Painter’s kitchen painter for Yorkshire, Lee Simone, explains the lengths he went to to refurbish a Reclaimed Pine Kitchen near York. The customers were bowled over by the quality of the finish achieved by Lee, and having compared his service to the cost of a new kitchen, they were doubly delighted with the value Read More

Oak Painted Kitchen in Skipton

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This article about an Oak Painted Kitchen in Skipton is from Lee Simone, Traditional Painter’s specialist kitchen painter for Yorkshire. This fabulous painted kitchen project was undertaken for a couple living in Skipton, gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. With a picturesque commute and then a lovely working environment this project was a complete pleasure to Read More

Hand painted oak kitchen in Acomb

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Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, Lee Simone, goes into plenty of detail about his latest project, a hand painted oak kitchen in Acomb. For this hand painted kitchen transformation I travelled to Acomb, just outside York. The kitchen itself was made of oak and although of a really good quality, it was looking rather orange and Read More

Smallbone kitchen repaint Wakefield

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Traditional Painter Lee Simone was entrusted with a Smallbone kitchen repaint near Wakefield. This is an interesting story, a surprisingly major transformation! For this Smallbone kitchen repaint I headed over to Hartshead near Wakefield. The clients contacted me initially by phone to see if I might be interested in undertaking the work. I said I would Read More
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