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Hand painted kitchen in Ilkley

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Here is Lee Simone’s snapshot of a recent project: a hand painted kitchen in Ilkley in West Yorkshire. Project Details Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire Project Type: Hand Painted Kitchen Type of Doors: Vinyl wrap with MDF substrate (slightly textured) Colour Choice: Farrow & Ball’s Railings (tinted accurately to the equivalent colour in my specialist paint Read More

hand painted oak kitchen in Collingham

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This article is about a hand painted oak kitchen in Collingham near Leeds. It was painted by Traditional Painter member, Lee Simone. This is a great example of where hand painting an older custom made kitchen can save homeowners literally tens of thousands of pounds over the cost of new! Starting point – decisions I Read More

Faux marble fireplace

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Here is a follow up to Lee Simone’s article on a Faux marble fireplace in Milton Keynes. This is the second fireplace in need of rescuing. Background to the faux marble fireplace This was the second faux marble commission for a couple living near Milton Keynes. The house was undergoing some serious renovations and part Read More

Faux Marble Fire Surround in Milton Keynes

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This article is about a Faux Marble Fire Surround in Milton Keynes. Lee Simone spends most of his time hand painting kitchens around Yorkshire, but has specialised in this line of decorative work for many years. After reading the article, I think you will agree, the art of making wood look like stone with paint Read More

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
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