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Kitchen painting in the E Midlands

Blog, Equipment, hand-painted kitchen, Mac Devereux Batchelor

Mac Devereux has been Kitchen painting in the E Midlands for many years, the last 3 years as a member of Traditional Painter. Below are some examples of transformations completed in the areas he covers for Traditional Painter: Leicestershire, Nottingham, and Derbyshire. Polished units repainted in Little Greene “Whiteing” Mac paints all manner and size Read More

hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, mark-roberts

Mark Roberts latest project was a hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey. The brief for the hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey Most of Mark’s kitchen painting projects in North Wales are along the coast: Caernarfon, Llandudno, Pwllheli. This particular enquiry took him over the Menai Bridge onto Ynys Môn aka the island Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Cheshire using Benjamin Moore Scuff-X

Blog, Equipment, forum, hand-painted kitchen, mark-roberts

Traditional Painter Mark Roberts recently completed this Hand painted kitchen in Cheshire using Benjamin Moore Scuff-X paint. The wooden kitchen was originally natural timber protected with a clear lacquer. It was transformed with a neutral colour scheme: Benjamin Moore’s Soot on the main kitchen cabinets and Desert Twilight on the island. Before and after The Read More

Do you paint furniture?

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Mark Nash, Martin Dunn, Richard Willott, Ron Taylor

Traditional Painter members tend to be painting wooden kitchens most days. However we are regularly asked, do you paint furniture? Yes, we do! And do you paint caravans? It depends. And war memorials? Let’s talk! Can you paint a wooden stool? I received an enquiry from the London area, about painting a stool. As far Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Findon

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Mark West, tikkurila

Mark West Traditional Painter for Sussex recently completed a Hand painted kitchen in Findon. We see this style of wooden kitchen throughout the UK. A modest size, the layout is well designed and works ergonomically for the owner, but it is starting to look its age. What to do? It can be an expensive option, Read More

What is the best colour for a kitchen?

Blog, colour advice, Emma Brown, Little Greene, Owatrol

In our experience, colour picking tends to be the most problematic aspect of the kitchen painting process for clients. What is the best colour for a kitchen? Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent, has a background in interior design and was able to draw on her extensive experience to help her client finalise a colour Read More

hand painting a kitchen coated in Danish oil

Blog, hand-painted furniture, hand-painted kitchen, Neil Callender, Paul Barber

Earlier, Paul Barber explained about hand painting a kitchen coated in Danish oil. After 20 years of oiling, the kitchen in Northampton was a bit of a mess and the clients weren’t sure it could be salvaged. All’s well that ends well. Here is a reminder of the result of Paul transforming that particular kitchen. Read More

hand painted kitchen in Northampton – 20 years old

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted kitchen, Paul Barber, preparation

This is a transformation and a half. A hand painted kitchen in Northampton – 20 years old – bespoke pine kitchen – previously finished in very sticky Danish Oil – a bit of a mess. The brief Paul Barber, Traditional Painter for Northampton, was approached earlier this year to find out if it was even Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Ilkley

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone, tikkurila

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

Spray paint a piano

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Martin Guest, musical instruments, Ron Taylor, spray painting

Ron Taylor was asked to spray paint a piano !! It follows on from the article hand painted furniture with a difference. Can you spray paint a piano ? Not just any spray finish, spray paint a piano with a high gloss white spray finish – in situ. Ron’s answer was “Yes”. The project was Read More
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