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Painting a kitchen table and chairs

Blog, hand-painted furniture, mark-roberts


Traditional Painter for Cheshire, Mark Roberts, was invited back by a client in Warrington, Cheshire to advise on painting a kitchen table and chairs. They wanted it changing from this to something more like this! I headed to Warrington to talk with a client who wanted me to paint their well made, well worn pine Read More

Colour palettes – roll your own, don’t despair

Blog, colour advice


If you are painting your kitchen cabinets or doing some interior decorating, you need to pick a colour or two. If you are struggling to put colour palettes together, these quick tips might help. Make your own colour palettes Take a favourite photo from your phone and create your own colour palette with the Color Read More

Recommended kitchen painter in the SW

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, James Hewson


James Hewson is based in Exeter and is Traditional Painter’s recommended kitchen painter in the SW. He is probably getting caught daily in the local holiday traffic, but he completed the following two projects before the start of the season, and according to his clients the jobs went very smoothly. This first case study was Read More

Fluxaf Power Clean and cleaners and degreasers for paint

Blog, Fluxaf, Holman Specialist Paints, krudkutter, Lee Simone


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

Paint a bespoke oak kitchen in North Wales

Blog, erecta rack, hand-painted kitchen, mark-roberts


Traditional Painter Mark Roberts was called up by Richie and Liz to submit a quote and offer advice on how to paint a bespoke oak kitchen in North Wales. Judging by the plans, it looked like their pending oak kitchen was going to be installed un-primed and once painted would be a fantastic feature. The Read More

Hand painted oak kitchen in Whitchurch

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, mark-roberts


Traditional Painter Mark Roberts, specialist kitchen painter based near Chester, reported back on a hand painted oak kitchen in Whitchurch that started out extremely dark and waxy, but has now had the life breathed back into it. When my clients in Whitchurch contacted me about their large dark oak kitchen, I could see a stunning Read More

Beech Kitchen in Halifax

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone


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

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone


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

Blog, erecta rack, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone


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

Painting new MDF Wardrobes in Coventry

Blog, Graco, hand-painted furniture, Ron Taylor, spray painting


This article about Painting new MDF Wardrobes in Coventry is by Ron Taylor, Traditional Painter in Warwickshire. He is a hand-painting specialist, but at times, brushes and rollers aren’t the correct approach. In this case, by spraying, he was able to maintain the detail and definition on a very fiddly surface, and also achieved the Read More

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