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Chalon kitchen in Northampton

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Paul Barber

Paul Barber, our longstanding Traditional Painter member for Northants, Herts, Beds and Bucks was called by a client who had inherited a Chalon kitchen. Paul delivered a showroom quality finish as usual, but not without a great deal of hard extra work caused by the previous painter years ago. Chalon kitchen Chalon are a long Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Tattenhall Cheshire

Blog, festool, hand-painted kitchen, mark-roberts

Traditional Painter member, Mark Roberts, has been hand painting kitchens for many years in the Cheshire and N Wales area. This is a review from a client currently enjoying their newly hand painted kitchen in Tattenhall Cheshire Just to say thanks so much, you’ve gone above and beyond and we’re thrilled with the kitchen! Absolutely Read More

What off-white paint would you recommend for kitchen cupboards?


With thousands of kitchens under our belt, it is safe to say that for homeowners there is nothing quite so important as choosing the right colour for their hand painted kitchen! And for a kitchen painter there is nothing quite so important as being able to use what they think is the best paint possible Read More

painted kitchen in Rhyl

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, mark-roberts

Mark Roberts is the Traditional Painter specialist covering N Wales and Chester. He had an unusual request last year for a painted kitchen in Rhyl. The kitchen was in a caravan on the sunny N Wales coast. When they said caravan, it was more 1959 Nashua Rockford Files than a Go Pod. The static home Read More

Piano painting East Anglia – Great Balls of Fire

Blog, hand-painted furniture, musical instruments, Richard Willott

Like most kitchen painters, Richard Willott has been known to listen occasionally to music while he works. In this article, Piano painting East Anglia, Richard airs his musical painting knowledge to anyone who will listen. The finale is a faithful rendition of the classic, Great Balls of Fire. For my next symphony – Piano painting Read More

hand painted waxed pine kitchen in Wicklewood

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

Richard Willott of FX Decor Ltd is Traditional Painter for East Anglia. Richard’s first post of the year is about a hand painted waxed pine kitchen in Wicklewood. The village in south Norfolk, England is located 11 miles west of Norwich, next to the market town of Wymondham. Try pronouncing Wymondham if you are not Read More

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
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