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Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore

Blog, paint, Ron Taylor, Scot Hindley, spray painting

Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore has captured the interest of a fair few decorators in the UK. Ron Taylor Traditional Painter for Warwickshire has been putting it through its paces over recent months. These are his findings so far. Following that is my Traditional Painter take on one of the manufacturers’ claims about Scuff-X features. Benjamin Read More

Painting fitted wardrobes

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Lee Simone

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

Zinsser BIN paint in aerosol cans or Sata 3000 HVLP minijet or brush

Blog, preparation, products, spray painting

Updated from original in 2012 We cover the options to apply Zinsser BIN paint in aerosol cans or by spray, brush or roller. Zinsser BIN is for you if you need to paint over knots in pine, tannin in oak, or old water stains or nicotine on plaster. These all affect the pigment in conventional Read More

Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes

Blog, faux, Lee Simone, marbling-graining, Polyvine

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

Spray paint a wooden kitchen in Cheadle

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Scot Hindley, spray painting

Traditional Painter Scot Hindley took an enquiry to spray paint a wooden kitchen in Cheadle. Emails were sent back and forth and it became apparent that the client wanted him to respray rather than hand paint the finish. Scot is an expert paint sprayer, and over a couple of visits he discussed the processes and Read More

Of Romans and a mahogany kitchen in Rampton

alcro, Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

This spectacular mahogany kitchen renovation took Traditional Painter, Richard Willott, to the tiny village of Rampton, just outside Cambridge. Painted mahogany kitchen – after Painted mahogany kitchen – before About Rampton Rampton is a small historic village situated on the edge of the Fens. It dates back to Roman times. When the Romans disappeared, so Read More

hand painting tiles

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Lee Simone, tikkurila

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

Hot coat a pine kitchen in Caernarfon

abranet, Blog, erecta rack, festool, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, mark-roberts, Mirka

Mark Roberts, Traditional Painter covering N Wales, used his high tech paint kettle to hot coat a pine kitchen in Caernarfon with Symphony paint. This was really smart use of Mark’s product knowledge to achieve a perfect brushed finish. Whilst working on a kitchen project in Caernarfon I received an enquiry less than 2 miles Read More

paint a wooden kitchen in Manchester

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Ron Taylor, Scot Hindley, spray painting

Traditional Painter, Scot Hindley, takes us through this project to paint a wooden kitchen in Manchester. Scot is an expert at hand-painted finishes, but one of his specialities is spraying, which is just as well, as the clients specifically requested a sprayed finish. The clients from Prestwich, Manchester, contacted me via the Traditional Painter website Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Suffolk – Woodbridge

Blog, Boats, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

This beautiful hand painted kitchen in Suffolk was custom-made walnut. It was remodeled by a joiner and re-painted by Richard Willott, Traditional Painter member covering East Anglia. The kitchen is located in Woodbridge on the River Deben. There is a famous boatyard there, near the famous Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo burial ship. The Romans, the Germans, Read More
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