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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

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
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