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
Have you heard the saying, painters wanted, boat owners need not apply? Colin Taylor’s account of how to paint a boat, a Cornish pilot gig, highlighted the disconnect between the beauty of the wooden boat structure and the beauty of the paint finishes applied by enthusiastic but unskilled owners. This is his finished work. Ask Read More
At first glance, to paint a wooden boat, specifically Cornish Pilot Gigs, might not have much of an obvious connection with painting kitchens, but both require skill and hard work to bring out the best in beautifully crafted items. Colin Taylor hand paints kitchens in Cornwall and here he is applying his craft to boat Read More
The decorating forum for homeowners, keen DIY and trade is developing a good following. Here are some highlight topics from the past week, to illustrate the diverse range of information you can find and ask about. High gloss hand painted kitchen JG Mason Decorator asked for feedback on hand painted gloss kitchen cabinets. Is gloss Read More
Whenever you mention brushes to a painter, you get a mix of pride, common sense and bull. PrideI have never met wooden boat painter, Jay Greer, but the Seattle craftsman is my online painting hero. In addition to 50 years’ knowledge and experience of painting and repairing classic wooden boats, he has varnish brushes older Read More
Traditional craftsmen are like chicken’s teeth, but I have been fortunate to work on many types of decorating projects on both land and sea, and met tradesmen of the highest calibre. The very best all seem to share many traits, but the most outstanding, I think, is a generosity of spirit and willingness to offer Read More
In 2007, I had the pleasure of reviving this 45 year-old Angelman wooden ketch. The boat’s mahogany hull, and spruce masts and bowsprit were stripped back to bare wood and restored to their former glory with high specification marine paint and traditional materials. This is how I did it. No pressure, but it has to Read More
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