hand painted kitchens, painted furniture, period property decorating throughout UK

We are Traditional Painter - the UK’s leading Hand Painted Kitchen and Furniture specialist painters.

We are an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, each with decades of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size. Browse our case studies for a selection of the thousands of kitchens we have transformed since 2009.

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Q&A with Traditional Painter

Blog, brushes, Little Greene, tikkurila

For a change of pace, I am going to share recent Q&A with Traditional Painter. The advice was given one-to-one, but seems useful to share with the many. What brush brands do you recommend?  …brush choice depends on a few factors. If you are using acrylic paints, a synthetic bristle is essential. For painting very Read More

How do you load a paint brush

Blog, brushes

How do you load a paint brush? To its full capacity. This is an update from 2014. I hope you do not load a paint brush like this.  And start painting. It is great that only about 2/3 of the filaments are covered in paint. But it is not ready to start painting. I don’t Read More

About a Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo

Adam Bermingham, Blog, brushes, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, tikkurila

ARCHIVE – Adam Bermingham, former member of Traditional Painter in Ireland, writes about a Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo that he transformed. This renovation of a tired pine kitchen took place in a picturesque part of the country for great clients in time for their daughter’s wedding. About a Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo There Read More

Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway

Adam Bermingham, Annie Sloan, Blog, brushes, hand-painted furniture

In this post Traditional Painter in Ireland, Adam Bermingham walks us through a small but very enjoyable contract… Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway. Recently on Facebook a few of us at Traditional Painter were discussing “how much is too much” when it comes to distressing. The client knew what she wanted & was very pleased Read More

How to clean paint brushes used in water based paint – update

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering, krudkutter, posterous

Best trade practice has always been to regularly clean paint brushes used in water based paint. Working outside, brushes may need cleaning every couple of hours. Running water, under the tap, has been the primary way of cleaning brushes used in emulsion and water based woodwork paint, but that is going to change. Water based Read More

Suffolk kitchen painter was asked – You can’t possibly paint that! Can you?

Blog, brushes, cleaning, festool, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Richard Willott

Richard Willott, Traditional Painter’s Suffolk kitchen painter was asked earlier in the year to transform this particular cherry and mahogany kitchen, situated in a tranquil Suffolk village. Despite the doubt behind the question, he knew the project would work out very well. A dark cherry challenge The kitchen makeover was part of a much bigger Read More

Fox paintbrush review and insights.

Blog, brushes, Fox, Martin Guest, mypaintbrush.co.uk

The Fox paintbrush from MyPaintBrush is Developed and Used by Traditional Painters. This is a run down on how to get the best out of the British made paintbrush, with insights from the developer, Martin Guest, and Fox fan, Jack Pauhl, plus some background on how this super brush, made in Britain, came about. Whether Read More

How to clean an emulsion brush

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering

First written August 8 – 2010 I recently wrote about how to clean an Emulsion brush< and promised to post the evidence of the water required to clean four 2" / 3" brushes. Got the photo back from the developers! As you can see, well under 2 gallons, if done in a bucket. In the Read More

Purdy clearcut Brushes

Blog, brushes, Purdy, Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor has spotted a few good brushes ahead of the curve, Picasso included. Maybe Purdy UK want to listen to his review of their Purdy clearcut. Used in Mylands paint, this is probably a double UK painting premier for Ron! Purdy clearcut Brushes are a range designed to be the ultimate cutting in tool, Read More

Painting and Decorating Show 2013 Product Roundup

Associates, Axus, Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering, James Hewson

Back in November 2013, Traditional Painter’s approved kitchen painter in Devon, James Hewson, hot-footed it up from Exeter with his apprentice to Coventry for the annual Painting and Decorating Show. While they were there they picked up various new decorating products that were used on some live decorating jobs for a few months. Below is Read More
Professional Traditional Painters

Traditional Painter is an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, with years of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size.

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Since day one we have been committed to sharing our hard earned knowledge with readers. In our case studies we openly explain how we prepare and paint kitchens and furniture. We also share decades of specialist decorating experience in TP blog articles in the hope that all DIY and trade decorators can take away and use our ideas to achieve better, more professional results.

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