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Paint brushes for hand painting kitchens

Blog, brushes, hand-painted kitchen, Mark Nash

Mark Nash is one the most experienced, and best kitchen painters working in the UK, and he emptied his pockets to show us a few of his paint brushes for hand-painted kitchen work. Can you identify them, from 1 to 21? Answers on a postcard, (or in a comment is probably easier.) Mark will be Read More

Eco Ezee recycled paint kettle & recycled paint tray

Blog, brushes, Equipment, suppliers

This review of the Eco Ezee recycled paint kettle and tray was written in August 2011 and been on the backburner. How accurate was it? Does it stack up 2 years on? I asked Simon Verrall, our blogging apprentice! to comment, as he uses both items regularly. Also to finish, I dug up that old Read More

Adorn brushes

Blog, brushes, Ron Taylor

The Adorn brushes reviewed below made a surprisingly good first impression on Ron Taylor. Is this a Purdy Monarch killer at near pauper prices?!!! Adorn Brushes from Saffron Sphere Ltd were a new one on me until I got a couple from Andy Cherry at MyPaintBrush. I had 2 from the range. A *

Kitchen painting kit

Blog, brushes, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone

The kitchen painting kit we need for any project we undertake goes a bit beyond a brush, a roller and a tin of paint – there’s a lot of kit required and a lot of planning, if you’re going to do the job right and get the best possible finish. Lee Simone lists what he Read More

Store and Go gel – brush storage system for oil and water based paint

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering

A couple of weeks ago Neil Callender, Traditional Painter in Dorset and Wiltshire had the pleasure of meeting Jop and Tom from Hildering Innovations to see and discuss the Store and Go gel brush storage system. An hour later, he headed home with a few goodies to try out. The Store and Go system is Read More

Brushmate – a brush keeper for all painters, builders and DIY enthusiasts

Blog, brushes, Equipment, products

Update from Oct 2008 I am curious to know how popular Brushmates still are? Since 2010 oil paint changes, plus reports of some synthetic bristles curling, some decorators have gone back to storing oil brushes in water, or diesel. (Let me know your view on the forum, thanks.) Brushes are a painter’s most important tool, Read More

Best brushes for painting kitchen cabinets

Axus, Blog, brushes, Corona, Ron Taylor

Traditional Painter in Warwickshire, Ron Taylor explains about his best brushes for painting kitchen cabinets. They can be a little different to the brushes he would use day-to-day, painting walls, doors, frames, etc. I’ve used a lot of different brushes over the years, maybe too many but I generally stick with 3 or 4 brushes Read More

Best brush for oil based primers

Blog, brushes, Corona, Ron Taylor

Traditional Painter and brush fanatic, Ron Taylor, reveals his best brush for oil based primer, based on his experience over the years. When Andy Crichton asked me to do a Paint Brush Review for brushes in specific paints, I thought, great, I’d love to do that. Then I went away and thought how do I Read More

Refinishing and hand painting chest of drawers

Adam Bermingham, Blog, brushes, hand-painted furniture, Wooster

Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Roscommon, Ireland fills us in on the process of refinishing & hand painting a chest of drawers… Hand painted Chest of drawers – Before After I bought this piece at an outdoor market in Longford town last year from a man in the house clearance business – a goldmine for Read More

Cling On paint brushes from Holland

Blog, brushes, mypaintbrush.co.uk

I received this information a while back from Frank Michielsen of Cling On paint brushes from Holland. Definitely an interesting concept – a Continental artist shape brush with a conventional square cut tip, also an oval sash. I am a self-employed painter in Holland, for thirty years now and still enjoying the trade, but can Read More
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