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Fluxaf Power Clean and cleaners and degreasers for paint

Blog, Fluxaf, Holman Specialist Paints, krudkutter, Lee Simone


When Lee Simone decided to write about Fluxaf Power Clean and cleaners and degreasers for paint it was mainly because, at the time, Krud Kutter Original was unavailable and it was unclear if and when it would ever come back to the UK market. As it happens it did come back (and seems unaltered in Read More

Paint an oak kitchen in Acton in Suffolk

Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott


When asked to paint an oak kitchen in Acton in Suffolk, Traditional Painter Richard Willott had to colour match the finish to newly installed dining room furniture. All in a day’s work. Oak Painted kitchen – After Oak kitchen – Before First, a trip down memory lane The village of Acton has quite a history Read More

When Krudkutter went, Fluxaf Pro Clean stood in and stayed

Blog, Fluxaf, krudkutter


This article about Fluxaf Pro Clean degreaser and cleaner for decorating was originally about Krudkutter Original, a favourite degreasing product at Traditional Painter. However Krudkutter was discontinued in the UK in 2015. Potted history of the best in eco cleaners for decorating While Krudkutter Original was out the frame, several of the kitchen painters at Read More

Painted Oak Kitchen Transformation nr. Wetherby, Yorkshire

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone


This is a recent Painted Oak Kitchen project I undertook in a beautiful home near Wetherby, Yorkshire. The house was a barn conversion with stunning oversized windows running almost the entire length of the house. The client had always wanted a hand painted kitchen and had been waiting years for the opportunity. With this kitchen 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

Kitchen Painting in Rugby, Warwickshire

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted furniture, Ron Taylor


Traditional Painter, Ron Taylor, recently finished a project kitchen painting in Rugby, Warwickshire. It involved a mid sized kitchen and a dresser. The kitchen units had been stained and finished with a factory applied lacquer, and the dresser, although previously stripped, had a fine layer of wax. It was going to be quite a transformation Read More

How do you paint pine furniture?

abranet, Annie Sloan, Blog, Fluxaf, Fox, hand-painted furniture, Little Greene


This is a long indepth article on how to paint pine furniture. It is written by professional furniture painters, and aimed at plucky DIY who want to have a go at doing this properly. If you have patience and determination and a somewhat arty touch, you can do it! But so often on forums I Read More

Don’t want to clean paint rollers every day – Kovrd has you covered

Blog, cleaning, kovrd


DIY and professionals spend an inordinate amount of time cleaning out brushes and rollers. If you would rather not clean paint rollers every day, check out Kovrd. It is a robust zip-up airtight bag that accepts roller trays, skuttles, buckets and kettles, and will keep your kit and paint fresh and ready for instant use Read More

Restore PVC and bring back the whiteness – Fluxaf PVCu Restorer

Blog, cleaning, Fluxaf


It is that time of year to think of your exterior windows. Wood or galvanised, there is plenty of information on how to treat those. But restore PVC and bring back the whiteness? You may remember that once upon a dream, uPVC was heralded as the answer to zero maintenance windows, but surprise surprise, as Read More

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