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Kitchen renovation near Stoke Holy Cross Watermill

Blog, Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

Richard Willott, Traditional Painter for Norfolk, shares this case study of a Kitchen renovation near Stoke Holy Cross Watermill. If you know the area, you will understand the sub title – Some like it Hot! Stoke Holy Cross Watermill The river Tas feeds Stoke Holy Cross Watermill which dates back to Roman times. Back in Read More

Vikings and Shug Monkeys and hand painted kitchens

Blog, festool, Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

Traditional Painter member, Richard Willott, has uncovered many interesting factoids and stories during his travels hand painting kitchens around E Anglia. Vikings and Shug Monkeys and hand painted kitchens is one such example. This particular project finds me towards the Cambridgeshire / Essex borders, just outside the small village of Balsham. The Vikings are coming Read More

hand painted kitchen in Northampton – 20 years old

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted kitchen, Paul Barber, preparation

This is a transformation and a half. A hand painted kitchen in Northampton – 20 years old – bespoke pine kitchen – previously finished in very sticky Danish Oil – a bit of a mess. The brief Paul Barber, Traditional Painter for Northampton, was approached earlier this year to find out if it was even Read More

Repaint a wooden kitchen in Shotesham All Saints Norfolk

Blog, Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen, Keim, Richard Willott

Richard Willott, Traditional Painter for Suffolk and Norfolk, was asked to repaint a wooden kitchen in Shotesham All Saints Norfolk, near Caistor St Edmund. Alternative title! What have the Romans ever done for us? There is a rich Roman and Anglo-Saxon history in East Anglia. St Edmund features on the Antonine Itinerary, a Roman “road Read More

hand painting tiles

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Lee Simone, tikkurila

Lee Simone, Traditional Painter Yorkshire, sheds some light on hand painting tiles. It was part of a commission to update the look of a kitchen in the village of Goldsborough, located between Harrogate and York. Before updating the kitchen After updating the kitchen and hand painting tiles Over the years I have written various pieces about Read More

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
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