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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

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

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 DIY who want to successfully prepare and paint waxed pine, varnished pine, bare or painted, laminate effect. We have you covered. You will learn about: – The abrasives, cleaners and tools you need 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

Traditional wet sanding and Festools dry sanding

abranet, Blog, cleaning, Fluxaf, hand-painted kitchen

Update May 3rd 2014: The old ways can be the best when you need to clean back grease AND sand down a surface to ensure a good key for primers. Wet sanding The rubber block in the video has served me well since I was an apprentice. And is used in tandem with a bucket Read More
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