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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 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

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

Clean down and paint a waxed wooden kitchen in Ecton

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

Paul Barber, Traditional Painter in Northampton had quite a challenge to paint a waxed wooden kitchen in Ecton. There was 15 years of wax build-up to clean down, prior to painting. Ease the way The addition of paint to the edges of drawers etc on some clear finished kitchens can affect the tolerances, to the 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

Mark Wilkinson oak kitchen refurbished and painted

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted kitchen

Mark Nash talks us through day one of this project: a 20 year old Mark Wilkinson oak kitchen refurbished and painted With many bits added and taken away, this was certainly in need of some TLC Day 1 Remove all handles & fittings. Tape up with these great gadgets. Wash down with baking soda wipes, Read More
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