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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

Painting and Decorating Show 2013 Product Roundup

Associates, Axus, Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering, James Hewson

Back in November 2013, Traditional Painter’s approved kitchen painter in Devon, James Hewson, hot-footed it up from Exeter with his apprentice to Coventry for the annual Painting and Decorating Show. While they were there they picked up various new decorating products that were used on some live decorating jobs for a few months. Below is Read More

Hand Painted Kitchen in Barford Warwickshire

Blog, cleaning, erecta rack, Graco, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, Ron Taylor

Welcome 2014 – this is the last job of 2013 for Ron Taylor, who recounts how he approached a hand painted kitchen in Barford, Warwickshire. I was recently asked to paint a kichen in Barford, Warwickshire. Initially this was just to be the units, but in the end the walls, door frames and skirtings were 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

Paint uPVC windows with Dulux Weathershield Quick Dry Satin

Blog, cleaning, Painting, preparation

A lot of good info came out as the result of a question asked by a homeowner about how to paint uPVC windows with Dulux Weathershield Quick Dry Satin. (Homeowner emails…) 2-3 Years ago I bought a tin of the above paint with the intention of using it on some white UPVC windows, with International Read More
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