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What is the best colour for a kitchen?

Blog, colour advice, Emma Brown, Little Greene, Owatrol

In our experience, colour picking tends to be the most problematic aspect of the kitchen painting process for clients. What is the best colour for a kitchen? Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent, has a background in interior design and was able to draw on her extensive experience to help her client finalise a colour Read More

Refurbish a painted wooden kitchen in Kent

Emma Brown, hand-painted kitchen, preparation

Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent, was asked to refurbish a painted wooden kitchen. She designed a breakfast bar, modified cabinets and hand painted the kitchen. To add to the challenge, the previous kitchen painter had painted straight over wax with conventional furniture paints. Read all about the spectacular and very efficient turnaround. First question Read More

Beginnings of Paint

Blog, Emma Brown, paint

Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent is passionate about her craft. Here she shares a fascinating discovery that re-wrote what we know about the beginnings of paint and decorating kit. Recently I came across an article online about a discovery made in South Africa (1). I am interested in these sorts of things anyway, but Read More

Emmas Door painted kitchen in Tunbridge Wells

Blog, Emma Brown, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, tikkurila

Last year you may remember Traditional Painter, Emma Brown, worked her magic on the Emma’s Door painted kitchen in Tunbridge Wells. The over all refurbishment work carried out on the detached 1950’s house attracted some press interest, and here is the kitchen featured one year on, in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. Click the image to Read More

Emma Brown Traditional Painter Q&A

Blog, Emma Brown, TP Team

I asked Emma Brown Traditional Painter, a few questions in order to provide some background to how she arrived at this point in her career. What part of the UK do you cover for Traditional Painter? Most of Kent – from Bexley down through Dartford to Dover, from Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks over to Gillingham! Read More

Customer service, the dirty secret in kitchen painting!

Blog, Emma Brown, hand-painted kitchen

There is way more to painting a kitchen than painting! Customer service, you might have heard of it!? Read around and you will see that craftsmen like to focus on the nuts and bolts of their craft. Best masking tape, brushes, fillers, abrasives, best way to sand, fill, paint, mask up… we can talk all Read More

Beautifully bijou or stunningly spacious kitchen – size doesn’t matter to us!

Blog, Emma Brown, hand-painted furniture, Holman Specialist Paints

This past month has thrown a few extremes at kitchen painter, Emma Brown in Kent, but it just goes to show that any size kitchen can benefit from the touch of a Traditional Painter! Update – the second kitchen has since been featured in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. Beautifully Bijou Mrs F in Cranbrook had Read More

Two sets of bedroom furniture chalk paint & Estate eggshell

Annie Sloan, Blog, Emma Brown, hand-painted furniture

Emma Brown, Traditional Painter in Kent had two different furniture painting projects, with two different sets of requirements, so two different processes were required on the bedroom furniture: chalk paint and Estate eggshell from Farrow and Ball. A recent request to ‘quickly’ freshen up some waxed pine furniture gave me the opportunity I’ve been looking Read More
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