hand painted kitchens, painted furniture, period property decorating throughout UK

We are Traditional Painter - the UK’s leading Hand Painted Kitchen and Furniture specialist painters.

We are an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, each with decades of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size. Browse our case studies for a selection of the thousands of kitchens we have transformed since 2009.

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Paint Brushes – Cleaning out oil paint

Adam Bermingham, Blog, brushes, cleaning, Equipment

This article about cleaning a paint brush used in oil paint is from Traditional Painter Adam Bermingham, Ireland. It is a follow-on from his excellent run down of best paint brushes for hand painted furniture. Paint Brush Cleaning Every trades-person who uses paint brushes has a different approach. They are not wrong, but below I Read More

Mirka Abranet CEROS – sanding kit with dust extraction

abranet, cleaning, Equipment, Mirka, Numatic

Mirka CEROS was part of a journey for me. When I first came across the Mirka Abranet dustless sanding system, I couldn’t quite get my head round what was involved with the whole abrasive-sanding-dust extraction system. But this video joins all the dots between marketing bumf like polyamide netting, 10000 holes, interface pads… In my Read More

Pressure paint roller

Blog, Equipment, paint, products

Update I have been looking over a house re-decorating job that involves painting about 1000m2 of ceiling and wall area. I am looking into the benefits of using a pressure paint roller / power roller to apply the paint to the walls. The fastest ways to apply paint to internal plastered walls and ceilings Depending Read More

Highlights of the 2010 Painting and Decorating Show

Blog, brushes, Equipment

I am looking forward to the 2011 National Painting and Decorating Show in Coventry next week, and a few memories of last year’s show have come flooding back. Olfa I remember one of the first stands in the arena was mobbed with all these gadget-hungry decorators swarming over fancy yellow cutting knives. I didn’t join Read More

How to upgrade a vacuum cleaner for painters and decorators

abranet, Blog, cleaning, Equipment, Numatic

I was reading a post by Jack Pauhl, where he deconstructed the humble vacuum cleaner and showed how to upgrade a shop vac . These are a couple of the tips I have put into practice to make it even easier to keep a site clean. Extra long hose I added a 7m Nuflex hose Read More

Cordless drill for hand-painting kitchens

Blog, Equipment, hand-painted kitchen

Just so you are under no illusions – I might be able to sound half intelligent about hand-painting kitchens and re-decorating big old houses, but my knowledge of the merits of various cordless drills could be written on the back of a door hinge. However I am confident that this little beauty, the Makita 14.4 Read More

Tools for decorating – how many?

Blog, Equipment

We all need good tools for decorating, but sometimes we get a bit too specialised and end up with way too much in the tool box. It’s not our fault, it’s the rest of them. I was struck by how many pockets certain painters pant manufacturers have crammed into their creations. If every pouch and Read More

How paint walls – best rollers and brushes to buy

Blog, Equipment, Painting

I was invited to attend the recent TDS Decorating Trade Show in Derby. For my troubles, I was asked to set up a Tried and Tested stall to talk about some of the kit on sale at the show. I was obviously speaking from the point of view of a customer and decorator who works Read More

efficient painting and decorating – a wheelchair

Blog, Equipment

For efficient painting and decorating, look out for a 4′ x 2′ mobile platform, affectionately known as the wheelchair It will speed up your work in many ways. Most trades people laugh at it, till they use it! It folds down and fits easily in a back seat of a car. It opens effortlessly, and Read More

Efficient painting and decorating – no cotton dust sheets please

Blog, Equipment, Masking tape, preparation

My work ethos is based on quality before quantity and speed. However, if you can program yourself to work as efficiently as possible, while maintaining the highest standards, you have arrived! If you take a long hard look at everything you do and all the kit you use, you begin to see room for improvements. Read More
Professional Traditional Painters

Traditional Painter is an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, with years of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size.

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Since day one we have been committed to sharing our hard earned knowledge with readers. In our case studies we openly explain how we prepare and paint kitchens and furniture. We also share decades of specialist decorating experience in TP blog articles in the hope that all DIY and trade decorators can take away and use our ideas to achieve better, more professional results.

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