Looking for a custom painting specialist with a difference? I was. Luckily I found Antony Moggridge. Here is the story of a custom SG 400 by Shonky Musical Instruments. Back up, what is an SG 400 ? An Epiphone SG 400 is a Solid body electric Guitar. It was designed in the late 80’s. Mine Read More
Traditional Painter in Yorkshire, Lee Simone, has used and researched all manner of materials for creating decorative paint effects like this. If you have never quite found a modern equivalent of olde worlde oil glaze, this article on Glaze for Specialist Paint Effects and Faux Finishes is for you. Transparent Oil Glaze from Ratcliffes For Read More
Lee Simone, Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, used assorted glazes, brushes and tools to create this faux stone finish on the exterior of a very grand conservatory in a lovely home in West Yorkshire. Conservatory with Stone Paint Effect – West Yorkshire The clients contacted me because the original faux paint effect had been done around Read More
Traditional Painter Lee Simone travelled to the lovely village of Thorner for this faux marble effect painting project. The commission near Leeds came via a recommendation from another client whose roll top bath he had faux marbled a few years previous. The client had been looking for a decorative solution for his archway for some Read More
Lee Simone, Traditional Painter in Yorkshire, reveals how he created an antique paint effect on a hand painted kitchen. I undertook this wonderful hand painted kitchen project in a truly unique house in Rawdon, Leeds. The house is an old converted chapel and as you can see retains many of the original features. Stone archways, Read More
Martin Dunn Traditional Painter in W Midlands had a call from Martin Guest saying that a client wanted her wooden fire surround marbled, to try and make it blend in better with the hearth. A marbled fireplace? Certainly. The upshot of requirements and timescale and other work commitments meant it was time to bring on Read More
We are always looking beyond these four walls for ideas and products that can broaden our horizons and here we have an insight into Oikos paints and decorative products via Mark Warren, a former Oikos eco paint developer. To see what he got up to on a typical work day at their HQ in Italy, Read More
Lee Simone explains about painted faux marble and how it is a great way to change the look of your old cast iron, slate or wooden fireplace, creating a hand painted feature that is unique and often a great talking point. Painted Faux Marble Fireplace – Doncaster This green faux marbled fireplace was made out Read More
Traditional Painter Lee Simone is based in Harrogate and as well as kitchen painting, has worked all over the UK creating paint effects. Like all true artists, he has developed his own techniques and style and way of working, and has been called back to this particular property year after year by the owners who Read More
Lee Simone is a very talented decorative artist, as well as skilled kitchen painter. He gives away a lot of tricks here, explaining how to shabby chic a fireplace and gold paint effect a slate hearth. I recently headed down to Oare in Devon to do some more decorative painting and faux finishes. I usually Read More
If the info we have shared in TP blog articles has given you the confidence to paint kitchen cabinets and furniture yourself, that is great. And in general, we hope that all homeowners, DIY and trade can take away & use our ideas for decorating better, faster or cleaner than the accepted norm.
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