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Painting a kitchen table and chairs

Blog, hand-painted furniture, mark-roberts


Traditional Painter for Cheshire, Mark Roberts, was invited back by a client in Warrington, Cheshire to advise on painting a kitchen table and chairs. They wanted it changing from this to something more like this! I headed to Warrington to talk with a client who wanted me to paint their well made, well worn pine Read More

Painting new MDF Wardrobes in Coventry

Blog, Graco, hand-painted furniture, Ron Taylor, spray painting


This article about Painting new MDF Wardrobes in Coventry is by Ron Taylor, Traditional Painter in Warwickshire. He is a hand-painting specialist, but at times, brushes and rollers aren’t the correct approach. In this case, by spraying, he was able to maintain the detail and definition on a very fiddly surface, and also achieved the Read More

Binzys Furniture painting Emporium Marlborough

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Mark Nash


Mark “Binzy” Nash was the first specialist kitchen and furniture painter to join the Traditional Painter team in 2011, and the new Binzy’s Furniture Painting Emporium Marlborough promises to bring the general public in touch with the very best aspects of our craft. When Mark mentioned last year about plans to open a furniture painting Read More

Painted bedroom furniture in West Meath

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture, tikkurila


Adam Bermingham Traditional Painter in Ireland lets us in on a real team effort where client and craftsman gelled to deliver an end result that all involved were proud of. The client came ready for the party with taste, a great eye for colour & a set of multi-coloured porcelain handles… I brought my skills, Read More

Hand Painted Kitchen Dressers

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture, tikkurila


In Ireland, Adam of My Hand Painted Furniture has a full equipped workshop and amongst his many commissions in 2014 were a series of Hand Painted Kitchen Dressers. They can be imposing pieces and dated knotty pine dressers respond especially well to the hand painted treatment. Adam runs through his favorites and the how, where Read More

Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway

Adam Bermingham, Annie Sloan, Blog, brushes, hand-painted furniture


In this post Traditional Painter in Ireland, Adam Bermingham walks us through a small but very enjoyable contract… Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway. Recently on Facebook a few of us at Traditional Painter were discussing “how much is too much” when it comes to distressing. The client knew what she wanted & was very pleased Read More

Kitchen Painting in Bidford, Warwickshire

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Holman Specialist Paints, Ron Taylor


This is a recent project from Ron Taylor, kitchen painting in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. The kitchen had been installed about 15 years ago and was in very good condition. However, the customers were looking for a lighter look than the wood finish. The hand painted finish was also to be done in conjunction with new tiles, Read More

Hand Painted Furniture Swansea

festool, hand-painted furniture, krudkutter, Matthew Evans, tikkurila, Welsh heritage Decor


Traditional Painter Matt Evans is based in S Wales. This piece of hand painted furniture in Swansea wasn’t as ancient as some of the painted pieces that Matt has dealt with, with his heritage hat on, but it was certainly old and tired enough to benefit from a skilled furniture painter with a good eye Read More

Spray Painting Wicker Chairs

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Ron Taylor, tikkurila


Ron Taylor was recently asked about spray painting wicker chairs. Spraying is really the only way to to paint something like this. It is possible with a brush but it would be very time consuming and the finish wouldn’t be consistent. How to colour match to a piece of wicker? The customer had a sample Read More

Paint Magic coming back

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture


Today, as promised on the Weekend Newsletter, we are announcing 3 lucky winners of Paint Magic by Jocasta Innes. The winners were drawn at random numbers 9, 14 and 15, (aka subscribers: CC, TL and MDecs) They signed up to an upcoming Furniture Painting Golden Tips newsletter, which, with better organisation, will be coming in Read More

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