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Mr Nash hand-painted kitchens London and Tikkurila paint

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, Mark Nash, tikkurila

Mark Nash is a master kitchen painter. For many years he has hand-painted kitchens from London to Marlborough to the Cotswolds, using Tikkurila paint. Updated 2017 Tikkurila paint is, in my opinion, the best waterborne paint available for painting kitchen cabinets. But if you’re used to solvent based products, it takes time to master. See Read More

Fluxaf Power Clean and cleaners and degreasers for paint

Blog, Fluxaf, Holman Specialist Paints, krudkutter, Lee Simone

When Lee Simone decided to write about Fluxaf Power Clean and cleaners and degreasers for paint it was mainly because, at the time, Krud Kutter Original was unavailable and it was unclear if and when it would ever come back to the UK market. As it happens it did come back (and seems unaltered in 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

Hand Painted Pine Kitchen York

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, Lee Simone

This is a recent hand painted pine kitchen commission that Traditional painter Lee Simone did for a couple in the village of Moor Monkton near York. The kitchen had originally been tailor made and installed by a local kitchen company. The quality of the kitchen was very high, with lovely dove tail joints and hand Read More

Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo

Adam Bermingham, Blog, brushes, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, tikkurila

Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Ireland talks us through a Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo. A picturesque part of the country & a tired pine kitchen updated for great clients in time for their daughter’s wedding… Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo There was more work here than the number of doors would lead you to 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

Jeremy Wood kitchen Hand Painted in Linton North Yorkshire

Blog, Holman Specialist Paints, Lee Simone, Little Greene, tikkurila

For this recent kitchen project I was phoned by a lady in Linton who wanted her bespoke hand made Jeremy Wood kitchen hand painted. It had been installed over 10 years ago and was now looking quite tired in places and a little dated. I asked if she could send me over some photos and Read More

Hand painted veneered MDF kitchen, Clitheroe

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints

Not every kitchen we paint is a “million dollar bespoke kitchen” but even a small hand painted veneered MDF kitchen can look a million dollars, assuming it has been prepared and painted properly. If you inherit a kitchen when you move into a new home, it is understandable that you might want to make it 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

How can I open a tin of Tikkurila

Blog, Holman Specialist Paints, Mark Nash, tikkurila

I can’t tell you how many people have told me “Those Tikkurila paint lids, ridiculous.” or “How can I open a tin of Tikkurila without shredding my fingers?” This short video from Operation Control shows exactly how to open a tin with the tabs, and it takes nothing but a screwdriver and minimal effort and Read More
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