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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

When Krudkutter went, Fluxaf Pro Clean stood in and stayed

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This article about Fluxaf Pro Clean degreaser and cleaner for decorating was originally about Krudkutter Original, a favourite degreasing product at Traditional Painter. However Krudkutter was discontinued in the UK in 2015. Potted history of the best in eco cleaners for decorating While Krudkutter Original was out the frame, several of the kitchen painters at Read More

How to clean paint brushes used in water based paint – update

Blog, brushes, cleaning, hildering, krudkutter, posterous


Best trade practice has always been to regularly clean paint brushes used in water based paint. Working outside, brushes may need cleaning every couple of hours. Running water, under the tap, has been the primary way of cleaning brushes used in emulsion and water based woodwork paint, but that is going to change. Water based Read More

Hand Painted Furniture Swansea

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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

Suffolk kitchen painter was asked – You can’t possibly paint that! Can you?

Blog, brushes, cleaning, festool, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Richard Willott


Richard Willott, Traditional Painter’s Suffolk kitchen painter was asked earlier in the year to transform this particular cherry and mahogany kitchen, situated in a tranquil Suffolk village. Despite the doubt behind the question, he knew the project would work out very well. A dark cherry challenge The kitchen makeover was part of a much bigger Read More

Hand painted kitchen Tulsk

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In this post Traditional Painter in Ireland Adam Bermingham discusses a recent contract for a hand painted kitchen Tulsk, a village half way between Roscommon Town & the town of Boyle. The client had been thinking about a Hand Painted Kitchen for some time when her husband spotted an advert for My Hand Painted Furniture Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Norwich

alcro, Blog, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Richard Willott


Traditional Painter, Richard Willot, shares this account of a 2014 hand painted kitchen in Norwich. The end result is a beautiful and durable matt finish. What a fantastic way to start the New Year with a kitchen repaint for previous clients of mine on the outskirts of Norwich. I first painted their solid ash kitchen Read More

Fireplace Refurbishment in Roscommon

Adam Bermingham, Blog, krudkutter


Traditional Painter Adam Bermingham carried out a fireplace refurbishment in Roscommon last year, at The Cosy Bar. This is a summary of the process & equipment to bring the cast iron period fireplace back to its former glory. When the fire had been left a day to die down and cool off, Adam vacuumed everything Read More

Tips on Exterior Painting

Blog, hildering, krudkutter, preparation, Ron Taylor


Ron Taylor reveals all with his tips on exterior painting. He covers preparation, Repair Care, sanding v burning off… Interior and exterior painting requirements are different! The finish on exterior paintwork has different requirements to the finishes used for internal woodwork and kitchen cabinets. Interior paint needs to level well and put up with the Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Surrey

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Mark Nash, tikkurila


Mark Nash had a challenge when called into do this hand painted kitchen in Surrey. He leaves a good tip on how to avoid adhesion issues with water borne paint over a factory primer. This week I have had the pleasure of playing my part in the transformation of a kitchen in the Surrey hills. Read More

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