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Homeowners can read our case studies showing how we transform tired wooden kitchens &
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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
This account of the refurbishment of a hand painted kitchen in Nantwich is from Martin Dunn based in Brownhills. “I’ll be your substitute” sang Clout Top song! I hear you cry? As well as humming this song during the day, whilst discussing films of the 1980’s with my work colleague, Matt, the title also sums Read More
As a proud member of Traditional Painter, Adam Bermingham of My Hand Painted Furniture is more than happy to help with advice and guidance about hand painted kitchens for DIY enthusiasts. Last week he received this e-mail from Des about Hand Painted Kitchens… Hi Adam, I understand you cover Ireland for Traditional Painter, so thank Read More
When called into to do a Hand painted kitchen Lancashire, the be-all and end-all of our professional finishes is preparation. Clean with a product like Fluxaf ProClean before abrading every inch, and priming with Zinsser BIN or other primer suited to the substrate. With the preparation over, then you can think about finishing with eggshell Read More
As well as advising homeowners on best specifications for hand-painted kitchens, Traditional Painter answers a regular flow of email and phone enquiries from plucky DIY painters. Here is some professional advice for DIY decorators. Most DIY sites and stores emphasize the price – this paint or tool is cheap, or this isn’t too bad, not Read More
A multitude of primer / top coat combinations Professional decorators are constantly having to adjust specifications to suit particular (sometimes peculiar) situations. There are perennial repeat questions and debates over best paint to use on wooden furniture. Only read this if you have a good grasp of what is on the market and hat constitutes Read More
Krud kutter is a range of citrus based cleaners, comes in many forms for many dirty occasions and is a favourite with many decorators (and several homeowners now, who have seen it in action). Original seems to be the main stay. This was a brass handle from an oak sideboard I am rescuing. It was 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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