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What is the best colour for a kitchen in Kent? Good question! In our experience, colour picking tends to be the most problematic aspect of the kitchen painting process for clients. Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent, has a background in interior design and was able to draw on her extensive experience to help her Read More
Mark Roberts, Traditional Painter covering N Wales, used his high tech paint kettle to hot coat a pine kitchen in Caernarfon with Symphony paint. This was really smart use of Mark’s product knowledge to achieve a perfect brushed finish. Whilst working on a kitchen project in Caernarfon I received an enquiry less than 2 miles Read More
A hand painted kitchen St Helens, it started life as a Neville-Johnston limed oak kitchen. From the photos of the kitchen before work commenced, I could see that it was still in good shape after many years of regular use, but it looked a little dated. In addition to painting, there were plans to change Read More
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
At Traditional Painter, we are willing to help anyone with more than a passing interest in decorating. Homeowner Jan has written an explanation of how she went about DIY painting a solid mahogany kitchen herself after a consultation and referencing info on the site. I’m a novice painter, and wanted to hand-paint my own kitchen. Read More
This post was written in 2010 but May 2012 still holds true. May 2014, main text unchanged. Little Greene paint still performing and sourced from Paints and Interiors. Oil eggshell enamel from Tikkurila continues to prove super tough and low sheen. Farrow and Ball Estate eggshell still a lovely finish, some technical shortcomings on specifications Read More
MARTIN DUNN IS BACK!!! Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again when I switch the computer back on. I’m more focused on period property decorating in Staffordshire these days, so I might not be doing as many hand painted kitchens as I used to, but I still get asked to do the odd Read More
This is a long indepth article on how to paint pine furniture. It is written by professional furniture painters, and aimed at DIY who want to successfully prepare and paint waxed pine, varnished pine, bare or painted, laminate effect. We have you covered. You will learn about: – The abrasives, cleaners and tools you need Read More
Last year Traditional Painter, Neil Callender, was asked to look at a small oak kitchen to paint. The customer was happy with the units and layout and just wanted a new look. New look please, even though “they” say it isn’t possible The customer was keen to have their cabinets painted, but had been told Read More
I received this email from a keen DIY homeowner who wants to paint laminate kitchen cupboards. It raises some issues and concerns that turn up regularly in my Inbox, so I thought the conversation would be worth posting – with the questioner’s agreement of course. (I have updated the information on Blackfriars Problem Solving Primer, 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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