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Traditional Painter members tend to be painting wooden kitchens most days. However we are regularly asked, do you paint furniture? Yes, we do! And do you paint caravans? It depends. And war memorials? Let’s talk! Can you paint a wooden stool? I received an enquiry from the London area, about painting a stool. As far Read More
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
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
As far as the topic of handpainted work is concerned, Paint a kitchen white or paint pine furniture white is one of the most searched terms on Google! That surprises me, I would have thought it was “off-white” which in itself is noteworthy to me, knowing how many colours there are to choose from. Holman Read More
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
This is the 3rd, 4th and 5th days of Mark Nash’s project: a 20 year old Mark Wilkinson oak kitchen refurbished and painted. Once the preparation has been completed on the kitchen units, it’s the pleasant task of applying the layers of paint or coatings. What’s the difference, you may say, between a paint and Read More
This is the second day of Mark Nash’s project: a 20 year old Mark Wilkinson oak kitchen refurbished and painted. Have decided to paint this kitchen in two parts for various reasons. Yesterday was a good day with a fair amount of preparation completed. A few rough bits needed a little more attention and sanding, Read More
Mark Nash explains how he went about transforming a clear-lacquered oak kitchen into a stunning oak painted kitchen in Stoke Poges. My second job of the year was in Stoke Poges, meaning “stockaded place“, was also used for filming two James Bond movies: Goldfinger and For Your Eyes Only, very English, very quaint. The kitchen Read More
Mark Nash is one the most experienced, and best kitchen painters working in the UK, and he emptied his pockets to show us a few of his paint brushes for hand-painted kitchen work. Can you identify them, from 1 to 21? Answers on a postcard, (or in a comment is probably easier.) Mark will be Read More
Mark Nash, master kitchen painter, explains how he uses a garden sprayer to get a perfect paint finish on wood with Tikkurila Feelings water-borne paint. As Mark explains, the secret to the garden sprayer is in the nozzle size, it must be superfine. Also don’t use softened water. And he obviously recommends Tikkurila Feelings water-borne 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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