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Hot coat a pine kitchen in Caernarfon

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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

Painting a kitchen table and chairs

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Traditional Painter for Cheshire, Mark Roberts, was invited back by a client in Warrington, Cheshire to advise on painting a kitchen table and chairs. They wanted it changing from this to something more like this! I headed to Warrington to talk with a client who wanted me to paint their well made, well worn pine Read More

A bespoke kitchen repainted in North Wales

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Mark Roberts, Traditional Painter covering N Wales, was asked to repaint a bespoke kitchen in Flintshire. It had originally been painted in a mustard colour. This project is another prime example of how a well made and well designed wooden kitchen is a good invesrment. It can be continually updated and given a new lease Read More

Paint a bespoke oak kitchen in North Wales

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Traditional Painter Mark Roberts was called up by Richie and Liz to submit a quote and offer advice on how to paint a bespoke oak kitchen in North Wales. Judging by the plans, it looked like their pending oak kitchen was going to be installed un-primed and once painted would be a fantastic feature. The Read More

Hand painted oak kitchen in Whitchurch

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Traditional Painter Mark Roberts, specialist kitchen painter based near Chester, reported back on a hand painted oak kitchen in Whitchurch that started out extremely dark and waxy, but has now had the life breathed back into it. When my clients in Whitchurch contacted me about their large dark oak kitchen, I could see a stunning Read More

Festool Duo light – last piece of painting puzzle?

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Poor lighting and cold paint can create serious quality issues for anyone painting and decorating, kitchen painters included. It looks like the Festool Duo light is capable of finally laying one of those issues to bed once and for all. The electric light bulb is arguably the most important invention in human history, as it Read More

A painted wooden kitchen refurbishment on Wirral Peninsula

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Mark Roberts is an experienced kitchen painter, and a trusted Traditional Painter based in the North West and here he explains the process behind a painted wooden kitchen refurbishment on Wirral Peninsula. As the photo at the end shows, it is in a beautiful part of the world. After being contacted via Traditional Painter, I Read More

Mark Roberts Traditional Painter Q&A

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I asked Mark Roberts Traditional Painter, a few questions in order to provide some background to how he arrived at this point in his career. What part of the UK do you cover for Traditional Painter? N Cheshire, The Wirral, Merseyside & North Wales down to Newtown At what age did you first wield a Read More
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