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hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

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Mark Roberts latest project was a hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey. The brief for the hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey Most of Mark’s kitchen painting projects in North Wales are along the coast: Caernarfon, Llandudno, Pwllheli. This particular enquiry took him over the Menai Bridge onto Ynys Môn aka the island Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Cheshire using Benjamin Moore Scuff-X

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Traditional Painter Mark Roberts recently completed this Hand painted kitchen in Cheshire using Benjamin Moore Scuff-X paint. The wooden kitchen was originally natural timber protected with a clear lacquer. It was transformed with a neutral colour scheme: Benjamin Moore’s Soot on the main kitchen cabinets and Desert Twilight on the island. Before and after The Read More

Painted kitchen and bedroom furniture in the NW

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Traditional Painter, Mark Roberts has been hard at work. Here is a selection of recent Painted kitchen and bedroom furniture in the NW in Cheshire and on the Wirral. Two tone painted kitchen in Cheshire This kitchen is a familiar sight in many UK homes: well fitted, stylish, natural wood finish. In this case, the Read More

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

Professional decorators like Owatrol, so should you!

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Professional decorators like Owatrol. Especially in hot weather, Owatrol paint conditioners are suitable for adding to water based and oil based paint, to improve their finish. (Updated original from Dec 2012) Owatrol oil We add Owatrol to oil based paints to reduce brushmarks and also to cope with awkward ambient temperatures. Owatrol is also a 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
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