hand painted kitchens, painted furniture, period property decorating throughout UK

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We are an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, each with decades of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size. Browse our case studies for a selection of the thousands of kitchens we have transformed since 2009.

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Fitted furniture painted in Tikkurila, Tixall Mews Staffordshire

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Little Greene, Martin Dunn, tikkurila

This article on fitted furniture painted with Tikkurila Feelings Furniture paint was written by Traditional painter, Martin Dunn who works in Staffordshire. About Tixall Mews Just before Christmas, I was carrying out some private decorating work at Tixall Mews in Staffordshire Tixall Mews, along with the gate house, is all that remains of Tixall Hall, Read More

hand painted kitchen in Lichfield

hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Martin Dunn

This account of a hand painted kitchen in Lichfield is from Martin Dunn, Traditional Painter in Staffordshire. This was a complete rejig of an old and tired oak kitchen. The units had been moved, new bits added, new tiles fitted, plus block-board work surface, new electrics, cooker and canopy. All this work was carried out, Read More

Hand paint wooden kitchen units – Haughton, Staffordshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Martin Dunn

Traditional Painter for Staffordshire, Martin Dunn, runs through a project to prepare and hand paint wooden kitchen units in Haughton, using Little Greene oil eggshell paint 1 – Remove all doors, sheet up and protect – unfortunatly the homeowner had just came out of hospital and hadn’t had time to empty all the cupboards. 2 Read More

Spray painting snippets from Traditional Painter

Blog, Graco, hand-painted kitchen, Martin Dunn, Ron Taylor, spray painting

Most of the Traditional Painter group have experience of spraying using various types of equipment and brands and here are some spray painting snippets. Some observations I think it is fair to say that a spray equipment store is probably not the first destination for most UK decorators. Few own their own spray equipment. Even Read More

Take that hand painted kitchen in Hilderstone Staffordshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Martin Dunn, preparation

This account of a “celebrity” hand painted kitchen in Hilderstone is from Traditional Painter in Staffordshire, Martin Dunn. A lot of thought went into this specification, and a lot of work too, with some neat touches. Refurbish a large handbuilt kitchen This kitchen was properly built 15-20 years ago with dovetail drawers and morticed-and-tenoned doors. Read More

Recent posts

Blog, Martin Dunn

Recent posts on specialist decorating techniques There is a lot going on here, within the group of independent kitchen painters and decorators in the UK. As well as painting furniture and refurbishing kitchens to the highest standards, they are also doing their bit to keep the content on the site fresh, useful and high quality. Read More

Lincrusta Restoration at Thorpe House in Halifax

Blog, faux, Lincrusta, marbling-graining, Martin Dunn, wallcoverings

This article about a Lincrusta restoration project at Thorpe house was written by Martin Dunn, Traditional Painter in Stafford, approved Advanced Lincrusta Installer At the end of August 2012, I found my self answering a request from Lincrusta training manager Andy Sarson. A few of us had been asked to go up to Thorpe House Read More

How to prepare timber worktops, Osmo Tints & Osmo Top Oil

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Martin Dunn, Osmo

Martin Dunn wrote a thorough account of how to use Osmo Hardwax Oil on new, bare timber around the home. He also mentioned Osmo Top Oil, specifically for worktops. Martin recently had a question from Margot von Muhlendahl, who is based in Munich and works as a consultant on decorative projects involving color. She has Read More

Do I have to use Laura Ashley wallpaper paste with Laura Ashley wallpaper?

Blog, Martin Dunn, products, wallcoverings

This article is onLaura Ashley wallpaper paste, do you need to use it with Laura Ashley wallpaper, is a guest post by Martin Dunn, Staffordshire based Traditional Painter, former lecturer and specialist in wallpaper hanging. I was hanging some Laura Ashley paper the other day, and the customer had purchased their own paste from Laura Read More

Hand painted kitchen Staffordshire

Blog, guest post, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Martin Dunn, Owatrol, preparation

Professional decorating specialist and Traditional Painter, Martin Dunn, explains how he tackled this hand painted kitchen in Great Wyrley, Staffs. Preparing a wooden kitchen for painting On my advice, all handles had been replaced (2 hole handles instead of 1), and tiles and work surfaces had also been upgraded prior to me starting. Specification for Read More
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Traditional Painter is an invitation-only, nationwide network of independent businesses, with years of professional experience. Every member of our team guarantees a showroom-quality, hand painted finish for your kitchen, with exceptional customer service at every stage.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size.

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Since day one we have been committed to sharing our hard earned knowledge with readers. In our case studies we openly explain how we prepare and paint kitchens and furniture. We also share decades of specialist decorating experience in TP blog articles in the hope that all DIY and trade decorators can take away and use our ideas to achieve better, more professional results.

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