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Traditional Painter, Martin Guest hand painted a wooden kitchen in Bournheath, Worcestershire. As well as many interesting architectural and design details, the kitchen was well equipped with Miele appliances. Here you can see the hand painted kitchen with your back to the appliances. Dates, personalities and many facts in the rest of this article may Read More
If you are looking for a solution to get a New kitchen in the W Midlands without the mess and expense of new, read on. Martin Guest is the Traditional Painter member for the W Midlands (Staffordshire, Birmingham and outlying areas). He was asked if he could bring this custom made wooden kitchen into 2019. Read More
Ron Taylor was asked to spray paint a piano !! It follows on from the article hand painted furniture with a difference. Can you spray paint a piano ? Not just any spray finish, spray paint a piano with a high gloss white spray finish – in situ. Ron’s answer was “Yes”. The project was Read More
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
I asked Martin Guest 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? Birmingham, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire & Shropshire What is the best part about being a kitchen painter? Meeting with some 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
The Fox paintbrush from MyPaintBrush is Developed and Used by Traditional Painters. This is a run down on how to get the best out of the British made paintbrush, with insights from the developer, Martin Guest, and Fox fan, Jack Pauhl, plus some background on how this super brush, made in Britain, came about. Whether Read More
Martin Guest’s recent clients are both professors at Birmingham University. Obviously the focal point of the project was a hand painted kitchen, transforming a dated mid-1990’s dark oak kitchen in Bromsgrove into a welcoming, functional and appealing feature again. And by the end of proceedings, the clients were really happy with their “new kitchen”, and Read More
Painters are people, you know! and we do have interests outside of microns and bristle technology. Here is an example from Martin Guest of painted kitchens and culture combined! I was called in to repaint a pine kitchen in Erdington, Birmingham, painted originally by the client in a rather fetching pea green many years ago. Read More
This site is all about raising awareness and spreading the word about the best in the world of specialist painting and decorating. This week we are therefore delighted to announce the arrival of Lincrusta on Traditional Painter Trade Corner. Lincrusta is without doubt a world-leading wallcovering company, with a tremendous history and a bright future, 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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