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

We are Traditional Painter - the UK’s leading Hand Painted Kitchen and Furniture specialist painters.

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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Mirka CEROS 77mm electric? Not in UK yet.

abranet, Blog, hand-painted furniture, Mirka

Mirka CEROS power sander & Abranet abrasive has captured the imagination of many specialist decorators in the UK. Sadly, the new 77mm CEROS is not in UK – yet. The Mirka CEROS power sander is currently limited to 150mm and 125mm, however… a Mirka CEROS 77mm random orbital electric sander has been spotted on the Read More

Hand painted kitchen Hampshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Mirka, Neil Callender, Owatrol

Neil Callender is a traditional painter specialising in hand painted kitchens. For a client in Hampshire he prepared and painted new MDF and tulipwood cabinets using tried and tested techniques, finishing with Little Greene oil eggshell paint. To prepare and prime this kitchen, Neil used Mirka dustless sanding, Abranet abrasives, and Zinsser Coverstain. Owatrol paint Read More

Where are they now? Handi-pads sponge sanders for trade and DIY

abranet, Blog, preparation

Not to be confused with the Mirka Handy sander, the Handi-pads sponge sanders are a range of foam sanding blocks that come in several different formats and size. They have a hook-and-loop backing, so as opposed to most sanding pads, which are the foam and abrasive combined, you can add and remove a variety of Read More

How to paint plaster walls with emulsion

Blog, Mirka, Mythic paint, paint, Painting, Toupret

If you watch a consummate professional painter like Jack Pauhl in action, you would be forgiven for thinking that emulsioning walls is easy. It is, if you know as much as he does. Read on for a few tips on how to paint plaster walls with emulsion. To get it right, you need to constantly Read More

Mirka dustless sanding review

abranet, Blog, Mirka

Mirka dustless sanding has revolutionised decorating in the UK, literally raising the bar in terms of finish and clean air. Any decorating job requires preparation which mostly involves sanding. Traditionally, sandpaper is sand stuck to paper which is a very successful combination, as it’s sold in its millions, so it must be a good product, Read More

Mirka The Sandman

abranet, Blog, Mirka, preparation

Mirka’s latest video from The Sandman shows a car body repair system for repairing dings. Tell me this process isn’t applicable to high end decorating! And a rectangular format CEROS… Air powered but hopefully a taste of what their R&D team are getting closer to releasing in an electric version for decorators? Prepare to rock. Read More

Professional advice for DIY decorators

abranet, Blog, brushes, Eco, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Little Greene, mypaintbrush.co.uk, Owatrol

As well as advising homeowners on best specifications for hand-painted kitchens, Traditional Painter answers a regular flow of email and phone enquiries from plucky DIY painters. Here is some professional advice for DIY decorators. Most DIY sites and stores emphasize the price – this paint or tool is cheap, or this isn’t too bad, not Read More

95% of the UK decorating trade is stuck in the 80’s

Blog, Mirka, troubleshoot

UPDATE This is not the first time I have said it, but in general, the UK decorating trade is one of the most conservative least innovative industries in existence. I started in the early 80’s and I could go on almost any site now and do exactly what I was doing then. Apart from a Read More

Mirka Handy interface pad now available

abranet, Blog, Mirka

It is official from Mirka (UK) – The Handy interface pad is now available for the Mirka Handy sander! Yes the Interface for the Handy is now available. It is a 5mm interface pad, 80x230mm with 55 holes to match the Handy. Mirka Part No. 8299521211 Attached a couple of images for your reference. Kind Read More

Mirka Handy – a hand sanding block for Abranet & vacuum

abranet, Blog, Mirka, preparation

Preparation is the most important aspect of decorating and the Handy by Mirka is a great solution for demanding trade professionals, DIY and homeowners, who want to see lots of filling and sanding, but don’t want their house and their lungs coated in dust. Mirka Handy, Abranet, CEROS, dust-free sanding… I think it is fair Read More
Professional Traditional Painters

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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