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 on Traditional Painter

abranet, Blog, Mirka, period property, preparation

Mirka (UK) inventors of Abranet are now officially associated with Traditional Painter, and I don’t mind admitting that this is a landmark occasion for this site. Check out the Mirka landing page on the “Trade Corner”; read what Mirka have to say about their 3 favourite Mirka products. Ask them relevant questions direct, also follow Read More

B&Q for professional decorating tools and paint?

abranet, Blog, Independent suppliers, Matthew Evans, Polyvine, products

Credit where credit is due, professional decorating tools and paint from B&Q do exist, if you look hard enough. 3 examples. Hamilton steel filling knife The name Hamilton still smacks of traditional quality. I’m not so sure the brushes have kept up with modern paints, but they still adopt a 5 star approach to making Read More

Abranet the 21st century sandpaper

abranet, Blog, Eco, period property, preparation

I wrote up this article on Mirka Abranet abrasive in Nov 2010, just before buying the Mirka CEROS 5″ random orbital sander. Almost 2 years on, the combination of Abranet, CEROS and dust extraction sanding still stands as probably the single best advance in decorating – It’s all in the prep, right! In my experience Read More

Mirka Abranet CEROS – sanding kit with dust extraction

abranet, cleaning, Equipment, Mirka, Numatic

Mirka CEROS was part of a journey for me. When I first came across the Mirka Abranet dustless sanding system, I couldn’t quite get my head round what was involved with the whole abrasive-sanding-dust extraction system. But this video joins all the dots between marketing bumf like polyamide netting, 10000 holes, interface pads… In my Read More

How to skim plaster walls smooth? Toupret TX130

abranet, Blog, Mirka, preparation, Toupret

Toupret TX130 fine surface filler is a first class choice to skim plastered walls that have been damaged, dinged or badly patched in. With Toupret skim coats, and abranet abrasives, I can achieve a super smooth surface, and the paint finish is far superior to what it is possible on conventional gypsum based plaster walls. Read More

Mirka Abranet and CEROS is changing decorating

abranet, Blog, Mirka, preparation

There are lots of decorating gadgets around, claiming to be better than anything before. But Mirka revolutionised decorating with their dust-free Abranet abrasive, no exaggeration. Update March 14th 2013 The Abranet Starter Kit A perforated sanding block and hose, which you connect to a vacuum, is around £30. I didn’t really understand how it worked, Read More

Mirka CEROS sander or Abranet hand sander for lacquer?

abranet, Blog, Mirka

80 grade Abranet on a hand sander rubs down lacquer faster than a Mirka CEROS sander with 40 or 60 grade HD abranet! I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating. The hand sander for small areas is phenomenal and on walls and wood outperforms even the super nice Mirka CEROS review. The mechanical CEROS Read More

undercoat emulsion on walls ?

abranet, Blog, Mirka, paint, Painting

Do I need to undercoat emulsion on walls that have been previously painted and are in good condition. Even with a big colour change, a first coat of undercoat is for the most part, a strange concept, but sadly it is a question that is gaining traction. I was asked by a Swedish client just Read More

How to restore glass panel doors

abranet, Blog, Masking tape, Mirka, preparation

Looking closely around the home, you will see that many 15-pane glass panel doors need restoring rather than just painting! This looks OK from a distance through a groggy camera lense, but it is a horror show that some poor homeowner actually paid good money for. When glass is poorly bedded in silicone, when the Read More

Mirka CEROS sander for conscientious painters & decorators

abranet, Blog, Mirka, products

The Mirka CEROS sander uses revolutionary Abranet abrasives, and connects to a vacuum, extracting about 95% of the dust from source. This combination of sander, hi-tech abrasive and vacuum extraction ensures cleaner work areas and improved quality of preparation work, especially on ceilings and walls – what’s not to like?! What’s not to like about 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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