When recommending professional decorating kit for DIY users, my philosophy is quite simple: Good workmen rely on good tools, and DIY decorators actually need the best kit, best paint and best brushes, even moreso than a professional, probably! There, I said it! Keen DIY – if you aren’t the best painter, the last thing you Read More
The Traditional Painter blog hit the 300 subscriber mark over the weekend, and someone has won a Proform Picasso of their choice from My Paint Brush. It is quite unusual for a bunch of painters to keep folks interested in their blog, to the point that over 300 people have asked to receive updates of Read More
The sole aim of the site is to raise standards in decorating. So we spill the beans on how to paint and decorate to the highest standards; we recommend the materials that work brilliantly for us, and I spread the word about 17 of the best specialist kitchen and furniture painters / period property decorators Read More
Here is a graphic providing an indepth look at the full range of Proform Picasso paint brushes. It is a highly recommended favourite for emulsioning. It has a huge capacity for holding paint, yet holds its shape, so you can paint a precise clear cut line – a very long line. American brush technology at Read More
If you buy a high quality synthetic bristle brush for water based paint, you need to look after it – 1 – keep it clean – check! 2 – Keep bristles in shape. Hmmm. There are a few bodgit ways involving paper, cardboard and elastic bands to do that. (See below) It is fair to Read More
For DIY painters looking for best brush, it can be a confusing time. Bottom line, no single brush is best in all paint – there are hundreds of brushes on the market, all with some merit, so it can be a bewildering time searching for brushes that are good quality and suited to your task Read More
Since this was first written, we email out a weekly summary of topics covered on Traditional Painter forum to signed up members. This is a free service which keeps casual readers uptodate. These are recent topics covered. Please add your pennyworth. How would the professionals advise newcomers to the decorating trade? Shame there was no Read More
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
This article by Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Ireland and owner of My Painted Furniture, is a review of Proform Picasso short handle “Bull” – Picassos are featured here regularly as one of the trade’s best brushes. They call the Proform Picasso the most technically advanced paint brush ever made. That may well be true, Read More
Good news for all UK fans of the Picasso paint brush – once again Proform Picasso is on sale and readily available in many different formats from MyPaintBrush.co.uk. The almost famous Picasso PIC-1 “carrot top” orange synthetic bristle brush is the only angled oval brush in production. It was originally brought to our attention by 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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