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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Painting and decorating forum round up

Blog, Boats, hand-painted kitchen, Mark Nash, Martin Guest, Owatrol

The decorating forum for homeowners, keen DIY and trade is developing a good following. Here are some highlight topics from the past week, to illustrate the diverse range of information you can find and ask about. High gloss hand painted kitchen JG Mason Decorator asked for feedback on hand painted gloss kitchen cabinets. Is gloss Read More

A successful DIY kitchen painting project

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Mythic paint, Owatrol, preparation

Below is an example of how a keen DIY decorator asked for some tips, and successfully hand-painted their own laminate kitchen. Hi some time ago you gave me some advice, in order for me to paint my units. These were old Wickes Shaker laminated beech. I have enclosed before and after photos on a small Read More

Topics covered on Traditional Painter forum

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Mark Nash, Martin Guest, mypaintbrush.co.uk, Owatrol

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

Hand painted kitchen Lancashire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Owatrol

When called into to do a Hand painted kitchen Lancashire, the be-all and end-all of our professional finishes is preparation. Clean with a product like Fluxaf ProClean before abrading every inch, and priming with Zinsser BIN or other primer suited to the substrate. With the preparation over, then you can think about finishing with eggshell 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

ESP primer from Owatrol

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Owatrol, preparation

ESP primer from Owatrol, is a high adhesion primer and cleaner combined. It comes from a company that seems to make a lot of high performance paint related products that “just work”. For kitchen painters, ESP is almost too good to be true as a primer for laminate surfaces. Brush on, leave for 10 minutes Read More

paint to use on wooden furniture

Blog, hand-painted furniture, krudkutter, Mythic paint, Owatrol, paint

A multitude of primer / top coat combinations Professional decorators are constantly having to adjust specifications to suit particular (sometimes peculiar) situations. There are perennial repeat questions and debates over best paint to use on wooden furniture. Only read this if you have a good grasp of what is on the market and hat constitutes Read More

Best oil based eggshell

Blog, Little Greene, Owatrol, paint

In terms of drying times and sanding, plus finish and “look”, the best oil based eggshell I have used is Little Greene oil based eggshell. This so-called “posh” paint is the only oil based eggshell I am using these days. It works as expected – ie it easily dries within 16 hours in normal room Read More

How to avoid brushmarks in oil paint

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Owatrol, Painting

You are always told to lay off along the grain. That is only part of the story for a really nice oil paint finish. Firstly, add some Owatrol or Penetrol to your paint to ease the flow and extend the working time. Secondly, use a high quality brush. Wooster FTP is excellent, the flat Wooster Read More

Owatrol Oil to protect exposed timber

Blog, Owatrol, preparation, products

Owatrol is like a WD40 for oil paints in that it drives out moisture from the surface being painted. For instance on wooden cills, the recommended treatment prior to painting is as follows: Remove all peeling paint down to a sound surface. Prime the bare wood with wet on wet coats of neat Owatrol Oil 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.

If you would like to employ the services of your local recommended TP kitchen & furniture painter, please use the map widget below.

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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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