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Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore

Blog, paint, Ron Taylor, Scot Hindley, spray painting

Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore has captured the interest of a fair few decorators in the UK. Ron Taylor Traditional Painter for Warwickshire has been putting it through its paces over recent months. These are his findings so far. Following that is my Traditional Painter take on one of the manufacturers’ claims about Scuff-X features. Benjamin Read More

Of Romans and a mahogany kitchen in Rampton

alcro, Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Richard Willott

This spectacular mahogany kitchen renovation took Traditional Painter, Richard Willott, to the tiny village of Rampton, just outside Cambridge. Painted mahogany kitchen – after Painted mahogany kitchen – before About Rampton Rampton is a small historic village situated on the edge of the Fens. It dates back to Roman times. When the Romans disappeared, so Read More

hand painting tiles

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted kitchen, krudkutter, Lee Simone, tikkurila

Lee Simone, Traditional Painter Yorkshire, sheds some light on hand painting tiles. It was part of a commission to update the look of a kitchen in the village of Goldsborough, located between Harrogate and York. Before updating the kitchen After updating the kitchen and hand painting tiles Over the years I have written various pieces about Read More

Annie Sloan chalk paint bleed through beaten

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture

Updated from 2012 Tannin or resin from leaky knots will bleed through water-based paints that have no stain blocking ingredient. Annie Sloan chalk paint may therefore suffer from bleed through. That is just the way it is. But never fear. Annie Sloan chalk paint bleed through beaten. The solution – from Annie Sloan’s site From Read More

Hildering Trays for paint transport – keeping a lid on it

Blog, hildering, paint

The Hildering Trays for paint transport seem to have solved a global problem: How to package single tins of paint so they can be couriered safely? This article explains how. Pro painters, DIY and paint suppliers can now dare to dream about having tins of paint delivered intact in normal sized boxes, and deal with Read More

Beginnings of Paint

Blog, Emma Brown, paint

Emma Brown, Traditional Painter for Kent is passionate about her craft. Here she shares a fascinating discovery that re-wrote what we know about the beginnings of paint and decorating kit. Recently I came across an article online about a discovery made in South Africa (1). I am interested in these sorts of things anyway, but Read More

Emmas Door painted kitchen in Tunbridge Wells

Blog, Emma Brown, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, tikkurila

Last year you may remember Traditional Painter, Emma Brown, worked her magic on the Emma’s Door painted kitchen in Tunbridge Wells. The over all refurbishment work carried out on the detached 1950’s house attracted some press interest, and here is the kitchen featured one year on, in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. Click the image to Read More

Painted bedroom furniture in West Meath

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture, tikkurila

Adam Bermingham Traditional Painter in Ireland lets us in on a real team effort where client and craftsman gelled to deliver an end result that all involved were proud of. The client came ready for the party with taste, a great eye for colour & a set of multi-coloured porcelain handles… I brought my skills, Read More

Painting a new bespoke kitchen in Walton, Warwickshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Ron Taylor, tikkurila

Traditional Painter Ron Taylor, Warwickshire talks us through painting a new bespoke kitchen in Walton. Though we are no strangers to painting new bespoke furniture and cabinets, they tend to be rare for us, as most of our work revolves around hand painting existing wooden kitchens or repainting previously painted custom made kitchens. The kitchen Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Eversley – Hampshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Neil Callender, tikkurila

In this article about a hand painted kitchen in Eversley in Hampshire, Neil Callender explains the process to upgrade the kitchen from start to finish. It took about a week to complete the work. At the end, you can read about another creative person with a brief to restore things in Eversley to their former Read More
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