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Hildering Trays for paint transport – keeping a lid on it

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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

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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

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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

Hand Painted Kitchen Dressers

Adam Bermingham, Blog, hand-painted furniture, tikkurila


In Ireland, Adam of My Hand Painted Furniture has a full equipped workshop and amongst his many commissions in 2014 were a series of Hand Painted Kitchen Dressers. They can be imposing pieces and dated knotty pine dressers respond especially well to the hand painted treatment. Adam runs through his favorites and the how, where Read More

Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo

Adam Bermingham, Blog, brushes, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, tikkurila


Adam Bermingham, Traditional Painter in Ireland talks us through a Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo. A picturesque part of the country & a tired pine kitchen updated for great clients in time for their daughter’s wedding… Hand Painted Kitchen in Sligo There was more work here than the number of doors would lead you to Read More

Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway

Adam Bermingham, Annie Sloan, Blog, brushes, hand-painted furniture


In this post Traditional Painter in Ireland, Adam Bermingham walks us through a small but very enjoyable contract… Shabby Chic Furniture in Galway. Recently on Facebook a few of us at Traditional Painter were discussing “how much is too much” when it comes to distressing. The client knew what she wanted & was very pleased Read More

Hand Painted Furniture Swansea

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Traditional Painter Matt Evans is based in S Wales. This piece of hand painted furniture in Swansea wasn’t as ancient as some of the painted pieces that Matt has dealt with, with his heritage hat on, but it was certainly old and tired enough to benefit from a skilled furniture painter with a good eye Read More

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