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Hand painted kitchen in Findon

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Mark West, tikkurila

Mark West Traditional Painter for Sussex recently completed a Hand painted kitchen in Findon. We see this style of wooden kitchen throughout the UK. A modest size, the layout is well designed and works ergonomically for the owner, but it is starting to look its age. What to do? It can be an expensive option, Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Ilkley

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone, tikkurila

Here is Lee Simone’s snapshot of a recent project: a hand painted kitchen in Ilkley in West Yorkshire. Project Details Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire Project Type: Hand Painted Kitchen Type of Doors: Vinyl wrap with MDF substrate (slightly textured) Colour Choice: Farrow & Ball’s Railings (tinted accurately to the equivalent colour in my specialist paint Read More

hand painted oak kitchen in Collingham

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone, tikkurila

This article is about a hand painted oak kitchen in Collingham near Leeds. It was painted by Traditional Painter member, Lee Simone. This is a great example of where hand painting an older custom made kitchen can save homeowners literally tens of thousands of pounds over the cost of new! Starting point – decisions I Read More

hand painted furniture with a difference

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture, Richard Willott

First of two articles Most enquiries for hand painted furniture start with, “Can you paint our pine bedside cabinets, dining room tables, wardrobes or chairs? Can we have a smooth matt or eggshell finish in our preferred colour?” No problem, that is all part of our specialist painting services. Periodically the requests for “Can you Read More

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

Mr Nash hand-painted kitchens London and Tikkurila paint

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Holman Specialist Paints, Mark Nash, tikkurila

Mark Nash is a master kitchen painter. For many years he has hand-painted kitchens from London to Marlborough to the Cotswolds, using Tikkurila paint. Updated 2017 Tikkurila paint is, in my opinion, the best waterborne paint available for painting kitchen cabinets. But if you’re used to solvent based products, it takes time to master. See 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
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