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Restoring an antique German stool in London

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Mark Nash, tikkurila

This case study covers one of Mark Nash’s projects, restoring an antique German stool in London. It was quite the challenge, but well within Mark’s capabilities. It is part of a series on unusual painted furniture, musical instruments and other. Restoring an antique stool, I thought you were a kitchen painter? Traditional Painter Mark Nash Read More

Traditional Painter articles 2008-2020

Blog, Marketing, paint, Painting

This is a trip back and forth between Traditional Painter articles 2008 and the current day! It starts from day one, October 2008, 3 years before the Traditional Painter network of kitchen painters was launched. Where appropriate, there are updates to what is relevant in 2020. The original content is pretty much left intact, but Read More

Hand painted kitchen in Findon

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Mark West, tikkurila

Mark West Traditional Painter for Sussex and Surrey 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? Replacing a kitchen can 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

Specialist hand painted furniture

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

First of two articles on our Specialist hand painted furniture services 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 hand 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
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