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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Paint Shield trim and edging kit

Blog, Painting, products

This is a review of the Paint Shield trim and edging kit from Dave Karroll at Quic Keypaint. The mini roller has a gasket on the end, and I thought the premise was that this design will let you roll tight against skirtings and ceiling lines, and eradicate the need for cutting in with a Read More

Spray acrylic paint by a Traditional Painter professional

Blog, Painting, Ron Taylor, spray painting

Ron Taylor has written this introduction on how to spray acrylic paint. He goes on to focus on HVLP for spraying acrylic paint.  Ron Taylor first started using acrylic trim paints in 2004, and is now an authority in the UK on the application of water-based paints with brush, roller and spray. This video for Read More

Paint pine furniture

Annie Sloan, Blog, hand-painted furniture, Mythic paint, Painting

This is a reference point for everything you need to know about how to paint pine furniture. Tips on preparing pine, oak or laminate – bare, waxed, lacquered or painted before. Insights into painting a flat solid finish in oil eggshell, acrylic eggshell or chalk paint, to a top professional standard. There is a lot Read More

How to gloss a front door

Blog, Painting

The brief was to gloss paint the front door, so it was the shiniest in the village, and that is what they got! Apparently the joiner who fitted the furniture said the paintwork was like glass. With 16 hours and 6 coats invested in it, no wonder! Preparation » Before burning off the paint with Read More

Blog about painting and decorating tips

Blog, Painting, preparation

These are the top ten most visited pages for painting and decorating tips. 1 – Farrow and Ball paint One of several UK paint and wallpaper manufacturers who produce a heritage colour range with a traditional look. (It is the look and finish, not the price or the “retail” tag that sets them apart from Read More

undercoat emulsion on walls ?

abranet, Blog, Mirka, paint, Painting

Do I need to undercoat emulsion on walls that have been previously painted and are in good condition. Even with a big colour change, a first coat of undercoat is for the most part, a strange concept, but sadly it is a question that is gaining traction. I was asked by a Swedish client just Read More

Paint a wooden boat

Blog, Boats, Painting

In 2007, I had the pleasure of reviving this 45 year-old Angelman wooden ketch. The boat’s mahogany hull, and spruce masts and bowsprit were stripped back to bare wood and restored to their former glory with high specification marine paint and traditional materials. This is how I did it. No pressure, but it has to Read More

Painting kitchen cupboards Farrow and Ball

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Painting

Here are answers to two perennial questions: 1 – Is Farrow and Ball paint suitable for kitchen cupboards? Basically this is a link to a very interesting thread that has a lot of input from folks who don’t know much about paint but demonstrate a lot about the marketing power of paint companies. ie home Read More

Difference between specialist kitchen painters and the rest

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Painting

I went to look at a job recently and was asked by the homeowner whether I could do a better job at painting cabinets than the last guy, a “regular” painter and decorator. It was a fair question, and it was fairly easy to answer. It’s all in the details. The fitted furniture had been Read More

How to achieve perfectly smooth walls

Blog, Painting, preparation

This was first posted on my Posterous painting tips blog. Whenever I tackle a painting and decorating job, I am driven to do the best job possible in the most efficient way. This is probably down to a mix of my genes, and excellent training from old school teachers, where pride in your work was 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.

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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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