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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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

Colour advice online

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Painting

In my experience, colour choice is one of the biggest sources of angst for most home decorators, and a lot of painters too. What if I get the colour wrong? What if so-and-so hates it? What if this green makes the curtains look too blue? OK let’s stick with magnolia, that’s safe. If you are Read More

How to avoid brushmarks in oil paint

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Owatrol, Painting

You are always told to lay off along the grain. That is only part of the story for a really nice oil paint finish. Firstly, add some Owatrol or Penetrol to your paint to ease the flow and extend the working time. Secondly, use a high quality brush. Wooster FTP is excellent, the flat Wooster Read More

How paint walls – best rollers and brushes to buy

Blog, Equipment, Painting

I was invited to attend the recent TDS Decorating Trade Show in Derby. For my troubles, I was asked to set up a Tried and Tested stall to talk about some of the kit on sale at the show. I was obviously speaking from the point of view of a customer and decorator who works Read More

Outstanding Interior decorating blogs

Blog, Painting

There are millions of blogs with gazillions of articles related to decorating the home, tips and tricks and insights. These are a few that really taught me a thing or two. Several posts and blogs I refer to regularly. Well worth bookmarking. Plush Painting blog posts reflect, dare I say, decades of old school and Read More

More painting tips

Blog, Painting, posterous, preparation

I have a blog over at Posterous where I also post short sharp painting tips and tricks. The latest ones that might be of help on your next decorating project are: Easy ways to strip wallpaper How to caulk around corners Fill and paint walls and ceilings How to paint galvanised steel Sanding down safely Read More

Example of decorating specification and advice

Blog, Painting, preparation

I recently went to Marple, a lovely property with big high ceilings, grand beams and some interesting timber panelling and polished doors. To my eye it was a challenging space to sort out in terms of design. I took a look at the practicalities of refurbishing a big old building. Below is an example of Read More

Protecting floors when decorating

Blog, Masking tape, Painting, preparation

There are so many approaches to protecting floors when decorating – from cotton dust sheets, to adhesive clear sheeting, to kraft paper, and a few new lightweight leak-proof fabrics. Each has pros and cons for practicality, storage and transportation, and peace of mind. For what its worth, MAV 1200 grade lining paper is my preferred Read More

Painting between narrow gaps

Blog, Painting

The usual approach to painting behind radiators, flush cisterns, pipes or gutters is to use a radiator roller – a slim 4” wide sleeve on the end of a long handle. If you want to roller further behind an obstacle than a standard length handle allows, you can extend the handle by taping on a Read More

Popular questions about decorating

Blog, Equipment, Painting

These are questions that appear to bring people to this site, and here are some answers. (The links take you to fuller answers!) paint old pine furniture with farrow and ball Prepared correctly, pine furniture can be revived and beautified and look sharp for years. Poorly prepared and it will look shabby chic ahead of 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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