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Paul Barber, our longstanding Traditional Painter member for Northants, Herts, Beds and Bucks was called by a client who had inherited a Chalon kitchen. Paul delivered a showroom quality finish as usual, but not without a great deal of hard extra work caused by the previous painter years ago. Chalon kitchen Chalon are a long Read More
Earlier, Paul Barber explained about hand painting a kitchen coated in Danish oil. After 20 years of oiling, the kitchen in Northampton was a bit of a mess and the clients weren’t sure it could be salvaged. All’s well that ends well. Here is a reminder of the result of Paul transforming that particular kitchen. Read More
This is a transformation and a half. A hand painted kitchen in Northampton – 20 years old – bespoke pine kitchen – previously finished in very sticky Danish Oil – a bit of a mess. The brief Paul Barber, Traditional Painter for Northampton, was approached earlier this year to find out if it was even Read More
I asked Paul Barber Traditional Painter, a few questions in order to provide some background to how he arrived at this point in his career. What part of the UK do you cover for Traditional Painter? Northampton, Bedfordshire, Bucks and Hertfordshire. No more than an hour from our base. At what age did you first Read More
Paul Barber, Traditional Painter in Northampton had quite a challenge to paint a waxed wooden kitchen in Ecton. There was 15 years of wax build-up to clean down, prior to painting. Ease the way The addition of paint to the edges of drawers etc on some clear finished kitchens can affect the tolerances, to the Read More
Traditional Painter, Paul Barber, hand paints kitchens for amongst others, A Bell & Co Ltd of Kingsthorpe. He knows his craft, and this oak kitchen in Northampton needed rather more than a clean down, before getting to the finishing line. It came out well though. Photos from the client. Repair first I recently undertook the Read More
Marnie Kitchens of Monmouth have been commissioned by Fired Earth to design and install hand painted kitchens in 14 luxury homes in Silverstone Northants. Traditional Painter Paul Barber was asked to paint them. I recently undertook a contract for Marnie Kitchens of Wales to paint bespoke kitchen furniture on a new housing development in Silverstone Read More
Some more information about wallpapering a staircase in a period property in Northamptonshire, from Traditional Painter’s Paul Barber who is a master wallpaper hanger. Preparing the walls The walls had some quite bad cracks, which where cut out by scraping the cracks through with a shave hook. I seal the cracks with PVA and once Read More
Northampton-based Paul C Barber is a master wallpaper hanger, and here he is running through the fundamentals of papering a large staircase, not a task for the faint hearted! An article covering the finer points will follow. I recently redecorated a period property in Northamptonshire, it was a spiral design stairs with large hall and Read More
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