hand painted kitchens, painted furniture, period property decorating throughout UK

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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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What’s the best filler to use? Prestonett?

beissier, Blog, preparation

What’s the best filler to use? Toupret are the big name in specialist fillers in the UK, but Prestonett (from Beissier) is another French based filler company that has a long pedigree too in this field. Beissier was created in Paris (France) in the early 19th century under the name ‘Buisson Aîné’. At that time Read More

Hand Painted laminate Kitchen in Silsden

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone, Masking tape, tikkurila

This account of a Hand Painted laminate Kitchen in Silsden, Yorkshire is from Traditional Painter, Lee Simone. With the correct primers and preparation, almost any kitchen can be refurbished with a durable painted finish. For this kitchen transformation the clients wanted their old laminate kitchen painted to make the room feel lighter, brighter and more Read More

Silicone sealant for inside of windows, no!!!

Blog, preparation, Toupret

Nothing wrong with silicone sealant – IF USED IN RIGHT PLACE. But silicone sealant for inside of windows, globbed on, as well, no!!! This is so annoying, and unnecessary. By all means, seal the exterior joints with silicone, make the exterior weather proof. But on the interior, where it is to be decorated with products Read More

Various fillers for painting and decorating

Blog, preparation, products

“Polyfilla” powder fillers are a firm favourite with trade and DIY decorators – economical, generic and all-purpose, sold by the box or sachet. There are other less well-known specialist fillers like 2-pack Polyfilla Deep Hole and Zinsser Ready Patch. They are hi-tech heavy duty fillers that won’t fail where will Polyfillas will. And for finer Read More

Restoring a glass panel door part 2

Blog, Mythic paint, Painting, preparation

This is a follow up to an article on how to restore a glass panel door. It is a modern door, but did it ever need restoring, after the builders and previous painters had finished with it! I would suggest this poor standard of finish is commonplace on new woodwork throughout UK, but it needn’t Read More

Where are they now? Handi-pads sponge sanders for trade and DIY

abranet, Blog, preparation

Not to be confused with the Mirka Handy sander, the Handi-pads sponge sanders are a range of foam sanding blocks that come in several different formats and size. They have a hook-and-loop backing, so as opposed to most sanding pads, which are the foam and abrasive combined, you can add and remove a variety of Read More

Question about distemper

Blog, preparation, troubleshoot

Anonymous asked: Does a new lime plastered wall need to be coated with distemper to allow it to breath or do modern emulsions do the same ? is distemper applied in the same way as emulsion ? Just to clarify, and avoid the misunderstandings: Distemper bound with casein is based on chalk with a casein Read More

How to prepare and paint pine furniture professionally

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Masking tape

This is the system I use for preparing unpainted pine furniture, regardless of which paint choice you go for. I prefer traditional oil-based paint finishes, but you can have all water-based primers / finishes, or a mix of water-based primer, oil-based finish… First step – Remove the knobs; wipe the surface thoroughly with a rag Read More

Review of XIM Peel Bond for uneven exterior paintwork

Blog, preparation, Ron Taylor

XIM Peel Bond is a popular product for exterior house painters in North America. Ron Taylor, Traditional Painter in Warwickshire has been trialling it in the inhospitable UK. Once you start scraping off loose paint, it’s very difficult to blend the scraped areas in with sound paint by sanding alone. Time-consuming fine filling is prone Read More

Masking up walls and woodwork

Blog, Masking tape, preparation

It is one thing to apply paint quickly, it is another to keep paint off areas you want to stay clean. Learn about Masking up walls and woodwork. The US market is a rich source of masking tapes, protective sheeting and dispensers that enable you to mask up walls and woodwork quickly and precisely. Just Read More
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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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