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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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

Mirka The Sandman

abranet, Blog, Mirka, preparation

Mirka’s latest video from The Sandman shows a car body repair system for repairing dings. Tell me this process isn’t applicable to high end decorating! And a rectangular format CEROS… Air powered but hopefully a taste of what their R&D team are getting closer to releasing in an electric version for decorators? Prepare to rock. Read More

Take that hand painted kitchen in Hilderstone Staffordshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Martin Dunn, preparation

This account of a “celebrity” hand painted kitchen in Hilderstone is from Traditional Painter in Staffordshire, Martin Dunn. A lot of thought went into this specification, and a lot of work too, with some neat touches. Refurbish a large handbuilt kitchen This kitchen was properly built 15-20 years ago with dovetail drawers and morticed-and-tenoned doors. Read More

A successful DIY kitchen painting project

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Mythic paint, Owatrol, preparation

Below is an example of how a keen DIY decorator asked for some tips, and successfully hand-painted their own laminate kitchen. Hi some time ago you gave me some advice, in order for me to paint my units. These were old Wickes Shaker laminated beech. I have enclosed before and after photos on a small Read More

Foldisheet for protecting painted kitchens

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, preparation

Here are a couple more pictures of the Foldisheet in action. Here the Foldisheet is being draped just by a door. You could hang a cotton or plastic dust sheet over the units, but to be fair, the 2mm poly carb core would offer much better protection against a clumsy entry. As long as you Read More

Mirka Handy – a hand sanding block for Abranet & vacuum

abranet, Blog, Mirka, preparation

Preparation is the most important aspect of decorating and the Handy by Mirka is a great solution for demanding trade professionals, DIY and homeowners, who want to see lots of filling and sanding, but don’t want their house and their lungs coated in dust. Mirka Handy, Abranet, CEROS, dust-free sanding… I think it is fair Read More

Mirka on Traditional Painter

abranet, Blog, Mirka, period property, preparation

Mirka (UK) inventors of Abranet are now officially associated with Traditional Painter, and I don’t mind admitting that this is a landmark occasion for this site. Check out the Mirka landing page on the “Trade Corner”; read what Mirka have to say about their 3 favourite Mirka products. Ask them relevant questions direct, also follow Read More

ESP primer from Owatrol

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Owatrol, preparation

ESP primer from Owatrol, is a high adhesion primer and cleaner combined. It comes from a company that seems to make a lot of high performance paint related products that “just work”. For kitchen painters, ESP is almost too good to be true as a primer for laminate surfaces. Brush on, leave for 10 minutes Read More

Abranet the 21st century sandpaper

abranet, Blog, Eco, period property, preparation

I wrote up this article on Mirka Abranet abrasive in Nov 2010, just before buying the Mirka CEROS 5″ random orbital sander. Almost 2 years on, the combination of Abranet, CEROS and dust extraction sanding still stands as probably the single best advance in decorating – It’s all in the prep, right! In my experience Read More

How to skim plaster walls smooth? Toupret TX130

abranet, Blog, Mirka, preparation, Toupret

Toupret TX130 fine surface filler is a first class choice to skim plastered walls that have been damaged, dinged or badly patched in. With Toupret skim coats, and abranet abrasives, I can achieve a super smooth surface, and the paint finish is far superior to what it is possible on conventional gypsum based plaster walls. 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.

If you would like to employ the services of your local recommended TP kitchen & furniture painter, please use the map widget below.

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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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