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Tecnover TR4000P airless diaphragm spray unit

Blog, Ron Taylor, spray painting

Ron Taylor, Traditional Painter for Warwickshire, is a hand painting specialist who has also mastered spraying. He provides a quick review of the Tecnover TR4000P airless diaphragm spray unit he uses for painting kitchens, bedroom furniture and general paintwork. About Tecnover Tecnover is an Italian company who have been making spray equipment for around 30 Read More

Refurbished painted kitchen in Shipston-on-Stour Warwickshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Ron Taylor

Ron Taylor, Traditional Painter member for Warwickshire, explains the process on this Refurbished painted kitchen in Shipston-on-Stour Warwickshire. Take it away, Ron The client wanted a sprayed finish on their cabinets, so in my experience the best way to deliver that, is to hand paint the frames and spray paint the rest. You can almost Read More

Do you paint furniture?

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Mark Nash, Martin Dunn, Richard Willott, Ron Taylor

Traditional Painter members tend to be painting wooden kitchens most days. However we are regularly asked, do you paint furniture? Yes, we do! And do you paint caravans? It depends. And war memorials? Let’s talk! Can you paint a wooden stool? I received an enquiry from the London area, about painting a stool. As far Read More

Spray paint a piano

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Martin Guest, musical instruments, Ron Taylor, spray painting

Ron Taylor was asked to spray paint a piano !! It follows on from the article hand painted furniture with a difference. Can you spray paint a piano ? Not just any spray finish, spray paint a piano with a high gloss white spray finish – in situ. Ron’s answer was “Yes”. The project was Read More

Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore

Blog, paint, Ron Taylor, Scot Hindley, spray painting

Scuff-X from Benjamin Moore has captured the interest of a fair few decorators in the UK. Ron Taylor Traditional Painter for Warwickshire has been putting it through its paces over recent months. These are his findings so far. Following that is my Traditional Painter take on one of the manufacturers’ claims about Scuff-X features. Benjamin Read More

paint a wooden kitchen in Manchester

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Ron Taylor, Scot Hindley, spray painting

Traditional Painter, Scot Hindley, takes us through this project to paint a wooden kitchen in Manchester. Scot is an expert at hand-painted finishes, but one of his specialities is spraying, which is just as well, as the clients specifically requested a sprayed finish. The clients from Prestwich, Manchester, contacted me via the Traditional Painter website Read More

Painting new MDF Wardrobes in Coventry

Blog, Graco, hand-painted furniture, Ron Taylor, spray painting

This article about Painting new MDF Wardrobes in Coventry is by Ron Taylor, Traditional Painter in Warwickshire. He is a hand-painting specialist, but at times, brushes and rollers aren’t the correct approach. In this case, by spraying, he was able to maintain the detail and definition on a very fiddly surface, and also achieved the Read More

Painting a new bespoke kitchen in Walton, Warwickshire

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Ron Taylor, tikkurila

Traditional Painter Ron Taylor, Warwickshire talks us through painting a new bespoke kitchen in Walton. Though we are no strangers to painting new bespoke furniture and cabinets, they tend to be rare for us, as most of our work revolves around hand painting existing wooden kitchens or repainting previously painted custom made kitchens. The kitchen Read More

Paint a lacquered kitchen in Salford, Oxfordshire

Blog, erecta rack, Ron Taylor

This article covers a project where Ron Taylor was asked to paint a lacquered kitchen. This stained and lacquered kitchen was in Salford on the Warwickshire-Oxfordshire border and the client wanted Ron to give it a new lease of life. Although it was dated and sapped some of the light out the kitchen, the cabinets Read More

Paint a kitchen white – and then again

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Mark Nash, Martin Guest, Ron Taylor

As far as the topic of handpainted work is concerned, Paint a kitchen white or paint pine furniture white is one of the most searched terms on Google! That surprises me, I would have thought it was “off-white” which in itself is noteworthy to me, knowing how many colours there are to choose from. Holman Read More
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