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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

Kitchen Painting in Bidford, Warwickshire

Blog, hand-painted furniture, Holman Specialist Paints, Ron Taylor

This is a recent project from Ron Taylor, kitchen painting in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. The kitchen had been installed about 15 years ago and was in very good condition. However, the customers were looking for a lighter look than the wood finish. The hand painted finish was also to be done in conjunction with new tiles, Read More

Spray Painting Wicker Chairs

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

Ron Taylor was recently asked about spray painting wicker chairs. Spraying is really the only way to to paint something like this. It is possible with a brush but it would be very time consuming and the finish wouldn’t be consistent. How to colour match to a piece of wicker? The customer had a sample Read More

Kitchen Painting in Rugby, Warwickshire

Blog, cleaning, hand-painted furniture, Ron Taylor

Traditional Painter, Ron Taylor, recently finished a project kitchen painting in Rugby, Warwickshire. It involved a mid sized kitchen and a dresser. The kitchen units had been stained and finished with a factory applied lacquer, and the dresser, although previously stripped, had a fine layer of wax. It was going to be quite a transformation Read More

Cheshire spray painting ceilings, walls and woodwork

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

Spray painting in residential settings is no easy task, with quite a few challenges, but experts like Scot Hindley in Cheshire, and other Traditional Painters around the country, have the experience and the right equipment to judge which approach is best (spray, roller or brush) to meet the challenges. Right tool for the job In Read More
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