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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.
Ron Taylor has been using water based and water-borne paints longer than most in the UK and these are further findings with Mylands Primer and Ican Primer. He has been using them on recent jobs, so it is still early days and at the observation stage, rather than endorsement stage. This test was for priming Read More
The Adorn brushes reviewed below made a surprisingly good first impression on Ron Taylor. Is this a Purdy Monarch killer at near pauper prices?!!! Adorn Brushes from Saffron Sphere Ltd were a new one on me until I got a couple from Andy Cherry at MyPaintBrush. I had 2 from the range. A *
Ron Taylor has been working with the water-borne Eico Alterior Gloss, a very low VOC 100% acrylic paint from Iceland. Eicó, with an accent on the “o”, do produce a fairly wide product range, what is this gloss like? First impressions The 2.5 litre product comes in a sturdy and useful tin, which serves as Read More
This is Ron Taylor’s second blog on the subject of exterior painting tips, and he goes through two different jobs, completed back to back, with different requirements. Both properties were on main roads. The first one being set back behind a line of trees, the other directly on the street. If I was using an Read More
Ron Taylor reveals all with his tips on exterior painting. He covers preparation, Repair Care, sanding v burning off… Interior and exterior painting requirements are different! The finish on exterior paintwork has different requirements to the finishes used for internal woodwork and kitchen cabinets. Interior paint needs to level well and put up with the Read More
Traditional Painter for Warwickshire, Ron Taylor illustrates the importance of matching primer, brush and paint. In this case the first attempt with Mylands Wood and Metal Eggshell in white wasn’t great, but but he looked at the combination of primer, brush and paint that didn’t work, and changed a couple of things, with success. Mylands Read More
Traditional Painter in Warwickshire, Ron Taylor explains about his best brushes for painting kitchen cabinets. They can be a little different to the brushes he would use day-to-day, painting walls, doors, frames, etc. I’ve used a lot of different brushes over the years, maybe too many but I generally stick with 3 or 4 brushes Read More
Traditional Painter and brush fanatic, Ron Taylor, reveals his best brush for oil based primer, based on his experience over the years. When Andy Crichton asked me to do a Paint Brush Review for brushes in specific paints, I thought, great, I’d love to do that. Then I went away and thought how do I Read More
This is the second Ron Taylor article on best brushes. Brushes for acrylic trim paint has got to be the most difficult of articles because of the finish expected by customers and painters alike. Which brush for which paint? We are talking acrylic paint, not hybrid paint (assorted variations of water-borne). Also, the question of Read More
This is one of two articles by Ron Taylor, Traditional Painter for Warwickshire about best brushes – for emulsion and acrylic paint on walls and ceilings. Ron gives some background to the main variables that can affect your choice of brush for various wall and ceiling paint. He has persevered with many brushes and water-based Read More
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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