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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

Zinsser BIN paint in aerosol cans or Sata 3000 HVLP minijet or brush

Blog, preparation, products, spray painting

Updated from original in 2012 We cover the options to apply Zinsser BIN paint in aerosol cans or by spray, brush or roller. Zinsser BIN is for you if you need to paint over knots in pine, tannin in oak, or old water stains or nicotine on plaster. These all affect the pigment in conventional Read More

Spray paint a wooden kitchen in Cheadle

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

Traditional Painter Scot Hindley took an enquiry to spray paint a wooden kitchen in Cheadle. Emails were sent back and forth and it became apparent that the client wanted him to respray rather than hand paint the finish. Scot is an expert paint sprayer, and over a couple of visits he discussed the processes and 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

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

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

Spray painting snippets from Traditional Painter

Blog, Graco, hand-painted kitchen, Martin Dunn, Ron Taylor, spray painting

Most of the Traditional Painter group have experience of spraying using various types of equipment and brands and here are some spray painting snippets. Some observations I think it is fair to say that a spray equipment store is probably not the first destination for most UK decorators. Few own their own spray equipment. Even Read More

Airless spray acrylic paint on trim

Blog, Painting, Ron Taylor, spray painting

If you can master an airless or air assisted airless (AAA), you can do pretty much anything with acrylic paint that an HVLP can do, but much faster. Ron Taylor has written this introduction to airless spraying acrylic paint. Ron Taylor first started using acrylic trim paints in 2004, and is now an authority in the UK Read More
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