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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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How do I paint laminate kitchen cupboards?

Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Mythic paint, troubleshoot

I received this email from a keen DIY homeowner who wants to paint laminate kitchen cupboards. It raises some issues and concerns that turn up regularly in my Inbox, so I thought the conversation would be worth posting – with the questioner’s agreement of course. (I have updated the information on Blackfriars Problem Solving Primer, Read More

Question about distemper

Blog, preparation, troubleshoot

Anonymous asked: Does a new lime plastered wall need to be coated with distemper to allow it to breath or do modern emulsions do the same ? is distemper applied in the same way as emulsion ? Just to clarify, and avoid the misunderstandings: Distemper bound with casein is based on chalk with a casein Read More

95% of the UK decorating trade is stuck in the 80’s

Blog, Mirka, troubleshoot

UPDATE This is not the first time I have said it, but in general, the UK decorating trade is one of the most conservative least innovative industries in existence. I started in the early 80’s and I could go on almost any site now and do exactly what I was doing then. Apart from a Read More

Oil based v acrylic eggshell

Blog, hand-painted furniture, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Mythic paint, paint, troubleshoot

Most paint companies have oil based eggshell and acrylic based eggshell in their range. What are the differences between the two, which brands are best? Does it even matter that you can’t tell from the photo whether this door and frame were painted in acrylic or oil eggshell? There are endless debates about the pros Read More

How to re-paint stained exterior door

Blog, Painting, troubleshoot

This article on how to re-paint stained exterior door is in response to the sample Troubleshoot from Andy. In this case, I would clean out the silicone, probably with a combination of utility knife and my fingers. Next stage is to sand the timber nice and smooth along the grain with 80 grade abranet, back Read More
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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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