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Creating a decorative panel in the Dumfries Estate Arboretum

Listed under Blog, Matthew Evans Posted Jun 05 2014

Matthew Evans is a talented craftsman, as demonstrated here creating a decorative panel at the new woodland shelter in the Dumfries Estate Arboretum, in conjunction with the Princes Foundation Live Build 2013.

Sit back and enjoy a timelapsed view of him at work with mahl sticks, freehand brush work, sign writing and a bit of rubbing down too.

Matthew spent a very productive summer extending his craft skills. Princes Foundation Summer School blog takes you through a series of drawing and sketching days. Then he had a week into the craft skills of thatching, stonemasonry and pargetting (relief plasterwork) before finishing the above panel.

Matthew is also an accomplished kitchen and furniture painter. Here is another time lapse that takes you through an altogether different painting process on a Vintage 50’s Magnolia kitchen, requiring a lot more sanding down and mechanical aids than when creating a decorative panel.

With everything cleaned down, our Festool dust free sanding unit was brought in to keep dust to a minimum and at the same time providing a perfect surface to apply our first coat of Zinsser Coverstain.

The chosen finish was Little Greene Oil Eggshell, in 50?s Magnolia and (quite fittingly) Kitchen Green.

Matthew Evans hand painted kitchens South WalesSpecialist painter and decorator, Matthew Evans, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for hand painted kitchens South Wales.

Matthew and wife Lindsay, an interior designer, work together decorating heritage and period properties. They draw on time-served skills and techniques to hand-paint kitchens, furniture, and apply traditional paints and decorative finishes, including gilding and graining.

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