Good decorating websites
There are hundreds of thousands of sites dedicated to painting and decorating, but here are a couple to check out.
Mark Nash is a 3rd generation master painter based in Marlborough in Wiltshire. Not too many painters can boast that sort of pedigree.
The old photos on his home page are of his father and grandfather.
Mark told me he was actually working on a property where he unearthed a fantastic piece of graining work on a door. Turned out that his grandfather had done it! Also he has tools that have been passed down the generations. Can you feel the force, Mark?
The rest of Mark’s site is a testament to his work in the modern era. With a mix of modern materials and old skills, he makes a mockery of the idea that you can’t find people nowadays to do outstanding work.
I was honoured when Mark suggested we work together, somehow. Somehow 20 other like-minded specialist kitchen painters have followed suit and via this website, we all share our knowledge and provide our services throughout the UK.
Another Mark, another highly skilled painter. Mark Parr certainly knows his stuff, especially colour.
His blog, Paint some Colour is a really informative read and I like how he deconstructs his colour picking techniques. It sounds as though a colour swatch is the last part of the process for him, not the starting point.
I also like his blog because he prefers Little Greene oil eggshell as his oil paint of choice! Me too. Although in this modern low VOC legislation era, he tends towards water-based paints more and more. Ditto.
Mark gives classes, does painted kitchens and furniture for Plain English and generally aims to set the bar high for our trade. I think his blog is exceptionally well-written, full of analogies and description. More book than blog 🙂 He is based in Central London.
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