Traditional Kitchen Painting

hand painted kitchen specialists in UK

Hand Painted Pine Kitchen, Linton

It is hard to find reliable hand painted kitchen and furniture specialists in the UK. But you just struck it lucky! The website was launched in 2009 and we established a UK wide independent kitchen painter network in 2011. Invitation-only, Traditional Painter members really know their stuff. We have published hundreds of examples that demonstrate advanced kitchen painting skills and attention to detail. Client testimonials also attest to a very high level of customer service.

Traditional Painter set the industry bar for a nationwide kitchen painting service. Any mention online of transforming orange pine or reviving tired oak kitchens, or the door pricing formula, you heard it here first, really. It is no coincidence that Tikkurila kitchen paint has become the de facto kitchen paint in the UK over the last 10 years.

If you would like to deal with the specialists who have spent 10 years polishing up the principles behind a high end kitchen painting service, there is a trusted Traditional Painter in your area listed below.

Please note, only those listed below are recommended by Traditional Painter. They have been invited to showcase their skills on the website and only they have permission to use the Traditional Painter logo.

Members are also covered by our Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) agreement with the Dispute Resolutions Ombudsman licensed by Trading Standards. We are legally bound to follow their recommendations. If in doubt about who you are employing.

Contact Paul C Barber

Office: 01604 767506  Mobile: 0798 902 5212


Find hand painted kitchen specialists in UK

You can enter your postcode in the map, or scroll down to find out about your local Traditional Painter.

What is Traditional Painter?

Traditional Kitchen Painting
Traditional Painter is an invitation-only group of about 20 independent kitchen painters in UK hand-picked for their skills, experience and commitment to quality. You cannot pay to join.
Experienced craftsmen who can be relied on to hand-paint your tired wooden kitchen, upcycle furniture, or re-paint a bespoke wooden kitchen.
We are committed to openly sharing our knowledge as part of our contribution to help raise the bar in the UK decorating trade.

Hand-painted kitchens in North East

Based in Newcastle, Lee of Newcastle Hand Painted Kitchens deals with all aspects of hand-painted kitchens and furniture, from the design stage right through to final finishing. Specialist spray finishes, fitted furniture…

Hand-painted kitchens in Cambridgeshire

Based in Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, Paul Ian Barber was personally trained by his Father and served his apprenticeship with his 2nd generation master painter Father. After working with his Father he is now one of the most accomplished kitchen painters in the UK and covers Traditional Painters enquiries for South West Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Cambridge, St Ives, Peterborough and surrounding villages. Paul is also a specialist at working on fine period properties and has worked on many grade 1 & 2 listed properties over the last 18 years across the shires, He is now carrying  on the family tradition as a 3rd generation master painter. Contact Paul Ian for hand-painted kitchens and furniture in South & North West Cambridgeshire

Richard Willot based in Bury St Edmunds is ideally located to cover the South East side of Cambridgeshire towards the Suffolk and Norfolk borders. He is a very highly respected specialist kitchen and furniuture painter working across the East of England for over 20 years. Richard is also a specialist at applying decorative paint effects. Contact Richard Willot for hand-painted-kitchens and furniture in South & North East Cambridgeshire

Hand-painted kitchens in Yorkshire

Based in Harrogate, mural artist and decorative painter Lee Simone produces the finest finishes on hand-painted kitchens and furniture. With a background in fine art, Lee is also the specialist to call for faux effects, and decorative art work.

Hand painted kitchens Lancashire

From South Lakes, Lancaster and down to Manchester, contact Scot Hindley, our hand painted kitchen expert for Lancashire. Scot is also a highly accomplished spray painter.

Hand-painted kitchens in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester

Mackenzie at Harborough Decorators is an expert and award winning craftsman decorator holding a Gold CSCS Heritage Award. Over 35 years decorating fine period properties with exceptional references for beautifully finished hand painted kitchens and furniture. Areas covered include the East Midlands, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Hand painted kitchens Cheshire East and Manchester

Our kitchen painter for E Cheshire covering from Wilmslow and Alderley Edge up to Manchester; and down to south Cheshire, we offer the highest quality kitchen painting service. Old school approach with modern materials, and the attention to detail that typifies the best kitchen painters.

Hand painted kitchens Cheshire North, Wirral, Merseyside

Mark is a specialist kitchen painter covering the Chester side of Cheshire and up to the Wirral and Liverpool across to St Helens. He has been painting kitchens for many years and has had examples of his work published in Cheshire Life. Contact him here

Hand-painted kitchens Staffordshire

Mackenzie at Harborough Decorators is an expert and award winning craftsman decorator holding a Gold CSCS Heritage Award. Over 35 years decorating fine period properties with exceptional references for beautifully finished hand painted kitchens and furniture. Contact him here

Hand-painted kitchens Birmingham, Worcester

Ron & John Taylor a father and son team cover Birmingham and south through Worcestershire. Ron is one of the most experienced specialist kitchen and furniture painters in the UK today and has passed on his knowledge and skill to his son John. They offer a full spray and hand painted service to the highest standards.Contact Ron & John here

Hand painted kitchens Warwickshire

Ron Taylor is a specialist painter and decorator covering hand painted kitchens and painted furniture in Warwick, Kenilworth, across to Coventry down to Banbury. Ron is one of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on the use and application of water-based paint, especially for spraying. He has been specifying low VOC and eco water-based paint for woodwork since 2004. John who is Rons son also carries out kitchen refurbishments and hand painting to the same very  high standards and has been in the trade since leaving school and has over 15 years experience.

Hand painted kitchens in Lincolnshire

Expert services from our specialist kitchen painter in Lincolnshire Mac covers from Beverley to Lincolnshire Wolds and villages, Peterborough, Hunstanton and the Wash and Skegness. Distressed finishes and painted furniture are his speciality, with over 30 years’ experience.

Hand painted kitchens Suffolk and Norfolk

Richard Willott has been 15 years kitchen painting in Suffolk and Norfolk. Covering Bury St Edmunds, to Ipswich Norwich and Cambridge, he also hand paints furniture and applies his creative flair to decorative effects.

Hand painted kitchens in Northamptonshire

Plying his craft for over 40 years, master decorator, Paul C Barber, is a specialist in hand painted kitchens in Northampton and surrounding areas such as Church Brampton, Boughton, Sywell. He also undertakes commissions for furniture painting. Paul with his son young Paul haver been the Traditional painters for Northamptonshire for over 12 years and in January 2022 became the proprietors of Traditional Painter.

Hand-painted kitchens in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Bucks

Paul Barber has hand painted kitchens in Hertfordshire, and around Bedfordshire and Bucks for many years, producing finishes of the highest order for private clients. He is also the resident kitchen painter for the highly respected kitchen company, A. Bell & Co Ltd of Kingsthorpe.

Hand-painted kitchens in London South West, South East, TW, & SL

Over the past 40 years, master kitchen painter Martin King has regularly carried out the hand painting to  bespoke kitchens across London , Areas include: W2, SW1, TW, SL , SW & SE  post codes. There isn’t a better craftsman to refurbish your kitchen in the capital.

Hand-painted kitchens in London NW, N, E, EC, EN

Barrie is a highly experienced specialist decorator working in the trade for over 40 years. As a kitchen and furniture painter, you won’t find better. He covers London North West, North, & East in the capital.

Hand painted kitchens in Surrey

Mark West is a true decorating specialist and has focused on kitchen painting for many years. If you are in the Surrey area in the first instance you should Contact Him For Advise and a non obligation quote.

Hand painted kitchens in Kent

Emma Brown is a specialist kitchen painter in Kent and for many years has been working on new bespoke wooden kitchens and refurbishing existing kitchens and furniture around the county. Emma is a talented colourist, very creative and takes a thorough approach to all her work.

Hand-painted kitchens in Essex

Barrie is a highly experienced specialist decorator working in the trade for over 40 years. As a kitchen and furniture painter, you won’t find better. He covers Essex enquiries for Traditional Painter.

Hand-painted kitchens in West Sussex and East Sussex

Mark West is the specialist to call for Hand Painted Kitchens In Brighton Lewis and surrounding areas of West & East sussex. Mark has been working on painted kitchens , furniture and period property for over 30 years. He has old school values but keeps up with the latest developments in paint technology and best trade practices.

Hand-painted kitchens in Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire

Neil Callender has specialised in hand painted kitchens in Dorset, covering Poole, Bournemouth, and in Wiltshire (Salisbury, Devizes, Malmesbury). For the last 14 years, Neil has been taking on commissions to hand paint both new and existing kitchens for leading kitchen companies and homeowners. He too is a 3rd generation specialist decorator.

Hand painted kitchens Gloucestershire

Based in the W Country, specialist kitchen painter Neil Callender covers hand painted kitchens in Gloucestershire, from Cheltenham, Cirencester down to Chipping Sodbury. For the last 14 years, Neil has been taking on commissions to hand paint both new and existing kitchens for leading kitchen companies and homeowners. He too is a 3rd generation specialist decorator.

Hand-painted kitchens in Oxfordshire

Darren Osborne is our specialist kitchen & furniture painter who covers Oxfordshire. He also carries out work for Traditional Painter in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire at busy times. Ideally located to cover the three counties. He carries out commissions to hand paint both new and existing kitchens to the highest possible standards. Hand Painted Kitchens in Oxfordshire

Hand-painted kitchens in Devon and Cornwall

Our specialist kitchen painter for the South West is based in Devon and also works in Cornwall & Somerset and has been hand painting kitchens since 2002. She has painted kitchens for prestigious companies such as Smallbone and Mark Wilkson and also repaints older kitchens including makeovers for Oak and pine kitchens. Contact Mhorag Macpherson for Devon and Cornwall

Hand-painted kitchens in South Wales

Email Paul For Further Information.

Phone Paul Direct: Office 01604 767506  Mobile: 07989 02 52 12

Hand-painted kitchens in Shropshire, Shrewsbury

Mark Roberts and Hayley are a husband and wife team our specialist kitchen and furniture painters for Shropshire ideally located to cover the county they carry out commissions to hand paint both new and existing kitchens to the highest possible standards. Contact Mark & Hayley Here

Hand Painted Kitchens North Wales

Specialist Kitchen Painters , Mark & Hayley cover from Wrexham along the North coast to Bangor and across to Bala and down to Welshpool and Newtown Contact Mark and Hayley for more information for the highest level of finish work and cleanliness.

Hand Painted Kitchens Main Land Scotland & The Isles

John is our specialist kitchen painter based in Scotland and covers Glagow, Edinburgh, Stirling,  Galloway, Borders, Fife, Tayside, Grampian, Highlands, Orkney, Shetland & Western Isles. He has been taking commissions to hand paint kitchens to a flawless finish for over 20 years.

Contact John for Hand Painted Kitchens In Scotland


The specialists listed here really are at the top of their game and their skill base and level of service is exceptional.

Case Studies

There is a lot more to hand painting kitchens than meets the eye, and we demonstrate our skills and workmanship through hundreds of case studies on this website. Don’t take chances employing just any painter to transform your kitchen! Traditional Painter’s workmanship, attention to detail and efficiency are on display throughout the website and are hard to beat. We even show you how to paint your own kitchen.

Why you can rely on our Kitchen Painters

All specialists recommended on TP are independent bona fide companies who have satisfied myself and trusted trade peers that they meet 3 criteria.

– one or 2-man businesses working at the top of their game

– an exceptional skill set

– focussed on painted kitchens and furniture.

Your idea of trusted recommendations, might not be mine!


Traditional Painters have had to prove themselves to their peers, year after year. Many of our specialists have been in the trade for over 30 years. Most have worked the last 10 years plus just on kitchens and furniture.

We have painted for the UK’s most prestigious kitchen companies with impeccable feedback. For many years, our members have had a rigorous and ongoing assessment of their abilities by people who know.

Kitchen painting is not just a job. The common thread of all hand painted kitchen specialists here is that decorating is not a job, it is a vocation. After 30 years, we are still into the whole rubbing down and preparation and fancy finishing. That mindset is not shared by everyone in the decorating trade.

Traditional Painter is well known as an innovative business. We have worked with many industry-leading companies in the UK and around Europe, helping develop new products and sharing our innovative approaches to kitchen painting and decorating in general. Our specialists are very well informed and do what they say on the tin.

This site is heavily scrutinised by decorating professionals. The content stands up to scrutiny. The content reflects the work that the invited professionals actually do.


You cannot buy integrity. Traditional Painter is as much about honesty as good technique. As well as being talented craftsmen, current members have a high degree of integrity.

If you meet them, you will quickly see that they exhibit an extremely high level of professionalism. They are genuine, enthusiastic and fair-minded people to deal with. They want you to have the best job you ever saw and they know how to achieve it. As someone said after meeting a few TP specialists on a course:

…decorators who have quality in there DNA – open minded, thoughtful, very professional, and all round nice guys…(and gals)

TP members understand that you probably only know them from the website. If you are skeptical, they invite you to ask for references from clients.

What more can I say. If you are in the market for painting a new or existing wooden kitchen, please contact one of our hand painted kitchen specialists.

Explain what you are hoping to achieve and they will make it happen – without the high street overheads.

Prompt quotes, good communication, arriving on the agreed start date, working through to completion, fabulous end results. There is a lot of strength in depth behind Traditional Painters.

Re-painting a traditional wooden kitchen

A once lacklustre wooden kitchen in Yorkshire has been brought back to life by skilled Traditional Painter, Lee Simone in Yorkshire, one of our highly skilled hand painted kitchen specialists . All preparation and painting has been completed to a showroom standard. The use of accent colour helps bring out character in the woodwork, creating a kitchen that looks brand new for a fraction of the cost of new.

Lee Simone took this superb kitchen and following best trade practice, transformed it, and took it to a whole new level for his clients.

Transformation of mahogany kitchen

Richard Willott, Traditional Painter for Suffolk has been a kitchen painter for many years and was asked to transform this cherry and mahogany kitchen, situated in a tranquil Suffolk village. Despite the client’s doubt whether it was a feasible project, he knew it would work out very well – and so it proved.

As you can see from the before pictures, this was a very dark cherry / mahogany hardwood kitchen which seemed to suck any natural light out of the room. What a transformation. Very happy clients.

Testimonials from clients.

Feedback is always welcomed by the TP specialists, so they can gauge what their clients think about them! Promptness of the response to an initial enquiry; was the quote detailed enough? how was the end result?

Each craftsman also has a review section on their profile page. Thanks


Refurbish a kitchen: there are many angles to think about before deciding which way to go. Theses are the pros and cons based on many years experience seeing what works and what can turn out to be an expensive compromise.


Second hand kitchen: Did you know there is a market for buying and selling used kitchens? Instead of throwing your kitchen in the tip to make way for a new one, sell it and recoup some of the expense.


Upgrade your kitchen to sell your house: Before putting your house on the market, upgrade your drab wooden kitchen with a hand painted finish and remove a major obstacle to a sale. 


Contact me for further information -If you want to know the specialist nearest to you. I can also give you general information or answer specific questions you might have about your kitchen or furniture painting project, the order of any renovation works, the options for paint finishes, spray v hand-painted etc. But you should always contact your local traditional painting specialist direct for a fixed price quote, specifications and arrangements.

Please note, all information on this website is presented in good faith. By viewing this website you accept complete responsibility for how and where you use such information.