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 £100/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 Andy Crichton.

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 5Bridge 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 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 and Shropshire

Martin Guest is ideally located to cover Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, across to Shrewsbury and up to Congleton in S. Cheshire. He is one of the most accomplished specialists you are likely to find to hand-paint kitchens.

Hand-painted kitchens Birmingham, Worcester, Hereford

Martin Guest covers Birmingham and south through Worcestershire and Herefordshire – a specialist furniture painter, hand-painted kitchens and decorative paint finishes, Martin has travelled all over the world with work, including national exhibitions such as Decorex. He was also a Lincrusta installer and demonstrator.

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.

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 35 years, master decorator, Paul 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.

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 N, NW, SW

Over the past 15 years, master kitchen painter, Mark Nash, has regularly hand painted kitchens in London Areas include: W2, SW1, NW1 There isn’t a better craftsman to refurbish your kitchen in the capital.

Hand-painted kitchens in London E and SE

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 East and South East.

Hand painted kitchens in London N, EN and EC

Sam Nash is a highly accomplished natural born kitchen and furniture. Trained originally as a Porsche technician, his attention to detail and professionalism is exemplary.

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 advice and a no 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 Lewes and surrounding areas of Sussex.
Mark has been working on painted kitchens, furniture and period property for 20 plus 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 Oxford

Mark Nash is a 3rd generation master painter with an extensive residential client base. He also takes on commissions for some of the most prestigious kitchen companies in the UK, covering Oxford, Bath along the M4 corridor.

Hand-painted kitchens in Cornwall and Devon and Somerset

James has a 10 year background working on fine period property, and has developed his kitchen and furniture painting business, covering Devon into Somerset and parts of Cornwall. James is meticulous and his clients can expect to be impressed by his high standards of customer service.

Hand-painted kitchens South Wales

Matt Evans at Welsh Heritage Decor is an award-winning painter and decorator and should be your first port of call for hand-painting kitchens in Gower, Llandeilo and Vale of Glamorgan.

Hand painted kitchens North Wales

Specialist kitchen painter, Mark covers from Wrexham along the north coast to Bangor and across to Bala and down to Welshpool and Newtown Contact him for the highest level of finish work and cleanliness.


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.