Specialist painting and decorating blog
Most of the articles in Traditional Painter’s specialist painting and decorating blog contain techniques and case studies aimed at homeowners, DIY and trade with an interest in decorating right.
Each article has insights and insider tips that can be read in under 5 minutes – the techniques may take a bit longer to absorb and implement though!
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All painting tips on Traditional Painter
Hand painted kitchens Refurbishing kitchens with a hand painted finish, or painting new wooden kitchens is a speciality of the site. Professional advice that homeowners or painters can trust.
Paint pine furniture A lot of tips and tricks about hand painted furniture, particularly painting pine furniture the professional way.
Interior painting Examples of high quality interior painting and decorating work, best trade practice, how-to’s…
Cleaning surfaces Cleaning down surfaces with Krudkutter etc is an important part of painting and decorating, as is vacuuming, keeping down dust…
Prepare house for painting The secret to a good finish is preparation. 70-80% of the job.
Paint There are many different paint finishes from many different paint companies. Dulux, Sikkens Crown Little Greene, Mythic, Farrow & Ball all have their place.
Eco paints Low odour, low VOC, safer to use. Some eco paints are also high performance, some are not. Environmentally friendly painting extends to eco sandpaper too.
Annie Sloan Chalk paint requires almost no preparation and is a user-friendly paint for furniture, floors, walls. Solid, distressed or shabby chic. Sign up for free exclusive access to most of the best tips on waxing, buffing, stain blocking, brushes and upcoming videos.
Best sandpaper Abranet abrasives for painting and decorating work. Dust-free sanding with Mirka CEROS sander. Much more.
Paint brushes What are the best paint brushes? Which brushes for oil paint, acrylic…
Masking tape There is a huge range of masking tape for painters and decorators and although 3M 2090 blue scotch tape is an industry standard there are many more brands and types of tape, dispensers, masking paper, plastic.
Decorating sundries Lining paper, fillers, tools
Decorating suppliers Reviews of suppliers: paint companies, paint suppliers, tool manufacturers, kitchen companies.
Paint wooden boats Insights into a most traditional craft! A step by step how to paint a wooden boat, equipment and wooden boat supplies.
Marketing for painters and decorators Includes tips and advice on how to promote a painting business – websites for painters, flyers, advertising…
Decorative painting classes Several members of the UK Kitchen Painters are college lecturers or run private classes in many decorating specialisms.
Painting tips updates The painting topics that have moved on since first being written about.
This blog is run by a very experienced UK painter and decorator working at the high end of the trade. By and large, all the information on this site is current (give or take a year or two) and is regularly updated.
It takes many years to get good at something. This blog is a useful leg up the painting and decorating tree! Please ask if you have any questions or you want further clarification on how something is done.
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Since day one we have been committed to sharing our hard earned knowledge with readers. In our case studies we openly explain how we prepare and paint kitchens and furniture. We also share decades of specialist decorating experience in TP blog articles in the hope that all DIY and trade decorators can take away and use our ideas to achieve better, more professional results.
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