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Richmond, London – hand painted and drag effect wardrobe

Listed under Blog, brushes, faux, Mark Nash Posted Feb 08 2013

This is an account by Mark Nash, Traditional Painter London, about painting and dragging a Smallbones wardrobe in Richmond

My latest remit is in the heart of leafy London, where I am transforming a lady’s and gent’s wardrobe in a Georgian town house in Richmond using Nordic Paint’s Antique White for a dragged effect finish.

The wardrobe is a symmetrical accent feature taking up one whole wall.

Smallbones wardrobe painted

It is first sanded and cleaned thoroughly using baking soda wipes to prepare the substrate for painting. The base layers of paint are applied and left to dry for the recommended 8 hours

repaint Smallbones furniture

The tinted glaze is applied by flock roller and the finish is created with a hog hair dragging brush

dragged paint effect

Finally the varnish is brushed on with a Taklon filament brush to seal and complete the finish.

dragged and varnished Smallbones painted wardrobe

What a transformation!

Details of the subtle art of dragging – which looks amazing on all sorts of furniture, including kitchen units – can be seen on my YouTube video

Mark Nash hand painted kitchens OxfordMark Nash is a leading participant in the Traditional Painter network of specialist kitchen painters.

If you are in the market for refurbishing a hand-painted kitchen in Oxford or London / M4 corridor, check out his profile page. It is a testament to the skill and level of service from a 3rd generation master painter


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2 comments to “Richmond, London – hand painted and drag effect wardrobe”



    ELLIOT .

  2. Andy Crichton Andy Crichton

    Is there anywhere they are posted or listed so folks can see whats what? Thanks.

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