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Repainting a Clive Christian Kitchen in Nottingham

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Since the closure last summer of the local Clive Christian Showroom in Bramcote Nottingham, I have had a spate of enquiries for re-painting their furniture. The local presence they held was predominant throughout the area for many years and it seems the cycle for maintenance of their fine furniture has come full circle. Initially the painting process for […]

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Hand Painting Kitchen Cabinet Doors in Chilwell Nottingham

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Are you looking to refurbish your kitchen but have a limited budget? Hand painting kitchen cabinet doors, like the ones I did here in Chilwell Nottingham, can be a cost effective alternative to a replacement kitchen. Add some colour and life back into your existing kitchen cabinet doors by having them hand painted. Here’s a quick […]

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Hand Painted Kitchen in Littleover Derby

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Do you own a hand made painted kitchen, or an existing wooden kitchen that you would like to revamp and modernise? There’s endless cost effective options without the inconvenience of replacing! This example would also work well on an existing wooden kitchen, with some of the original wooden features left unpainted. This recent hand painted kitchen […]

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Hand Painting a Knotty Pine Kitchen in The Park Estate, Nottingham

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Hand painting this pine kitchen was no walk in the park! Here’s a knotty pine bespoke kitchen, I recently hand painted in The Park Estate, Nottingham. Fitted around twenty five years ago wooden kitchens like this were very fashionable, especially oak and pine, this one was no exception! My client had asked me about hand painting this inherited traditional knotty pine […]

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Painting oak kitchen doors

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Hand painting a limed oak kitchen in Castle Donington, Derbyshire. Here’s a kitchen painting project I carried out recently in Castle Donington near Derby. The clients first questions when contacting me were ‘I’m thinking of painting my limed oak kitchen doors, can it be done and will they last? My answer was of course a resounding YES! […]

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Period property decorating specialist in Nottingham

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My main area of work is hand painted kitchens and furniture but I have been a period property decorating specialist for many years. I really do enjoy painting and decorating period homes, especially any unusual features like this: This detailed camiod ceiling wasn’t your average lounge ceiling repaint, at almost 14 feet high and covering over 100 square […]

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Hand Painted Oak Kitchen in Stapleford, Nottingham

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Following on from my previous post about ‘Preparation of an oak kitchen’… I’m now painting it! That dated orangey pine colour is disappearing and a whole new kook is beginning to evolve; all my hard graft prep work has paid off and the high adhesion primer has stuck solid.           The […]

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Hand Painted Shaker Style kitchen for Osborne of Ilkeston

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This was a newly installed shaker style kitchen, I hand painted for a long established local kitchen company Osborne of Ilkeston, the project was situated in an old Manor House on the outskirts of Sutton Coldfield. Osborne of Ilkeston have been producing quality bespoke kitchens and furniture for over 30 years locally and throughout the UK. The Managing Director Paul Osborne […]

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Hand Painting Oak Doors (Black) in Breaston, Derbyshire

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There’s nothing unusual about hand painting oak doors! ‘Sacrilege‘ I hear a lot of people say, criminal others will cry, leave them in a natural finish. Well this particular project went totally against the grain when I was referred to a client in Breaston, Derbyshire; she wanted all her new internal oak faced doors painting BLACK! You […]

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Paint Preparation with FLEX ‘Das Original’

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This article gives an insight into some of the dust free sanding equipment used for paint preparation by Russ Pike Furniture Painter for Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire. I think its common knowledge that when tackling any sort of paint finishing, its what goes into the preparation that makes for a good or bad job. I’m a painting professional and specialist […]

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