Case studies of wallpapering in Staffordshire

I regularly document case studies on Traditional Painter of my work wallpapering in Staffordshire, and provide details of the processes and materials I use. This open “teach not sell” approach seems to be the most effective way to explain to my clients that I know what I am doing.


Period property wallpapering in Tamworth

A lot of the original ceiling papers in Sycamores House were kept but the walls in the rest of the house was wallpapered in a variety of different styles, from hand prints to owl patterned, to supaglypta and Lincrusta panelling which we painted to match light oak!

Hanging Farrow and Ball wallpaper

Hanging Farrow and Ball wallpaper You know how it is, you wait for the bus then 3 come along at once! Well after my little set back, thanks to Mr Farrow and Bobby Ball, the F&B paper I was due to hang turned up. Not only that one, but some more for another room at the old vicarage…

Wetherspoons mural wallpapering

A mural at Wetherspoons refurb in Rugely, Staffs I show off my paperhanging skills in an intimate drinks venue in Rugely. The (non) parlour painters amongst us occassionally get asked to do something a bit different, so when I was rung by a company in London last week, asking if I could hang a mural at Wetherspoons refurb.

Lincrusta restoration halifax

This article is about a Lincrusta restoration project at Thorpe House. I am one of 3 approved Advanced Lincrusta Installers at Traditional Painter and at the end of August 2012, I found my self answering a request from Lincrusta training manager Andy Sarson.

Correct tub paste

I hang a lot of fine wallcoverings and I am careful to specify the correct wallpaper tub paste. Solvite Light and Luxury to the rescue on this short notice job! Last Friday I had a last minute call to hang some wallpaper. It was for an interior designer who I do a bit of work

Paste for Laura Ashley wallpaper

This article is on which paste to use with Laura Ashley wallpaper. I was hanging some Laura Ashley paper the other day, and the customer had purchased their own paste from Laura Ashley.

Hanging murals in Wetherspoons Hotel in Corby

After hanging murals in Wetherspoons in Rugeley Staffs last year, we were again asked to hang some wall murals by AFI ART LONDON at the new Wetherspoons Hotel in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Wetherspoons  Corby wall mural

Wetherspoons are currently converting the old Westgate department store in Elizabeth Street, Corby and part of the development is a twelve bedroom hotel.

As usual, the pub chain like to use old photos of the local area or the buildings as they once were. Just like at Rugeley, large wall murals depicting local history were required on the walls of the hotel rooms.

In Corby we were going to be hanging murals depicting the history of the local steel industry, the old town and the old Westgate dept store, which is going to house the new pub and hotel.

So myself, Matt and Dan went down to paper twelve walls in the bedrooms varying in size from 3m – 6m width and a height of 3.4m.

All the paper murals were supplied with accompanying photos of how they should look when complete, plus a plan of the rooms.

Wetherspoons  Corby wall mural

They all went up a treat, even though the site itself was unorganised chaos, as usual.

Wetherspoons  Corby wall mural

The pub was due to open mid November and the hotel part of the building was almost complete at the time of writing.

We have installed many murals for commercial and private customers, and would be happy to talk to you about your next project.

Case Studies of wood finishing in Staffordshire

I regularly document case studies on Traditional Painter of decorating jobs involving wood finishing in Staffordshire, and provide details of the processes and materials I use. This open “teach not sell” approach seems to be the most effective way to explain to my clients that I know what I am doing.

osmo on oak veneer

Osmo Hardwax Oil

I wrote a thorough account of how to use Osmo Hardwax Oil on new, bare timber around the home. I also mentioned Osmo Top Oil, specifically for worktops. I recently had a question from Margot von Muhlendahl, who is based in Munich and works as a consultant on decorative projects involving color.

Osmo oil

This article is about the uses of Osmo oil for treating wood. I have picked up a great deal of indepth information to share on Osmo oil on interior timber, worktops and furniture over the last couple of years.

Osmo hard wax v mylands earth oil

I did a long run of hardwood veneered doors recently, and was able to get a good feel to compare his favoured Osmo Hard Wax Polyx Oil v Mylands Hard Wax Earth oil. We are often asked to try out new things by suppliers. Some are most welcome, others not so.

Case studies of hand painted kitchens in Staffordshire

I regularly document  case studies of key decorating projects that I am involved with. I take before, during and after photos of hand painted kitchens and provide details of the processes and materials I use. This open “teach not sell” approach seems to be the most effective way to explain to my clients that I know what I am doing.

hand painted kitchen

Hand painted kitchen in Oswestry

Hand painted kitchen in Oswestry I run through a hand painted kitchen job in Oswestry Shropshire, witha new gadget that will interest handle fitters. Our latest TP job was a hand painted kitchen in West Felton, Shropshire. From the communication and photos we received, we thought this was going to be a very straight forward re-paint,

Painted wooden kitchen Lichfield

I revisit a painted wooden kitchen in Lichfield in a property where renovations have been going on for most of the year. IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK! No, this is not a reference to Mr G Glitter singing about his return to his old junior school, it’s about a recent visit to a kitchen

Hand painted kitchen Staffordshire

Hand painted kitchen Staffordshire – I explain how I tackled this hand-painted kitchen in Great Wyrley, Staffs.

Hand painted kitchen Hilderstone

Hand painted kitchen Hilderton Staffs – A detailed account of how I prepared this 15 year old luxury marbled wooden kitchen in Hilderton, Staffs, and re-painted it with a traditional oil-based eggshell finish from Little Greene.

I used specialist dust extraction sanders, high specification primers and a judicious use of colours to bring out the best in a beautiful hand-made wooden kitchen that had dated in terms of looks, but was still in first class working order.

Hand painted kitchen Haughton

Hand painted kitchen Haughton Staffs – I explain how I prepared, primed, filled and painted a natural oak kitchen, transforming it with Little Greene oil based eggshell (Slaked Lime – mid).

Hand painted kitchen Lichfield

Hand painted kitchen Lichfield Staffs – I hand painted a wooden kitchen which had been refurbished by kitchen specialists Pure Style of Lichfield. I prepared, primed, filled and finished it with Little Greene oil based eggshell. The client was absolutely delighted with their “new” traditional hand-painted kitchen.

Refurbish a waxed pine kitchen

Hand painted kitchen Nantwich South Cheshire –  This account of how I refurbished a waxed pine kitchen provides some interesting insights into a time served decorator’s approach, mixing the old ways with the best of modern, especially the paint, a water-borne Feelings Furniture satin matt finish from Tikkurila .

Hand painting fitted furniture

Fitted furniture in Tixall Mews, Staffordshire  –  This article on painting fitted furniture with Tikkurila Feelings Furniture paint is a good illustration of how decorating can enhance the look of a less than beautiful feature in a room

Lichfield kitchen and pot noodle

I run through a small job, a hand-painted kitchen in Lichfield recently. I take my craft very seriously, but I decided to give everyone a taster of how I spend my break times product testing the culinary delights you can rely on to get you through a hard day’s painting a SMALL LICHFIELD KITCHEN .