I am pleased to anounce that I now have Matt Tunley working alongside me.
Matt is well respected within the decorating industry with over 25 years experience.
Twelve of those years were spent teaching the trade at Walsall college. He then set up and managed training facilities in Sutton Colfield and South Staffs.
He was also responsible for training and mentoring students, being entered into regional and national decorating competitions. With his help, one of his protegés went on to win national competitions and, along with Matt, were invited to Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen's golden jubilee year.
His knowledge of the trade and skillset are second to none and I feel very lucky to have him on board.
Between the two of us we can offer traditional paint finishes alongside modern paint techniques, which can transform any room in your home or the exterior of your property.
Hand Painted Kitchens in Staffordshire
I have always offered this service, but just lately more and more customers are requesting this type of work, to transform tired and worn looking kitchen units.
Your original kitchen may have cost thousands and would cost the same again or more to replace!
For a fraction of the price you can have your kitchen hand painted to a high specification using only the finest quality paints and materials.
All work is done on site, and though time consuming, is completed with the minimum fuss in a colour or effect of your choice. For more information click on the link at the top right of this page.
Watching paint dry
Talking of paint, we are using more & more of the Little Greene paint company when painting kitchens and throughout traditional properties.
They seem to be the one company that still produce quality oil based finishes since the regulations changed in 2010. They are the paint manufacturer of choice for English Heritage and their choice of colours and finishes are superb! Check out the link below.
Of course we can use a full water based system if that is what you require. Along with Little Greene; Tikkurila, Sikkens and Mythic paints are producing quality vinyl and acrylic finishes which, used in conjunction with the correct primers, give pleasing results and are enviromentally friendly.
Traditional Painter member
This is my profile page, outlining the service I offer for hand-painted kitchens Staffordshire covering from Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, through Staffordshire into Shropshire. Membership to this network is strictly by invitation only, and involves some of the best independent decorating specialists working in the UK.
We specialize in hanging high quality wall coverings and have been commissioned to hang papers by Zoffany, Osbourne & Little, Degournay, Brian Yates, Harlequin, Farrow & Ball,Sanderson & Laura Ashley to name but a few.
But we are just as happy hanging lining paper or Anaglypta!
Lincrusta approved installer
I am also a registered advanced Lincrusta installer Staffordshire.
I have also been trained to use the Lincrusta restoration kits. This new product enables damaged and discontinued patterns to be repaired and replaced.It's a unique moulding system that takes a cast of the original Lincrusta and enables us to reproduce the design on site.
See some of the photos on the gallery of a restoration project I took part in at Thorpe House in Halifax.
Here Lincrusta got involved with reproducing the long discontinued pattern "fern leaf" on the staircase at this ex mill owner's property. Moulds of the dado filling, frieeze and border were made on site, then the new casts were fixed to the missing areas. The current owners of the property are now hoping to open their doors as luxury bed & breakfast accomadation.
I have been trained alongside the National Heritage Training Group in the use and application of traditional methods and materials, including marbling, graining, gilding, stencilling, lime wash etc.