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Some New Painty Transformations and Testimonials

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Some New Painty Transformations and Testimonials

Some New Painty Transformations and Testimonials With a super busy first half of the year it’s been a while since I’ve Blogged but after a rejuvenating holiday in The Lakes I thought I’d share with you some more recent projects and their lovely client testimonials. More Blogs, pics and info will be weaning their way to your eyeballs in the coming months, but in the mean time please enjoy these fabulous painty transformations and some lovely words from very happy clients 🙂...

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Hand Painted Kitchen Tiles – Blog

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Tiles – Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Tiles – Blog by Lee Simone, Specialist Painter  This particular project was primarily a kitchen repaint commission in the lovely village of Goldsborough, nr. York. The clients contacted me wanting to update the look of their kitchen by repainting the kitchen units in a more contemporary colour.         Over the years I have written various pieces about repainting kitchens – the do’, the don’ts, the stages, the materials, so...

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Hand Painted Kitchen Island with Paint Effect – Blog

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Island with Paint Effect – Blog

Hand Painted Kitchen Island with Paint Effect – Blog by Lee Simone Painting this beautiful handmade kitchen island was a real pleasure to do and something very unique. The clients wanted to make it a real feature and create an effect that would compliment an old Chesterfield sofa that sat in the corner of the room. They were in the throws of renovating their old lakeside house and were doing everything as sympathetically as possible, maintaining much of the original features and having...

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Faux Stone Conservatory – Blog by Lee Simone

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Paint Effects Blog

Faux Stone Conservatory – Blog by Lee Simone

Faux Stone Conservatory, West Yorkshire – Blog by Lee Simone     I created this faux stone effect on the exterior of a conservatory in a home in West Yorkshire. The clients contacted me as the original stone effect, which had been done some 15yrs previously, was now looking very faded and had worn badly in places (see photo below).     As with most of my faux work some sort of preparatory base painting was required before I started and this was undertaken by the...

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There’s a ‘New’ Glaze in Town

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog, Faux Finishes Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog, Murals Blog, Paint Effects Blog

There’s a ‘New’ Glaze in Town

There’s a ‘New’ Glaze in Town – For those of you have that have done any specialist paint effects I’m sure at some point you used the original ‘Transparent Oil Glaze’ from Ratcliffes. This was a brilliant product with a fantastic open time that allowed you to play around to your hearts content to get the exact effect you wanted. Quite a few years ago this ‘original’ Ratcliffes glaze was discontinued (I believe due to the VOC content) and...

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Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Blog, Hand Painted Furniture Blog, Hand Painted Kitchens Blog

Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down

Cleaner/Degreasers – The Low Down When I decided to write a Blog about cleaner/degreasers it was mainly because, at the time, Krud Kutter Original was unavailable and it was unclear if and when it would ever come back to the UK market. As it happens it did come back (and seems unaltered to me)  but here a few thoughts on some of the alternatives I tested whilst Krud Kutter Original was unavailable. As we all know preparation is pivotal in achieving the best possible finish and...

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