Furniture painter Russ Pike: A traditional painter. A specialist decorator. Based in Nottingham. For over 30 years, Russ has developed a reputation for working to the highest of standards. Quality is certainly guaranteed when it comes to hand painted kitchens & furniture, period properties and prestigious private homes.
Russ is an expert in hand-painting, spraying finishing and decorative paint techniques. He has been hand painting kitchens and furniture for over 25 years and has a passion for period home decoration, he is also a fully qualified NVQ Assessor, along with being a qualified Painting and Decorating Lecturer. Russ is also an Assessor for the ICI Paints – Dulux Select Decorator Scheme This scheme helps to maintain high standards with new applicants and re-assessments within the scheme.
Russ is well known within the trade and has been involved in several community projects over the years as well. In 2012, Russ was involved in a DIY-SOS style challenge to convert a run down community centre in Derby. He coordinated around 100 assorted tradesmen, apprentices and volunteers over the full course of the 2-day challenge.
As a result of Russ’ commitment to quality all of the work carried out by Russ is personally guaranteed. Russ is also fully insured for public liability. Every client can expect itemised written estimates with detailed job specifications, explaining in detail the work to be carried out and materials used.
Since the early 80′s I have worked on myriad projects, but favour the special demands of hand painting kitchens, furniture and period properties. This is where I come into my own. Incorporating specialist traditional techniques with cutting edge efficiency-saving tools and equipment.
Throughout the mid 90s as part of my on-going commitment to endeavour to master my trade and offer the best service possible. I consistently attended night school courses to improve and showcase my craft skills. I have studied Traditional Sign Writing, Marbling, Graining effects and Modern / Traditional Furniture Restoration including French Polishing.
In 2007, I developed my own furniture repair & touch up course with a Italian Lacquer & Wood Finishing manufacturer based in Venice. I also worked alongside the Master Furniture restorer for Benetton. I have also attended Conservation and water gilding courses at the Crick Smith University of Lincoln. Whilst here I studied for an NVQ in Heritage Skills. I am an approved advanced installer & restorer for Lincrusta wall coverings. More recently I have developed and have been delivering courses in Fine Finishing & Repair as part of the ICI Dulux Decorator Training Programme. Did I mention I also hand paint kitchens, furniture and interiors?
Russ is very conscious in providing a healthy environment during his work. All Health and Safety issues are dealt with in a professional manner and in accordance with current regulations. Not only for himself but also for his clients. As you can imagine a lot of prep work is involved in kitchen & furniture painting. By using the Mirka Net Abrasives Sanding Systems and the Flex Supraflex for larger jobs such as worktop refinishin. Russ is able to offer an almost dust free working environment and achieve some outstanding results along the way!
If you would like to get in touch with Russ please navigate to his website on the links towards the top of this page.
Furniture painter Russ Pike