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Specialist ‘International’ online advice and guidance for re-furbing your kitchen..

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

News this week of yet another International introduction for our modest building Mint company web site and blog busy highlighting our successful development and build of home extensions, renovations and re-organisations in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.

Not so long ago, you may recall, (if you check here sometimes!) we had an introductory contact from two businesses in the United States – one dealt with Power tools - Power Tools Ninja - and the other - The Clever Home-owner - offering all kinds of home-owner maintenance and décor advice and guidance on all types of DIY activities.

painting experts

Now, during this past week, we heard from a Nicholas Clarke, also in the United States, representing an operation named This is a free online resource run by Richard Jenkins, a Professional Painter, who provides a ‘fresh look’ at various paint buying guides and painting equipment. They also offer well- informed painting advice and tips an d good ideas galore!


This business seems very much to know all one might ever need to know about painting and, as we at Mint spend a good deal of time involved in painting activities within our projects, there was certainly plenty on view on their well-presented web site to catch our imagination - that’s for sure! The site which can be found here

kitchen painting

One particular information section, which caught the eye with some of us here at Mint was a very well-presented Guide, which walks one through, the steps of how to DIY paint your kitchen cabinets - something that can be be a key money-saver in a kitchen renovation project.


The ‘That Painter’ team highlight the value in considering re-painting of your kitchen cabinets if your kitchen needs a smarten up and if you need to do so at a time when you perhaps have other home projects, which are also very much pressing on your limited financial resources. This kitchen re-paint ideas and expertise is very much worth a check out that’s for sure -

ripping out

The ThatPainter team point out that if the woodwork in your kitchen is high-quality, then it makes sense anyway to consider keeping it and changing it with a re-paint instead of ripping it all out! As they say.... kitchen fashions at times do seem to change, but it can be challenging to to keep up with the updating costs of full kitchen cabinet replacement.


Painting up the kitchen you have – if of good quality - is also perhaps a sustainable ‘green’ way to go too! You not only saving money, but also avoid the wastage of ripping out a perfectly good kitchen, just because the finish seems a little outdated and needs a bit of updating and a spruce up.


The approach tips and information on going for a re-paint facelift instead of ‘rip-out’ are all to hand at That Paint, covering paint usage, paint choices, whether latex or oil, and how and whether to go at it with brush or sprayer once the old paint has been stripped off. Then there’s also the choosing of the right most appropriate paint finish. The team understand most people opt for a traditional matt finish, but they also highlight some of the more interesting options, which seemed to us to be very much worth a look.

guidance and advice

The ThatPaint online web site makes a good read and the advice on offer is useful. We are delighted to introduce yet another of our ( dare we say!) International expert US ‘buddies’ to our home-owners and DIY-ers here in Cheltenham and The Cotswolds.

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to the priority planning and organisation of your planned home extension or renovation for the late Summer and Autumn this year ...and on into 2022.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more ‘liveability’ and increased future sales value in these vaccination focused Covid crisis times. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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