Paul C Barber is a specialist kitchen painter and wallpaper hanger based in Northampton.

Paul has hand painted many kitchens for A Bell & Co Ltd of Kingsthorpe, and is a member of Traditional Painter and the Wallpaper Hangers Guild.


38 years in the decorating trade, and he is still as passionate about his profession as ever.

Hand painted kitchens in Northampton

I have specialised in painted kitchens for 30 years now. A Bell & Co Ltd of Kingsthorpe are recognised as the leading bespoke kitchen company in Northamptonshire and I have hand-painted dozens of their new wooden kitchens over the past few years. I also re-paint custom-made kitchens, and refurbish well made but tired natural oak, pine and maple kitchens and fitted furniture, with hand painted finishes.

Wallpapering in Northamptonshire

I have had the pleasure (and responsibility) of hanging hundreds of different types of wallpaper on ceilings, stairways, niches, and feature walls. There is a huge array of pastes and types of paper to choose from and the match has to be right, in every respect.

Period property decorating specialist

Since starting in the trade 38 years ago, I have focused on high end painting and decorating projects, from period property decorating, to heritage restoration, to country clubs, and prestigious modern homes. I even spent a year using traditional materials and techniques, decorating a brand new property that had been built in the authentic Georgian style.

Ornamental cornice work, coving, Lincrusta

There are many ways a professional decorator can add a touch of class or completely transform a space, and I have achieved excellent results from installing bespoke plasterwork, or Lincrusta relief wallcoverings to create a new dado or embellish a frieze or create highly decorative ceilings.

Trusted specialist painter and decorator

In recognition of my craft skills and passion for my trade, I was recently invited to join Traditional Painter, an elite group of the most accomplished kitchen painting and period property decorating specialists working in the UK today.

I also joined Dulux Select in 1998, and am proud to say I am one of only 24 decorators in the UK to achieve Fellowship status in recognition of a consistently high review rating over a 10 year period.  I can offer a 2 year Trustmark guarantee on all private work where I use Dulux paints.

As a member of the Wallpaper Hangers Guild, I am also part of an elite group of craftsmen, entrusted with hanging the trickiest and most expensive wallcoverings on the market.