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Fund raiser for food banks

Could you please support a Fund raiser for UK food banks during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Trussell Trust is the driving force behind 1200 food banks in the UK.

"We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK."

The country is under quarantine and several million families will be under growing pressure to meet basic food needs during the evolving coronavirus crisis.

The more fortunate will have run out of excuses for putting off the decorating!

In support of the Trussell Trust, Traditional Painter are offering a free telephone helpline for home decorators. 

"Since launching the Traditional Painter network in 2011 our ethos has always been to freely share our trade knowledge exclusively through the website and forum. However, current circumstances dictate that we have more time on our hands. For a while we are in a position to offer one-to-one decorating advice by telephone."

 We don't know how much interest DIY decorators have in telephone consultations, but if you are, further down you can see the simple process. Basically send your donation direct to the Trussell Trust and then book in a phone slot with one of our specialists.

What sort of decorating questions can I ask?

We have decades of experience in kitchen and furniture painting, spraying, decorative effects, wallpapering and more. Apart from pandemics, we have probably come across most decorating problems and solved them. If we don't know, we invariably know someone who will.

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How to support the Trussell Trust fund raiser

Does any of the following apply?

  • Started decorating and have a problem you can't solve?
  • You have a painting project in mind and are not sure how to proceed?
  • Want to talk decorating with a specialist rather than ask on a forum?

Consider making a donation direct to the Trussell Trust

How it works

1 - We are offering a free consultation based on the following amount you donate.

  • £5 for 10 minutes
  • £10 for 20 minutes
  • £20+ for 30 minutes

2 - Email your receipt from Trussell Trust to (minus any bank details!)

3 - Include your questions and best time to call 

The following day a specialist from the Traditional Painter network will phone you and help steer you straight with your decorating project.

You are encouraged to donate even if you don't want a phone consultation!

We hope that, at the very least, our offer will prompt you to support the Trussell Trust. Help them try to lessen the burden for some of the most vulnerable in the country. 

Shout out to suppliers

There is a lot of confusion/inconsistency about which suppliers are open for business.

If you want to drop me a line with some simple info I will collate it and send it out to our newsletter, forum and website readers.

  • name
  • website
  • status for ordering and delivery


Just to outline what to expect in the near future.

1 - Once we have a list of reliable decorator merchants open for business, I will publish it and link to it from various places.

2 - We have no idea what the uptake on this offer will be and to be blunt, no idea if we are going to stay healthy. There is a back-up plan, and if necessary it will be published through various channels. 

3 - Every couple of weeks we will publish updates online about the sort of questions we have been asked and how we did.

Traditional Painter accepts no payment of any sort for this fundraiser.  

We are using our online presence to support a Fund raiser for UK food banks. Please raise awareness of the Trussell Trust and encourage friends and family to send a few £££ direct to  at this difficult time.

Everything above still applies, if you can help, please do. cheers

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