TIXE was established in 1939 under the name Cristoforo Tixe and still bears the name of its founder. Originally a small artisan company, Tixe relocated to the industrial area of Arenzano in the 1980s and has since expanded to its current 8000sq m headquarters in Capriata d’Orba. This site is equipped with a full range …

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Fleur Designers Paint – Verdigris

Fleur Designer’s Paint Verdigris is a four-part paint system consisting of a primer, copper paint, reagent, and clear finish, all items are available separately. The paint comes in two shades of copper and contains tiny copper particles that oxidise when you apply the specific reagent. The result of these products is a real verdigris coating, …

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The Gilbert Legacy

Back in 2020, we were contacted by the volunteer-run community sign writing project, ‘The Gilbert Legacy’. The idea was they were going to run a number of sign painting classes in Morecambe, hosted in the Good Things Studio.Unfortunately, like everything else, they had to adapt and have instead launched the ‘Let’s paint Morecambe’ video series, …

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Gold & Metal Leaf

There’s a lot to consider when buying gold leaf, genuine or imitation, loose of transfer, thickness, etc. I’m going to try and break it down and make it a little easier! SizeEach book of genuine gold leaf contains 25 leaves that measure 80mm x 80mm (this is European sizing, in America, they use 86mm x …

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The 26 Letters

Following on from the success of the Sign Painters Academy, Paul Myerscough has released the 26 Letters series. Its a collection of real time videos that demonstate a huge range of techniques and allow you to see up close how to create letter effects. Check out the video below and read why Paul decided to …

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Bill Barrowcliffe

A few months ago I received a wonderful photo of a customer with our brushmakers taken back in the late 70s / early 80s. On the far right is Mrs. Bald, and next to her, Anne (who is still making brushes for Handover today!) It was such a lovely photo I ended up talking with …

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