I was contacted by my client, Helen who had a very tired looking bespoke kitchen in beautiful Knightsbridge, London.
After chatting to Helen on a colour choice to transform the kitchen she decided on Farrow and Ball in All White I colour matched this in a Tikkurila paint as in my opinion it is the best product to use on kitchens, it’s incredibly hard wearing and produces a beautiful finish.
Traditionally cabinet painters start by protecting the floors and work tops with lining paper as this produces a dust free workplace, but after a while it can look untidy so I use drop cloths (roll out foam protective mats) which are cleared away every night so the kitchen looks clean and tidy for the client. To prep an oak kitchen I clean down all the units with methylated spirts first. When this was dry I sanded all the units with Mirka Gold sandpaper as this provides the perfect surface for adhesion primer application. Preparation is key on hand-painting any type of furniture, if any stage is missed you will not achieve proper adhesion for the next coat. All good Kitchen cabinet painters will use this system whether London based or not.
The client wanted a eggshell finish which I achieved with two coats of Tikkurila Helmi 30 – an amazing product from Finland. In-between coats I always use Mirka Gold 1000 grade sandpaper, it’s really fine so creates a glass-like finish.
Any kitchen cabinet painter using the system above will produce a flawless finish. As you can see by the above photo the results speak for themselves – a fantastic new look to a once tired kitchen. Another benefit from doing this is the savings made in your pocket. To replace the average kitchen these days can be in excess of £20k. This method is quicker and without the upheaval of having the kitchen removed.
If you have a kitchen like the one above and are considering painting it, please get in touch. All you need to do is email across some photos showing each cabinet run. I can then forward to you a full and concise quote.
Thank you for taking the time to read this short blog.
KITCHEN CABINET PAINTER KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON