I was contacted by clients Joanne and Dom who have a beautiful home in Putney London, to hand-paint their Howdens kitchen
Joanne really wanted to transform the kitchen and choose Carbon Blue from the Fired Earth colour range. Fired Earth produce the most amazing colours but I much prefer to use Tikkurila furniture paint, specifically designed for kitchens and bathroom furniture, extremely hard wearing with 3 different finishes, matt , eggshell and gloss.
The cabinets were approximately 5 years old and in very good condition. The first job was to dismantle all the doors and drawers, removing all handles and hinges making it very easy to prepare and paint the doors and cabinets. The kitchen had never been painted before so all the kitchen needed was a light sand to key the surface for the first coat. The first coat is the most important coat of all because if there’s any visible brush strokes in the primer you will see them in the final coat. As the kitchen had never been painted before I chose to use Otex adhesive primer tinted in Carbon Blue. Having a primer in the finish colour really helps to achieve a really deep finish.
Joanne wanted the eggshell finish, which I achieved using Helmi 30, an amazing product from Finland. Between all coats I use Mirka Gold 1000 grade sandpaper which helps me achieve a glass like finish.
I’ve never used Carbon Blue before, I think it’s a stunning colour that would transform any kitchen, bathroom or bedroom furniture. I’ve used Skiffkey blue many times in Chelsea/ Fulham and Knightsbridge before but I think the rich colour of Carbon Blue trumps it.
Any cabinet painter using the system above will produce a flawless finish. As you can see by the below photographs the results speak for themselves.
If you have a kitchen, bathroom or furniture 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.
CABINET PAINTER PUTNEY LONDON