I was contacted by clients Daniel & Erfat who have a stunning house in St John’s Wood, London, to hand-paint their Clive Christian kitchen; Clive Christian kitchens are just about the best kitchens.

Even though their kitchen is ten years old it was in near perfect condition, so it was a very easy job in terms of preparation. Firstly, I degreased all of the units, then gave them a light sand, and filled all imperfections with an epoxy resin filler. The kitchen was originally painted in Farrow & Ball, Strong White, and the clients wanted to keep this colour but paint the island in Little Greene Dock Blue. Wherever possible I use Tikkurila furniture paint, specifically designed for kitchens and bathroom furniture, extremely hard wearing with 3 different finishes: matt, eggshell and gloss. 

To get the best possible finish you have to dismantle all the doors and drawers, removing all handles and hinges, making it very easy to prepare and paint the doors and cabinets. I used Otex adhesive primer tinted in Strong White and Dock Blue. Having a primer in the finish colour really helps to achieve a deep finish. 

The clients opted for an 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 achieve a glass like finish.

Any cabinet painter using the system above will achieve a flawless finish. As you can see by the below photographs the results speak for themselves.

If you have a Clive Christian 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.