Hand Painted Kitchen Blackheath: I was contacted by clients David & Jayne, who have a beautiful house in Blackheath with a solid oak kitchen. It was a very dark oak and was tired, needing a face lift. The colours chosen were Purbeck Stone for the kitchen and utility room, and Hague Blue for the island. Bespoke kitchen cabinet painter London.
With an oak kitchen it’s very important to degrease the kitchen first, firstly to remove any chemicals, and secondly it leaves a really clean surface to sand down. 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 to get the perfect flawless finish. The next step is to take it back to my workshop to prepare and paint.
Before priming I sealed all knots with a shellac based sealer. On oak kitchens the next stage is very important -the priming coat. For the primer I used Otex adhesive primer, it’s really important to use an adhesive primer on oak or pine kitchens as this helps the next coat to grip and helps achieve a solid coat. kitchen painter London.
“Tukkurilla Intact 8”
The clients wanted a flat finish, which I achieved using Tikkurila Intact 8, an amazing product from Finland. It’s always best to use water based paints as they keep their finish far longer than oil based paints. Between coats I use wet & dry sandpaper, which helps achieve a glass like finish. The final stage is reassembly of the kitchen and refixing of the handles.
Any skilled cabinet painter using the system above will achieve a flawless finish. As you can see by the below photographs the results speak for themselves. Bespoke kitchen painter London. If you have a kitchen, bathroom or furniture you are considering painting, please get in touch. All you need to do is email across some photos showing each cabinet run. I can then send you a full and concise quote.
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