Hand paint wooden kitchen units – Haughton, Staffordshire
Traditional Painter for Staffordshire, Martin Dunn, runs through a project to prepare and hand paint wooden kitchen units in Haughton, using Little Greene oil eggshell paint
1 – Remove all doors, sheet up and protect – unfortunatly the homeowner had just came out of hospital and hadn’t had time to empty all the cupboards.
(Automotive wet ‘n dry abrasive will clean and create a key in one. Here is a trick to create your own sanding sponge for fiddly sections.)
3 – Apply first coat of quick drying white Zinsser Cover Stain oil primer to doors and carcass. De nib.
4 – Apply second coat of Cover Stain – tinted to match top coat. (This tactic ensures a full deep finish colour.)
5 – 2-pack filler to all un-used handle holes. Flat back flush with surface. Fine surface filling in between coats.
6 – Finish up with 2 coats of Little Greene oil eggshell in Slaked Lime – mid.
7 – Clean up where necessary and hand over “new” refurbished hand-painted kitchen.
I wasn’t responsible for any other decorating in the kitchen, and the client re-fixed the handles themselves, once the paintwork was completely dry.
I think you will agree, that is quite the transformation of a well-made but tired-looking wooden kitchen, and hand-painting it was a lot less hassle and expense than installing a new kitchen.
Here are a few more of my painted kitchen and specialist decorating projects, if you are interested.
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