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Listed under Blog, Christchurch Hand made kitchens direct, hand-painted kitchen Posted Aug 01 2022

This recent project for Traditional Painter was carried out in Cambridgeshire  Christchurch hand painted kitchen  Ordinarily it is a 2 week job to carry out the hand painting to a showroom finish. But it can take longer on a very large kitchen. A good rule of thumb we have found over the years is a 20 door kitchen 2 weeks, a 30 door kitchen 3 weeks. Of course this is only an estimate it does depend on the design and size of cabinets on site.

Painting Christchurch kitchens right

The painting industry is full of businesses who are willing to cut corners for whatever reason: make extra profit, avoid working too hard, avoid spending out on best kit, meeting a price point not a quality point. But at Traditional Painter, the founding principle was to do the very best work we know how. And we do know how! We charge for the time it takes to do a job right, no corners cut, best paint, best practices. 

It limits the number of people who are interested in employing our services. It increases the number of quotes that are rejected on price. Just to be clear though, £100 a door is our mantra. We are not the sort of people who ask you to leave an open tab, and a kitchen costs whatever it costs! Fixed price, based on £100 a door, any part of the country, end of.

Our approach also ensures that we work primarily for those clients who understand and are willing to pay for specialists who will go the extra mile and never leave a job before it has been completed to showroom quality. 

Christchurch kitchens place in the market

When we are asked to paint a Christchurch kitchen, we know it is at the lower end of bespoke kitchen quality. The hinges aren’t great, the MDF panelling could be better, doors fit a bit tight, but it is what it is at their super competitive price points. In other words we know that to make it the best it can be, we need to take more time compared to a high end kitchen. But we know how to make a Christchurch kitchen sing!

Showroom quality hand painted Christchurch kitchen

At Traditional Painter we know how to achieve showroom quality finishes on a Christchurch kitchen. The first Christchurch kitchen in TP history was painted in 2011. Christchurch kichen projects carried out by Traditional Painters across the UK

Christchurch kitchens are delivered on site in bare MDF and tulip wood and require the correct specification to achieve a showroom finish that Traditional Painters deliver.

The kitchens are also untreated on the internal areas of the oak veneer to the cabinets, Shelves & drawer boxes. They require sealing with a good quality finishing oil or a furniture lacquer. Some clients decide to do this thereself to keep costs down but we can cost for this is you prefer.

Handmade Kitchens Direct where established in 2001 and have since become one of the largest supplier of hand made bespoke kitchens in the UK. There kitchens are solid and very well made from Tulip wood framework and MDF panels and are very competitively priced. In my opinion of over 40 years involved  in the kitchen industry the two most important factors when purchasing a bespoke kitchen are the fitting and without any doubt the Hand Painted finish. Christchurch kitchens definitely require a specialist painter to achieve a showroom finish. They do require specialist knowledge and skills beyond the average Painter & Decorators normal working practices.

Specification:
Christchurch kitchens are unprimed. The first job is to apply the adhesion primer to all areas of bare wood. The reason we use the adhesion primer is not just for the adhesion it also acts as a stain block. Tulip wood which the framework is made from can sometimes stain through the finished paint film we call this tanning. We then rub down the complete kitchen fill and make good where required and apply a undercoat if required. Flat down to a smooth finish we then apply two top coats of furniture paint mixed in any colour of your choice. The final job is to apply a finishing oil to the internal parts of the cabinets including the drawer boxes and shelves as they are unsealed oak veneer, This can also be a good quality furniture lacquer.

Logistics
A lot of thought has gone into ways of leaving clients with the minimum of disruption. For us the anwser is to remove the doors & drawer fronts and take them away to our workshop . With the frames fully exposed and accessible , We can apply the full “Prep and Paint treatment to everything left in stiu. We then leave the clients in peace to complete the bulk of the work in our workshop. keep everyone in the loop with process, and return to reinstall the kitchen , Finish any loose ends, Maybe fit new handles and leave the kitchen clean and ready for use.
What Next
If you need advice on Hand Painting your Christchurch kitchen we are happy to explain how we would turn your kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams. You can ask for a full no-Obligation quote which we will supply free of charge.


Colours For Your Kitchen

With the unlimited choice of colour and finshes it is essential that we work very closely with our clients, Part of the attraction of having your kitchen Hand Painted is that you can choose exactly what you want and not be the same as everyone else. We will give you good, Honest advice and will put together colour sample boards to help you make your decision on colour and finish.
If you would like a free quotation for your kitchen its very easy just send us a few photos by email or whatsapp showing all items to be painted, We need to be able to see all doors and drawers so we can count them to cost, We can paint all types of wood including Oak, Pine, Walnut, Maple we also carry out repaints to painted kitchens.

Members are also covered by our Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) agreement with the Dispute Resolutions Ombudsman licensed by Trading Standards.In the unlikely event of a complaint about our workmanship, clients will be referred to our 2-step complaints procedure. We are legally bound to follow their recommendations. If in doubt about who you are employing, CONTACT TRADITIONAL PAINTER FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES

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