Fired Earth Hand Painted Kitchens in Silverstone
Marnie Kitchens of Monmouth have been commissioned by Fired Earth to design and install hand painted kitchens in 14 luxury homes in Silverstone Northants. Traditional Painter Paul Barber was asked to paint them.
I recently undertook a contract for Marnie Kitchens of Wales to paint bespoke kitchen furniture on a new housing development in Silverstone Northamptonshire.
They were well made solid timber units and doors in a Shaker design, pre-primed and fitted by the makers. There was also T & G wall boarding fitted to the splash back areas and the back of the breakfast bars. This seems to be in vogue at the moment.
Being a Fired Earth project, their own brand acrylic eggshell was specified. After painting a test panel in the eggshell, I found it was very easy to scratch off from the primer underneath, so I decided to apply a first coat of oil-based Zinsser Cover Stain mixed in the top coat colour.
(This course of action is not unusual. Some factory primers are not compatible with “normal” topcoats, so unless you know the exact specification of the primer, it is always best to do a tester to see if it requires a bridging / adhesion coat.)
The oil-based primer coat also allowed for much better coverage from the eggshell.
So, if anyone asks, two tops coats of Fired Earth acrylic eggshell over Zinsser Cover Stain primer works very well.
Both the interior designer from the Banbury Fired Earth Store and the developer, were very pleased with the finished kitchens – as was I, and we are looking forward to continuing on this project in the New Year, as and when the properties become available.
Traditional Painters are nationwide, all working to the same high standards, and it made perfect sense for the kitchen company in Wales to employ Paul Barber in Northampton.
Paul charged standard Traditional Painter local rates, and Marnie’s avoided the hassle and travel and accommodation expense of sending a kitchen painter from Wales. A win-win.
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