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Hand paint wooden kitchen units – Haughton, Staffordshire

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Little Greene, Martin Dunn Posted Nov 04 2012

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

oak kitchen Staffordshire

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.

2 – Wet flat all doors to etch and remove grease residues. Wash down.

(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.

Hand painted kitchen staffordshire Little Greene Slaked Lime-mid

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.

Hand painted kitchen staffordshire Little Greene Slaked Lime-Mid

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.

Martin Dunn Painting and decorating specialist Birmingham Staffordshire South CheshireSpecialist painter and decorator, Martin Dunn, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for painting and decorating projects from Birmingham to Stafford and S Cheshire.

Martin has been a specialist decorator for many years, and is expert in most traditional decorative finishes, and wallcoverings. He also spent 7 years lecturing, and is one of only a few in the country who were qualified to assess the workmanship of professional decorators.


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2 comments to “Hand paint wooden kitchen units – Haughton, Staffordshire”

  1. Nicola Timmis

    Hi, love the look of the painted kitchen above. Am thinking of doing my kitchen – solid oak doors but all visible sides and bottom plinth is woodchip with plastic veneers. Can the veneers be painted too? Do you do quotes for work?

  2. Avatar photo Andy Crichton

    Hi, all surfaces can be painted, if preparation is right. I forwarded Martin Dunn’s details.

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