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Hand painted kitchen by Martin Guest

Listed under hand-painted kitchen, Martin Guest Posted Sep 27 2012

This hand painted kitchen project is a perfect illustration of the work that specialist Traditional painter, Martin Guest regularly carries out on fabulous properties.

hand painted kitchen Derbyshire

The large kitchen extension on this seven bedroomed, Victorian farmhouse is home to a bespoke kitchen, built by James Mayor Furniture (JMF). It was actually designed by James Mayor himself, and installed to his millimetre-perfect ethos.

Martin explains:

“I was instructed, to hand paint his creation – the island units in Farrow & Ball’s “Archive”, and all other furniture in Farrow & Ball’s “Ringwold Ground”.

How did that work out?

painted Island detail

view of painted kitchen dining area

The specification for tulipwood and MDF luxury kitchen

The furniture, constructed from MDF and Tulip wood, was first primed in Zinsser’s BIN, followed by Farrow & Ball’s Exterior Wood Primer & Undercoat then treated to at least, four coats of Exterior Eggshell.

The paint was applied by Fat Hog Concave Rollers, Dulux Glosser Microfibre rollers and Purdy brushes.

The finish achievable with Farrow and Ball water-borne eggshell is exceptional, and Martin’s work is “flawless”, a testament to his brush skills.

Don’t forget the handles

Handles should never be treated as an afterthought, as they can make and break a painted kitchen.

bespoke door handles JMF

It is fair to say that the paintwork and JMF’s bespoke handles go hand in hand.

Looking through the extra photos (see this hand painted farmhouse kitchen article by Martin), you can see that the clients now have a kitchen that is not only practical, (finished with exterior grade eggshell) but also looks like it is an original part of this stunning home.

Thanks for sharing that.

Martin Guest hand painted kitchens central Birmingham to WorcesterSpecialist painter and decorator, Martin Guest, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for hand painted kitchens from central Birmingham down through Worcestershire.

Martin is an expert furniture and kitchen painter, travelling extensively with his work. He also prepares and finishes pieces for exhibitions, is expert in most traditional decorative finishes, and is one of Lincrusta wallcoverings most experienced installers.


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One comment to “Hand painted kitchen by Martin Guest”

  1. Helen

    Hi. Just wondered if you sell the kitchen door handles separetly. If not would you be able to let me know where I could buy som please?
    Many thanks

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