Hand painted kitchen in Ilkley
Here is Lee Simone’s snapshot of a recent project: a hand painted kitchen in Ilkley in West Yorkshire.
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Hand Painted Kitchen
Type of Doors:
Vinyl wrap with MDF substrate (slightly textured)
Farrow & Ball’s Railings (tinted accurately to the equivalent colour in my specialist paint from Finland)
Number of Coats:
4 (2 coats of primer, 2 top coats)
Paint Products Used:
Tikkurila paint system – Otex primer and Helmi 30 satin-matt top coat
Process to paint hand painted kitchen
Prepare: Clean, mask, sand, fill (More on how to prepare and paint laminates)
Base coats: 1st coat of primer, caulk joints, 2nd coat of primer
Top coats: 2, sanding between each coat.
Application: Brush and Roller. Paint ‘layed off’ to create a smooth and beautifully even finish.
Around 2 weeks, 1 week spent painting the shell, 1 week painting the doors and drawers in my workshop.
Main alterations before hand painting the kitchen
– Remove 2 units to make room for new fridge
– Restructure shell to accommodate new washing machine, new tiles and worktops
– Slow close hinges
– Half moon brass handles and tiered knobs
– Shelves on free-standing dresser
“Once again thanks a million for your work. A couple of lines you may want to use – “Lee painted our kitchen and provided an absolutely outstanding level of service through every part of process. Starting from our initial meeting right through to tidying up at the end the quality of his work was second to none. I would thoroughly recommend booking him now, the wait is worth it!” Mike and Hannah
Thank you for reading this Blog about a hand painted kitchen in Ilkley. If you would like to see other hand painted kitchen projects Lee has done, please visit his website
To find out more
Throughout the website you will see a FIND A PAINTER link which takes you to a simple enquiry form for you to complete. It is much like the format of the article above: type of kitchen, condition, preferred sheen, location. The option to upload photos or plans also helps considerably to avoid misunderstandings. It is very hard to describe a kitchen over the phone or in an email! This basic first step provides enough information to set the ball rolling for an estimate.
Rest assured, when you contact your local Traditional Painter member, there is no charge for their input. There is no obligation either, beyond providing accurate information to prepare a quote. As we have said for a long time, there is a lot more to hand painting kitchens than offering a good paint finish. We hope you see what we mean when you make contact. ↓
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