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Hand painted kitchen in Ilkley

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone, tikkurila Posted Jul 06 2018

Here is Lee Simone’s snapshot of a recent project: a hand painted kitchen in Ilkley in West Yorkshire.

The finished kitchen and quite the transformation from the original cream!

Hand painted kitchen in Ilkley – finished! Quite the transformation from the original cream!

Project Details

Location:

Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Project Type:

Hand Painted Kitchen

Type of Doors:

Vinyl wrap with MDF substrate (slightly textured)

Colour Choice:

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.

Duration:

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

Other Additions: 

– Slow close hinges
– Half moon brass handles and tiered knobs
– Shelves on free-standing dresser

Testimonial: 

“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

The deep charcoal cupboards of this hand painted kitchen in Ilkley with the new tiles and light white granite work top

The deep charcoal cupboards with the new tiles and light white granite work top

The original kitchen colour and layout

The original kitchen colour and layout

The finished kitchen, with dark grey grout to match

The finished kitchen, with dark grey grout to match

The freestanding cabinet before painting

The freestanding cabinet before painting

The freestanding cabinet after painting

The freestanding cabinet after painting

Part way through the preparation of the cabinet

Part way through the preparation of the cabinet

All cleaned, masked, sanded and ready for painting

All cleaned, masked, sanded and ready for painting

The breakfast bar panels

The breakfast bar panels

New brass half moon handles and knobs

New brass half moon handles and knobs

A close up of the finished and beautifully even paint finish on this hand painted kitchen in Ilkley

A close up of the finished and beautifully even paint finish

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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