Hand painted kitchen in Brighton by Mark West
Mark West is an old school decorator who specialises in hand painted kitchens in Brighton and E. Sussex area. This is an example of a wooden kitchen painted in eggshell, oil based!
Over mantels are not seen that often in modern kitchens, but they are a very interesting and practical feature.
Over mantels can also be one of the trickiest aspects of a kitchen to paint, as a raking light can reveal every blemish. But any kitchen painter worth their salt knows that and will spend that extra time with preparation and making sure the brush work is just right.
Painted sink units This is where most of the work is done in the life of a kitchen – the sink area. It gets the most wear and tear, at least that seems to be the case when cleaning down an existing kitchen for painting! Mark has taken great care to make sure the lines painted into the underside of the worktop are nice and straight and there is no paint on any hinges, which would be a cardinal sin.
Painted pine dresser
Mark is also a skilled furniture painter. As he says, there is something special about a painted old pine dresser, especially once it has been dressed. It was colour-matched to the rest of the kitchen cupboards.
Those are just a few aspects of a large tulipwood (poplar) kitchen that Mark prepared, primed and finished with a Dulux oil-based eggshell finish.
Refurbish kitchens with a hand painted finish is a featured service from Traditional Painters, saving some of our clients literally tens of thousands of pounds over the cost of replacing a solid, but tired looking kitchen with a new one.
Why go to all that expense of a new kitchen with the same functionality, just for a different colour? Mark can achieve the same level of finish on natural timber kitchen doors that have been clear lacquered, as he can on new kitchens. With care and attention and proven materials, most “old” kitchens can be made to look as good as new with a hand-painted finish, and the level of care and attention that Mark brings to a job makes it last too. With new handles, maybe a new worktop or modified doors and an extra cabinet, you can get real value for money going this route.
If you have any questions about hand painted kitchens, Mark is a regular on the Traditional Painter forum for hand-painted kitchens.
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