Hand painted kitchen in Clifton Bristol
Traditional Painter Mark Nash shares his latest project, a hand painted kitchen in Clifton, Bristol.
I had the privilege of receiving an invitation to repaint a 10-year-old installation in a five storey Georgian house on picturesque Worcester Terrace.
It was a delight to arrive at a property boasting so many original features including original sash windows, polished interior flagstones, a cast iron staircase and many other typical features of that era.
The kitchen was in a fairly good state of repair, although it required thorough preparation due to water damage over the years and the usual wear & tear.
There were one or two damaged areas.
I used the Ryobi sander to smooth and feather in damaged areas ( various grades of sandpaper used ). The combination of this detailed sander and the latest handheld Dyson vacuum made for a professional finish ready to apply the primer (Otex, from Holman Specialist Paints ) with no mess i.e no dust whatsoever.
The Dyson’s various small dust extraction tools get well into the small dust filled areas, leaving the door ready for priming and painting.
Trial of Cling On brushes
I took the opportunity on this job to give the ‘Cling On’ brushes a trial run. Recently delivered from Holland for several of my TP colleagues to trial, they have an unusual appearance. The round artist shape is fairly standard in their country of origin, but they are square cut not the usual pointed ends. Bristles are various synthetic filaments (Tynex / Orel blend).
After following the manufactures instructions, they were surprisingly adept at cutting in, and for sweeping across curved coving and T&G panels etc.
I personally think the bristles are just a bit too hard, shame they are not a touch softer. Also maybe a handle slightly bigger in diameter and un painted. Myself and Susan used them for a day and they now have a place in my brush box next to my old faithfuls from Purdy and Wooster.
(In another Cling On brush review from kitchen painter in Worcestershire, Martin Guest, also mentions the handles.)
This picture shows the Tikkurila Otex adhesion primer
And here is the end result of the system of primer and furniture primer/paint in Wimborne White
A striking, classy result… shipshape and, of course, Bristol fashion! I look forward to more painting opportunities in this glorious city!
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