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Hand painted kitchen in Clifton Bristol

Listed under Blog, brushes, hand-painted kitchen, Mark Nash, tikkurila Posted Mar 27 2013

Traditional Painter Mark Nash shares his latest project, a hand painted kitchen in Clifton, Bristol.

Clifton GeorgianRecently voted by the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s best places to live, Clifton in Bristol was my venue this week for a kitchen make-over.

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.

georgian interior Clifton georgian interior Clifton

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.

Mark Nash kitchen painter

There were one or two damaged areas.

damaged kitchen paint

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.

ryobi sander

The Dyson’s various small dust extraction tools get well into the small dust filled areas, leaving the door ready for priming and painting.

paintwork sanded

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).

Cling On brushes

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

Otex primer

And here is the end result of the system of primer and furniture primer/paint in Wimborne White

photo 3-18

A striking, classy result… shipshape and, of course, Bristol fashion! I look forward to more painting opportunities in this glorious city!

Mark Nash hand painted kitchens OxfordMark Nash is a leading participant in the Traditional Painter network of specialist kitchen painters.

If you are in the market for refurbishing a hand-painted kitchen in Oxford or London / M4 corridor, check out his profile page. It is a testament to the skill and level of service from a 3rd generation master painter


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3 comments to “Hand painted kitchen in Clifton Bristol”

  1. Louise Mcintosh

    Hi there,

    Could you contact me to provide a quote to paint my oak kitchen and front door please?

    Thanks Louise, Yatton near Clevedon [edit: tel no removed]

  2. Gemma

    We would like our wooden kitchen restored and painted. We are in BS7 Bristol. Please get in touch to arrange a quote.

  3. Mary Tann


    I would be grateful if you would contact me regarding an estimate – I wish to have my rather tired wooden kitchen cupboards painted. I live in Bristol (BS4).
    (Tel. 0117 977 2875)

    Many thanks,

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