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Hand Painted Kitchen in Porthcawl

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Matthew Evans, tikkurila, Welsh heritage Decor Posted Mar 17 2013

Matthew Evans is a Traditional Painter covering South Wales. This account of the process for a hand painted kitchen in Porthcawl first appeared on his Welsh Heritage Decor site, and includes all the photos of the project.

Colour sampling

We were approached last year to hand paint a kitchen in Porthcawl, near Bridgend, South Wales. The kitchen, having little natural daylight, required a little brightening up. With a lot of interesting colours and textures between the stone flooring and tiles, after sampling a limed wax finish, we opted for a neutral shade in the form of Farrow and Ball’s ‘New White’ for the solid colour



Prepare a kitchen for painting

We followed our usual preparation for a hand painted kitchen – we removed doors and handles; carried out a good clean down with KrudKutter and a abrasive pad, followed by dust-free sanding with our Festool Rotex 90; priming with Zinsser Coverstain.

Painted kitchen new white

Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell finish

The finish used was 2 coats of undercoat followed by 2 coats of Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell. While I don’t go out of the way to recommend F & B for painted kitchens, I will use it with caution, but have to admit this time round it flowed on lovely and gave a good finish.

Finished Estate Eggshell

I will shortly be trying my first batch of Tikkurila Feelings Furniture paint from Holmans Specialist Paints, tinted to a Little Greene colour for a chest of drawers. With the great reports from fellow kitchen painters, I’m really looking forward to it.

Matthew Evans hand painted kitchens South WalesSpecialist painter and decorator, Matthew Evans, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for hand painted kitchens South Wales.

Matthew and wife Lindsay, an interior designer, work together decorating heritage and period properties. They draw on time-served skills and techniques to hand-paint kitchens, furniture, and apply traditional paints and decorative finishes, including gilding and graining.


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