Hand Painted Kitchen in Porthcawl
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.
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.
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.
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.
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