Hand Painted laminate Kitchen in Silsden
This account of a Hand Painted laminate Kitchen in Silsden, Yorkshire is from Traditional Painter, Lee Simone. With the correct primers and preparation, almost any kitchen can be refurbished with a durable painted finish.
For this kitchen transformation the clients wanted their old laminate kitchen painted to make the room feel lighter, brighter and more modern. They had already painted the walls and replaced the worktops before I arrived, and would be re-tiling and fitting new handles once I’d finished.
I began the project by first thoroughly cleaning all units with the citrus-based cleaner Krudcutter Original.
Once cleaned I then sanded every inch of the doors thoroughly to create the perfect key for painting. I then masked off the worktops, the appliances, wall edges, floor etc with 1200 lining paper and a mixture of low tack masking tape, Sen’yo Painters Tape and 3M’s wonderful Edge Lock 2080EL.
The next stage is the all important priming. I used Otex by Tikkurila bought from Holman Paints. This is a brilliant product, lovely to use and creates a really good base for the top coats. Once primed I then filled any gaps or holes, gave it a light sand, hoovered again ready for the next stage.
Top Coats –
For this project I applied three coats of Dulux oil eggshell in an off white (Dulux’s version of F&B’s Dimity), lightly sanding between coats. The eggshell was applied using a mixture of artist brushes, a high density foam roller and a Purdy Pro-Extra for the tipping off.
The finished result is a beautifully even, brush mark free finish that transformed the room. The clients were over the moon and said it was worth every penny and then some 🙂
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