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Hand Painted laminate Kitchen in Silsden

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Lee Simone, Masking tape, tikkurila Posted May 23 2013

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.

Laminate kitchen before painting

Laminate kitchen before painting

Laminate kitchen after painting

Laminate kitchen after painting

Preparation –

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.

Everything cleaned, sanded and masked off

Everything cleaned, sanded and masked off

Priming –

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.

Priming stage complete

Priming stage complete

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 🙂

The finished kitchen

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Close up of the brush mark free finish

Lee Simone hand painted kitchens yorkshireBased nr. Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Lee Simone began Imaginative Interiors in 1999 and now travels throughout Yorkshire transforming and rejuvenating furniture and kitchens to the highest level. Lee is also an exceptional faux effectsdecorative artist

Alongside beautifully hand painted kitchens and furniture, Lee can also offer you outstanding specialist paint effects, faux finishes, murals and trompe l’oeil.

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