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Affect of painting a wooden kitchen

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, tikkurila Posted Jan 08 2013

Painting a wooden kitchen will not only lighten up the room, it can also re-proportion the whole space too.

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Less natural wood is more

Do you have an all wooden kitchen, I mean ALL wood! “This is definitely a wooden kitchen – units, ceiling, doors, door frames, everything except the walls are natural timber…”

Painted units will really set off surrounding natural wood worktops and flooring.

And as you see here, the wooden windows now look more in place than before,

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when everything was natural wood and fighting for your attention.

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You may be planning to paint the wooden ceiling panelling, to lighten the room up, but after the paintwork to the kitchen units is completed, you may well find that the ceiling is no longer dragging the room down, rather it is a new feature.

Be bolder than safer with colours

Apart from Brinjal type colours, you can’t go wrong painting units with colours away from the safe left side of the enormously popular Farrow and Ball colour card. The reflectance from dark oak or even pine is very low compared to a mid sheen paint of almost any colour.

And don’t think that to have light, you need white. For the same reason above, almost any colour paint will appear lighter than your current wooden kitchen.

Recommended Materials

As Traditional Painters, we will only work with the best and most reliable materials. The combination of cleaners, abrasives, primers, paints and brushes we use will work exactly as expected with a top quality result.

The decorating products we recommend may not be mainstream in the UK, but between myself or my colleagues at TP, we have extensively tried, tested and we trust them.

Tikkurila paints were supplied by Holman Specialist Paints.

We work hard to find and prove the hidden gems, and some of the products in these product ranges, are the “secret” to the most successful specialist paint finishing.

Check out our blog articles where we try to shine a light on more inside info.



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