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hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, mark-roberts Posted Sep 22 2018

Mark Roberts latest project was a hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey.

hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

The brief for the hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

Most of Mark’s kitchen painting projects in North Wales are along the coast: Caernarfon, Llandudno, Pwllheli, Rhyl. This particular enquiry took him over the Menai Bridge onto Ynys Môn aka the island of Anglesey.

It was a very well appointed kitchen with some interesting touches, but it was time for an uplift. To replace this kitchen would obviously cost a tidy sum plus major disruption, just to achieve a lighter shade. Therefore the clients contacted Mark to ask for his advice on a more cost-effective alternative.

hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

Mark and his clients agreed that the best way ahead was to lighten up the wall and base units, but keep the original natural look of the island and dresser.

The kitchen cabinets

The paint colour for the cabinets was Benjamin Moore’s “Night Mist”. Mark specified Scuff-X water based enamel, in a satin sheen. (Everything you need to know about Scuff-X!)

hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

The island and dresser

Did you notice the leather handles? A classy way to pull out a serving tray!

leather door handle

It is the little things, the attention to detail, that lift the ordinary to the excellent!

To do justice to the dresser and island, Mark cleaned the surfaces, and touched up any damage marks with Liberon’s Palette water based wood dye. He then sealed the timber with 2 coats of clear Tikurilla Kiva 30 furniture lacquer. It is also a satin sheen.

hand painted kitchen and island in Anglesey

The clients’ comment

“The kitchen looks brilliant. The finish is impeccable. Thank you”.

Another job well done.

What next?

If you are on Anglesey and have a wooden kitchen in need of a new lease of life, feel free to contact Mark. This is his profile page on the Traditional Painter website. It has links to other projects Mark has completed around N Wales, Chester and the Wirral. This links to Mark’s website.

Trade tip

If you are interested, the Liberon Palette range is a very adaptable product. It ticks all the boxes for user-friendliness, hygiene and compatibility with a variety of durable sealer finishes. A good one to remember for kitchens and wooden floors!

Palette Wood Dye is a water-based, acrylic dye for colouring interior bare wood, whilst leaving the natural beauty of the grain visible. For use prior to oil, wax, varnish and French polish finishes, Palette Wood Dye is suitable for both soft and hardwoods. Ideal for use on floors, it is available in a range of wood shades, which you can mix together to create unique colours. It is safe for use on toys. Liberon technical info

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