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Our transparent pricing structure ensures unwavering quality and service for kitchens of every style or size. Browse our case studies for a selection of the thousands of kitchens we have transformed since 2009.

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Reviews of Paul Barber Northampton & Herts hand painted kitchen specialist

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Hand Painted Kitchen

Apr 27, 2021 by Lynn Nelmes

Top quality painting from Paul Barber, high spec finish, if you are thinking twice about repainting your kitchen.Stop yourself.Paul will deliver on every aspect top quality workmanship, advice on colours, changing handles.
Paul himself is a very friendly professional, every aspect of the job is completed to the very highest of standard.
My kitchen was 16 years old was looking tired, its been totally transformed from a creamy yellow to a light grey stunning with new soft brushed gold handles in 2 styles.
If you are looking for the best I know I've just found him for you, there is a waiting list, but Paul keeps in touch with you at every stage. As the saying goes" the best things in life are worth waiting for". Paul list is worth being on if you want a totally top quality painted Kitchen.

Painted kitchen in Radlett

May 28, 2020 by RB Patel

Paul painted our solid oak kitchen / diner and study and did an absolutely amazing job. He had a real eye for detail, neat and tidy and very organised. He respected our home like it was his own and fitted in his work around our needs. He also keep to the original timelines he had indicated. Our kitchen has been beautifully transformed and literally looks like a brand new bespoke kitchen. The transformation is just simply stunning. Paul was super professional right from the initial query through to finishing the job. He is a really nice person and an absolute star. It was a pleasure to have both him and his son, Paul Junior around working in our kitchen - both incredibly talented craftsman. Paul’s pricing was also very reasonable for the whole service offered. Once we had agreed to use Paul, he provided a number of samples of painted wood since whilst we were trying to make up our mind on the colours. He was always very responsive and would out samples quickly. His professionalism, dedicated and commitment to our project was impressive and rare to find these days. He truly enjoys his work and this comes through in the finish.

If you are looking to get your kitchen painted, simply get in touch with Paul and you will have a great experience and an amazing kitchen at the end of it!

Total transformation

Nov 05, 2019 by Hudson

Our kitchen cabinets although good quality were definitely looking the worse for wear - they’d been re-painted a couple of times (the last time inexpertly by us) and just looking tired. I cannot believe the transformation achieved by Paul Barber and his son. They took the doors away to their workshop and didn’t look like the same doors when they came back. I do not know how they achieve such a smooth finish - they look brand new without a brush stroke. The unit carcasses were obviously painted in situ but they didn’t make any mess and they look just as good. They also replaced handles and cleaned up the hinges, realigned the drawers and out new magnetic catches on doors. Paul also painted a Neptune unit and this looks showroom fresh too. Amazing

We did have to wait a few months as they are in demand and busy but Paul kept in touch and arrived when he said he would. They are very good company to have around too.

Highly recommended- my kitchen is transformed.

Oak Kitchen Furniture refurbishment

Nov 01, 2019 by Ian & Celia Edwards

Everything We Wanted And More
Our light oak kitchen was 30 years old, looking tired and in need of an upgrade. Fortunately we found Paul who explained that we could paint the Kitchen in preference to replacing it with all the upheaval this entails. We looked at work he had carried out at Bell’s showroom in Northampton and was amazed at the finish he achieved.Paul repainted our units in the colour of our choice, it looks great and has completely transformed the kitchen, we are very pleased with the outcome. On a personal note Paul is totally trustworthy, reliable and a pleasure to have around, an absolute gem who we recommend without hesitation.

Blue Grey Kitchen

Oct 02, 2018 by Phil & Katherine Collins

We have just had our tired oak kitchen cupboards painted by Paul Barber. We are delighted with the results.
The overall finish is of an exceptionally high quality, although it is handpainted it has the finish of new cupboards. On Paul's recommendation we chose a Benjamin Moore paint in a satin finish, which feels smooth to the touch.
Paul turned up each day on time, and worked steadily though the day. At the end of each day he left the kitchen clean and tidy and we were able to use the kitchen as normal.
Paul's attention to detail is excellent, from the overall finish to care with the placement of the new door knobs.
We would recommend him to anyone thinking of changing their kitchen cupboards with a hand finish.

Best improvement ever!

Aug 30, 2017 by Sue Stephens

Whilst there was nothing really wrong with our kitchen, we wanted to move away from the boring wood and bring our units back to life. We couldn't warrant splashing out on a new kitchen and liked the current layout. Having researched the options I came across the Traditional Painter site which then led me to Paul Barber. My husband wasn't sure about having the kitchen hand painted, however as I had seen the case studies I felt absolutely confident in the process. We did have to wait a few months before Paul could come and paint the kitchen, however I took that as a positive. Paul was in demand! That meant he has to be good! And boy, he was more than good, he is great! He and his son, Paul, completed the most amazing renovation of my kitchen. We could not believe the finish! Hand painted surely must mean brush strokes being seen? Not at all, in fact the finish is so perfect my neighbours thought the kitchen had been sprayed! And it's not just the painting, drawer fronts which had become lose over the years were
rescrewed and doors realigned, I have basically a new kitchen. People are
truly amazed at the transformation and we are so delighted with the result. We cannot recommend Paul highly enough. Great workmanship, reliable, a perfectionist and great value for money without compromising quality. Highly recommend his work.

Hand Painted Bells Kitchen

Nov 16, 2016 by Linda Maw

Linda Maw reviewed Hand Painted Kitchens Northamptonshire —
5 star
November 10 at 4:45pm ·

Delighted! So pleased with the finish and high standard of workmanship. My kitchen looks like new again. Would have no hesitation in recommending. Thank you.

Hand Painted Kitchen Hertfordshire

Oct 30, 2016 by Sue & Eric Dunell

Hand Painted Kitchen Cabinets, hertfordshire
Oct 30, 2016 by Sue & Eric Dunell

Thank you Paul for transforming our rather tired looking kitchen into a fabulous looking modern kitchen. We would highly recomend you, The kitchen was completed within the estimated timescale with minimal mess, The finished kitchen is FABULOUS the standard of service and workmanship exceptional

Painted Kitchen- March 2016

Oct 25, 2016 by Eddie Baker

Painted Kitchen - March 2016
Mar 08, 2016 by Mary and Eddie Baker

March 2016

A great father and son team, who are top quality, expert Kitchen Painters. Our 27 year old 'limed oak' kitchen has been transformed and looks as good as new! Excellent workmanship, clean and tidy. All doors and drawer fronts re-fitted and adjusted perfectly. Started on agreed day and finished according to schedule. We highly recommend Paul C Barber Decorations if you want your kitchen finished to a superb standard.

Mary and Eddie Baker

Great Work!

Oct 25, 2016 by Graeme Slocombe

Great Work!
Oct 25, 2016 by Graeme Slocombe

We have just had our kitchen transformed by Paul, the work was done to the timescale he suggested, and also to budget. A very high standard of work, and I would recommend him without hesitation

Traditional Painter 0203-608-9897 Ch, UK 5.0 5.0 33 33 Top quality painting from Paul Barber, high spec finish, if you are thinking twice about repainting your kitchen.Stop yourself.Paul will deliver on every aspect top quality workman

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