Hand Painted Kitchen Table and Chairs in Darrington, Pocklington
Traditional Painter for Yorkshire, Lee Simone used the “nuclear paint option” on a hand painted kitchen table and chairs in Darrington. 2 coats of Shellac primer and 3 coats of Tikkurila Empire oil matt-satin finish.
For this project I travelled to Darrington near Pontefract to transform a kitchen table and four chairs.
The client was going to be changing her kitchen and wanted to update her table and chairs by painting it in a plain colour.
The table and chairs were made of oak and had been distressed to give it an aged look. As a result there were literally hundreds of little holes and dints that would need to be filled. Before I got to that stage however I started by giving everything a thoroughly good clean and degrease with good old * Krudcutter Original. Next I sanded everything with 180 grit Abranet sanding strips.
Once sanded it was time for priming. As I mentioned there was a huge amount of filling to do so I plumped for Zinsser Bin high adhesion shellac primer as my primer. I chose Zinsser Bin in this case for three main reasons –
(1) It resolves the potential problem of the oak ‘tannin’
(2) It has great opacity
(3) It is dry within a hour
With it drying so quickly, it allowed me to clean, sand, prime and fill everything in a day, leaving the filler overnight to properly harden. In this case I liberally used a fine surface filler which is perfect for very shallow holes and dints.
Next day I sanded everything back and by the time I had finished much of the primer had been sanded back along with the filler. I had been expecting this as I had had to apply the filler so liberally to cover all the holes and without priming I wouldn’t have been able to see all the holes 🙂
Top Coats –
I applied another coat of Zinsser Bin and then over the next couple of days applied three coats of Empire, sanding between layers and occasionally filling the odd area that needed a little more work. To apply the Empire I used my tried and tested combination of Dulux high density mini foam rollers and my trusty Purdy Monarch Elite.
Once finished everthing was lovely and smooth with no brush marks – a great transformation and a whole new look and feel for the room.
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