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Painted kitchen in Abersoch

Listed under Blog Posted Apr 29 2021

One of seaside Abersoch’s star attractions is Bear Grylls Island. Earlier in 2021 Traditional Painter, Mark Roberts, was working on a painted kitchen in Abersoch, but ironically there was no island.

painted kitchen in The Warren in Abersoch N Wales
Colour – Benjamin Moore’s Platinum Gray HC-179 Scuff-X eggshell

Down on the beach

Mark was contracted to hand paint a kitchen in a luxury lodge in the Warren in Abersoch. It is an exclusive part of the N Wales seaside town, but being off-season the place was near deserted.

The beach was a picture.

Abersoch Beach
Bear Grylls Island Abersoch
The island? Can’t see a slide.

Mark’s endurance was put to the test right from the outset. It was the first week in January and really, really cold. The van wouldn’t start on the first morning of the job, and it was during lockdown! Deep breaths.

The kitchen painting process

Mark has a tried and tested process, from answering initial enquiries through to rehanging the doors, fitting handles and leaving the kitchen spotless. Or more accurately, Hayley holds the key to dismantling and reinstating the kitchen to the highest standard.

If you send an enquiry by email you will receive a prompt reply. Ideally you would send photos of each run of units, so he can see exactly what needs doing. The price is very accurate, no low-ball pricing to get a foot in the door, no upselling, no surprises with pricing.

Once the doors and drawers have been dismantled and labelled, the frames are cleaned with eco degreasers. Even a clean kitchen needs to be further cleaned down. It’s a kitchen painter thing, not a judgement on anyone’s housekeeping skills. Once de-greased, it is time for mechanical dustless sanding. From rough through to smooth abrasives, Mark can ensure a smooth, keyed surface for his high adhesion primers.

These preparation stages are time-consuming and painstaking, but it is the basis for a durable finish.

Mark has more equipment than most carpenters, and some really smart tools. For instance, the heated paint kettle, to ensure a consistent flow, regardless of the temperature in the kitchen.

Hildering Flow Control
The Hildering “Flow Control” paint kettle

Painting or spraying the top coats is carried out in a spotless dust free environment.

The final painted kitchen in Abersoch

painted kitchen in Abersoch, The Warren

The workmanship is as good close up as in the photos.

Client Review

As ever, the most important words about our kitchen painting projects are the clients’. How did they evaluate the job? Mark had to wait a while to find out! Because of lockdown restrictions, the client didn’t actually get to see the end result until the second week in April when restrictions were eased. This is what they said.

“Mark did an outstanding job of our kitchen. Easy to deal with and we are delighted with the result. A new kitchen feel for a fraction of the price. Highly recommended.”

You can contact Mark via his website Mark of Distinction and there is plenty of additional information here on his Traditional Painter profile page. Thanks for reading.

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