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Painted kitchens and culture – Martin Guest in Birmingham

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Martin Guest, tikkurila Posted Dec 03 2013

Painters are people, you know! and we do have interests outside of microns and bristle technology. Here is an example from Martin Guest of painted kitchens and culture combined!

pea green pine before I was called in to repaint a pine kitchen in Erdington, Birmingham, painted originally by the client in a rather fetching pea green many years ago. It was certainly in need of some TLC.

Work in progress

After masking up the kitchen, it was given a thorough degrease, and sanded thoroughly with a combination of dust extraction sanders – the Mirka Ceros and Festool Rotex.

All surfaces were then double checked and wiped over with a tack rag.

My painting and sanding process is set in stone, and no short cuts!

– One coat of oil-based Otex primer undercoat

– Fill

– Sand with Ceros/Rotex.

– Second coat of Otex

– Hand sanded with Abranet 320

– One coat of Tikkurila Feelings

– Hand sanded with 320 grade Abranet

– Final coat of Feelings.

dove tale painted kitchen

If you want to kit yourself out with the same tools I used, you need a DuPont Concave roller for oil-based Otex, and a Dulux Glosser Microfibre and * Pioneer Spirit 1.5″ oval brush in the water-borne Feelings paint.

The new colour was matched to F&B Dove Tale.

dove tale painted kitchen birmingham

Wot about the culture bit?

I painted this kitchen for possibly my favourite ever clients – we talked about Jazz, Guitars, German Impressionist Movement, German pre War and Post War Politics, even some of the same rock concerts we had both been to before meeting… It was a joy to work for them.

Martin Guest hand painted kitchens central Birmingham to WorcesterSpecialist painter and decorator, Martin Guest, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for hand painted kitchens from central Birmingham down through Worcestershire.

Martin is an expert furniture and kitchen painter, travelling extensively with his work. He also prepares and finishes pieces for exhibitions, is expert in most traditional decorative finishes, and is one of Lincrusta wallcoverings most experienced installers.


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One comment to “Painted kitchens and culture – Martin Guest in Birmingham”

  1. pd67

    Great job on the kitchen. It looks terrific.

    Can you tell me what filler you used on it before the second Otex?

    Was it the Tikkurila Lakkakitti?


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