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Ideas for hand painted kitchens- new kitchens, refurbished kitchens, re-paints

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen Posted Jun 06 2022

The specialists associated with the Traditional Painter site have hand painted hundreds of kitchens and pieces of furniture over the years. Here are a few examples / ideas for refurbished kitchens / upgraded kitchens / recycled kitchens / upcycled kitchens.

New installation hand painted by Paul C Barber & Son our specialist painters who covers Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire. Nicholas Bell Hand Made Bespoke Kitchens. Finished in Little Green French Grey & Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue.Veiw more Nicholas Bell Hand Painted Kitchens Painted By Traditional Painter

A stunning kitchen that Traditional Painter have been commissioned to refurbish and hand paint on two occasions over the last few years.

Hand made kitchens direct Christchurch traditionalpainter.com/big-white-wooden-christchurch-hand-painted-kitchen-in-surrey

Grand Union Designs Bespoke Kitchen granduniondesigns.co.uk

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8 comments to “Ideas for hand painted kitchens- new kitchens, refurbished kitchens, re-paints”

  1. Charles Budd

    You’ve got some damn fine looking kitchens there! What better testimonial do you need!?

  2. Sarah Smith

    can you recommend a decorator to paint old wooden kitchen cupboards near Cheltenham/Gloucester?

  3. james carey-wilson

    although I can handles little green trad oil paint i cannot get the even sheen i get with other oil or acrylics even when i add white spirit. any suggestions ?

  4. Avatar photo Andy Crichton

    Hi James, the oil eggshell is quite low sheen compared to high profile trade brands, so straight away it is a bit more forgiving – in theory. If it isn’t coming out evenly, there are a few things to check, which you probably know, judging by your comment, so at the risk of teaching you to suck eggs:

    Is the basecoat solid and even? always best to have the filling sorted and a basecoat over the filler before top-coating. That is being very picky though, because oil eggshell is self undercoating

    Are you applying a minimum of 2 coats? I would expect 2 coats to cover lovely and even over most filler.

    Is the paint thoroughy stirred?

    Is the thinner you are adding, thoroughly mixed in?

    Is it flashing / drying too quick and causing overlaps? White spirit doesn’t really help with flow compared to say Owatrol oil.

    Are you applying it evenly, because if it is ridged slightly, the surface will reflect differently.

    Even application is straightforward with a high density roller to lay on, and then lay off with a soft synthetic, or apply direct with a firm bristle like a Chinex or natural bristle.

    Has it dried thoroughly?

    If it is properly shaken, properly thinned and stirred and properly applied, and not a faulty batch, Little Greene oil paints give beautiful results.

    Let us know how you get on with your project. And any further questions, try the forum, you are welcome to sign up


  5. Kay Waite

    Hi, I have just bought a rather “orange” pine pedestal table and painted the pedestal with Annie Sloan paint – it looks great – but am thinking of leaving the top pine. Is it possible to get rid of the “orange” look to the pine by sanding? I have taken the shine off it but it looks as though the orange goes a long way down. Is painting it the only answer or would using the darker wax help? thanks.

  6. Avatar photo Andy Crichton

    I would assume the lacquer has gone orange, so would sand it off back to bare pine again. If it turns out to be the “wrong” colour pine, then as you say, some dark wax, or other wood treatment would be the way to go, once the lacquer has been removed. The table top in the article was orange orange pine! https://traditionalpainter.com/how-do-you-paint-pine-furniture

  7. Pat

    I have a kitchen and the carcass’s are made of what looks like mdf.But the surface is cream melamine or similar. I have used Otex in other projects but my daughter is also venturing on painting hers. I thought Otex 3 coats was the way to go, followed by 2 coats of Helmi 10. But when my daughter contacTed Tikkurila, they suggested she uses a paint called Akva primer. After going on this site, I always get my paint from Holmes specialist paints. I can’tell even find a stockist. With your knowledge, please could you throw any light on this choice. I am really confused. Pat

  8. Avatar photo Andy Crichton

    Akva is the water borne version of oil based Otex. Akva wont seal leaching resins, so if there are no knots to seal, (which sunds the case with MDF and melamine) you should consider this. Feedback over the past year syas it is a very good high adhesion product and Otex substitute in this sort of scenario. Obviously it wont lay on the same as Otex, so you need to adjust your painting technique to “waterbased”. Valtti supply it for sure, I’m sure Holmans would get it.

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