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Reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Mark Nash, tikkurila Posted Jun 26 2013

Mark Nash had quite a challenge hand-painting this reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen. Know your paint!

reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen In this age of austerity we have specialised in refurbishment ahead of replacement. This week’s kitchen painting project has been a particularly neat challenge. My client was a Pangbourne lady who has been embracing a real labour of love, transforming a bungalow into a spacious family home.

My role in this project was to paint a reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen.

Before painting this Mark Wilkinson kitchen

The classic MWF quality was in evidence with many neat touches. However it required vision, dedication and the addition of new pieces of cabinetry to bring it into line with the client’s master plan.

The kitchen I entered on Monday was something of a patchwork quilt of oak, maple, painted and untreated MDF.

reclaimed kitchen before painting

It was a challenge, to put it mildly. However I knew exactly what was needed to convert the reclaimed kitchen into the classy, uniform painted installation that I photographed with a great deal of job satisfaction on Friday.

recently fitted wooden MWF kitchen hand painted reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen

Drawing on 20+ years of experience, I knew a good base coat was essential. Therefore I specified Pegaprim Express primer for its uncompromising ‘knocking back’ ability. For mid coats and topcoats I used the trusted Tikkurila paint system.

The end result

After much priming, filling, sanding and not a little painting skill I delivered this stunning result. My project-weary client was a much happier lady by the end of the week.

reclaimed MWF kitchen painted

An insight into Mark Nash, third generation specialist kitchen painter

Mark was the first specialist invited to join Traditional Painter. He explains in his own words what makes him tick.

What next?

If you have a similar project on the M4 corridor and would like to talk it through with Mark, please contact him at http://mbnash.com. Also check out his catalogue of case studies at Traditional Painter. The common theme is a showroom quality hand painted finish and a string of testimonials from satisfied clients.

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