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Reclaimed Mark Wilkinson kitchen

Listed under Blog, Darren Osborne, hand-painted kitchen, tikkurila Posted Jun 26 2013

Up dated 2022

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

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 15+ 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 Darren Osborne, specialist kitchen painter for Oxfordshire. traditionalpainter.com/old_hand-painted-kitchen-specialists-in-uk/oxford

What next?

If you have a similar project in Oxfordshire and would like to talk it through with Darren, please contact him at Tel: 07971 937539 Email: olneydecorator@gmail.com

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