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A refurbished kitchen in Aberdare

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Matthew Evans, Welsh heritage Decor Posted Jul 30 2014

When Matt Evans took on this refurbished kitchen in Aberdare, it was confirmed that not everyone is so sure about how a hand painted kitchen will look once it is complete, colours are often difficult to imagine over broad areas and many homeowners will not have come across a high quality brush finish before.

After receiving some images by email, the owners of this kitchen in Aberdare explained that they were planning to move in a few years time and didn’t want to go through the expense and disruption of a new kitchen, especially when this one was still working perfectly well.

Kitchen Painting South Wales

Painted Kitchen refurbishment

I can work from a few good pictures and provide an accurate quote for most kitchen refurbishments, and am more than happy to pop round to talk through the whole process and colours before work starts.

Solid Wood Kitchen Aberdare

My first procedure is always going to be laying protection down and masking everything that I need to.

After this it is time to start cleaning, but I have to say that this kitchen was particularly clean and didn’t take much effort. However, it is always good practice and my preferred cleaner is Krud Kutter’s Gloss Off * this is a really good cleaner and wax remover but is primarily for preparing hard surfaces for painting, and it really does work! you can feel the difference under the brush.


This project also gave me the opportunity to try out my new Fox brushes * a little more on that later though.

With the cleaning finished, it is time to sand everywhere that is to be painted. I’ve missed using my power dust extraction sander over the last year, while I was working away, and now I have the opportunity to work with it again, it really makes a difference. Just being able to sand away and not have a cloud of dust around you makes the area that much nicer to work in.

My usual routine is using an adhesion primer followed by filling and patching, filling and patching, undercoating and finishing off with two top coats. This gave the home owners something to really talk about, not the normal decorating process.

Hand Finished Wood Kitchen Hand Painted Kitchen Aberdare South Wales

Also the finish was better than they had ever imagined and all in all, the end result was ready to surprise the family.

Hand Painted Kitchen South Wales

Eggshell Painted Kitchen

Perfectly Painted Kicthen

Another refurbished kitchen at a fraction of the cost and disruption of new. Same layout, same usability, new designer contemporary look and feel, hand painted to a standard to match any luxury high street hand-painted kitchen. Thanks for reading.

Matthew Evans hand painted kitchens South WalesSpecialist painter and decorator, Matthew Evans, is a member of the Traditional Painter UK network. He is the first port of call for hand painted kitchens South Wales.Matthew and wife Lindsay, an interior designer, work together decorating heritage and period properties. They draw on time-served skills and techniques to hand-paint kitchens, furniture, and apply traditional paints and decorative finishes, including gilding and graining.


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