Smallbone kitchen repaint in Sussex
Traditional Painter Mark West recently completed a Smallbone kitchen repaint in Sussex. It is an example of how to update even the best of older wooden kitchens.
Smallbone kitchens set the trend
Back in the early 80’s Charlie Smallbone brought the Rolls Royce touch to the kitchen world. His kitchens were designed and built for life. They came with a price tag to suit that philosophy, but you got to live with a very special kitchen. The original Smallbone business has since been taken over, and Charlie Smallbone has moved on to even bigger, better things, but with a periodic new coat of paint, a Smallbone kitchen of any age is the gift that keeps on giving!
Transform a Smallbone kitchen
The kitchen in Haywards Heath in West Sussex is typical for a Smallbone with a country cottage look, and Aga front and centre. The owners wanted to give it a facelift without changing the overall feel. Therefore, before Mark arrived to do the painting, they had new quartz worktops fitted.
That is the right work process, make all physical changes before having the painter in!
Painting around a sink
Use of colour
The interiors on the glazed doors were finished in a much stronger colour. Contrasting colours are an option, but as Mark says:
I don’t do that too often!
Repainting a Smallbone kitchen in Sussex
From Mark’s point of view this Smallbone kitchen repaint in Sussex was relatively straightforward. He protected all surfaces not to be painted before cleaning and sanding all surfaces to be painted. There is no mess, thanks to dustless sanders and a generally clean work method. With all the preparation done correctly, the basecoats and furniture enamel go on flawlessly.
Mark has experience painting every type of kitchen and as a client once commented in a review, he is the decorator you always wished for.
One of his next projects is a huge Christchurch kitchen. They lie at the other end of the wooden kitchen price range, but like all Traditional Painters, Mark will lavish it with the same care and attention to detail.
Regardless of the badge on the back of the door, if you are in Sussex or Surrey, a showroom quality paint finish is just an email or call away. You can contact Mark via his profile page here or direct on his website. If you send him some photos of your kitchen, he can quickly assess the work and give you an accurate price for budgeting and timings. If it suits, you can then continue and finalise colours, dates etc.
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