Painting a lovely wooden kitchen in Harpenden

Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

I was contacted by a client in Harpenden, Hertfordshire which isa town in the City and District of St Albans in the county of Hertfordshire, England. The town’s population is just over 30,000. Harpenden is a commuter town, with a direct rail connection through Central London and property prices well over double the national average.. kitchen painter Harpenden

The clients were clearly looking to brighten up the kitchen without the costs and disruptions associated with removal and replacement. kitchen painter Harpenden

Images from the client below

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Firstly, a site visit was scheduled to go over options on colours and my procedures. Covid19 has certainly brought its challenges. The kitchen was a beautiful lay on kitchen and was made from solid oak. We discussed trending colours and in particular what I thought would suite the newly refurbished kitchen. In addition, a light neutral colour was chosen.

Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

Making good the internal cabinets

Furthermore, the inside of a couple of the cabinets were also painted. The handles were being replaced, so were removed and new handle holes were  drilled.

Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

The doors and drawer front were made from oak and had a very pleasing finish. Oak has an open grain and certainly looks fantastic once painted. As with all kitchens and most importantly, a primer is picked on the day I start. I can then identify which adhesion primer will work best.

The kitchen itself was very a good layout but not a lot of natural light. A lighter colour choice was important. I used Tikkurila waterborne furniture  paint with an eggshell finish. This minimises any paint fumes entering the household.

Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

Keeping disruption to a minimum

The bulk of the work was carried out in my workshop. This keeps any disruption to a minimum and the kitchen can be used within reason during my time on site. On completion, several adjustments were made. Two of the drawer runners and a small fix applied to a couple of the catching drawers sorted the issue. Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

Overall, a very pleasing project with fantastic results. The client had looked at replacement which would have cost upwards of £30k for a like for like kitchen. The overall cost of painting was a fraction of that! Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

If you are considering painting your kitchen and you also live in or around Harpenden, please get in touch. The quote will be free and no obligation and is furthermore, concise and detailed.

All I need are a few photos of the kitchen to get an idea on how many doors and drawer fronts. Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden

Thanks for reading this short blog.

Kitchen cabinet painter Harpenden