Painting an old pine kitchen in Wilby, Northamptonshire

Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire

Back in the spring of 2016, I received an email from a client in Wilby, Northamptonshire. Her enquiry was in relation to a really old bespoke pine kitchen and also the possibilities of painting it. I paid her and her husband a visit one Saturday morning to have a closer look. It was just looking tired and dated and was also sucking all the natural light out of the kitchen. The finish was a waxed finish so would need the wax removing prior to any painting. Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire

The couple gave the go ahead with the price I had given them and we arranged a date to start in the early summer. The picture below shows the before and after of the dresser. Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire

Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire Northants

Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire Northants

The kitchen itself was well made and was over 20 years old. All that was needed was a good clean down to remove wax and then a good sand down.

Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire Northants

As you can see, it was looking a bit tired. Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire

Protecting the floor

I started like I do on every job by protecting the floor. The worktops were being replaced and were loose so no need to cover. I chose a shellac based primer that was mixed to the finish colour. This is a great problem solving primer. It can deal with any residual wax and provide good adhesion for the following coats. Another great advantage is the leafing properties of shellac provide excellent stain block. The client opted for an eggshell type finish which I suggested Tikkurila helmi 10 provided by Holmans paints.

As I started to apply the primer, I could tell that the transformation would be superb as it was so orange. Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire

A really good transformation once the new knobs were added and the new granite was installed.

Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire Northants

The finished pictures were kindly sent to me by the client upon completion. The results speak for themselves.

If you think you have a kitchen that is beyond repair, you might be wrong! Its always worth looking into having it painted. The cost for one is a fraction of replacement with less hassle than a complete new kitchen.

Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire Northants

You can see on the final picture the degree of protection that was put down to protect the amtico floor.

If you would like a quote and live in the Northamptonshire area. Please fill out the contact form to the right and add some photos. I will have a full and concise quote to you within 24 hrs.

Thanks for reading this short blog.

Kitchen cabinet painter Wilby Northamptonshire

 

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