Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Northamptonshire Bedfordshire

Mark Wilkinson Kitchens

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Bedfordshire

This is a kitchen that I first painted when it was newly installed in Bedfordshire by Mark Wilkinson Furniture approximately 7 years ago. The style is called a New England and was and still is a very popular style of kitchen with the fantastic chrome pull handles.

The new owners of the property in Bedfordshire found my details on Google and called me to do a quote. As it was only a short distance from my home I made a site visit and we went over the options.

A suggestion that I made was to replace the granite worktop on the island with a piece of European Oak which they did. This gives a much warmer and balanced feel to the kitchen. Another suggestion was to polish up the chrome handles which I done as part of the job.

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Northamptonshire Bedfordshire

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Northamptonshire Bedfordshire

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Northamptonshire Bedfordshire

First job was to get a decent level of protection onto the new island worktop and also on the floor area at the foot of the cabinets. This is a standard procedure job as it show a degree of professionalism in protecting the clients floor.

Once everything is protected the painted cabinets are stripped down of hardware. This includes catches, badges and handles. Once everything is removed it is cleaned and then sanded. This gives valuable adhesion for the initial adhesion primer. The finish was going to be Tikkurila Helmi 10 which is similar to an eggshell finish.

As you can see in the photo below the level of finish is superb.

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Bedfordshire

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Northamptonshire Bedfordshire

The colour that was mixed was very similar to Farrow and Ball Pavilion Gray but was manually mixed and tweaked to get the colour the client wanted.

These kitchens are an absolute joy to work on and having worked with Mark Wilkinson for over 15 years felt I was the right person for this project. The kitchen painting went very smoothly and I managed to fix an ill fitting bin runner and also made several adjustments to the drawers that were catching.

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Bedfordshire

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Northamptonshire Bedfordshire

Overall it was a very satisfying project and a finish that will last and also show this kitchen at its best. The newly polished chrome handles look fantastic against the new Grey finish.

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Bedfordshire

Oiling the island top

The top was finished in an Osmo top oil to allow safe food preparation. The look of the kitchen is now more balanced with the new Oak worktop. A stunning design and a stunning kitchen that will last for years.

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Bedfordshire

These kitchens never fail to surprise me for their beauty and practicality. Being thorough is an absolute must in keeping these kitchens looking their best.

If you have a bespoke kitchen like the one above and are considering having it professionally painted then please contact me.

All I need are some photos like the ones above that show the cabinets and also different cabinet runs. This allows me to count up all the doors and different components. I will then get a full and concise quote to you within 24hrs. I can also arrange for a colour card to be sent to you. Please ask if you would like me to arrange this..

Thanks for reading this short Blog.

Mark Wilkinson Kitchen painter Bedfordshire

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