Smallbone hand painted kitchen, February 2013

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This is a new hand painted kitchen that I have recently finished for Smallbone. The picture  shows the extents to which I remove everything so as every edge and primed surface is painted. This also includes the removal of the dishwasher door, pan drawers and also drawer fronts from housings. Al are individually numbered.smallbone kitchen painter

Smallbone kitchen painter Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire

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Replacing eyelets

I remove any eyelets prior to painting and re fit after painting. This gives a clean appearance and also avoids any clogging of the eyelet for the shelf pegs that support the glass shelves. Some guys leave them in and cut around them. Without a doubt, I find this the quicker option. It is cleaner and a lot easier. I have an eyelet removal tool that makes it a lot easier to remove and refix the eyelets. Smallbone kitchen painter

Smallbone kitchen painter hertfordshire buckinghamshire northamptonshire

Smallbone kitchen painter hertfordshire buckinghamshire northamptonshire

Smallbone kitchen painter hertfordshire buckinghamshire northamptonshirePainting begins and ensuring all backs of drawers and edges are fully coated. This provides a full protective layer ensuring no water ingress.smallbone kitchen painter

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The big no no in any hand painted kitchen are fat edges. Care is taken to allow any build up of paint to edges. This is achieved by feathering with the brush professional Smallbone kitchen painter Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire

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The devil is in the detail!

Painting is coming along nicely! The fair décor paint conditioner from Holmans Paints without a doubt, allows the paint to flow out and give a beautifully free flowing finish.

The purdy also helps with the even application and a soft tip that allows minimal brush marks when laying off.
This cabinet door was removed as I removed the glazing beads, this is so I could paint behind the beads and to stop any paint bleed behind the glass. This happens naturally (capillary action) is the correct term. Smallbone kitchen painter Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire

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Once all the eyelets are in and fixed, the glass shelves are cleaned and put in place. The eyelets look nice and sharp too against the newly painted cabinet.

Granite cleaner

The clean up starts now! The use of akemi triple effect on granite leaves a beautiful shine. I remove all tape and protection and clean out the insides of all cupboards. We also clean all runners and hinges. Appliances are wiped down and the aga is also cleaned.

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As a result, a nice contrast is shown here with the island and the hand painted kitchen. The protection was also left off the fridge as there was other work to be done by the decorators. This moreover was to assist with the on going work. Smallbone kitchen painter

It is important to me that everything is left clean, even the Aga gets the once over. The floor was also vacuumed and the worktops were cleaned down too.

If you have a Smallbone kitchen and are considering painting it. Please get in touch with some photos, furthermore, I will as a result have a detailed quote back to you within 24 hours. Smallbone kitchen painter

You can also upload photos to WhatsApp or just email them as attachments. Smallbone kitchen painter

If all else fails you can always send me a count of all the different components, it is important that I can count up the doors.

Doors and Drawers

Canopy or over mantle

Decor end panels

Interior cabinets

open shelves

Smallbone kitchen painter Hertfordshire Buckinghamshire

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