Here is a hand painted kitchen which was painted to perfection in Chorlton.
On this project the whole house was being renovated and the kitchen needed remodernising with a traditional style hand painted kitchen.
This hand painted kitchen to be was bought pre-primed and was white as the blank canvas.
My client, James, chose a French Grey colour and it was to be hand painted in a low sheen eggshell.
This specification was not a problem knowing my vast product knowledge, so I specified oil eggshell by Paint and Paper Library (also previously known as Traditional oil Eggshell by Little Greene Paint Company).Little Greene make Paint and Paper Library paints so I know what I am getting and it is the same formulation.
The oil eggshell is a little tricky to apply if you don’t know what you are doing and it has a tendency to flash on any overlapping, so one needs to keep on moving, get it right and don’t go back over it. It is recommended that you use Owatrol with this product as it dries so rapidly it’s untrue. Also a very small amount of white spirit to thin it down as the paint is thick and very durable even with thin coats applied.
I always add my go to primer, Otex .despite hand painted kitchens being pre- primed just to be on the safe give it a prime if the manufacturer can’t tell you what it is.
There is a more user friendly and hard wearing paint that I use now. It is Helmi 10 by Tikkurila. Sometimes the client wants oil. Helmi 10 gives a traditional eggshell finish and the toughness of the traditional oil paints that I used. I even have people who are adamant on having Farrow and Ball paint. I can usually disburse them of that idea and give them a better product for hand painting kitchens. It is the Helmi. I am so glad I found this product as it is low sheen. It has a great wipeable feature to it too. It’s great.