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Hand Painted Kitchen Grappenhall

This kitchen was a waxed pine kitchen.

These types of kitchen need to have the wax thoroughly  removed. Also to prevent tannins coming through it’s important to use a two layer primer method which absolutely guaranteed adhesion of the Helmi 10 top coats with no future discolouration ever happening. This method really does guarantee the kitchen will not chip either. This gives me peace of mind as one coat of primer isn’t enough.

The first coat was given a coat of Zinsser BIN shellac primer which also seaks in the knots.

The second coat was Otex high adhesion primer by Tikkurila. This coat was tinted to the top coats of Helmi 10 also by Tikkurila.

I tend to use Helmi 10 as it is a refined low sheen eggshell finish which gives furniture that bold but somewhat understated look.

The client wanted all  of the hinges and knobs changed. On completion of the kitchen painting it was a simple swap over as the hinges were an exact match. The result was spectacular and is a great idea to change any old or tired hinges and knobs.


I can also paint existing knobs if that suits- check out my Hand Painted Kitchen Littleborough, where the wooden knobs were painted in a dark chocolate  colour  to contrast and play against the cream cabinet doors and drawers.

If you have a kitchen layout which you like but want to make a stunning change, I can help you in making your existing kitchen look amazing. I also paint new kitchens which can be from bare wood or fitted or primed units.

Specialist kitchen painting is just that- you’d  be hard pushed to find any brush marks in my finishes. It’s far superior to spray painting as it gives a vibrant lively feeling to it which can be sensed.


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