This hand painted kitchen was of a medium oak colour.
The client felt it was dated and wanted to lighten the space and liked the hand painted look. However, the format of the kitchen was just how they liked it and the kitchen was solid. The saving was going to be immense and they were going to have a brand new kitchen.
A low sheen finish is very popular. I painted this with an oil eggshell with the use of Owatrol to allow any brush marks to flow out.
With an oil finish you get serious robustness and a longer lasting kitchen without the need for a re paint for many years.