Yet another trip in and around Herefordshire found me in Marden – a lovely village just North of Hereford itself… The Kitchen doors were solid oak in construction with laminated carcasses;
As you can see the finish was very dark, making the whole space feel quite dated and oppressive. My customers were happy with the layout. Prior to my arrival they replaced the work surfaces and kickboards (and fitted a rather nice hob and industrial strength extractor!).
I also agreed to change the handles and knobs to further update the look and feel of the project.
…So, as is customary to my approach to Hand Painting a varnished solid wood kitchen, the first part of the job is preparation; all surfaces to be painted receive treatment from my Festool/Mirka “Dust-Free” sanding system, followed by degreasing, degreasing and degreasing.
Paint was supplied by my preferred supplier; Holmans Specialist Paints – Pegaprim Isofix and Tikkurila Feelings Furniture Paint both mixed 100% accurately to an equivalent Little Greene Paint Company colour.
As you can see, the finished result is a massive improvement on the original – turning the whole area into a bright and clean working environment!
Another point which made this project a complete joy was the lunchtime sandwiches, kindly supplied by my customers; home-cured bacon on homemade bread!!! FANTASTIC!
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Martin Guest, Traditional Painter for the West Midlands.