Hand Painted Kitchen – West Midlands

My latest West Midlands, Traditional Painter, Hand Painted Kitchen project – as is customary, I received an email asking me if I would be interested in providing a quotation to paint a 13 year old bespoke maple kitchen… I fired a reply, asking for photographs and a count of doors, drawers and notable features so that I could assess the scale of the project.

Here’s how the kitchen looked;


It was physically in good shape, but perhaps a little dated!?

P1000587I offered forward my costings and arranged a site visit to talk through a few details…
P1000591We discussed possible colours, paint finishes, paint manufacturers and very minor repairs that would need to be undertaken. The project was booked in and a suitable date was advised…

The project ran very smoothly; full preparation took the form of dust-free sanding to remove the original vanish finish; I’ve added to my dust-free kit of late and now run a Mirka DEROS and a Festool RDS 400 coupled to a Festool Mini extractor system (my prep kit is extremely compact and very efficient!) alongside other Festool favourites. Following on was degreasing, using Krud Kutter and Methylated Spirits.


Paint selection for this project was Mathys Pegaprim Isofix base coats and Tikkurila Feelings Furniture Paint for finish coats, expertly and accurately prepared by my preferred supplier Holman Specialist Paints.


The transformation is total  – my client was delighted, as you can see from their review:


“We have had a very positive experience using Martin to repaint our maple kitchen.  It now looks like a new kitchen and we are thrilled to bits with the result having been slightly nervous at the thought of having our natural wood kitchen painted.

Martin was very helpful in advising us on colours and the colour he recommended was spot on! He was meticulous in his preparation and I couldn’t believe how little dust there was after he had sanded down all the units.

I was able to use the kitchen once he had left each day as the paint he uses dries so quickly so I really felt there was minimum disruption to me.

He is a perfectionist which showed in the final result.  He was great company and a pleasure to have in the house and I was more than happy to leave him when I had to go out.

I would definitely recommend him and would certainly call on his services again.  One word of warning – make sure you have plenty of coffee!!”.


For further information about my work and how I go about it, please visit my website.

Martin Guest, Traditional Painter for the West Midlands.



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