Hand Painted Kitchen – Lichfield, Staffordshire

This is a good example of what the majority of my Hand Painted Kitchen work is all about… My clients contacted me and asked if I would Hand Paint their solid pine kitchen… they live in Lichfield, Staffordshire – I’m the Traditional Painter for the West Midlands; covering Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Birmingham conurbation.

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They emailed me photographs of their kitchen and a description of the number of elements within the kitchen area – doors, drawers etc. We had a few telephone conversations where we discussed how I go about preparation (I use a 99.5% dust extraction system and protection on all surfaces), degreasing, my preferred paint brand and why I felt that it is the best product for their particular kitchen… we agreed upon a start date that fitted with their timescales.

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As you can see from the photograph above, the finished Hand Painted Kitchen is quite a departure from how it originally looked; The layout worked well my clients and the units were well made, just a little tired… if they were to replace a kitchen like this with a similar scale and build quality today, I would expect that they could pay £30,000 or more (and experience considerable disruption to their lives!)… Hand Painting was considerably less than this, and they are left with a space that they know will work for them!

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It was a pleasure to work upon this sizeable kitchen and transform it into a modern light space… my clients were delighted and were looking forward to “showing it off” to their friends and family – in fact one of their friends was already asking about how far I would be willing to travel to Hand Paint hers!!!

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

Martin Guest, Traditional Painter for the West Midlands.

Photography courtesy of Steve Saunderson

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