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A recently completed Hand made kitchens direct kitchen in Cheshire.

Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

HPKUK specialist kitchen painter Jan, covering Lancashire and Cheshire talks about a recent project he completed:  This Kitchen was from hand made kitchens direct and was made from Tulipwood and MDF.

I removed all of the doors and painted them in my workshop as the first phase. This ensures there is less disruption for the client and they are not denied the use of their Kitchen any longer than is really necessary. Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

On this particular project the insides of the cabinets needed varnishing . For this I used Tikkurila Kiva 30. This varnish is tough and fit for purpose when durability is required with heavy tin cans stocking up the cupboards. I applied 3 coats whilst sanding in between each application. Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

 

Next was the priming.

MDF can be tricky to get smooth, but not when applying  a bit of know how and having the right product which will perform and achieve the expected result time after time. That product is Otex high adhesion primer. In fact, the whole kitchen was primed with this after any knots were sealed using  Zinsser bin and then repeated to ensure no knots will ever be an issue in the future. Adding the Otex over the top of that then makes it a sound surface to apply top coats on. I add Owatrol and a touch of white spirit to the Otex so it will soak into the MDF and ‘freeze’ it so that no fibres move when rubbing down. The end result is a glass smooth finish- absolutely ideal for applying the top coats. Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

The Otex was mixed to the top coats . This ensures that the top coats come out as a really solid and deep colour.

After rubbing down the Otex with 240 grit aluminium oxide I applied two coats of Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell. De-nibbing is done between coats to achieve a super smooth finish.

Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

The client was delighted. This is where all the hard work and attention to detail leads to a perfectly hand  painted kitchen. Myself and most importantly, my customer can be really proud of a beautifully finished kitchen.

If you are considering having your new bespoke kitchen or existing wooden kitchen painted and you live in or around the Cheshire area, please contact info@hpkuk.com for a free no obligation quote and advice.

Kitchen cabinet painter Knutsford Cheshire

 

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