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Re painting a bespoke kitchen in Northwood, Middlesex.

 Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

A blog by Martin King, HPKUK kitchen cabinet painter in London.

I was contacted by clients Rachel and Mike to hand-paint their kitchen in Northwood, Middlesex.

Their four year old kitchen had been made by a bespoke joinery company to a very high standard.   Unfortunately the paintwork had not been given the same attention to detail.

Hand made  kitchen doors can drop after a period of time. In the picture you can see a red sharpie line that I marked along the doors that needed to be planed. When rehung  they will not only open and close without rubbing on the frame, but there will also be an even gap all around the door. Apart from that it was as easy as it gets. Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

The original kitchen was in Farrow & Ball, Tallow. The client wanted the same colour for the re paint, so I found a colour that matched in Tikkurila. I prefer to use this paint and think it is the best product for kitchens as it is extremely hard wearing and leaves a beautiful glass-like finish. Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

The client opted for a chalky finish, which I achieved using Tikkurila Helmi 10. Once the doors were removed I sanded the kitchen down using a 240 grade sandpaper with my Festool rotex sander, connected to my extractor to minimise dust. After filling all the imperfections with an epoxy resin filler and cracks with painters mate, a very flexible filler for cracks,  I primed the kitchen in Akva, a water based primer. Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

 

To achieve the perfect finish between the two top coats of Helmi 10 I use wet and dry. Although this is a time-consuming process it produces an unparalleled glass-like finish. It is also an essential part of the preparation process. Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

If you are considering painting your kitchen, please contact us at info@hpkuk.com for a no obligation quote.

All we need are photos of the kitchen showing each run of cabinets and a perspective shot. These can be emailed, sent via Whatsapp or attached to our contact form.

Thanks for reading this short blog.

Kitchen cabinet painter Northwood Middlesex

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