I am a third generation, qualified painter and decorator, following in the footsteps of my father and grandfather, who began trading in the Marlborough and surrounding areas since 1924. I have been in continuous business hand painting kitchens and furniture for 20 years, working on period properties including those owned by the National Trust.
I only use specialist paint materials and brushes recommended by industry professionals to ensure an optimal result with minimum environmental impact, broken colour techniques are a speciality.
For nearly 20 years I have hand painted kitchens for a number of the UK’s leading kitchen companies and private clients. I regularly paint kitchens in the London areas including the select W2, SW1, NW1 postcode areas. I am willing to undertake commissions overseas and accordingly I have had the privilege of working for a wide range of customers, including those for whom a premier quality result, together with a discreet and professional service, has been a priority. I am able to provide excellent references.
The Benefits of Hand Painting a Kitchen
Having an existing kitchen hand painted, not only creates the impression of a brand new kitchen at a fraction of the cost, but also saves on the dust and disruption caused by removing the old kitchen and fitting a new one.
Virtually any existing kitchen can be transformed including varnished, waxed or lacquered wood and even laminate, which some kitchen painters don’t like working with.
Of course, the service isn’t limited to painting your existing kitchen cabinets, I am often asked to replace worktops, hinges and handles to completely overhaul an existing kitchen.
Offering an infinite range of shades and finishes, my painting process can create any look from a traditional country cottage to a high end London loft apartment. I carefully apply my craft to all the hand painted kitchens I work on, so why not find out how I can help to create a fantastic new look for your kitchen refurbishment?
I firmly believe the reason I receive so many referrals is due to my attention to detail, competitive pricing and punctuality, this combination offers the client an unbeatable solution to create an impressive kitchen space with the minimum of disruption.
Having hand painted kitchens for numerous happy customers and organisations including the National Trust for in excess of 20 years, including many off the shelf and bespoke kitchens, I consider myself to be an expert in my field. This sentiment is backed up by the fantastic feedback and testimonials I receive from my clients.
My painting process, techniques and choice of paints and equipment for hand painted kitchens have been constantly refined over the years, and while I am more than happy with those which I currently use, often including the Tikkurilla wood paints, stains and coatings from Holmon Paints. Although I always keep one eye on the latest in paint and brush technology to see if anything can be further improved.
While on the face of it, anyone could paint a kitchen cabinet, I feel that my expertise is what creates such a high quality finish which is at least as hard wearing as anything bought brand new.
Colours and Effects
With hand painted kitchens the preparation is always key and as a traditional painter I spend time preparing surfaces to ensure that when the quality primer and top coats are applied, they flow and leave the most impressive finish. I always use appropriate abrasives and primers to prepare the timber, clear lacquered oak,laquered pine, waxed pine, MDF, foil wrapped laminate or melamine surfaces to ensure the end result is nothing short of perfection.
While kitchen design ideas are best left to the kitchen companies, as a kitchen painter I can offer advice based on a wealth of experience about the correct shades or an accent colour to complement your existing kitchen colour, to ensure all my hand painted kitchens stand out for all the right reasons.
I’m a specialist in broken colour techniques but regularly hand paint kitchens with a high gloss or matt finish.
The hand painted kitchens process is often quite similar until the final finish. When I’m hand painting kitchen cabinets, they are usually painted in situ, while depending on the level of work required I may remove the draw fronts and cabinet doors to complete the painting work in my workshop, where handles and hinges are removed, then replaced onto the kitchen units after painting. Many years of experience has taught me that taking the right approach means that each and every hand painted kitchen cabinet or built in kitchen cupboards can look as good, if not better than a high priced bespoke kitchen from the kitchen manufacturers.