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Kitchen Painter, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Kitchen Painter, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Kitchen Painter, Ilkley, West Yorkshire – Blog     Project Details –    Location: Ilkley, West Yorkshire Project Type: Hand Painted Kitchen Type of Doors: Vinyl wrap with mdf substrate (slightly textured) Colour Choice: Farrow & Ball’s ‘Railings’ (tinted accurately to the equivalent colour in my specialist paint from Finland) Number of Coats: 4 (2 coats of primer, 2 top coats) Main Paint Products Used:  Tikkurila paint system, Otex primer and Helmi 30 top coat Basic Rundown of Stages: Clean, mask, sand, fill, 1st coat of primer, caulk, 2nd coat of primer,...

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Dark Grey Painted Kitchen Units

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Dark Grey Painted Kitchen Units

Dark Grey Painted Kitchen Units – Ilkley, West Yorkshire I painted these kitchen units for a couple living in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The client had a real vision of how she wanted her kitchen to look and from the outset had her heart set on a deep charcoal colour. Last year, light to mid greys were the fashionable choice for hand painted kitchens. In 2018 it’s a turn towards the dark side, with interior magazines showcasing dark blue, dark grey and black colour schemes. The colour chosen for this particular kitchen was Farrow & Balls ‘Railings’, which I had...

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Painted Oak Kitchen Units

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Painted Oak Kitchen Units

Painted Oak Kitchen Units, Collingham, West Yorkshire ‘We were extremely impressed with Lee’s work repainting our old kitchen units. He was extremely professional and efficient throughout from the initial consultation to the final finished product, which has completely transformed out kitchen. In addition to the exceptionally good finish (which looks as it it was put on as the kitchen was built) he offered valued advice about scheduling other work, colour choices, slight amendments to the units, trim and handles. His attention to detail was exceptional, noting (for example) that the...

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Painted Marble Effect on Slate Fire Surround

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Painted Marble Effect on Slate Fire Surround

Painted Marble Effect on Slate Fire Surround – Milton Keynes This faux marble commission was for a couple near Milton Keynes. They had bought an old Victorian house and were in the midst of some large-scale renovations. Amongst the original features were two slate fireplaces. This was the one in the lounge, and though in terrible repair it had all the original tiles and could be made to look wonderful again. Hand painted marble effects were very fashionable in the nineteenth and early twentieth Century and this had inspired the owners to seek out a faux marble painter to restore their...

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Painted Marble Effect Fireplace

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Painted Marble Effect Fireplace

Painted Marble Effect Fireplace – Milton Keynes This faux marble fire surround was the second fireplace to be painted for a couple in Milton Keynes. The room was undergoing extensive redecoration as was the rest of the house. As with the one I painted in the lounge, this one was in very poor repair though the original Victorian marble painting was still faintly visible and offered a glimpse at what the surround would once have looked like. Faux marble painting was very popular in Victorian times, with fireplaces painted by master craftsman to mimic real marble and create a true focal...

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