Project details - Hand Painted ‘British Standard’ Kitchen

Hand Painted ‘British Standard’ Kitchen, Leeds

For this project the clients had bought a ‘British Standard’ kitchen that was delivered in box form to be fitted and tweaked on site by their joiner. They wanted the units to be hand painted in brilliant white and for the finish to be top notch. Alongside the kitchen they also wanted me to paint the main door, the skirting boards (which were new pine) and 2 fitted cabinets that were original features of the house and were set into the walls on the opposite wall.

With other painters unwilling to take on the responsibility of painting the kitchen they got in touch with me. ‘British Standard a’ and Plain English’ kitchens are beautifully designed and crafted and are a pleasure to paint, though uncompromising due to their simplicity. There is no margin for error if you want a top quality finish as any imperfection stands out a mile away.

Using Dulux Brilliant White oil eggshell and lightly sanding between coats I created a lovely smooth and even finish with no visible brush marks. The clients were over the moon with the finish and extremely happy with their new bespoke ‘British Standard’ kitchen. They were still undecided about the handles by the time I’d finished so I kept all the drawers and cupboards slightly ajar using bubble wrap, allowing easy access without the risk of damaging anything.


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Member of ‘Traditional Painter’, select specialists for hand painted kitchens and furniture

Member of ‘Traditional Painter’, select specialists for hand painted kitchens and furniture

Lee is a member of Traditional Painter UK and their chosen kitchen and furniture painting specialist for the whole of the Yorkshire region.

Traditional Painter represents a select group of specialist kitchen and furniture painters covering the whole of the UK. With Traditional Painter there is no membership joining fee, it is invitation only, with each member being hand picked for their skill level and commitment to quality. Lee is very proud to be part of this group and follow their strict code of conduct.

To see his Traditional Painter profile please click here.

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Lee works throughout Yorkshire and is within easy reach for projects in Harrogate, Leeds, York, Wetherby, Ripon, Bradford, Ilkley and the surrounding areas.