Project details - Hand Painted Cherry Laminate Kitchen

Hand Painted Cherry Laminate Kitchen – Harrogate, North Yorkshire

As a specialist kitchen painter I am asked to paint all types of kitchens from laminate and foil wrapped to solid oak and pine. This particular hand painted kitchen project was based in my hometown of Harrogate and saw me transforming this cherry laminate kitchen with the equivalent of Farrow & Ball’s ‘Elephants Breath‘, which I had accurately tinted in my specialist paint.

As with many of the projects I undertake the client originally emailed me enquiring about the possibility of modernising her perfectly good but dark and dated kitchen. I explained that with the right products and process a hand painted laminate kitchen can look fantastic and be durable for many many years. The layout worked really well and the doors themselves were in good condition – lightening them up with some painty magic seemed like the perfect cost effective solution.

When hand painting any kitchen the most important things are quality preparation, quality materials, a relentless attention to detail, oodles of patience and lots of experience; you don’t just pick up a brush and get a flawless finish. If the preparation and painting are top notch then even a relatively cheap kitchen can look like it cost £25,000+. On the flip side, if the finish isn’t good then even a £100,000 kitchen will look shabby and cheap! Just because it’s hand painted doesn’t mean there has to be brush marks, bobbles and paint on the hinges!

Though the project was in Harrogate I took the doors and drawers away and painted them in my workshop so as to minimise any disruption caused during the process. The entire project took around 8 days to complete and the client was over the moon with the results. Another great transformation and another very happy customer 🙂


‘Dear Lee, thank you so much for my “new” kitchen, I’m thrilled with it all. It looks so much lighter, brighter and more modern – just what I wanted to achieve. The colour is perfect, thanks for your patience in helping me choose the right shade.

 It’s an amazing transformation, from the original deep cherry wood colour to a sophisticated grey, it’s hard to believe they are the same cabinets. Your meticulous preparation and attention to detail, not to mention your painting skills, have produced a beautifully finished kitchen.  It’s certainly been worth the wait!!!’

Mrs Wood, Harrogate, North Yorkshire


Traditional Painter

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.

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