Hand Painted Cherry Laminate Kitchen
This laminate kitchen painting project was undertaken in my home town of Harrogate. As a specialist kitchen painter I am asked to paint all types of kitchens from laminate and foil wrapped to solid oak and beech. The colour used for the transformation was 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 processes, a hand painting a laminate substrate can give fantastic results, and be as hard wearing and durable as any other kitchen cabinet painting. 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, attention to detail, patience and lots of experience; you don’t just pick up a brush and get a showroom quality 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 it should have 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 cto the clients. The entire project took around 8 days to complete and the client was over the moon with the results, kindly writing me this lovely testimonial.
‘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
Lee works as a kitchen painter throughout Yorkshire and is within easy reach for projects in Harrogate, York, Leeds, Ilkley, Otely, Ripon, Wetherby, Halifax, Doncaster, Wakefield, and the surrounding areas.