Project details - Kitchen Repainting

Kitchen Repainting – West Ella, Hull

As a specialist kitchen painter I work throughout most of Yorkshire. For this particular kitchen re-paint I traveled to beautiful house in West Ella, just outside Hull. The scale of this project was pretty large, not only due to the size of the kitchen and all the lovely detailing, but also due to the vast amounts of preparation required.

My clients had inherited the kitchen when they bought the house a number of years ago and unfortunately had inherited its paint finish too. It was actually the worst finish I have ever seen on a kitchen. It looked like two or three separate decorators had attempted the painting but not being specialist kitchen painters they didn’t have the right skills or product knowledge to get a good finish.

To create a really high quality finish on a kitchen like this takes time, experience, advanced painting skills and a lot of patience. I have included a couple of ‘before pics’ above, which show that not only were the wrong products used (it was coming off all over the place) but there was not a single square inch that didn’t have a brush mark, hair, bobble or bit in it. Not even the original primer had been sanded back and all in all it took me 2 solid weeks of sanding and filling just to get the original finish smooth and ready for priming.

It was a real shame to see such a lovely kitchen having not been painted with care and attention and it was really rewarding to be able to finally give it the finish and final transformation it deserved.

The main colour chosen was Farrow & Ball’s ‘New White‘, whilst the alcoves, the island and the mantel were F&B’s ‘Mizzle‘. Each of these colours was accurately tinted in my specialist paint to the equivalent shade by Holmans Specialist Paints, Swindon.

The project took many weeks to complete and wasn’t cheap but the clients were thrilled with the way I had approached the work and the results I managed to achieve. They were kind enough to send me this lovely testimonial –

Testimonial –

‘Just a short note to thank you again for the brilliant job you have made of our kitchen. You have totally transformed it into one that now looks new and bespoke. Your advise on the colour change was invaluable and we are so pleased we chose the Mizzle accents. Although you had a long commute every day, you came in and worked tirelessly and professionally to produce an extremely high quality job.

Thank you again for being such a perfectionist and giving us an outstanding kitchen.’ Gill & Ron Dickinson


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. To see his Traditional Painter profile please click here.

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Lee works throughout Yorkshire including Hull, York, Leeds, Harrogate, Wetherby, Ripon, Halifax, Wakefield, Bradford, Doncaster and all the surrounding areas.