Project details - Painted Laminate Kitchen Refurbishment

Hand Painted Laminate Kitchen Refurbishment – Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

This painted kitchen refurbishment was undertaken for a couple near Barnsley. The kitchen was a good quality laminate with a great new breakfast bar layout – it just looked a little tired and dated. After some initial emails and conversations I visited the house to discuss things further and have a colour consultation. The job was then booked in and the transformation awaited! 🙂

As I try to do with all my hand painting kitchen projects I broke the job into 2 main parts – the painting of the shell onsite and the painting of the doors and drawers in my workshop, one following on from the other. This process ensures minimal disruption for the client throughout the work and cuts down the time ‘onsite’ by at least half.

As you can see from one of the pictures the preparatory work I do is very thorough, masking off all areas to ensure that no paint ends up where it shouldn’t! With any top quality finish the preparation and materials used are pivotal. For this project I thoroughly cleaned and degreased all the areaas before sanding them to create a suitable key. I then applied two coats of high adhesion primer followed by two coats of specialist water borne top coat paint from Finland, (sanding between coats). Each product is specifically designed for it’s task and is meticulously applied to create a beautifully smooth and durable finish.

With everything completed a couple of weeks later the client was absolutely thrilled with her ‘new’ kitchen and was kind enough to send me this lovely testimonial –

‘All I can say is I LOVE IT!! lee was the most efficient and professional tradesman I have used in my home. He did what he said he would do and lots more besides. You may have to wait to get the work done but that’s because he takes so much pride and puts so much effort into his work that it shines through in the finished product. Recommend him? Absolutely!!’

Mrs Thornton, Dodworth, Barnsley


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 as a kitchen painter and is within easy reach for kitchen painting projects in Barnsley, Wakefield, Halifax, Pontefract, Leeds, York and all the surrounding areas.