We were called to a job recently in Budleigh Salterton, Devon to look at painting a bespoke oak kitchen. Our customer wanted to change the appearance due to the oak cabinets making the kitchen area quite dark. The room contained a lot of other wood elements including shelves, a corner pew, counter top, flooring and windows.
The rest of the kitchen / diner was painted in a mid green which was not helping the light issue despite having floor to ceiling windows.
In addition they wanted the counter tops replaced for a leathered granite, so we put them in contact with a couple of granite suppliers we have used in the past.
When we arrived the areas were prepared and the kitchen doors / drawer fronts removed to enable thorough cleaning to take place. The kitchen floor around the units is masked and covered with lining paper to both protect and enable easy hoovering at the end of each day.
Once cleaned and degreased the units were sanded using a combination of machine and hand sanding both of which have the dust extracted. This keeps the area clean and the air healthy.
The kitchen units and doors then received 4 coats of paint, 2 primers and 2 top coats with further sanding and any defects filled between coats. The rest of the area was also prepared and painted using Farrow & Ball Pointing on the ceiling, walls and woodwork. This lightened the whole area.
The doors were left off until the old granite had been removed and the new installed. Once this was complete the doors were ready to be refitted, including the original handles which had also been cleaned. The overall effect is a much brighter room with a brand new kitchen.
What the customer said:
“Cabinet Painter did a superb job repainting our bespoke solid oak kitchen to completely up-date it and save us a huge amount of money (compared to ripping it out and starting again.) They quoted us accurately and quickly, stuck to the dates they had originally proposed and kept mess to an absolute minimum. We were so comfortable with James and his team that we let them have access to the area whilst we were away on holiday and came back to a clean kitchen which had been transformed – rare to get quality and professionalism like this nowadays! Would highly recommend them.”
Steve and Suzie Kirby, EX9