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Hand Painted Kitchen in Limerick

A blog post from Eddie Art Hand Painted Kitchens & Furniture.

Hand Painted Kitchen Kilmallock Co. Limerick

 

This was a 20 year old kitchen that received a makeover at the start of 2018. I was referred by Richard Penny bespoke kitchen’s & Furniture, who were refitting a new section of kitchen.

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The call came in on a Saturday morning from the client who was fairly local and fairly keen. I went out to view the kitchen and explained ‘The process’. The price was agreed and the work was arranged to start on the Monday, yes a fairly quick turnaround.
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Monday morning saw the start of ‘The Process’.  First stage,  all door’s & draw front’s were removed & numbered. The numbers are needed for reattaching the door when the job is nearly completed.  Everything but the carcass is then taken away to the workshop.

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Second stage is an intense clean & de grease of all surfaces to be painted, using in this case Viro Sol cleaner degreaser. I use good quality scouring pad’s that also act like a sandpaper, depending on kitchen size this could take a day or two to complete.
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The third stage is to carry out a sanding process by a combination of orbital dust free sanding & by hand. The goal is not to strip the door’s but to matt down the factory finish or de-gloss. A 240 grit sandpaper is used to achieve this. When this is done the door’s etc are hoovered & wiped down with a tack cloth to remove any extremely fine dust.
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Fourth stage of the process see’ all door’s & draw’s receive 2 coat’s per side of a high adhesion primer sealer. In this case Colourtrend Prime 2 which was ‘tinted’ to the finish colour.
Then 3 more coat’s per side are applied of the finish, in this case Colourtrend acrylic eggshell in ‘French White. Before each coat the paint is give a gentle rub down with a high grade paper to help keep it nice and smooth.
When finished all door’s etc are left on the racking system to start curing or harden.
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The fifth stage, which is to carry out the above process at the client’s home. In addition the worktops and floors are covered to protect for duration of work.
This kitchen had a type of island that came out into the middle of the room and took up a lot of space. This made the kitchen feel cramped, so it was removed and Richard Penny made, supplied & fitted a new section down the left hand side. This was modeled & hand painted to fit in with existing kitchen.
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Once the carcass was completed, all door’s & draw’s were brought back from the workshop and fitted. New door knob’s were then attached to complete the transformation as you can see in the after photo’s.
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Alway’s satisfying to see, what was a dark & cramped kitchen now become much more spacious & lighter & brighter & of course delighted client’s.
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Cheer’s,