Hand painted kitchens in Nottingham
Russ Pike of Prime Decoration specialises in Hand Painted Kitchens in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and surrounding areas, also throughout the UK.
Whenever I hear the question, “Can you paint an oak kitchen, or can you paint laminate kitchen doors and panels, and do they last?” I know my answer is usually a resounding “Yes, I know how to hand-paint almost any kitchen and make it look like new, and I know the best primers and paints to ensure that the finish stays looking good too!”
Hand-paint your existing kitchen or install a new kitchen?
I have redecorated hundreds of homes, from period properties to the most modern buildings, and in all cases, the kitchen is the heart of the home. What often happens is that the best built traditional wooden kitchens or the most stylish designer kitchens will function perfectly for decades, but aesthetically, after 10-12 years, start to look dated or tired (think orange pine or dark oak).
When considering a change, first thoughts are normally to replace or upgrade the whole kitchen, but I don’t think the default answer is to throw out your kitchen just because it looks dated. Replacement is a very expensive proposition, as even the smallest classic, contemporary or farmhouse kitchen will cost from £5000 to install and fit, and I have seen enough kitchens to know that £15000, £25000 and higher, is not unusual for a new, large, well equipped kitchen.
So, instead of throwing out a kitchen that is well designed and practical, why not have me hand paint your kitchen in a different colour?
A professionally hand-painted kitchen is a beautiful feature.
Aesthetically, a hand-painted finish is very pleasing, and adds a wow factor to a home. Financially, hand-painting an existing kitchen is also a very viable alternative to a new kitchen, achieving a total transformation for about 10-15% of the cost of new.
Drawing on my traditional craft skills and in-depth knowledge of proven decorating materials, I can apply a hand-painted finish to transform your oak, pine, chestnut, laminate or MDF kitchen.
I have built a solid reputation for attention to detail and customer service and from start to finish, no stone is left unturned, to make sure that you receive the highest quality service. And when I have finished painting, your kitchen will look brand new, and stay looking good too.
Preparation for hand-painting a kitchen
I will always carry out careful, thorough & meticulous preparation, protecting your worktops and flooring, and keeping dust to a minimum with dust free sanding. Using a citrus based degreaser and thorough sanding to ensure the vital preparation is carried out prior to the application of any paints.
I use a variety of highly durable specialist primers/sealers from Zinsser and Dulux Trade as well as specialist stain-blocking and high-adhesion primers from specialty paint companies.
For hand-painted kitchens (and furniture) I highly recommend a selection of paints that offer superb, durable finishes including The Little Green Paint Company , Holman Paints and Annie Sloan chalk paint. All the paint finishes I use are of the highest quality and offer a durable, chip and abrasion resistant finish!
Decorative paint finishes
To compliment any painted kitchen, I can offer a range of traditional craft finishes such as liming waxes, graining & dragging, oil gilding or stenciling. More on decorative paint finishes coming soon.
Kitchen related services
When thinking about painting your kitchen, it is worth considering the following cost-effective options to give the appearance of an even more extensive upgrade. I can do all of this for you before painting the cabinets.
Replacement knobs and handles
Minor repair work
Repairing minor damage to laminate & granite
Paint colour advice for a kitchen
If you are unsure how to coordinate the colour of your kitchen cabinets with the walls, ceiling and tiles, I recommend you contact Ingrid at Lilou Interiors who offers online paint colour advice to homeowners. Working from photos and via email, she can provide you with a colour palette to suit your taste and your kitchen. And with the colours from Ingrid and the correctly specified paint from me, you will be set.
Cost to paint a kitchen
To prepare and hand-paint a kitchen can range from £1000 to £4000 depending on size and amount of work involved. For small pine or oak kitchens, up to 10 units, I would charge about £1000 for all labour and materials. Most kitchens are in the £1500 to £2500 range and in general, the cost to paint the biggest luxury kitchens (say 30/35 units) rarely exceeds £3500. However, if you consider that within this cost I will also paint both sides of the doors the inside edges of the units, display shelves, wine and plate racks. Cornice, light pelmets, end panels and kick boards then you have a very cost effective alternative to replacement.
For added peace of mind, I am a recommended kitchen painter for Nottingham on the Traditional Painter site, home to some of the UK’s best decorating professionals. As a Dulux Select Decorator, my work is also guaranteed for 2 years.
Employing a specialist kitchen painter is not a cheap proposition per se, but in terms of value for money, and in comparison to a brand new kitchen, a hand-painted finish will last for years and is well worth your consideration.