Product Choices > Painting
We can provide your kitchen pre Primed and ready to hand paint – which is the best option, or we can spray paint in the factory.
You may ask why we recommend painting on site rather than spray painting, well its quite simple.
When we paint in the factory the finish is great, but we then have to wrap it, load it, drive it often 100’s of miles, unload it, get it through doorways and hallways, stack it, then someone will unwrap it, move it and finally install it.
To do all this on site with no damage at all is pretty difficult, hence we feel hand painting is the better option.
We appreciate that not everyone wants to paint their kitchen themselves so there are professionals out there that can help, one such network is https://traditionalpainter.com/hand-painted-kitchens they work nationally and can provide you with a free quote.
Colour Matching Service for Painted Kitchens
If we paint the cabinets for you we use a colour matching service, which whilst very good wont be 100% accurate.
If you wish to see a test sample before we paint the main kitchen, then please get in touch with us. Please note, that due to the colour matching costs and the follow on costs of cleaning the equipment afterwards, we charge a flat rate of £100 for this service.
If you’d prefer to have your painted kitchen cabinets and doors pre-oiled, we can also do this for you. Please let us know and we would be happy to help.
Painting or oiling your own doors
You may want to paint, or oil the doors yourself. We’ve put together a few guidelines which you might like to refer to.
If you decide to oil the doors yourself, then we recommend a product called Danish Oil. This is a treatment and stain which can be bought online quite readily, or from any reputable DIY store. This kind of oil is ideal for treating quality, durable wood like Oak. It will bring out the grain of the wood, and will also give a subtle sheen, which looks natural in the daylight and effective under electric light. Danish Oil is something that actually treats the wood from the inside, and will give it longevity.
There are also a selection of great YouTube Videos below, which show different ways of completing the painted kitchen projects yourself:
Advice on Oak Kitchens –
If you are planning on oiling your Oak cabinets please make sure you oil them first with a “Colour Free” oil, this will seal the door in it’s natural state.
If you want to darken the natural oak you can then use a coloured oil.
The reason we recommend this is that if any filler has been used on the door, to hide pin holes or joins the filler will tend to soak up the colour a lot more than the wood, so if you put a coat of ‘coloured’ oil on first you will find the filler will be darker and be more obvious.
We also recommend you do plently of VERY thin coats of oil, this will give you more protection that one thick coat and also look a lot better.
Again there are plenty of videos on YouTube regarding ways of doing this and we suggest you research thoroughly before oiling.
We’re always on hand if you need us or want to talk through any aspect of your brand new painted kitchen design. If you can’t get into the showroom, you can simply call us on 01202481177, or if you prefer, you can email us at email@example.com. We’d love to talk to you and make your dream kitchen a reality!