Hand painted Smallbone kitchen ribble valley: In this article I go through the process from the first enquiry to handing over a transformed hand painted Smallbone kitchen in the Ribble Valley (Wiswell).
John & Katie had only recently moved into their beautiful farm house and straight away started to decorate. Painted before, but the units looked a little care worn especially the red units.
When they contacted me, I went round to show a painted door sample and explain the process. The colours they were looking at were from the Little Greene Collection. Cool Arbour & Serpentine. These colours would make a big change from red.
Looking closely and comparing my sample to the current paint work, they could see the original finish wasn’t great for a Hand painted Smallbone Kitchen.
We discussed painting the coving and the kick board to match the furniture this time round, and they agreed that with me.
So with the job & date booked, and a deposit paid, I left them to confirm the final colours.
On to the job
After a thorough cleaning and neutralisation with clean water the units were ready for more prepping.
The kitchen had tramlines in the paint which shouldn’t have been there. After a little sanding they were gone.
We now had a superlative finish ready for the Otex Primer, thinned a little with spirit to aid flow. This primer dries to a marble finish and leaves a perfect base for the top coats of Helmi matt.
After a light sand over with 320 grade abrasive. After painting we reinstated the handles and put silicone around the kick boards to stop any water going under the units.
The results speak for themselves. It was a stunning colour transformation, if I say so myself, and the finish was infinitely better than before.
We were asked to paint a new cabinet in John’s study in the equivalent of a Lamp Black & Urban Grey and again it looked fabulous. Hand painted Smallbone kitchen ribble valley Hand painted Smallbone kitchen ribble valley
I’d like to thank John & Katie for allowing us to improve their Hand painted Smallbone kitchen. It was a pleasure.