Howdens ready to paint kitchen in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

If you have looked into painted kitchens recently, you may have come across the ready to paint range by Howdens. All the components of the kitchen are vacuum wrapped and need very little in the way of preparation. I use abrasive flexible pads just to dull the surface.

Although Howdens recommend just 2 x coats of oil paint. I adhesion is much better using a high build adhesion primer followed by 2 x coats of top coat. Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

This kitchen was to have 3 colours. A light colour for the wall cabinets. A mid green colour for the base cabinets. The dark grey colour on the tall cabinets. This gave a truly bespoke look to the kitchen. Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

It is important that a degree of care is taken when painting the leading edges. The cabinets are white, so if using a darker colour, care must be taken to keep the edges sharp and neat.

Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

The knobs and pull handles are a perfect combination on this particular style. They work seamlessly with the oak floor and work surfaces.

Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

The fitting of this kitchen was really good and made it easy to disassemble. This would be done to carry out the bulk of the painting in my workshop. This in turn minimises disruption and allows the kitchen to be used as normal.

Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

On the whole a fantastic project to do. Great colour choices giving it that wow factor! 

 

Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

The Tikkurila paints are a fantastic product to use on these kitchens. Good adhesion with the primer and a beautiful eggshell finish with the top coat.

The coming week sees delivery of another Howdens paintable range to the workshop. Only doors and drawer fronts will be delivered. Light grey and blue are the colours to be used. No site work on this occasion.

All in all a fantastic option if you are looking at replacing your kitchen.

The client sent me a message:

Dear Chris

 

Many thanks for painting our kitchen cabinets - we’re delighted with them.  And we're pleased you liked the colours; it was hard making that final decision but we love it.

If you are considering a Howdens kitchen and are looking for a price to paint. Please forward any plans or cabinet lists to me for a no obligation quote.

Thanks for reading this short blog.

Howdens paintable kitchens Berkhamsted Hertfordshire

 

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