Painting a wooden kitchen in Banbury, Oxfordshire

Kitchen cabinet painter Banbury

This is a lay on wooden kitchen in Banbury and is approximately 25 years old. It needed a good degrease and then a sand using my dustless sanding set up.

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Painting a wooden kitchen involves several steps to ensure a smooth and long-lasting finish. Here's a general process of how I work: Kitchen cabinet painter Banbury

  1. Prepare the area:
    • Remove all items from the kitchen cabinets and countertops.
    • Protect the countertops and floors with a reusable rigid wipeable cover to protect them from paint spots.
  2. Remove hardware and doors:
    • Take off all cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware such as handles, knobs, and hinges. Place them in labelled bags or containers for easy reassembly.
  3. Clean the surfaces: Kitchen cabinet painter Banbury
    • Thoroughly clean all surfaces where necessary using a mild detergent or a suitable de greasing agent to remove grease, dirt, and grime.
    • Rinse the surfaces with clean water and allow them to dry completely.
  4. Sand the surfaces:
    • Lightly sand all surfaces, including cabinet doors, drawers, and frames, to create a smooth base for the paint.
    • Use medium-grit sandpaper (120-150 grit) or a sanding pads, and sand along the grain of the wood.
    • Wipe away any dust with a wipe down the surfaces.
  5. Repair and fill:
    • Inspect the wood for any cracks, holes, or imperfections.
    • Use wood filler to fill in these imperfections, following the manufacturer's instructions.
    • Once the filler has dried, sand the repaired areas until they are smooth and blend with the surrounding wood.
  6. Prime the surfaces: Kitchen cabinet painter Banbury
    • Apply a coat of high-quality adhesion primer specifically designed for wood surfaces.
    • Use a brush or a microfibre roller to apply the primer evenly, following the grain of the wood, lay of to remove any orange peel.
    • Allow the primer to dry completely according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  7. Paint the surfaces:
    • I use a high-quality paint suitable for kitchen cabinets. Acrylic or latex-based paints with a semi-gloss or satin/matt finish are commonly used for their durability and ease of cleaning.
    • Stir the paint thoroughly before applying.
    • Use a brush or microfibre roller to apply the paint in thin, even coats, following the grain of the wood then lay off accordingly.
    • Allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next one. Apply multiple coats as needed for proper coverage.
  8. Reassemble the cabinets:
    • Once the paint has fully dried, reattach the cabinet doors, drawers, and hardware using the labelled bags or containers.
    • Ensure that everything is properly aligned and tightened.
  9. Clean up and cure:
    • Clean your brushes, rollers, and also any other tools with water or the appropriate cleaning solvent.
    • Allow the paint to cure fully according to the manufacturer's instructions before placing items back in the cabinets or applying excessive force.

Kitchen cabinet painter Banbury

This is just a short description of how I work. Each project is different and the primer may also change depending on the type of material the kitchen cabinets are made from. 

Preparation is one of the most important factors when carrying out this sort of work. A general clean down and sand is a basic requirement to get decent adhesion to the substrate.

If you have a kitchen like the one above and are considering giving it a new look. Please contact me here or send details and images via WhatsApp on 07973 343252.

The costs are significantly less than replacement and also stops any unnecessary landfill. The disruption is also kept to a minimum and the kitchen remains in use during the painting process.

Other examples of painted kitchens like the one above can be found by clicking here.

Thanks you for reading this short blog.

Kitchen cabinet painter Banbury

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