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painting kitchen cabinets

painting kitchen cabinets by Chris GrahamI Started my apprenticeship in 1982, this was a 5 year course in City and Guilds, covering Painting and Decorating, Signwriting, Heraldry, Paint Effects and Gilding. My first decorating job was for a Company called Reid Bros who were based In Carlisle which is my home town, here I gained my City and Guilds qualifications. In 1987 I moved to London and set up my own business. My first project was a beauty salon in Pont Street, Chelsea. Advertising was a crucial part of my business in the early years, yellow pages (North West London) brought in a lot of new business. Making new contacts with designers and architects around the West London area also brought a steady flow of work in. The early 90's saw me taking on a project in Eurodisney, Paris. I completed various contracts for a couple of companies, one job being a ceiling which had to be grained in one of the restaurants in adventureland, I was eventually taken on by Imagineer, USA, to continue parkwide as a consultant. The mid nineties I started to contract to Campbell Smith and Co Ltd, this was where I worked on such projects as: Kensington Palace, Sultan of Brunai (Various residences), RAC club, Pall Mall, Birmingham University (Great Hall) and several key projects in Central London. The late nineties I started to work for Mark Wilkinson Furniture painting kitchen cabinets and I am still working with them today finishing their hand painted furniture range using a product which is second to none in achieving the perfect satin hand painted finish.

On through the noughties and to the present day, I am painting kitchen cabinets 95% of my working day. The norm being a 17 to 22 door kitchen that is of good quality made from wood with a concealed hinge, these kitchens show the biggest transformation and completely change the look of any kitchen at a fraction of the cost of replacing.

To get right up to date, myself and 5 colleagues have put together a network of kitchen and furniture painters across the UK and Ireland, this will allow the homeowner, designer, architect etc... to contact a tried and trusted furniture painter who is connected to our group, we will have done the vetting and have a quite stringent set of requirements to gain membership.

 painting kitchen cabinets

painting kitchen cabinets

The National Guild of Artisan Painters

painting kitchen cabinets

Hand Painted Kitchens UK