When painting and decorating; another thing we are asked to do on a regular basis is to hand-paint varnished wooden kitchens, this is much the same as painting laminate kitchens, in that they need to be sanded down; preparing the surface for the appropriate primer before undercoating can begin. After priming and undercoating a wooden panelled kitchen, it is necessary to caulk the kitchen before finishing in egg shell paint. When you hand-paint a wooden kitchen, all the gaps that one normally will not see are now visible, so we caulk them to make them disappear. This is also why there is often more work in hand-painting wooden kitchens than one might think, and it is worth is, because afterwards you will have a fantastic looking kitchen for far less than the cost of a new one. One can take further steps to enhance the look, like changing the handles and the work tops to really transform the kitchen.