There are many types of finishes you can get when buying or updating a kitchen – wooden, laminate, spray-painted and hand-painted kitchens. We’ve been hand-painting kitchens since 1991, so in this blog we want to answer two questions we get asked by our clients –
• What exactly is a hand-painted kitchen? and;
• Why get a hand-painted kitchen?
First, a quick story! I overheard two women talking in the paint shop about how expensive hand-painted kitchens can be, and one woman said to the other “You pay for the brush marks”. Well, as an expert kitchen painter this made me laugh, but it could not be further from the truth. A properly hand-painted kitchen should have very few and fine brush strokes, if any! It is where the kitchen units have several coats applied, each by hand, and with every coat you get a certain depth. This depth can only be achieved by thinly applying paint layer after layer, which creates a certain visual warmth that can only be obtained by this process.
As mentioned above, a hand-painted kitchen is when each kitchen cabinet and door is hand-painted. There are other options when it comes to re-painting a kitchen. For instance, you can spray paint kitchen units. The difference is that when a kitchen is spray-painted, you look at the kitchen and see just that, a spray-finished kitchen. Whilst spray painted kitchens have their merits, when you put a hand-painted kitchen unit next to a spray painted kitchen unit, there is no comparison.
• It can give an older kitchen a new lease of life.
• You can customise a kitchen to your specific tastes by hand-painting it.
• When you have a hand-crafted or bespoke kitchen, hand-painting it enhances the craftsmanship of the kitchen cabinets and ensures the high quality can still be seen and appreciate.
• By hand-painting a kitchen, you can achieve a certain depth and warmth that just can’t be achieved using other methods of painting.