I do a couple of hand painted kitchens a year and a few more now that we are in an association of UK Hand-Painted Kitchen Specialists. A great product to use if your looking to do some DIY kitchen doors yourself is Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, it needs minimal preperation (it can even be applied over wax surfaces) and is easy to use even if your not that skilled with a brush. Good coverage and a real chalky texture its perfect for your country kitchen.
Clean down where you are going to paint and carry out your filling and sanding as you normally would and apply two coats of Chalk Paint. But a kitchen is a real work house for your home and you dont want to have something that isn’t durable, which is why we advise to apply a couple of coats of wax to protect your newly painted units in the long term.
You dont have to stop at your kitchen, chalk paint can easily be used on furniture, distressed with sandpaper and as in the picture above we painted the doors to the larder and fridge/freezer to match the reclaimed laboratory unit. This way you get a continuation of colour and finish through the whole kitchen.
Welsh Heritage Decor covers the South Wales area for hand painted kitchens, but if your looking for someone you can trust to paint your kitchen we recommend the UK Hand-Painted Kitchen Specialists for someone local to you.
by Matthew Evans of Welsh Heritage Decor