This article also appeared on Traditional Painter written by Matthew Evans

We were approached last year to hand paint a kitchen in Porthcawl, near Bridgend, South Wales. The kitchen having little natural daylight required a little brightening up, with a lot of interesting colours and textures between the stone flooring and tiles and after sampling a limed wax finish a neutral shade in the form of Farrow and Ball’s ‘New White’ was opted for the solid colour

Following our usual preparation for a hand painted kitchen we removed doors and handles. Carried out a good clean down with KrudKutter and a abrasive pad. Followed by dust free sanding with our Festool Rotex 90 and priming with Zinsser Coverstain.

The finish used was 2 coats of undercoat followed by 2 coats of Farrow and Ball Estate Eggshell. While I dont go out of the way to recommend F & B for painted kitchens, I will use it with caution. But have to admit this time round it flowed on lovely and gave a good finish.

I will shortly be trying my first batch of Tikkurila Feelings Furniture paint, tinted to a Little Greene colour for a chest of drawers. With the great reports from fellow kitchen painters I’m really looking forward to it.

For a no obligation quote to have your kitchen painted get in touch with us. Phone us on 01792 885173 or try our mobile on 07528 467 284. Of course there is also our email, get in touch with us at

If you are outside the South Wales area you will want to look at UK Hand-Painted Kitchen Specialists on the Traditional Painter website.

by Matthew Evans of Welsh Heritage Decor


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