- When you’ve chosen your paint colour and finish we will collect your doors, plinths and any other parts that are easily removed.
- Once your kitchen doors and parts are back at our workshop, we set about removing any grease and dirt using various solvents and degreasers.
- All of your doors and parts are then sanded back thoroughly based on the ease of removal and the condition of the existing finish. This is the part of the process that is most time-consuming. We take great care at this stage because if it’s not done properly the new paint won’t bond and will chip off easily.
- After the preparation stage, all of your parts receive coats of primer. This aids adhesion and also provides good coverage for the top coats of paint. The primer aids the sanding process in between the coats to ensure a super flat finish.
- Any remaining panelling gets painted in-situ. We do this by carefully masking the surrounding areas that need protecting, whilst painting is in progress. Floors are also protected.
- Once masked out the panels or parts to be painted are cleaned and sanded sufficiently. We use dust extraction on our sanders so dust is kept to a minimum.
- When the painting is complete all masking is removed and disposed of and the kitchen is then left spotless.
The paint we use
The paint we use is Acid Catalysed (Acid-cat). This paint is similar to cellulose but far tougher and non-reversible. Acid-Cat paints withstand most household chemicals and are certified by FIRA 6250. Acid-cat paints can be matched to any colour and come in varying levels of Gloss, however, Matt and Satin are by far the most popular finishes.
We can also use water-based paint which has virtually no odour. If you have any concerns about the use of solvent-based paint we can offer this more eco-friendly solution. Although water-based paint is not as tough and harder to apply, the advantages are the lack of odour and the ability to touch it up in years to come.
As a professional, I try to minimise spray painting in the home, due to the smell, dust and potential lack of ventilation. However, if you want me to spray at your home I’ll approach it carefully to ensure that every conceivable hazard is noted and worked around. Your kitchen will be masked from top to bottom to ensure the spray goes where it should and all dust is vented out through an onsite extraction unit. Once the spraying is complete, the masking is removed and disposed of and your kitchen is left spotless and looking wonderful.
How much will it cost?
Every job is different and the cost will depend on the size of your kitchen and the amount of doors, panels and kitchen furniture that need painting. For a rough guide most jobs cost between £1300 and £2000.