Re painting a Mark Wilkinson Cooks Kitchen in Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Kitchen cabinet painter Mark Wilkinson Ilkley West Yorkshire
Jason Walker who covers Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire for HPKUK talks us through a repaint of a Mark Wilkinson Cooks kitchen. This is a flagpoint kitchen by MWF with a fantastic eye catching design. Kitchen cabinet painter Mark Wilkinson Ilkley West Yorkshire
Looking on the internet for a quality kitchen painter with a good track record and ability to paint kitchens to the highest standards is difficult. Our details were found as well as our affiliation to HPKUK they realised we were the right kitchen painters for the job. Mark Wilkinson pride them self as front runners in the hand painted kitchen market. HPKUK pride them self as the front runners in re painting kitchens.
Pricing up a Mark Wilkinson kitchen
Photographs were sent of their kitchen so it could quoted for precisley. Knowledge of how much work is involved in dismantling and resembling these types of kitchens is a must. I was invited round to discuss the job and show them a painted door. It was noted that the original hinges were covered in paint and the finish wasn’t the best. I suggested all the doors and drawers needed to be eased as some were binding. With the price agreed and a date booked we looked through the colours. The colours would be confirmed nearer to the date of us starting.
With all the kitchens we do good preparation is key! The kitchen is completely dismantled, then taken back to the workshop noting which door and drawer get put back in their rightful place. We fully protect the worktops and the floor to ensure all surfaces are covered. The paintwork is cleaned using a trade strength de-greaser, removing grime that would otherwise ruin our paint finish. Rinsing is a vital part of the process as this removes the residue. The paintwork is all sanded using the latest dustless sanders. kitchen painter Ilkley west Yorkshire
The next stage is to remove the finer bits of dust via a tack cloth. Now its ready to be painted using an oil grip primer which dries to a marble like finish. The dry surface is a perfect base coat for the two top coats of waterborne furniture paint as used by Mark Wilkinson themselves. With the frame done as the same time as the doors its all put back together. The knobs also got a revamp having been covered in paint before. These were treated to a sand and clean followed by a re stain and re lacquer. The Mark Wilkinson dining table was re vamped too. The centre leg was painted to match the kitchen units. The table top stripped back, then re lacquered.
Kitchens like these will last a lifetime if looked after properly. In some instances that we come across, that is sometimes not the case! Thankfully this one is now to the high standards that are expected on a kitchen of this calibre. Kitchen cabinet painter Mark Wilkinson Ilkley West Yorkshire
If you are considering having your kitchen re painted or are looking for a fresh look to a wooden kitchen, look no further than Jason and his team at JS Decor.