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VINYL Kitchen doors peeling & Bubbling?

Peeling or bubbling on vinyl wrapped kitchen doors is one of the most common problems we experience when dealing with our customers' kitchens.

28 year old pine farmhouse kitchen renovation

When oak or pine is exposed to sunlight it causes a chemical change in the wood. This slow oxidation results in the wood taking on a golden or orange tint. It is a natural part of the ageing process the wood. If the wood is lacquered, varnished or stained, it can make the orange effect even more pronounced.

New kitchen without the mess and expense of new!

To replace a kitchen of this size and quality would have cost tens of thousands of pounds. Hand painting was the perfect solution. Essentially my client would end up with a wonderful new look kitchen at a fraction of the cost of new.

Renovate your kitchen don't scrap it.

Our client contacted me through my facebook page. They explained that although they were happy with the layout of their kitchen, they no longer liked the ‘real wood’ effect and some of the cabinet doors had some damage. Rather than replacing the kitchen, they chose to renovate it by changing the colour to something fresh and modern and replacing the floor.

Vinyl kitchen refurbishment

What do you do when your kitchen cabinet covers begin to peel? This usually happens around ovens, dishwashers, toasters and kettles; in fact anything in the kitchen that creates heat and moisture is likely to cause damage to a vinyl or thermofoil covered kitchen.

Celestial Blue Kitchen Refirb

While it is always exciting to take a clients tired kitchen and paint it a new colour there are certain colours that you come across that make you thing "oh I am looking forward to this one!"

DIY Painted Kitchen Rescue

Completed last year, my client where tired of there gloss kitchen cabinets and decided to try paint them, the results where not as expected and called Traditional Hand Painted to see if we could help.

New Flat - New Kitchen

Completed last year, my client contacted me about a month before moving in to their new flat and as part of the redecoration they wanted to update their kitchen without the time and expense of replacing it.

Renovating "20 year old" vinyl covered cabinets

There are many reasons vinyl de-laminates from MDF cabinet doors, but its unusual to have the Vinyl covers completely detach from every door and drawer literally!

The 5 Day Kitchen Makeover

I have been promising to finally get around painting my own kitchen for .... well, some time now. In anticipation of work slowing down for the Christmas period I decided to look at what colours we would like and what we would like to change about the kitchen.