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What You Need To Know About Hand-Painted Kitchens

Posted on December 31, 2020 in Top Tips

What You Need To Know About Hand-Painted Kitchens

In the past few decades, kitchen design trends have swayed towards spray-painted or wrapped kitchen cabinets. However, this is a trend that is now turning on its head, with hand-painted kitchens being the go-to choice for current kitchen designs.

In the past, hand painted kitchens have been discouraged. For example, they can be a more expensive option in the short term. However, hand-painted kitchens do offer a number of surprising benefits, but it is a case that they work well for some kitchens and not for others. To help you get to grips with the ins and outs of owning a hand-painted kitchen, here’s everything you need to know.

What Is A Hand Painted Kitchen?

A hand-painted kitchen refers to the way that the wooden cabinets have been painted. A painter applies all the paint by hand with a brush. This is as opposed to spray-painted cabinets which are painted by machines. The other option is to go for wrapped cabinets. These have a layer of a plastic coating wrapped around the frame of the cabinet.

Hand Painted vs Spray Painted

It can be tempting to think that as both are painted that hand vs spray won’t make a big difference. However, at a glance, you can see which is which. Hand paint wood has more texture and detail. So the finish is unique. With hand painting, the paint has time to soak into the wood giving it more protection.

Spray painting is the cheaper upfront option. However, there is one significant advantage of going for hand-painted that may save you a good amount of money in the long run. With a hand-painted kitchen, you can touch up any scrapes and wear that is going to happen in the course of use. You just can’t do that with a spray-painted kitchen because you can’t get the same finish.

Maintenance

Keeping a painted kitchen clean is pretty straightforward. You don’t need to use any special cleaners. The best way to maintain them is to wipe them down with a damp cloth as soon as they get dirty. If you don’t catch it immediately, then some lightly soapy water will do the trick.

Basically, you want to clean them gently. Harsh cleaners can take the paint off along with the dirt.

Touch Ups

Any kitchen is going to show signs of wear and tear after a while. With a painted kitchen you can do something about it. It’ll take no more than an afternoon to get your kitchen looking as good as new again.

The first thing you’ll need to do is find out the paint colour that was used. The easiest way to do this is to reach out to the manufacturers. They’ll usually be able to give you the exact type of paint so you can match them perfectly.

Once you’ve got your paint, you need to give the cabinet a good clean. Then use some 320 grit sandpaper to gently sand the area that needs painting. With the area prepped, use a decent paintbrush and just touch up the paintwork. It’s really that easy.

If you want to learn more about hand-painted kitchens or find out how one would work in your home, then why not contact us today. We offer free design consultations to help you plan your perfect kitchen.