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Painting kitchen cupboards

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mysaladdays Sat 15-Feb-14 17:22:29

Hello, we're looking at doing up our kitchen a bit, but don't want to spend a fortune replacing the whole thing at the moment, so I'd like the doors and drawers painted. The units are old but in good condition and are solid wood (oak, I think).

Has anyone done this job themselves and if so, would you do it again, or get someone in? I can paint a wall, but not much experience with wood. I know it'll take a while to do, so time's not a restriction as such- just wondering whether it's one of those jobs that's worth doing myself, or not, really. Not sure how much it'd cost (7 pairs of cupboard doors).

Also, has anyone got a wooden work surface that's worn really well? I'd like one, but I've heard that they stain quickly, so not sure how practical it would be?

Thanks in advance smile

OnePlanOnHouzz Sat 15-Feb-14 18:30:13

I have a lovely painter called Steve who paints mine ! He is quick and tidy and it's done in two days - if I did it - it would be chaos for weeks ! Well worth the money - as I need my kitchen !!! I had a wooden worktop on my island - and some well meaning idiot put a casserole straight out of the oven onto it and burnt it ! rather than faff about sanding etc etc I just replaced it . Love wood worktops but always have in the back of my mind that someone else will trash it ! So I don't have real wood anymore :-(

deste Sat 15-Feb-14 18:53:27

Look up Annie Sloan paint jobs on you tube. Not sure what it is called. There is a woman on there who shows you how it's done and you don't have to be fussy with the painting. A couple of coats and then wax.

mysaladdays Sat 15-Feb-14 20:49:40

Thanks for the replies!

oneplan is it expensive to get someone in? We have quite a few jobs to do, so have to prioritise grin !

Thanks for the tip, deste, will have a look. Have you tried this method and did it work?


OnePlanOnHouzz Sat 15-Feb-14 21:25:42

the last time it was done ( were white and I changed them to blue) it was £300 !

mysaladdays Mon 17-Feb-14 07:49:06

Thank you!

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