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Kitchen goes from Pine to Little Greene Eggshell

A nearly twenty year old handmade pine kitchen near Tavistock that was definately showing it’s age in this busy Bed & Breakfast kitchen. The customer had never been sure about the original look, and knew as soon as it was installed that the orange pine had to go. So here we are, finally achieved, in Little Greene’s “Creamerie” oil-based eggshell.

A great many cooked breakfasts meant a really thorough clean down was required – sugar soap, green scourers, and elbow grease. The reclaimed pitch pine had rather large knots, and these were dealt with by coating up with Zinsser BIN primer, and then painting the entire kitchen with a coat of Zinsser Coverstain primer. This double dose of stain blockers should prevent any bleed-through, and Coverstain also serves as a great undercoat for subsequent layers of paint. Little Greene oil-based eggshell is a great traditional paint, easy to apply, covers pretty well, and leaves a nice result.

Whilst the kitchen was being painted, might as well do a complete makeover! Walls were painted Little Greene “First Light” Intelligent Matt, rest of the woodwork white. New Island unit made and fitted by Crossgreen Woodworks…….looking good!

Published by: Colin Taylor on: February 23rd 2016

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