Paul C Barber & Son are our longstanding Traditional Painter members for Northants, Herts, Beds and Bucks. There clients had a Chalon kitchen in there home in Chorleywood. Paul Jrn delivered a showroom quality finish as usual, but not without a great deal of hard work. The kitchen was originally painted in one of Chalons bespoke paint finishes the clients decided to go with a modern hand painted showroom finish in a solid colour. We used a specialist furniture paint on this project the clients picked a 10% semi matt sheen level, we can also finish in a 30 or 40% sheen if preferred. Our paint supplier can colour match to any brand including Farrow & Ball and the Little Green Paint Library ranges.

About the Chalon kitchen in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Chalon are a long established kitchen company at the upper end of the price range for custom wooden kitchens. They have a signature paint finish, and ordinarily the sensible option is to leave it to Chalon to maintain the paintwork on their kitchens. However in recent years we have been commissioned to carry out the refurbishment and hand painting to Chalon kitchens across the UK in a modern hand painted finish. On this kitchen the combination of colours where Farrow & Ball Skimming Stone on the main cabinets and Pitch Black on the double fridge housing looked stunning when completed.

With the unlimited choice of colour and finishes it is essential that we Work very closely with our clients,  Part of the attraction of having your kitchen Hand Painted is that you can choose exactly what you want and not be the same as everyone else.  We will give you good, Honest advice and will put together colour sample boards to help you make your decision on colour and finish.

Buyer beware

Throughout the website we demonstrate to homeowners, keen DIY and trade how our professional kitchen painters prepare and paint wooden kitchens to a showroom finish. The advice is based on the combined experience of dedicated specialists like Paul who have been applying their craft and pushing the envelope for many years. We don’t disguise how painstaking and thorough the process is, and share whatever trade information readers want to know. We actively encourage anybody to put their decorating mettle to the test. If all goes well with a fair wind on a good day, we know that inexperienced painters and keen home decorators can achieve very good results.

But what happens when things go wrong, or not to plan? What if the person you are trusting to paint your kitchen is guessing what to do next? What if they aren’t sure what paint system to specify? Or what if they follow an unproven hunch, not a time proven technique?

That is when you really wish you’d contracted the proven consummate professional to work on your kitchen.

Peace of mind is priceless

There is a lot more to painting kitchens than applying a smooth coat of paint. When you employ a Traditional Painter, like Paul and his son they will provide you with really high quality customer service, the workmanship will be great, and they will stand by their work. They also offer you the added backup of independent, legally binding Ombudsman protection, in the unlikely event that there is a problem they cannot solve. I don’t know of any kitchen painters offering this legally binding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) option to their clients. Yet another added value item in Traditional Painter’s £100 a door pricing.


Sep 24, 2023

by Anita Kumar on Paul C Barber Decorations

Chalon Kitchen Refurbishment

I just wanted to write a few words to say what a wonderful experience we have had with Paul who has been painting our kitchen these past few weeks, here in Chorleywood.It’s exceptionally rare these days to find someone who genuinely cares about the skill they have and the business they run.Paul has been fantastic!A real pleasure to have in our home.He has been incredibly patient and understanding when it came to choosing colours and my concerns about paining my cherished Chalon kitchen. Paul has been very supportive and reassuring and he has done a fabulous job.His attention to detail has meant that I trusted him to simply get on with the job In hand.Paul is Super friendly and respectful with a real passion for what he does. Paul srn & Paul jrn are exactly the type of people who are rare and exceptional but the exact type of people we seek to work in our home.Thank you so much. No doubt we will work together again.Anita and Surrinder Kumar.


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