Hand Painted Bespoke Danish Oiled Pine Kitchen, Weedon, Northants

An Example Of Hand Painting A Kitchen Coated In Danish Oil In Weedon Northamptonshire

This hand made pine kitchen, In Northamptonshire, Had been oiled with Danish oil, Lots of it, Over 29 years


As I explained, To the clients they were not sure about the wisdom of   Hand Painting a kitchen coated in Daninish Oil. But i knew what to do, This took a lot of deep cleaning with degreaser and meths before a complete sand down. I primed it with Zinsser Bin Shellac primer to be on the safe side. Undercoated with oil based adhesion paint. Completed with Benjamin Moore Advance Satin waterborne topcoats. Everyone was delighted with another example of what is possible with a very dated but well made kitchen.  Notice how the original tiles really pop out now.                                                                                     




– No gunk left on the surface to interfere with paint drying or adhesion.

– Any traces of old oil below will be held back in the wood preventing any potential staining.

– The new paint system would have been touch dry the same day and been usable (carefully) within a couple of days. It would have fully cured after about 28 days. At that point the surface paint is at peak durability, and good for years of use.





A lot of thought has gone into ways of leaving clients with the minimum of disruption. For me the answer is to remove the doors and drawer fronts and take them away to my workshop. With the frames fully exposed and accessible, I apply the full “prep and paint” treatment to everything left in situ. I then leave the clients in peace to complete the bulk of the work in my workshop. I keep everyone in the loop with progress, and return to reinstall the kitchen, finish any loose ends, maybe change handles and leave the kitchen clean and ready for use

Danish oil and Welsh dressers

This kitchen was really well designed with plenty of character, including a Welsh dresser.


Paint and pine is a great combination for Welsh dressers. Shelving gets the most use, so a clear wood treatment works wonders. Lift the whole look and offset the shelving with a beautiful paint finish.


What next?

Paul covers Northampton, Beds and Bucks. He has been kitchen painting since the early Smallbone days, and there is not much he hasn’t seen or solved.

If you need advice on hand painting a kitchen coated in Danish oil, Paul is happy to explain how he would turn your old kitchen around with a durable painted finish. You can ask for a full no-obligation quote which he will provide free of charge.

Traditional Painter members have at least a 3 month lead time, some at 6 months, so it is best to plan ahead.

Wait 3 months, 6 months for a kitchen painter, you are kidding me?

No. In the scheme of things, kitchen fitting or kitchen upgrades take a lot more planning than most homeowners might expect. The minute you have designers, builders, installers, plumbers, tilers involved, schedules have a habit of expanding. So booking in a kitchen painter to turn up on time in a few months’ time is good planning, really! Time flies when you are having fun and making one of the best value upgrades possible to your home.

When Paul turns up, having contacted you a month a week and a day before the agreed date, this video shows what you can expect.

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