Hand Painted Kitchen Oslo Norway: Our commission was not only to hand paint the kitchen units but also the wooden ceiling and walls and to create a chequer board design on the floor. With the van loaded and snow chains on board, we headed off on a two day drive to Oslo. Hand Painted Kitchen Oslo Norway
Oslo Hand Painted Kitchen Oslo Norway
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies the Norwegian capital of Oslo which has a special combination of city life and easy access to the great outdoors. Hand Painted Kitchen Oslo Norway
Assesment of work
Arriving at this fantastic wooden property up in the hills on the outskirts of Oslo, we could see what an unusual project we had ahead of us. The ceiling and floor were made of wooden boards and the walls tongue and groove. Hand painted kitchen in Oslo Norway
We started off by applying a knotting solution to all knots and then a coat of acrylic primer undercoat. We then filled any holes and dents and sanded the complete ceiling using Festool dust extraction system after which we applied two coats of Feelings emulsion paint.
The cornice of the kitchen units was carried on around the room so after filling and sanding, we applied one coat of Feelings Furniture Primer Undercoat and two top coats of Feelings Furniture Satin Finish.
We filled any holes and dents and completely sanded down all of the walls using the Festool system as we had done with the ceilings. We then applied two coats of Feelings emulsion paint.
Sightseeing in Oslo
Our five week stay stay allowed us time to view some of the fantastic skies and beautiful architecture but I must say, at £11 a pint, this was one of the most expensive places we’ve worked in but the people were so friendly.
The view from the kitchen was fantastic – even I could enjoy washing up looking out over a lake and mountains! The clients were obviously accustomed to the weather unlike us as they even had a heated driveway to deal with the snow and ice.
As with all kitchens, we started off by stripping down the furniture from the units, taping up the interiors and protecting work surfaces and floor areas with 1000 grade lining paper. We label all drawers and components as they are removed so that it makes it easier when replacing everything. Using two pack filler, we proceeded to fill up all large holes and dents and we then gunned in all joints using acrylic caulk and a small filling knife which kept the profile.
Using our Festool dust extraction units, we proceeded to sand smooth all areas to be painted and after vacuuming the units, we used a tack rag to remove any last traces of dust – this leaves every surface ready for painting. We applied the first coat of Feelings Primer Undercoat Furniture Paint by Tikkurila which was supplied by Holman Paints. Once this had dried, we used a halogen lamp to high light any defects which were filled using ready patch fine surface filler. We used sanding pads to nib down the filler and paint work and after a good vacuum and clean with a tack rag, we began applying the top coats.
Producing a virtually brush free finish
For the top coats, we used Feelings Furniture Paint which is exceptionally tough with a semi matte finish. After stirring the paint thoroughly, we would normally dilute by 5% with water and add a little Fair Decor. Using a damp cloth, we wiped the area to be painted and applied the paint using a synthetic brush and flock roller from My Paint Brush after which, we lay off with the tips of the brush.
Painting the floor
We cleaned the floor using Valtti cleaning agent and once dry, we completely sanded the floor using the Festool system. After vacuuming, we used tack rags to remove any last traces of dust. We then measured and marked out the design on the floor using a chalk line and used tape to mark out the corners.
The product selected was Rust-Oleum 7100 solvent borne floor paint – it is very durable and comes in a gloss finish in any colour. Rust-Oleum 7100 can be applied to wood, concrete and metal surfaces. The first coat was thinned to act as a primer and then followed with one full coat. The tape was removed to locate the corners from which we relaid the design – as with the previously painted colour, the first coat was thinned to act as a primer and then followed with one full coat.
Once everything was dry, we removed all the protection, replaced the kitchen furniture and thoroughly cleaned throughout.
We have had a variety of our work featured in many British interior magazines but it was very pleasing to see this project appear over a four page spread in a Norwegian publication.
Dear Tom and Kevin,
I hope you had a good trip on the ferry and that you are well under way down through Denmark. Drive carefully! It was a pleasure to get to know you and to discover the very high standard of your work – we are very happy that you painted our kitchen and we are impressed by the result. We wish both of you merry Christmas.
The Kevin Mapstone Difference
You may be able to find a kitchen painter anywhere in Oslo or Norway, so why should you consider us? We have decades of experience and will help you with the difficult decisions involving paint colours and decorative choices. Our aim is to transform the appearance of your kitchen based on your vision.
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Hand painted bespoke furniture introduces an air of sophistication to any room. Whether you’re remodelling a bedroom or planning a hand painted kitchen, we would be glad to undertake the project for you. We specialise in hand painting high-end kitchens around the world for many discerning clients. Call us on 07785 784708 to discuss your project or schedule a consultation. Hand Painted Kitchen Oslo Norway
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