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Re: Painting original wood units

Postby olley » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:50 am

Bit out of date now, but when I sold kitchens the biggest seller in wood was light oak, in laminate, beige and white, of the few painted we ever did not one was the "shabby chic" :). And It was certainly available from French manufacturers like "Arthur Bonnet" and others. What about stripping them down and re-staining in light oak? One of our suppliers had a machine called a fladder, which I think you could put a door in and it would come out stripped back to raw wood. Need to be careful though if its got veneered centre panels as you might sand through the veneer.
If you are keeping it then you only have to please yourself, but as Mo said, if at some point you want to sell, conservative is the way to go. :D

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Re: Painting original wood units

Postby Mrtibbs » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:59 am

olley wrote:Bit out of date now, Ian

I guess so Ian, Shabby Chic is very much the "in" style matey :D Sharon can't get it done fast enough to meet demand :D I have her working all hours to keep up :lol:
Valid point about being Conservative though :lol:

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Postby olley » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:34 am

Story of my life keith, :lol: I remember fitting a kitchen in a barn conversion, we didn't supply the doors they came from Orwell pine and consisted of three planks of old floor board, with a diagonal cross brace nailed to the back, no paint or stain just briwax, they looked crap, but the client paid more for them, than he paid us for the rest. :cry:

Needless to say Orwell Pine are still going great guns, whereas I gave up 12-13 years ago.

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