Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

Here are some of our most asked question but if you still have some - just give us a shout!

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HOW DO I GET A QUOTE FROM YOU?

It's simple, take photographs of your Kitchen - including the island or dresser, if you have one (particularly if there is anything that you think is a little unusual), count the number of doors, drawers, glazed doors, plate racks, etc. and email us at info@roughneenstudios.com along with your full postal address. We will turn your enquiry around quickly and produce an all inclusive, accurate quotation for your consideration.

DO YOU WORK IN MY AREA?

I am Traditional Painter Member for London and the surrounding areas. If you are unsure, please do contact us and we can see if we can accommodate you.

CAN ANY KITCHEN BE PAINTED?

It is possible to Hand Paint most common substrates used in Kitchen manufacture, so if your Kitchen is solid wood, previously painted, waxed, varnished, laminate or foil wrapped Kitchen, we can Hand Paint it!

There are a number of brands we’ve painted over the years such as Handmade Kitchens of Christchurch, Smallbone, Clive Christians Kitchens, Howdens, Wickes, B&Q and many more.  If in doubt email a photograph to info@roughneenstudios.com we will soon be able to tell you.

CAN I USE MY KITCHEN DURING THE PROJECT?

Obviously whilst we are working on your project, during working hours, we would prefer it if you didn't use your Kitchen (you will be free to make lunch and drinks during the day), the kitchen will be left operational during the evening - at this time you have full usage... there is no need to book meals out every evening!


DO YOU TAKE THE DOORS AWAY?

All of your Kitchen will be painted onsite. Dust-free sanding means that 99.9% of dust is taken out of the atmosphere, so you will not see "any" additional dust in your home from your Kitchen being Hand Painted by us. All worktops and floors in the working area are covered and protected.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU START?

It would be really helpful if all worktops are cleared and glazed units are emptied, feel free to leave the kettle out; I take tea - milk no sugar, biscuits are a bonus!

CAN YOU FIT NEW HANDLES?

Yes, we are happy to fit new handles to accompany your newly painted kitchen - just remember to mention it when the project starts, so that the old holes can be filled and painted.

DO YOU FIT NEW WORKTOPS?

We don't fit new worktops ourselves, However, if you are looking for a Marble, Granite or Quartz worktop, take a look at our preferred supplier, Marble and Granite Solutions for great service and mention our name for an even better price!

ARE THE INSIDE OF CUPBOARDS PAINTED?

On base units and eye level units that have solid doors, we don't paint the internals of cupboards (Painting inside of cupboards with solid doors will double the cost of a normal paint job). Paint is not as practical as modern laminates for the inside of units due to extremely heavy wear. We do however paint the internals of cupboards that have glazed doors, as the contents of the cupboard will be visible at all times and we want the Kitchen to look uniform.

New wooden units can be oiled internally, which is a time-consuming but easy job for DIY, alternatively, we would be happy to cost this as a addition to your Hand Painted project.

DO I NEED TO CLEAR OUT ALL OF THE CUPBOARDS?

In general, we don't need cupboards to be cleared out. However, if your cupboard has a glazed door the internals will be painted, so it would be helpful if these cupboards are cleared.

HOW WILL YOU USE MY CONTACT INFORMATION?

Your contact information will be used for the sole purpose of answering your enquiry and preparing a quote if required. I will not publish any photos sent to me for pricing purposes, without your permission.