The Hub Of The Home
Where family’s gather and life happens. The kitchen is the one communal room at home where kids rush around before school, sneaking snacks, where kettles are boiled and meals are enjoyed. In this blog we explore the wonderful world of kitchen resprays with QTech airless & HVLP sprayers.
We know only too well the importance of this room so when 2020 came In all its glory, our home lives change dramatically. Our once food preparation and dinning areas were turned into class rooms and work stations. Fast forward almost 3 years and a lot of painters and decorators up and down the country have seen a shift in how home owners are now approaching renovations. An increasing amount now seek a high end spray finish that only an airless or HVLP can achieve. Choosing the refresh method totally bypasses the need to spend thousands on installing a brand new kitchen outfit.
We have compiled some of the best sprayers in the industry below who specialise in the intricate nature of respraying kitchen cabinets including all the preparation work, masking and ensuring only the best products and tools are on hand to complete the project. QTech spray specialist James Wade recommends using either a small airless unit with hoppers or HVLP system as listed below:
Purdie Painting and Decorating
Sussex based Greg from Purdie Painting and Decorating was at home when working on this kitchen refresh….literally, it was his home. Evenings and weekends weren’t his own but all the hard work was worth it. The end result was first class.
The first oven section (above) was the old one that Greg colour matched and spray finished using Tikkurila paint along with his QTech5, the top end HVLP turbine performance machine. The oak work top was refreshed using Osmo topoil.
Not sure what is the best sprayer for you? Check out this helpful tool to establish what airless or HVLP machine is the best suited for your needs.
ReNew Professional Decorating Services
The team at ReNew chose the professional entry-level QTech QT190 with an ultra finish tip to achieve a stunning finish. The cabinets and doors were sprayed with Teknos’ Futura Aqua 40 and tinted to achieve Dulux Heritage’s ‘Mallard Green’ giving a beautiful rich depth and sheen.
“Almost a year on and the kitchen still garners comments from visitors, paying testament to the finish that is achievable with the correct systems.”Martin from ReNew
Martin advises all decorators in the industry to invest in training with an accredited academy if they want to add spray as an additional service to their business. Martin goes on to say “The knowledge, guidance and after support we received from Paint Tech Academy has been second to none.”
You can find a full list of training courses available at Paint Tech Academy here.
This Bloke Paints – Paired with the QTech airless QT190 for 80’s kitchen respray
Our final transformation in part one is from Bateau Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Internal and external decorator James, was an important link in the chain for this renovation project. Refurbing a 80’s home with the owners inspirations in mind of achieving a relaxed coastal luxe. Home owners ‘Reno by the Coast’ documented the progress of their home refurb in stages on their Instagram account.
From a dark and outdated area to a light, calming and coastal retreat. James achieved the ultimate finish using his trusted QT190 along with an ultra finish tip (the tip is essential in maintaining the desired flawless finish). The after images resemble a spread in a home interiors magazine.
3 incredible kitchens transformed with a common theme – Applying an airless or HVLP produces the most impeccable finish but not without the correct prep work, masking and skill.
Kitchen resprays made easier with QTech airless & HVLP sprayers.