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Openhouse St Ives Paintable Oak Grain Five Piece Shaker Kitchen
A Shaker Kitchen that gives you the final say about how your kitchen looks and feels.
Perfect for those who have creative minds or maybe for those who just know exactly what they want.
Our St Ives kitchen can be painted almost any colour you can think of...
In our kitchen shown to the right we have used a dark blue, which has a little hint of green in it and we have paired it with the Open House European Maple worksurface.
We think it’s great how the white walls contrast and highlight the blue painted colour of the kitchen doors, drawer fascias, cabinet end panels, cornice, pelmets and plinths.
A heritage look that you control...
Door Colour : Blue
Handle Selection : OHACC352 Satin nickel D handle & OHACC376 Satin Nickel Shell Handle
Cabinets : White
Worksurface : Open House Solid Wood European Maple
OPEN HOUSE BENEFITS
Cleaning & Hygiene : Paint may be a little less robust than our vinyl but will still clean very well.
Colour : You can colour St Ives to match your kitchen and your style perfectly.
A classic five piece Shaker design, with a wide frame and deep recessed centre panel, St Ives’ doors are produced using separate sections that fit together beautifully.
The vinyl surfaced doors are not only waterproof but also have a beautiful oak grain finish.
The five piece construction gives this door grain rotation on the top, bottom and side stiles.
Crucially, the grain texture is pronounced enough to show through after the application of paint.
22mm thick doors with a 120mm wide frame, deeply recessed 6mm centre panel and 2mm chamfered edge finish. All with an ultra modern, ultra strong and ultra sustainable MDF core.
St Ives’ has been awarded an FSC certificate for its use of ecologically sustainable materials and a FIRA Gold mark. FIRA Gold is an independent quality certification mark within the furniture and kitchen industries.
Door Colour : Your hearts desire...
Door Finish : Oak grain
Door Thickness : 22mm
Door Material : Vinyl surfaced doors with MDF core. Clear glass wall unit doors are also available.
Hardware : All 110 degree hinges and drawers are engineered in Germany by Hettich to soft close quietly and gently.
Conditional Warranty : 6 Years
How to Paint
What materials and tools do I need?
Brushes: Use a 25mm approx. wide reasonable quality synthetic brush.
Primer: Use Zinsser Bulls Eye 1.2.3® water-based primer.
Paint: Use water based paints: They are much safer for the environment and for you too. They are also faster drying and it’s easier to clean the brush afterwards: which saves you a lot of time! We recommend you choose from these manufacturers of water based paints:-
Farrow and Ball® Estate Eggshell finish
Little Greene® Intelligent interior Eggshell finish
Dulux® Satinwood finish
Mylands® Eggshell finish
How do I decide which colour?
Well, that’s really up to you of course: but make sure to first get a sample pot of the colour you like and test it on a primed panel of wood: this way you can get a good idea of what your kitchen will look like before you invest in a large pot of paint.
How do I paint the doors? *
Wait until all the doors have been fitted by your kitchen installer.
Unscrew the doors from the hinges.
We’ve found it best to only unscrew as many doors as you can paint in one session. That way you won’t have a lot of doors lying around. Make a note of which door belongs to which cabinet.
Once the doors are off, unscrew the handles. Cover a table or work bench with newspaper to protect it from splashes, and then place a door on a wooden block on the table.
How to Paint
Open the primer and stir well to mix. Fill your brush with primer (but not so much that it drips) and apply to one side and all the edges of the door using long and steady paint strokes that follow the oak effect grain of the door. Take care to get into the corners of these St Ives shaker style doors.
Wait for 1 hour and then carefully flip the door over and prime the other side.
If you have space on the table or workbench, you could have more than one door on the go at the same time. When dry after another hour, lean beside it’s cabinet for safe keeping whilst you prime the other doors.
Then repeat this process for the application of your colour of paint to each door. Then repeat again (2 coats are needed). Importantly, please bear in mind that paint (unlike primer) will need at least 6 hours drying time before another coat is applied and another 6 hours before being put back onto the cabinets. Carefully screw the painted doors back onto cabinet hinges.
How do I paint the accessories?*
The accessories are the plinth, the cabinet end panels, the cornice and the pelmet.
The plinth is easily removable and can be painted in the same way as the doors.
The accessories that will need to be painted whilst fixed to the cabinets are the cabinet end panels, the cornice and the pelmet. Protect the surrounding areas from paint overspill with the use of low tack masking tape.
Follow the same instructions for applying the primer and paint to the accessories as we have described for the doors.
Finally - Stand back and admire your handiwork
*Please read the instructions on the paint and primer tins carefully before applying.
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