Kitchen Units Spraying Procedure
We tailor the spraying process to suit each individual kitchen and customers circumstances however in most cases the following procedure will apply.
Our first job on arrival is to draw a plan of the layout of the kitchen and number all the cupboard doors and drawers. This ensures that everything goes back in the same position.
We then carefully remove the doors and drawer fronts and load them into the van for transporting to our workshop.
We then mask up the openings into the cupboards/drawers, floor, worktops and walls.
All the surfaces to be sprayed are then thoroughly cleaned down with a specialist cleaning solvent to remove all dirt and grease. We then abrade the surfaces lightly with flexible sanding/scotch pads and/or our dust free sanding system.After vacuuming off any remaining surface dust and a final wipe over with tack rags we apply two coats of high-adhesion primer.
We use one pack pre catalysed coatings which provide excellent adhesion and a factory finish which once fully cured is very tough and durable. We have been using the coatings for over 2 years without a single issue.
After the first coat of primer we fill any gaps, cracks or holes (plus existing handle holes if new handles of a different size are being fitted) then sand lightly and apply the second coat. Our top coats can be mixed to any RAL or British Standard colour plus colours from manufacturers such as Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Dulux, Crown and Johnstone's.
We sand again lightly between the two top coats. Once the final coat has dried we carefully remove all the masking and do a final clean up. This completes the carcass.
The same process is carried out back in our workshop to the doors and drawer fronts. After giving them 24-48 hours to dry we then return to re-fit them including new handles if required.
We normally complete the spraying of the carcass in 1 or 2 days and the doors and drawers over 3-5 days.
The video below shows how the carcass is masked up and sprayed.