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skipdiver

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munkypuzel":1vwscymp said:
Skipdriver,

The 'laying off' brush that i bought was a Hamilton, it just left long brush strokes in the paint however i used it. The picasso wont leave lines when used side by side. I haven't used any other hamilton brushes on this project though. I guess its about expectation - the finish i achieved with the cheapo brushes, is the same finish i have accepted on all of my decorating woodwork for 20 years! I just wanted better for the kitchen cabinets. I have suddenly become really fussy :)

Thanks
Thanks for that. I've had a look at the brushes you mention and they are not that expensive, so i will get a set. My brother uses Hamilton but i'll let him have a go with mine and see what he thinks. I've just done some wardrobes that he painted up for me and they were spot on. To be honest, i don't know if he still uses Hamilton brushes, he may have changed with all the new paints on the market. I'll ask him when i see him next. Come to think of it, he may have used a roller on the wardrobe doors, can't remember now.
 

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munkypuzel - the kitchen is looking great.

I'm shortly about to embark on a new kitchen build; though the carcasses and drawers will just be off the shelf IKEA parts. I want to make my own doors, with a similar simple frame and panel construction from poplar.

Ideally I'd like to spray, but I doubt I'm going to have a suitable space. In terms of painting with the brushes you've used, would you say the finish is good (i.e. it doesn't really look like it's been brushed on)?

Could I ask what supplier you used for the poplar? I've found a couple but they didn't do poplar faced ply.
 

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I'd just like to join in and say how good this looks.

I'm especially impressed by your ideas on opening up the roof and end wall - even from photos it's clearly going to be a much lighter and pleasanter place. Inspired!
 

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I think when you have finished this kitchen it will be an amazing difference from what was (from the photos) a quite dark room, the standard of your work is excellent. You deserve enormous brownie points from Mrs Munkeypuzel! Well done that man.
 

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That is a very nice looking bit of cabinet work. I would be very proud to put in up on this forum and you certainly can be.

Mark
 

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I did a search for kitchen and yours came up. Really impressed. Have you done anymore. I'm doing something quite similar. May I ask how you did the face frame dividing rails for the drawers. Do you do a 45 degree just on the cock bead portion. Also you did the frame 40mm wide, I presume the ply is 18mm so when carcasses are put together you get a 2mm over hang. I'm having side mounted drawer runners would this overhang interfere .
 
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