Kitchen Painting Service

Chalk Paint & Your Kitchen

So why would you want to have your kitchen painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™? Well, it will revitalise your existing units at a fraction of the price of a new kitchen, or even new doors, and maybe leave enough in your budget for new handles, worktops or tiling. The most common comment from our customers is that it is ‘just like a new kitchen’.

Painting with Chalk Paint™ is very simple. There is normally no need to sand, prime or undercoat – the surface just needs to be clean and dry. We apply two coats of paint and then two coats of satin wax finish acrylic varnish (also available in matt and gloss), and we're done. OK, it's not quite that easy, but that's the main highlights!

At Thomas & Lucia we offer a professional kitchen painting service which, by the way, can also include tables, chairs and other free standing items such as dressers and sideboards.

Want to see examples? to see some before and after pictures.

How it Works

We discuss your initial ideas by phone or via email.  If you’d then like a formal estimate Matthew will discuss your requirements in more detail and, if required, arrange to come and see you to have a look at the kitchen. He will then produce a written Commission Statement that will clearly state what has been agreed, prices and expected timescales.

Once the deposit has been paid we will schedule a start date for the work. Depending on the size of the kitchen it will take 2-3 weeks to complete.

We remove all the doors, drawer fronts and free standing items and paint them in our workshop in Sway. Items that can’t be removed will be painted on site at a mutually agreed date. Finally, we will return and refit the doors and drawers and reattach handles.

We use a professional spraying system on the doors and drawers that are painted in the workshop while the static items such as end panels, cornice and other fixed items are hand painted on site. Furniture can be sprayed or hand painted if you would like a more decorative finish.

Note: Our painting service is currently limited to within approximately 50 miles of Christchurch, Dorset (BH23).


What we don’t do is pull a guess out of thin air, however educated it might be. Instead we have developed an estimating tool into which we input the types and number of things to paint like, base cabinet door 300mm or wall cabinet door 500mm, and it will work out a price and how much paint will be needed. So, unsurprisingly, the cost is directly related to the size of the kitchen. It’s just that we’re getting quite good at estimating and our pricing is consistent and the same for everybody. This detailed approach to estimating is much fairer than those that just are based on a price-per-door which, for example, does not differentiate between the huge doors on the fridge freezer and the small wall cabinet doors.

If you provde a few photos of the units to be painted we can provide a free no oblication ball-park estimate so you can see if it is within your budget. If it is then we can dicuss your requiremnets in more detail in order to finalise the figures.

Individual costs can be provided for free standing items like a dresser or table and chairs.

Next Steps

For an informal discussion or to arrange a appointment email us @ or phone 01202 479695. Or for a FREE colour card email us providing your name and address. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery.

About Thomas & Lucia

Husband and wife, Matthew & Sue, own and run Thomas & Lucia. We opened our shop and eCommerce website in 2008 and became one of the largest UK suppliers of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. In September 2018 we closed our shop and opened a large workshop in Sway (not open to the public, Sorry) so we could concentrate on our kitchen and furniture painting service.

Sue is also taking the oportunity to return to her first love, gardening, and is also offering a garden makeover service.

Customer Comments

‘A master craftsman with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™’

Matthew, of Thomas and Lucia, has transformed our kitchen cupboards from old fashioned, tan coloured oak to a beautiful white contemporary look. Friends and family think that we have purchased new cabinets. Matthew was a pleasure to have working in our home. His quality of workmanship and attention to detail is second to none. He is a clear and tidy worker, very professional and reliable. We would not hesitate from recommending both Matthew and the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ product to anyone. Mr & Mrs R, New Milton
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Matthew transformed our kitchen from a bland format to a character that we wanted. His work and timetable was exemplary, We could not have been more pleased with the finish obtained.
Mr & Mrs G, Stanpit

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I am writing to tell you how utterly delighted I am with my newly painted kitchen! Your lovely work has breathed life and beauty into my 25 year old units and most visitors think that I have a new kitchen! The workmanship and attention to detail is very good indeed and I am thrilled with the result
Mrs H. Christchurch

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… we were highly delighted with the work done by Matthew on our kitchen cabinets and doors, the quality of painting and attention to detail totally transformed the kitchen into as new for a fraction of the price! no hesitation at all in recommending Thomas & Lucia for all their help and advice in the process …
Mr & Mrs S, Bransgore

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It was quite by chance that I discovered that Thomas & Lucia paint kitchens using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. And it was a very serendipitous event when I did. Matthew came out gave a quote and an accurate time scale of the time it would take along with the process. As we were having new floors, sinks and ovens and an island it was not a straightforward project, however the whole project was managed very smoothly and I am absolutely delighted with my new economically transformed kitchen.
Mrs G., Ringwood
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