At Loughnanes Joinery we use all AC Lacquers and PU paints which are more durable and hard wearing. We offer an extensive range of finishes as listed below. For hand painted kitchens we recommend PC Primer which we can offer to our customers.
*Note: Colours shown on this page are approximate to your screen limitations. We do not accept any responsibility for variation.
What’s the best timber for a painted finish?
Different timbers produce different results when painted. Poplar is best for a smooth painted finish.
For those who want to have a visible wood grain after painting, Ash or White Oak would be recommended. For those wanting knots, cracks, splits and grain to be visible through their painted finish we would recommend Pippy Oak.
In recent years, MDF kitchen doors have seen a resurgence due to better quality MDF boards. Also as painted kitchens continue to remain very popular, the stability of MDF versus solid wood, avoid the cracking issues in solid wooden doors. With air tightness and underfloor heating MDF kitchens doors will have less maintenance costs than solid wood painted doors.
Why do hairline cracks sometimes appear on painted doors after a period of time
As timber is a natural living product, it is prone to movement when exposed to adverse temperatures. High levels of moisture in the air caused by humidity can cause door expansion, whilst colder air can result in panel shrinkage. When painted doors are affected by these conditions it may result in the appearance of hairline cracks along the joints. Loughnanes Joinery has constructed a range of doors that limit the risk of hairline cracks appearing. These doors are Trim 70 and Trim 90 which have a v-joint.