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Old 22-11-2008, 7:49 AM
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I have done a google on how to paint a couple of pieces of Lloyd Loom I have. It has been suggested that the best way is to spray paint. Does anyone have any experience of painting Lloyd Loom. It was suggested to use satin paint, but I much prefer a matt finish.

Also I mentioned this to someone who said he had access to a compressor and sprayer, but he didnt know if it would take any kind of paint. What do you think?

Helpful comments gratefully received on ths little renovation project.
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Old 22-11-2008, 10:03 AM
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ive always used spray paint on them. just use the spray cans.
no need to use a proper spray gun etc...
btw. i prefer to use a satin finish too.
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Old 22-11-2008, 6:33 PM
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What type of spray paint?
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Old 22-11-2008, 10:20 PM
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I've had several pieces of Lloyd Loom furniture that have been painted again and again to match my decor over the years. I tried spray paint once but it was such a faff I've never bothered since - and anyway I've never found the finish/colour I want in a spray can. For a nice matt finish I've always used eggshell paint, thinned down a little bit, and a paintbrush. And you can get eggshell mixed in any colour you want to match your colour scheme - you're not limited by the colours available in spray paint. As I say, my furniture has been painted at least half a dozen times and still looks good.
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http://www.plasti-kote.co.uk/Home

or even ordinary car paint spray. works well cause it doesnt clog up the weave.
do it outside though!
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http://www.plasti-kote.co.uk/Home

or even ordinary car paint spray. works well cause it doesnt clog up the weave.
do it outside though!
Maybe so but who would want their furniture in the colour of any car? Plasti-kote is called such because it looks like plastic. A tragic waste of a Lloyd Loom chair!
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Old 23-11-2008, 7:39 AM
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So eggshell paint, is there a recommendation for which brand? I must admit the only spray paint that my limited knowledge had was car spray paint and that's the reason I wasn't keen on it.

My daughter's bf is going to find out if the sprayed will take eggshell, which would be my preferred finish. I would be interested in sites showing newly sprayed items, if anyone could point me in the direction
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Maybe so but who would want their furniture in the colour of any car? Plasti-kote is called such because it looks like plastic. A tragic waste of a Lloyd Loom chair!
think you will find that almost any furniture you own is the same color as some car on the road?
ie my leather chesterfield suite is the same color as a chocolate brown rolls royce.
my bookshelves are the same color as a white ford focus.
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Old 23-11-2008, 11:57 PM
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I agree that spray paint works better than brushing it on, as ormus says, it prevents the weave clogging up. I did mine in an ordinary cream can of spray paint from homebase.

I don't think plastikote is called that because it looks like plastic, it just looks like fine paint! That brand name covers paints for all kinds of purposes and with all kinds of finishes.
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Old 25-11-2008, 11:45 AM
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off to Homebase then
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