28 May How To Keep Your Lloyd Loom Chair In Great Condition
Lloyd loom chairs were first introduced in to the United Kingdom back in the 1920’s and some of the original chairs are still being used today to keep your chairs looking good it is recommended that you clean them from time to time and remove crumbs and the build up of dust form the loom.
Removing dust and crumbs from the Lloyd Loom furniture is best achieved by using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment this will remove dust and debris from the loom.
Alternatively place the chair our side on a dry day and use a stiff bristled paint brush to clean in to the weave, turning the chair upside down and shaking it slightly will also loosen some debris.
How To Clean And Deal With Stains On A Natural Loom Piece Of Furniture
To clean Lloyd Loom chairs we recommend that you use a weak solution of a household washing up liquid in warm water, on a soft (non abrasive) sponge and dab dry using a soft cloth.
For any difficult marks, use a medium/soft toothbrush with a weak solution of a household washing up liquid in warm water and dab dry using a soft cloth.
Cleaning a painted chair is slightly easier as the craft paper loom has some protection from the paint and therefore stands less chance of staining and can be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth some warm water with a weak solution of washing up liquid and for any liquid or food spills that have falling in to the Loom a damp stiff bristled paint brush will work in to these area’s well.
You can also repaint and existing painted chair to bring it n line with new decorating trends for best paint results its best to lightly sand the surface of your Lloyd Loom furniture, which will help diminish uneven spots or rough patches on the chair or settee. Be sure to sand the furniture gently, however. A Lloyd Loom piece of furniture doesn’t need an intense sanding to hold the paint well.
Before painting your Lloyd Loom chair, settee, or coffee table, make sure that the surface is clean of dirt or dust. Use a vacuum to remove dust from the furniture, and then use a wet rag to gently and thoroughly wipe down the piece. By now, the chair should be ready for the first step of painting—applying primer.
For furniture in every day use you want to use a primer when you paint your Lloyd Loom furniture. By using a primer, you extend the paint’s lifespan and ensure a smoother, cleaner finish. Due to the weave of Lloyd Loom furniture, it’s easiest to use a spray primer to apply one even coat to the piece.
After allowing the primer to dry overnight, it’s now time to paint your Lloyd Loom furniture with your desired colour. A spray paint is the best choice for Lloyd Loom furniture, as it will coat the piece quickly and evenly. Let the base coat dry and then return to spray another coat. If the colour seems sufficient, let this coat dry before spraying on a sealant. If the colour still looks muted, simply continue adding more coats of paint until you achieve the desired look.
Once your Lloyd Loom furniture boasts a beautiful new coat of paint, allow it to dry and then spray on varnish or acrylic sealant to protect the paint.
The Ideal paint can be sourced from a car paint specialist it is similar to paint used on plastic car bumpers and panels as it dries and still stays flexible, most paint specialists should be able to supply this in spray cans.
We do not recommend re painting a natural piece of Lloyd Loom furniture as the paint may well chip off over time, there are various primers on the market that may well assist with paint adhesion and it would be best to seek the advice of a paint specialist.