For best paint results its best to sand down 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 color. 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 color seems sufficient, let this coat dry before spraying on a sealant. If the color 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.