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Painting Lloyd Loom type furniture

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vicdubya Mon 18-Jul-05 09:07:34

I have a couple of Lloyd Loom and some looky likey furniture inherited / picked up from junk shops etc and I want to paint it to go in new conservatory. All have been painted before in various shades.

What sort of paint do I need, & any other tips?


Janh Mon 18-Jul-05 10:07:46

You need spray paint, vic - I think it's quite wasteful but if you use a brush it fills the holes and looks lumpy.

You need to do it outside, and make some kind of windbreak around it to stop the spray diverting and cut down the mess.

(I've never done it, but I used to think about doing it and looked it up!)

vicdubya Mon 18-Jul-05 13:15:21

Yes, thanks janh. I thought I would make a start while the evenings are warm etc. It will probably rain tonight!

I think I need some sort of specialist spray paint.

Anyone know where you get it? I've got a Homebase handy but not much else without involving a big trip.

SoupDragon Mon 18-Jul-05 13:20:45

Any spray paint will be OK. Homebase should have some. Parents once spray painted theirs in copper.

Janh Mon 18-Jul-05 13:23:05

All the DIY stores have it IME, so Homebase should, but worth ringing round them all to see what they have and what colours (unless you just want white?).

(It is raining here now, lol! Wasn't forecast to...)

Janh Mon 18-Jul-05 13:23:48

You want enamel btw - hardwearing!

Janh Mon 18-Jul-05 13:31:36


Loads of colours

vicdubya Mon 18-Jul-05 14:25:43

Ooh right then thanks, I'm off to homebase.

It's not raining here yet but just wait til 7.15!

vicdubya Mon 18-Jul-05 14:27:10

SD the table I've got is green with a goldy / copper effect - couldn't have been theirs? - maybe it was a fashion!

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