How to Remove Paint From Lloyd Loom Chair


Lloyd loom chair is furniture for home using a weaving technique. The seat part is made of rattan, the stand is made of bamboo with a metal frame in a very unique shape. It is not only looking unique but also provides comfort when you are sitting on it.

However, there’s a problem. When my daughter moved to another room, she took one of these chairs with her and didn’t put it back where it should be after cleaning up the old room. In this article, I will discuss how to remove paint from Lloyd loom chair. So let us get started.

How to Remove Paint From Lloyd Loom Chair

Stepwise Guide on How to Remove Paint From Lloyd Loom Chair:

Removing paint from a Lloyd loom chair can be done by using some basic household items. Here is the stepwise guide on how to remove paint from Lloyd Loom Chair:

Step 1:

To mask surfaces you wish to paint without removing them, take two bowls and put equal amounts of vinegar in both of them. Dip a cloth into the mixture and wipe the surfaces. This will help you masking those areas, thus preventing paint from sticking to those pieces. Let the masking liquid dry overnight (8-10 hours).

Step 2:

Take another bowl and put half a cup of ammonia in it. Now pour few drops of dishwashing liquid and mix well with your fingers until it forms lather. Now take a new cloth and rub the surfaces of the chair with this mixture. Let the mixture dry overnight.

Step 3:

After 8-10 hours, the paint from the areas you masked off will have come out, exposing some parts that were covered earlier. At this point, sand all the exposed portions of the Lloyd Loom Chair with sandpaper to smoothen the surfaces and give them texture.

Step 4:

Once sanding is complete, wipe off all exposed areas with a damp towel. Now dip a cloth into a bucket filled with water and ammonia solution (4 tablespoons of ammonia mixed in 2 liters of water). Wipe this solution on Lloyd Loom Chair and let it dry for about half an hour.

Use a Sandpaper

Step 5:

Retake the sandpaper and sand the surfaces till it becomes smooth. Now wipe off all exposed portions with a wet paper towel. Ensure no sand dust is present on the chair after wiping it off because it might turn into mud when mixed with water.

Step 6:

To give your Lloyd Loom Chair a more attractive finish, you can use t-shirt fabric cut into little pieces for polishing. Dip these pieces in car wax solution and rub them over the Chair to give it a glossy look.

You can also create texture by using wooden blocks dipped in homemade wood stain or paint color of your choice. Just press these blocks over the cloth and then press them on Lloyd Loom Chair. Now let all these things dry.

Stepwise Guide to Remove Paint from chair

Step 7:

Give your Lloyd Loom Chair a finishing touch by painting it in any color of your choice. Use a roller or brush to paint over the chair, making sure to give it a full coat so that no wood is left uncovered.

After some time has passed, apply another coat of paint to the chair if required. Once this is done, allow the Lloyd Loom Chair to dry under natural sunlight for few hours before using it again.

Precautions While Removing Paint From Lloyd Loom Chair: 

Before removing paint from Lloyd Loom’s chair, protective clothing should be worn. This includes goggles and gloves. All other surfaces that touch your skin must be protected as well to avoid cross-contamination of chemicals.

Make sure you have good ventilation when you’re working – whether that means opening a window or turning on a fan to reduce fumes.

Do not work with any chemical if you are pregnant or suffer from asthma – use proper precautions! – Read Material Safety Data Sheets for each chemical before attempting this project. Always work outside or in an area where there is good ventilation, even when using safe chemicals.

Inspect your chair for any nicks, dents, or scratches that may require repair. If a touch-up with some paint will suffice, then go ahead and use a paint marker. If more extensive action is required, follow this process for removing paint from Lloyd Loom chairs.

Try using an oil-based chemical designed to remove paint from metal surfaces. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and take all the precautions before starting the project. Solvents such as turpentine can help dissolve and break down old layers of wax and shoe polish –  avoid breathing insolvent.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Which Products Work Best for Stripping Paint from Wicker?

If you have tried to remove dried latex paint from your chair with commercial strippers, then you know that they don’t always work well on porous surfaces like wicker or wood. However, the following types of products work best at removing paint from these materials:

– Acetone – Xylene – Naphtha – Lacquer Thinner These are all chemicals you can purchase at most home improvement stores or automotive parts stores. The best product to use on wicker furniture is lacquer thinner. It is also the cheapest. Always make sure to test any product on an inconspicuous part of your chair before applying it because some chemicals may damage the color or finish of your furniture.

Does Vinegar Remove Paint?

Removing paint from your old Lloyd Loom chair with vinegar may be a bit difficult.  On most metals such as iron, steel, and aluminum, the acid in the vinegar will dissolve the rust and remove it with little effort.  However, when dealing with painted surfaces or other less porous materials, you’ll need to use additional removal methods.  

Does Bleach Remove Paint?

Using bleach and ammonia together is a common way to clean many different hard surfaces in the home.  While you may not see immediate results when using this method on painted wood, over time – with an application every day – you should notice some slight peeling of the old paint which makes it easier to scrape off with a wire brush or some other tool.

Bleach Remove Paint


Lastly, I hope this article has benefited from learning how to remove paint from Lloyd loom chair. Ensure all the precautions while performing the process. Thank you and have a nice day!

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Jennifer Branett
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