The DIY Doctor Kevin Farrelly will now help to take some of the confusion out of buying a paint roller with this excellent guide. Before you begin painting you must have the right tools for the job Too produce a professional paint finish for your DIY decorating it is very important to use the correct paint roller for the job. Paint rollers are highly efficient for applying water based paint with out leaving defined paint strokes.
Paint rollers are a very popular choice with most DIY-ers as paint can be applied very quickly therefore more area is covered in a short time. Ceilings and interior/exterior walls are all excellent surfaces where a roller can be used remember to always choose the correct type. You will always need a respective tray when using a paint roller.
Always soak a new roller in a solution of warm soapy water for a couple of hours. This practice will help to remove all loose fibers and produce a better quality finish. Rinse thoroughly in clean water and allow the roller to dry before use.
Buying a cheap paint roller the kind you use and then throw away can be a false economy.
If your paint roller starts to splatter paint on adjacent surfaces it is because you are going to fast with the roller.
Select a suitable roller for your wall/ceiling, remember that the smoother the surface, the shorter the pile required. Rollers will use more paint than a paint brush and are also available in different categories:
Foam paint rollers can make work efficient and easier. Usually comes with an easy to clean removable sleeve, not to be used on rough surfaces.
Usually has a very fine pile, on a hard roller, giving a very fine finish to a smooth surface. Do not use on textured surfaces.
Usually has a deep floppy pile making it suitable for textured surfaces. It may also be used to apply textured paint to surfaces.
This type is what is described as a specialized roller used to produce rag rolled or other such textured paint effects.
Choosing a roller with a handle should always be comfortable to grip and you should be able to attach an extension pole to it. Get an extension pole that is 4 feet long, this will allow you to paint the ceiling while standing on the floor. Ensure that the handle is of fiberglass as; it will let you know how much pressure you are applying on it, when it bends under pressure.
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