Tricks Regarding Paint Rollers
A good quality paint roller can last you a long time, but just like any equipment, it is necessary to take proper care of your paint roller. If you plan to keep your paint roller for a while, then you should invest in learning the best way to clean and store the roller so that it will be ready for your next paint project.
One trick that you may not know, is that if you are using a paint roller for consecutive days and with the same paint color, you do not need to clean the roller at the end of each day. Instead, cover the roller with a plastic bag or Saran Wrap in order to keep the paint on the roller from drying out overnight. Ensure that the plastic is wrapped tightly around the roller for the best results.
If you are finished with the paint roller and you are ready to store it, then you must first clean the paint roller thoroughly. In order to clean a paint roller, you may want to purchase a 5 in 1 tool that helps restore the roller to a paint-ready condition. The 5 in 1 tool will help remove excess paint from the roller. As you use the curved side of the blade, you will see the paint “roll” off of the paint roller fibers. This tool is much more practical than simply using your hands to clean the roller.
Additionally, you will be able to use plain water for water-based paint removal, and use a paint solvent for oil-based paint removal. The solvent can be purchased at your local paint supply shop.
When the rollers are clean, then they should be dried completely before storing them. Dry the paint roller by propping it up on the end, which will allow the fibers to dry all around the roller’s surface.
A good paint roller is a valuable tool when you are painting a wall or a room in your home. With proper usage, cleaning, care, and storage methods, you can keep the same roller for many paint projects in the future.