Are the rollers for painting all the same? Mistaken! Some are thick, others are thinner and are made of different materials. So: every roller is different and has a very precise task. You bet?
The surface you need to paint determines the thickness of the roller fiber you’ll need. The long-haired rollers, for example, are particularly suitable on bricks and masonry. This is because the texture, dense and soft, retains more varnish, allowing it to penetrate into the cracks of the rough surface. There are also short-haired or foam rubber rollers that produce a smoother finish and are therefore ideal for use on polished walls, wood and metal surfaces. Microfibre rollers have become very popular recently: they are best used on smooth internal surfaces such as plasterboard or shaved walls.
The width of the roller is also essential. The large rollers are ideal for large surfaces such as walls and ceilings, while those of medium or normal size are good for doors, furniture and cabinets. If necessary, you can screw an extension rod to your roller in case you need to reach high positions.
Some advice to work well with the roller:
1) do not save on your purchases: always buy the best rolls, like those of Italsir . They will last much longer and give you excellent results. An “inexpensive” roller can easily break and leave unwanted residues in the paint coating …
2) Try different roller models to make sure the handle is the most congenial to you. In the case of demanding jobs, a comfortable grip will save you cramps and hand pain.
3) do not force yourself to apply the paint: just an even and light pressure.
4) remove the roller from the frame immediately after finishing painting.
5) use soap and water to clean the roller after use, then let it air dry.