Choosing the Right Paint Roller | Benjamin Moore

Choosing the Right Paint Roller | Benjamin Moore


Rollers help you paint large surfaces quickly,
but choosing the wrong roller can really slow you down. Now when you go to a paint store
you’ll notice you have lots of choices; rollers are available in a variety of sizes
and different pilings. Now that can be confusing, but let me show you how to choose the right
roller for your project. Now a roller can be used to apply most of
the paint that you buy. So again, you wanna make sure you buy a good roller; now the discount
multi-packs will not give you good results. We recommend Benjamin Moore’s Shed Resistant
Professional Roller Covers that are available in a variety of materials. Now let me give
you an example of what I’m talking about. This here is a cheaper roller; if I was to
use some painter’s tape and wrap around the nap like so look when happens when I tear
it off. You can see all the lint on the tape. If I do the same with a Benjamin Moore Shed
Resistant Roller, I wrap the painting tape around it, and as I tear it off you see very
little if not nothing. That’s the difference between the two qualities. The napple thickness
of the roller will be determined by the finish and the paint being used, and the roughness
or texture of the surface being painted. Now the higher the gloss, the lower the nap roller;
the rougher surface texture, the higher nap roller. Now a typical ceiling and wall being painted
with flat or an eggshell finish can be applied with a 3/8 or ½ inch nap roller such as this
one. Now if you’re painting a cinder block wall with flat paint, I’d recommend a ¾
or 1 inch nap roller like this one here. Now one last tip is to always wash your roller
in warm, soapy water and rinse it out so that you don’t end up with any lint on the roller
before you start your painting project.

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