Selecting A Paint Roller – Tips from Vancouver Painting Contractors

Selecting A Paint Roller - Tips from Vancouver Painting Contractors


There are countless of paint rollers being sold in the market nowadays and it can be a challenge picking the right one that will help you accomplish your paint job. Before you purchase a random paint roller, consider the following:

Covers: Similar to brushes, it is important that you have an idea of the kind of paint that you will be working with. If you will be using latex paints then the roller should have a synthetic fiber surface. When applying alkyd or oil-based paints, you have the option to use either synthetic or natural fiber covers.

Length: Another thing that you need to consider is the length of the lap. The main idea is to paint smooth surfaces using short-nap rollers while rough surfaces should be painted using long-nap rollers however, take note that applying gloss or semi-gloss paints causes short-nap rollers to produce less foam hence you need to identify which surfaces would show a better result depending on the lap being used. For example, you can use a 1/8 inch or 5 mm short nap on wall boards, smooth plaster or wood and metal. On the other hand, heavy texture stucco or concrete block would require the use of a long nap of 3/8 inch or 1 inch.

Paint Brush: Because rollers can be difficult to use especially when working on narrow or tight surfaces, it is still important to utilize paint brushes, while following the same painting reminders that apply to paint rollers in terms of the kind of paint that you use.

Price: A paint roller having a good price is a good indicator of good quality however; do not limit yourself to it. You can test the quality of the roller by squeezing it and if it returns to its original shape right away then it is of good quality. If not, then better go for another alternative.

If you hired Vancouver Painting Contractors, they would be able to select the proper rollers to suit your needs. Acquiring the help of experienced Vancouver Painting Contractors can yield high quality results to your project.

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