Roller recommendations?

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Lijong Tao, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    I'm about to start painting the hall and landing. I am looking for some very good quality paint rollers. They are for a smooth ceiling and smooth walls in emulsion.

    Can anyone recommend the best ones to get to do a good job?

    Many thanks, Li
     
  2. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Roller sleeves I’ve been using at home are Prodec Microfibre, short pile (from TS)

    Certainly not the most expensive but not the cheapest either

    On that point, don’t whatever you do go for the cheapest, will end in tears and ‘fluffy’ paint as the sleeve disintegrates during normal usage :eek:

    These kits where you buy tray, roller, sleeve, dust sheet, kitchen sink, etc, all for £2 - price should tell you all you need to know eh :)

    So Prodec sleeves, as long as ur walls are in good condition, nice and flat, will get a great finish with short pile

    Don’t forget though that a great finish isn’t soley down to roller sleeve - also wall condition, technique, choice of paint, and probably other factors as well :D

    But buying a decent sleeve is a good starting point I guess - good luck :cool:

    As with all sleeves, give a good wash before 1st use and a rub over as this will remove any loose fluff remaining during manufactur. Better it goes down sink than in ur paint. Allow to naturally dry and ur ready to go

    Others will have their own recommendations, that’s to be expected
     
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  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Prepartion,& more preparation,takes time, but the end result is worth it.
     
  4. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    THANKS FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS
     
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    [QUOTE="Lijong Tao, post: 1610381,

    Can anyone recommend the best ones to get to do a good job?

    Many thanks, Li[/QUOTE]
    I use a selection of rollers depending on the surface to be painted and the type of paint to be used which dictates which one selected, short, medium, long pile mainly 9 " also 4" with a felt pile. Look for Hamilton and Purdy rollers and I believe you will not be disappointed.
     
  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  7. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Add Wooster rollers to the list I reckon
     
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  8. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Never used them.
     
  9. fillyboy

    fillyboy Well-Known Member

    Purdy white dove sleeves.
     
  10. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Never used them, competitor stock them, going to try one.:)
     
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Daft I know but can't get on with them plus a nightmare to clean:mad:
     
  12. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Why so hard to clean.
     
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    They are quite a dense make up so absorb the paint too well.
     
  14. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Ah! Stick it in garden & jetwash it, worked a treat with dense 15" roller sleeve I had.
     
  15. CuriousGem

    CuriousGem New Member

    Hello all. I'm threadjacking again because I hate it when people ask questions that have already been asked. I've noted Hamilton, Purdy and Prodec from the comments above.
    Which would you recommend as the best for value for money? Unfortunately I can't afford very high quality like the OP asked about. I'm after good quality for a good price (I'm a novice on a budget)
    I tried a cheap set yesterday and got covered in paint for my trouble so I know I need to upgrade.
    Also, does the tray make any difference?
    Thanks
     
  16. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    TIP: a roller covers an area quicker you do not have go fast as that is one reason why you have been covered in paint splashes, another is the paint is too thin......................slow down!;):D
     
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  17. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    I wrap all my paint filled rollers in cling at the end of the day, and even in this hot weather I get no problems storing for a few days. There are a few good £2 sleeves I use but I find they fall apart after 48h with paint in them and don't wash out very well. Hamilton green stay together when stored wrapped up and wash out well. £2 sleeves are one time only use for me
     
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  18. CuriousGem

    CuriousGem New Member

    Thanks Astra, I thought it was because the pile is too long but I will slow down! Anyone got any other thoughts on best reasonably prices?
     
  19. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    That's the Hamiltion perfection sleeves mentioned them earlier, found them excellent.

    Competitor cheaper for them.
     
  20. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Wooster Pro Doo-z Roller lasts forever if you wash out then run through washing machine. I'm torn between washing or throwing out after one use
     

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