Wrap Paint Rollers In Tape To Remove Lint

If you have a painting project, you can save a lot of money by buying packages of paint rollers. But when you buy lots of them, or buy the no-name brand, you run the risk of getting paint rollers that are covered in fibres and fluff that will come off and leave you with an uneven coat. Sawdust and Paper Scraps has a great way to prep those rollers for a smooth coat — wrap them in painter's tape first.When you remove the painter's tape, you pull off the loose fibres that would end up on your wall when you start painting. Granted, if you buy more expensive rollers, you probably won't have to deal with this problem, but these simple mini rollers cost a fraction of the price and come in six-packs for use around the house on cabinets, wood furniture, walls and other household painting jobs.

Sandra, the author at Sawdust and Paper Scraps, points out that you may need to repeat the process to make sure you get all of the fibres off, but when you do, these rollers will deliver a beautiful smooth coat of finish, paint or whatever you need to apply to any surface in your home. What do you think? Willing to try this with your next painting task, or is there a more obvious solution at hand? Share your household tips in the comments below.

Painting Tip: How to Prep a New Roller [Sawdust and Paper Scraps]


    Even when I buy the expensive brands (which the Sherwin Williams rollers pictured are by no means cheap), they still shed on me. Maybe not as much as a cheap roller, but thanks for this tip! I will be trying this next time!!!

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