What’s The Difference Between Various Paint Rollers?

You may have noticed the variety of paint rollers available to you these days, but do you know the difference between them?

Knit Paint Rollers

Knit rollers deliver paint to the surface quickly. They hold a lot of paint. The benefit of this type of roller is that you don’t have to refill as frequently. If you’re not careful though, you could end up with pieces of lint in the paint. Their fibers are attacked to the backing with just a single pass through.

Microfiber Paint Rollers

Microfiber paint rollers are fantastic for semi-smooth surfaces. They won’t shed hardly any fibers, but they shred completely if you try to use them on jagged surfaces. You’ll get maximum paint pick-up and release. Their fibers are attached to the backing with twisted, absorbent threads.

Woven Paint Rollers

Woven have a double pass-through attachment system to make it nearly impossible to lose threads.  They give you an amazing smooth finish without lint, but they also hold less paint, so you will refill them more often.

Keep in mind, if you have a smooth surface, you will want to use a roller with a shorter nap (around 1/4 inch nap is perfect), but if you are painting a rough surface, you might want nap as tall as 1.25 inches.



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