How to Care For Your Paint Rollers

 

Following these easy steps before, during and after using your paint roller will help you achieve impressive results and optimise roller performance, in addition to extending its useful lifespan:

Fabric Rollers

Before first use: PRE-WASH to remove debris / excess lint from production.

For best results: PRE-WET before use with a suitable thinner and remove excess for a slightly damp, primed state. Avoid using water-based and solvent-based coatings with the same roller.

Cleaning: Wash with a suitable thinner. For water-based coatings, use water. For solvent-based coatings, use coating recommendation or white spirit. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Remove excess water with a clean towel. Spin to shape, stand on end, and dry naturally. Never soak, use hot water, apply direct heat, or put chemicals in drains.

Storage: Once dry, place your roller in a protective cover* and store in a dry, dust-free place to keep it in top condition for your next project.

 

Foam and Flocked Foam Rollers

Before first use: Rinse and dry naturally to remove debris from production.

For best results: Avoid using water-based and solvent-based coatings with the same roller. Always refer to the coating manufacturer's recommendations before starting application.

Cleaning: Do not use white spirit, paint stripper, or cellulose thinners for cleaning. † Wash with a suitable thinner. For water-based coatings, use water. Stand on end, and dry naturally. Never soak, use hot water, apply direct heat, or put chemicals in drains.

Storage: Once dry, place your roller in a protective cover* and store in a dry, dust-free place to keep it in top condition for your next project.

 

* We recommend: Coral Seal & Save Wrappers