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The correct paint roller for application – Roll on!

You have finally decided to paint that room, you have calculated the quantity of paint required, chosen the colour, you have a drip sheet, bought all the accessories to ensure a clean edge (masking tape and an NT knife) and you are all but ready to start, barring your roller.

Using a paint roller is much faster than using a paint brush, especially on larger, open surfaces such as walls. In the painting world, ‘not all rollers are equal’ and are used for everything from applying glue to enamel and yes, paint. Choosing the correct paint roller for the job, however, can really influence the finish of the surface.

As a rule, 6-8mm nap covers (which is the thickness of the roller) are used for gloss and semi gloss paints, 10-12mm nap covers are good for low sheen and flat paints on walls and 20-32mm nap covers are good for most paints on rough surfaces like concrete or textured walls.

But don’t let the lingo confuse you.

Watch this video and take your roller usage to the next level.

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