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HOW TO KNOW THE KIND OF PAINT ROLLER TO PAINT? HOW TO KNOW THE KIND OF PAINT ROLLER TO PAINT?

The roller is the right tool for quickly covering large areas such as walls, ceilings and floors.

The smaller rollers are intended for doors, windows, baseboards ... Or for precision work.

A roller is chosen according to its bristles which are suited to the type of coating. The rule to remember is simple: short bristles for smooth surfaces and long bristles for rough surfaces, and foams only for oil paints.

A roller for painting is characterized by:

  1. The size of the roll

The width of a paint roller depends on the surface to be painted. The larger the body, the wider the roll. This is the case, for example, with a large ceiling or a floor where rolls of 18 or 25 cm are generally used. On the contrary, for more precision, for the finishes, we will use a small roller (4 or 11CM) which will allow more precise work on small surfaces, such as baseboards or furniture.


  1. The pile length of the roller

In general, the thickness varies between 5 and 30 millimetres. Here is how to choose the thickness of the hair:

  1. a) The rougher the surface, the longer the hair should be. If the bristles are not long enough, it won't be easy to cover your surface thoroughly. A facade roller, for example, will have long fibres to penetrate the joints between the bricks.
  2. b) The shorter the hair, the better the coverage. This is why it is important to use shorter bristles on smooth surfaces, such as woodwork.
  3. c) In the case of a very smooth painting, it is preferable to use a very short pile or a foam to obtain an even and smooth coverage.

Facade roller Long nap rollers (> 15mm) are recommended for rough surfaces. Medium paint roller bristles (10 to 15 millimetres) are ideal for semi-rough surfaces, foam roller. The shorter bristles (5 or 6 millimetres) are suitable on smooth surfaces.

Finally, to obtain a honeycomb effect or a bark effect, the structure roller combined with the use of water-based paints is recommended.


  

  1. The type of fibre

Depending on whether an oil-based paint, in the solvent phase or water-based paint, in the aqueous phase, the fibres constituting the roller will be different. Long polyamide fibres are used for water-based paints, while short fibres or foams are used for oil paints. The roller foam can not be used for water-based paints because they leave microbubble surface.

Rolls By Type Of Paint

Acrylic Paint Rolls

There are several types of rollers, depending on the surface to be painted or the desired effect.


Rollers For Exterior Wall Paints

To paint very large exterior surfaces, long-haired facade rollers are used to bring the paint into the joints of the bricks, or the irregularities of the plaster. The length of the fibres is generally 20mm.


Interior Wall Paint Rollers

The universal roller is used for painting large surfaces such as walls and ceilings. This roller is suitable for all water-based paints (acrylic, vinyl, latex). The drip-rollers are most prevalent. In this case, the length of the fibres is 12mm. Need advice on how to paint a ceiling with a streak-free roller, or just how to paint a wall with a roller? 

     

Rollers For Acrylic Lacquers

For water-based lacquers, you can use flocked foam rollers, lacquer rollers, mohair, velor or 12 mm textured polyamide.

Oil Paint Rollers

This type of paint requires more time to dry, so here the risk of uneven appearance is reduced. It is, therefore, easier to avoid roller marks.

Rollers For Solvent-Based Lacquers

We use a lacquer roller which has a very fine structure to obtain an even result. The lacquer roller can be used for synthetic paints, basecoats and all gloss paints, as well as for varnishing or glazing. The lacquer roller can be flocked foam, mohair, velor or 12mm textured polyamide.

Roller For Varnish Or Vitrifier For Parquet

The parquet lacquer roller is a short nap roller, which is designed for painting floors. The bristles of this roller are more resistant to solvents. This roller guarantees an even and smooth result for your parquet. It is mounted on a paint roller extension, so you can work standing up.

    

Protection And Decoration Of Wood

For the protection and decoration of wood, such as doors and furniture, it all depends on the product to be applied. Synthetic or acrylic?

In any case, the finish of the woodwork is generally very smooth, so it is recommended to use a very short nap roller, such as a mohair lacquer roller (for acrylic) or foam roller, such as a moltoprene lacquer roller (for solvent-based paints) to obtain perfectly uniform and regular coverage.


Special Rollers For Painting In Corners

Are you looking for a roller to paint in the corners? This roller allows for easy cutting. A brush incorporated in the roller allows the paint to be applied without spilling over along support such as a ceiling or a wall.

The roller is the right tool for quickly covering large areas such as walls, ceilings and floors.

The smaller rollers are intended for doors, windows, baseboards ... Or for precision work.

A roller is chosen according to its bristles which are suited to the type of coating. The rule to remember is simple: short bristles for smooth surfaces and long bristles for rough surfaces, and foams only for oil paints.

A roller for painting is characterized by:

  1. The size of the roll

The width of a paint roller depends on the surface to be painted. The larger the body, the wider the roll. This is the case, for example, with a large ceiling or a floor where rolls of 18 or 25 cm are generally used. On the contrary, for more precision, for the finishes, we will use a small roller (4 or 11CM) which will allow more precise work on small surfaces, such as baseboards or furniture.


  1. The pile length of the roller

In general, the thickness varies between 5 and 30 millimetres. Here is how to choose the thickness of the hair:

  1. a) The rougher the surface, the longer the hair should be. If the bristles are not long enough, it won't be easy to cover your surface thoroughly. A facade roller, for example, will have long fibres to penetrate the joints between the bricks.
  2. b) The shorter the hair, the better the coverage. This is why it is important to use shorter bristles on smooth surfaces, such as woodwork.
  3. c) In the case of a very smooth painting, it is preferable to use a very short pile or a foam to obtain an even and smooth coverage.

Facade roller Long nap rollers (> 15mm) are recommended for rough surfaces. Medium paint roller bristles (10 to 15 millimetres) are ideal for semi-rough surfaces, foam roller. The shorter bristles (5 or 6 millimetres) are suitable on smooth surfaces.

Finally, to obtain a honeycomb effect or a bark effect, the structure roller combined with the use of water-based paints is recommended.


  

  1. The type of fibre

Depending on whether an oil-based paint, in the solvent phase or water-based paint, in the aqueous phase, the fibres constituting the roller will be different. Long polyamide fibres are used for water-based paints, while short fibres or foams are used for oil paints. The roller foam can not be used for water-based paints because they leave microbubble surface.

Rolls By Type Of Paint

Acrylic Paint Rolls

There are several types of rollers, depending on the surface to be painted or the desired effect.


Rollers For Exterior Wall Paints

To paint very large exterior surfaces, long-haired facade rollers are used to bring the paint into the joints of the bricks, or the irregularities of the plaster. The length of the fibres is generally 20mm.


Interior Wall Paint Rollers

The universal roller is used for painting large surfaces such as walls and ceilings. This roller is suitable for all water-based paints (acrylic, vinyl, latex). The drip-rollers are most prevalent. In this case, the length of the fibres is 12mm. Need advice on how to paint a ceiling with a streak-free roller, or just how to paint a wall with a roller? 

     

Rollers For Acrylic Lacquers

For water-based lacquers, you can use flocked foam rollers, lacquer rollers, mohair, velor or 12 mm textured polyamide.

Oil Paint Rollers

This type of paint requires more time to dry, so here the risk of uneven appearance is reduced. It is, therefore, easier to avoid roller marks.

Rollers For Solvent-Based Lacquers

We use a lacquer roller which has a very fine structure to obtain an even result. The lacquer roller can be used for synthetic paints, basecoats and all gloss paints, as well as for varnishing or glazing. The lacquer roller can be flocked foam, mohair, velor or 12mm textured polyamide.

Roller For Varnish Or Vitrifier For Parquet

The parquet lacquer roller is a short nap roller, which is designed for painting floors. The bristles of this roller are more resistant to solvents. This roller guarantees an even and smooth result for your parquet. It is mounted on a paint roller extension, so you can work standing up.

    

Protection And Decoration Of Wood

For the protection and decoration of wood, such as doors and furniture, it all depends on the product to be applied. Synthetic or acrylic?

In any case, the finish of the woodwork is generally very smooth, so it is recommended to use a very short nap roller, such as a mohair lacquer roller (for acrylic) or foam roller, such as a moltoprene lacquer roller (for solvent-based paints) to obtain perfectly uniform and regular coverage.


Special Rollers For Painting In Corners

Are you looking for a roller to paint in the corners? This roller allows for easy cutting. A brush incorporated in the roller allows the paint to be applied without spilling over along support such as a ceiling or a wall.

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