Purdy Colossus 18" Roller Covers are so fast that it makes sense to use them on every painting project. However the cost of the covers makes it painful to toss them away after each day on the project. I like to clean out the roller covers and don't always have the opportunity to clean on site. Sometimes there isn't a source of water. So I have come up with this nifty way to seal the cover from the outside air, that would dry out the paint, until I can clean it properly.
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9'' and 18'' professional grade paint rollers are generally costly. The two rollers above are above 10 dollars in cost. They cost more because they don't shed, they lay the paint out uniformly, they don't fall apart, they are generally pre-tapered on the ends, and load well. The dollar store sells roller covers. However these covers suck. They fall apart, don't absorb paint, and make your project a nightmare. I have tried to find a good use for these covers. Just avoid them altogether.
Do I keep every roller cover? No. The days of using nine inch rollers are fading from my memory as I continue to rely on larger rollers. The only time I still break out a small 9'' inch roller is to paint a tiny bathroom, apply a oil based primer to select spots then toss the cover, or to cut it down to a smaller 4'' size. By the way if you have not read I suggest that you do. There is a neat trick for cutting down larger rollers to make smaller ones.