Sunday, October 23, 2011

4'' Paint Rollers: Home Built

Why would anyone make their own 4'' roller covers from full size rollers at home when you could just buy them at the store?

Whoa.. Is that a 4'' Purdy White Dove?!

There are a number of reasons why one would want to do this. Here are some advantages:
  1. You can control the quality of the cover you choose. Of all the stores out there no body caries a vast selection of covers. You are generally limited to one kind of cover and about two kinds of nap thickneses.
  2. A 4 inch roller with an approx inside diameter can fit onto a brush and roller spinner. This means that you can go green, clean, and reuse the 4'' rollercover. "Weeinie" rollers have the bearings built into the inside of the roller and can not be cleaned out and reused.
  3. A 4 '' Roller can carry and deliver about 400% more paint load compared to a "weenie roller". This can increase the productivity.
  4. There really isnt a limit to the varity of rollers when you make your own. Some examples would be: 4'' Purdy Colosus, 4'' Purdy Dove, 4'' Sheep Hair, and in and nap thickness. Even the "weenie" rollers have limited selections available.
The process of making them is really simple. Here is a simple Photographic Step By Step Instruction:


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  2. That was good and nice one. So I can just cut off to half my old paint rollers just to use it for tinier spaces. Thanks for sharing that!

  3. This is the eco-friendly as well as a creative way. Liked this idea very much, requirement is less but gives a good product.

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