Wetting Your Paint Roller


Old 03-17-03, 08:19 PM
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Question Wetting Your Paint Roller

i went to get some more paint for my living room the other day and the guy at the paint store told me to wet my paint roller ...he said to wet it then ring it out...i really dont understand the purpose of this....could someone please inform me if this is a good thing to do or not.....any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 03-18-03, 05:38 AM
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Hello HandyMan24, one doesn't have to wet the cover to paint but we always do. It lets the paint work into the cover much faster because your really not painting and spreading paint until this happens. I would go beyond wringing the cover by spinning it out very fast on a pole or wall. This spinning out of the cover is also a great idea when finished for the day because it stands the nap back up. BTW, we don't do this for oils...Mike
Old 03-18-03, 07:59 PM
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On this topic, some paint labels caution against wetting the roller to start. Check your label. I don't know why it matters, but the manufacturers may know something we don't.
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