Matted paint rollers

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Old 02-28-10, 12:40 PM
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Matted paint rollers

Sometimes when rolling paint, the paint roller gets matted down in one direction. I purchased quality rollers and try to load them heavy at the start of painting but still get a roller now and again that will matt. Any recommendations as to how to keep the rollers from matting? Thanks.
 
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Old 03-01-10, 05:01 AM
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It ain't pretty but you can spin the roller on a dry surface to remove any grit that has worked itself into the nap, Or clean the roller cover.
 
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Old 03-01-10, 06:50 PM
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The problem happens with a new roller cover and right at the beginning of use it will matt down. I'm hoping there isn't much other than paint in the roller. It usually doesn't matt the whole cover but part of it. It will sometimes cause the roller to wobble left to right while rolling which make it a little tricky rolling near an edge.
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Old 03-02-10, 03:58 AM
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I assume your using a synthetic roller cover, I rarely use them. I'm old school and prefer to use the lambswool covers. They release the paint better than synthetic and only matt up when grit gets mixed in.

What brand of roller cover are you using? did it come from a paint store or big box? How much did it cost?
 
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Usually use wooster pro 3/8 from my local paint store. About $4.

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Old 03-09-10, 04:47 AM
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Switch to 1/2" nap, it will hold more paint and the extra roller stipple will be negligible. It will also allow you to apply less pressure on the roller which should make it easier for you to use.
 
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Thanks. I'll give it a try.
 
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