My painting experience is minimal. I guess I've usually used a 3/8" roller nap. I picked up some 1/4" ones because there's been quite a few repairs done to the walls, including lots of nail pops, and I wanted to get the whole surface back to something that looked more uniform and smooth so the patching doesn't stand out.
First use was Peel Stop, a watery primer. The paint seems to sit ON the roller and doesn't roll off evenly in the tray. I've tried two tray textures. So, it doesn't hit the wall evenly. Of course I worked it a lot to try to get an even coat.
Is this uneven soupy roller thing a problem with using 1/4" rollers?
I have read you can roll with a 3/8" to get a good amount of paint on the wall and then back roll with a dry 1/4" to knock the texture back to what you want. The primer coat (Peel Stop) does appear to be fairly thin.