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Tiny Rollers

Posted by parkplaza (My Page) on
Sun, May 23, 10 at 23:01

I have been seeing on the home channel, rooms being painted with the tiny rollers (about 1 inch in diameter) with a long handle. Are these any good. I have always used the traditional rollers. But figured I would ask if something new on the market is better.

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RE: Tiny Rollers

We had our home professionally painted when we remodeled and that's what they used. When I asked about it, he said it was much easier, goes on better and faster. Since then, it's all I've used also. I couldn't tell you why they feel easier to use, but they are. Maybe because they aren't as heavy so you don't get tired as fast.

RE: Tiny Rollers

There are good/small rollers out there...for sure! get enough paint on the walls, you're reloading 3 times as much.
A 6" x 3/8" "hot-dog" roller-cover will hold barely half the paint that a traditional 9" x 3/8" will!

For a bathroom or kitchen with lots of chopped-up wall, they're handy!
For larger spaces, forget'd spend more time reloading than painting!


RE: Tiny Rollers

oh yeah, the tiny rollers are great for doing decorative finishes, "BUT" doing a wall, I would definitely suggest you stay with a good quality 9" roller, 3/8th or 1/2" . Agree with Faron, it would take for ever to complete a room

RE: Tiny Rollers

For larger applications the larger rolls are better, for cabinets I used the tiny rollers for back rolling my cabinets- I felt more in control with the smaller roller!

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