Interior and exterior walls of the house can be painted easily in less time using a paint roller. The paint roller tool covers more space on the surface to be painted In comparison to a brush and provides a smooth finish. But it is necessary to make the right choice of paint roller depending on the surface to be painted.
Different types of paint rollers and roller covers known as sleeves are available in the market to paint small areas, walls, rough surfaces, etc. Let us see the process of painting exterior and interior walls and ceilings of the house using roller painting techniques.
A paint roller usually consists of two parts - the roller frame and the roller cover/sleeve. The paint roller cover is attached to the roller frame. The painting process is completed by holding the handle of the paint roller. Different types of roller sleeves according to the texture of the surface are available in the market for wall painting. You have the option to attach the sleeve to the roller frame as per your choice.
There is an option to add additional handles with the paint roller tool for painting high surfaces of walls and ceilings.
The paint roller tool is suitable for painting walls, ceilings, and large furniture surfaces in a short span of time. Due to the roller's ability to absorb a large amount of paint into a porous surface, it can cover a greater area at once than a paintbrush. It is suitable for covering and spreading a uniform paint layer over the surface.
The choice of roller cover is necessary based on the texture of the painting surface. For example, rollers with a smooth surface give a smooth finish. While for painting rough surfaces or painted walls/ceilings, thick or thready roller sleeves are suitable.
Generally, three sizes of paint roller tools are used -
Mini Roller - Its width is about 15 mm and its diameter is up to 150 mm. Rollers of this size are used for painting edges, corners, or hard-to-reach surfaces.
Midi Roller- These are medium-sized rollers ranging in size from 150-250 mm in width and 50- 90 mm in diameter. Rollers of this size are suitable for all types of home painting tasks. All professional paint craftsmen also use midi rollers. The roller is used.
Front Roller- It is more than 250 mm in width and 80 mm in diameter. It is used for painting irregular surfaces of walls and interior ceilings. It is mostly used by professional painters.
Various types of surface covers are available on the cylinder of paint roller such as foam, rubber roller, polyamide/polyamide thread roller, fur roller, velour roller.
The texture of these roller sleeves varies depending on the type of material used. As different types of cloth fibers and foam have different paint absorption capacities,
Therefore, it is also necessary to consider the right size and type of paint roller selection.
By adopting these roller painting tips, you will be able to get the best finish of painting on the walls, ceilings, or exterior walls of your room:
Roller trays are considered suitable for roller painting applications for untrained painters. Paint should be filled in the tray only till the paint roller cylinder is immersed in the paint, otherwise, there is a possibility of paint getting on the edges of the roller's handle and extra paint from the roller spills outside the tray. Due to which paint drips during painting can cause spots on the surface.
If the paint roller needs to be used for re-painting, then the paint from its surface will have to be scraped lengthwise with the help of a scraper. Water-based paint can be cleaned with water But oil best paint can be cleaned after immersing it in a carbonic solvent such as acetone, gasoline, etc. After cleaning the paint roller tool should be dried in the air.