So to a tradesman, a paint roller is a paint roller, right? Wrong! That would be like saying a car is a car, true they all do the same basic job in that they will get you from A to B, but you wouldn’t choose a formula one car for the school run, and you certainly wouldn’t enter a people carrier in a grand prix would you?
So for a professional painter choosing the right roller for the job is an important decision and has a major impact on the quality of the finished work.
Paint rollers come in a multitude of sizes from just a few inches wide to a mammoth 18 inches across, and while size selection is logically based upon the surface area to be painted, the choice of roller covering is governed not only by the type of paint being used, but also the surface that is being painted and the type of finish required.
A good quality paint roller will consist of a roller ‘cage’ which includes the handle, and a sleeve or cover which slips over the metal cage. It is the rollers cover that varies a great deal, with the length of fibres (nap), and material used determining how much paint it will actually hold. The nap can be made of various materials, be natural or synthetic, and is available in various lengths. As a rule of thumb, the longer the nap, the more paint it will hold, the shorter the nap, the smoother the finish it will give.
We stock a large selection of paint rollers to cover every conceivable painting job. If you are looking to sell paint rollers in your shop or you are looking for trade prices, then with over 90 years in the business we can answer all of your questions and give you the advice you need, but don’t take our word for it, come down to our showroom in Coleshill, Birmingham, and see for yourself.
Alternatively, why not download our free paint rollers catalogue or call us today on 01675 463096 to see how AE Southgate can provide all your trade and wholesale paint rollers and accessories.