Using a Roller

A roller is an easy and efficient way to paint large surfaces quickly. However, there are techniques that can be used to increase the speed and efficiency of the tool.

Firstly, before painting, ensure the roller is clean. A quick wash with warm water should be fine for this. It’s a good idea to leave the roller sightly damp when painting on interior walls.

Dip the roller lightly into the paint at the end of the paint tray and use the other flat section of the tray to spread the paint evenly over the roller head. Now, it’s time to get painting.

The ‘W’ technique is a an easy and effective way to use a roller. This technique involves starting in a corner of the room and rolling on a 3ftx3ft ‘W’ pattern, then fill in the gaps horizontally without lifting the roller off the wall. This ensures an even spread of paint. Continue in sections until you are finished.

This is a very simple and effective way to use a roller. If you are using an extension to the roller handle, then simply follow the steps provided to attach the piece of equipment and use appropriately.