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Painting your home is probably one of the least expensive ways to refresh your home. You can do this either in the interior or exterior of your home, but regardless, painting can be the difference to having an attractive home. When it comes to painting, knowing the colour you want and the type of paint are important. What is of equal importance is having the proper tools and materials because without that, you wouldn’t have anything to paint with!

According to professional painters, you should not pass up the opportunity to buy quality paint brushes and tools. For best results, it should always be about quality over quantity. In addition, when you buy the best tools and materials, it will last you a long-time, when you clean and reuse them. With all of this in mind, let us show you how to clean paint rollers.

     Tools needed:

  • 5-in-1 tool + Bucket
  • Firm bristle brush
  • Paint brush comb
  • Putty knife
  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety glasses
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animated outline of hammer and wrench

Materials: 

  • Dish detergent
  • Disposable plastic bottles
  • Mineral spirits
  • Newspaper
  • Rags
  • Warm water

How to clean paint rollers

Think of a paint roller as a paint sponge, seeing as it is very absorbent and can capture excess paint. Capturing any excess paint will be the difference between a finished and unfinished paint job. Also, it might be the difference between you ultimately buying another expensive bucket of paint. Use your curved edge 5-in-1 tool or a putty knife to remove any excess paint out of the paint roller. Then, you can put back into the bucket of paint beside you. This is why you should clean your paint brushes or paint rollers before using it because then little paint pieces would not easily fall off. How can cleaning your paint roller be an easier process? The more paint you can remove off the paint roller before washing, the easier the job will be. You should use a newspaper to remove all the excess paint, until you see none left.

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Washing roller frame 

You should always clean the roller frame immediately after using it to paint either latex or an oil-based product. You will need to wear rubber gloves for this process to remove the cover from the roller. Put the cover aside for a moment and clean off the roller frame. The quickest way to clean a roller frame is when the paint is still wet. Also, paints that consume a higher gloss are much tougher to clean.

 

  • Oil paint: Use mineral spirits on a damp cloth to scrub off the paint.

 

  • Latex paint: To clean off latex paint from a paint roller, you will need a warm bucket of water, and a tiny amount of dish soap. To help scrub away tiny patches, you will need a firm-bristled brush with long handles, that way it can fit inside the roller frame.
  • As a caution, you should always wear eye protection when dealing with solvents.
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How to clean the roller cover

 

  • For oil paint: Get a container and fill it with paint thinner or mineral spirits. You do this to submerge the roller cover. To use a minimum amount of solvent, choose the smallest container you own. Using the solvent, work the cover using your hands and release the paint. After approximately 5 to 7 minutes, remove the cover and excess paint back into the container. Then, pour the remaining solvent into a disposable bottle. Clean the container with a paper towel or a damp cloth. Now, you will remove the cover and allow the excess solvent to go back into the container, then let it dry in a ventilated area for only a few minutes. Then, combine the used solvent into the used solvent bottle you previously started. Lastly, wash the cover with warm water and a small amount of dish detergent. Wait for it to completely dry.

 

  • Latex paint: Submerge the roller cover in a bucket of warm water, with a few drops of detergent involved. Squeeze the paint out using your hands. Then, rinse the cover with clean water or in a bucket. Shake the remaining water out of the cover and patiently wait for it to dry.
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Try not to clean everything at once 

Once we start a project, we tend to want to clean right away, but you don’t have to clean everything at once. If this project breaks overnight or drags into the weekend, you can just store your paint roller. Simply take it out, wipe the handle and cover roller with plastic. You can use a kitchen wrap, or a zip-top bag because they will seal the air away from the wet paint. 

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To recap, when it comes to painting, knowing the colour you want and the type of paint are important. What is of equal importance is having the proper tools and materials because without that, you wouldn’t have anything to paint with. According to professional painters, you should not pass up the opportunity to buy quality paint brushes and tools. By knowing how to clean paint rollers, you will not only save time, but you will save money too, and without a lot of effort!

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