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Old 07-21-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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I just wanted to gather everyone's onipion about cleaning up after a hard days work of painting. We've been re-painting our entire house and we hate cleaning those darn rollers everytime. It's messy and inconvenient and takes forever! Tell me what you think is the worst part about cleaning up those rollers at the end of the day. Wouldn't it be easier to have some kind of device that automatically cleans those rollers without all that mess?

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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I know you can stick paint brushes in the freezer without washing them, then reuse them next time, wonder if this works with rollers too... hmmm

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:39 PM   #3
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I wash with soap & water and use a 5-in-1 to clean excess water, etc. If only storing for a few hours or days, I wrap it tightly in a plastic bag to keep the paint wet. If going to be any longer put in freezer.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:21 PM   #5
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There are a lot of good ideas in this thread.

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If you don't want to read the whole thing skip to page 7 -posts 89 and 90 and go from there for some great paint cleanup tips.
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Saggdevil has it right for the same color over several days (I pushed it to about 2 weeks actually)... tightly wrap in a trash bag... I was surprised how "wet" it remained... then after project, threw it out... saved a lot of latex paint going down my drains too!
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Here's the fastest way I know to clean rollers...DIY Tips and Tricks!
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As for cleaning rollers.look into those spinning tools, forget the brand name, but they're about a foot long, work with a plunger action, cost about $10 and you spin the rollers at high speed inside a bucket or something. Dries them out in about 3 minutes.
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #9
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look into those spinning tools,

They are sold at almost all paint stores
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i had one of those for years before i knew what the heck it was.... lol

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i had one of those for years before i knew what the heck it was.... lol

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hey! it was in a big box of plumbing junk i got for $2.00 at auction.
i couldn't figure out how the heck to plunge a toilet with it!

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Yep, spinning rods work wonders.
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I only do repaints because the new home builders can not afford me as well as I do not want to deal with other subs screwing up my work, so I know new residential contractors always clean up the rollers.

Honestly, I throw them away and buy new ones. I am not going to clean a roller that may still have something in it that will cause my walls to be gritty or have goobers. I always double strain my paint new or old...

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Old 07-25-2009, 09:54 PM   #15
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We throw our rollers out to avoid contaminents, this is not an issue beings we buy them by the case they cost little to nothing

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