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Old 02-16-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Ya got a newbie here! First time poster.....Hey veterans of the trade, I'm getting fibers from my roller covers on my painted wall. Is there a best of the best cover for latex paint that doesn't leave fibers behind?

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go to a paint store not the big box store and ask someone over 18 to show you there selection you dont need the best they have but dont buy the cheapest ask them what the painters who shop there use the most that should get you pointed in the right direction

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What cover were you using?

The Purdy White Dove gets good reviews on some forums. I have been using them on a remodel and they have been great.

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The Purdy White Dove is ubiquitous (avail. pretty much everywhere, from Big Box to Mom-n-Pop Paint), high-quality, and not overpriced. 3/8" is the "standard" smooth wall nap length.

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You may be rolling them too long after they are out of paint. We use very inexpensive rollers when we paint and don't have a problem with fuzz. However, we keep them charged with paint.
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Ya got a newbie here! First time poster.....Hey veterans of the trade, I'm getting fibers from my roller covers on my painted wall. Is there a best of the best cover for latex paint that doesn't leave fibers behind?
Yup, many...

Many...many...many...
...not for 99 cents though...

I'd also suggest Purdy White Doves as they are available just about anywhere
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Woosters are good as well. I have never done this but I have heard of painting contractor blowing the roller through with and air nozzle and even using a piece of tape to dislodge any loose fibers. I have never had this problem buying good quality rollers.
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I like the soft woven. They are white. half inch nap works for me but 3/8 is also a good choice. One trick is take some tape and stick it to your foot, pull the tape put about 3 feet and hold the roll with your hand. Run your cover up and down the tape strip several times. This will remove the fuzz
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I like the soft woven. They are white. half inch nap works for me but 3/8 is also a good choice. One trick is take some tape and stick it to your foot, pull the tape put about 3 feet and hold the roll with your hand. Run your cover up and down the tape strip several times. This will remove the fuzz
Hey thanks DGideon, Ive been using Shurline brand covers but ill try the soft woven ones. I like the tape trick too.......Ill try it!
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Thanks everyone that replied to my post. I'll certainly use all your ideas!
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Before you dip the roller in paint use tape to remove loose fibers. If you already have the little fibers stuck to your walls in the paint if you lightly sand the walls they will come right off.

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