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Old 01-25-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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I am painting a basement room with valspar paint, which of course is thicker then most normal paint... what would you recommend for a roller cover to use? This is just a normal flat surface wall, and I am using a light colored (Tan) semi-gloss paint thanks!

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I am painting a basement room with valspar paint, which of course is thicker then most normal paint... what would you recommend for a roller cover to use? This is just a normal flat surface wall, and I am using a light colored (Tan) semi-gloss paint thanks!
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I am a brush guy... The paint is thick and yearns to be manhandled.

Besides, you get a great workout and you build your forearms like no tomorrow. Chicks dig guys with arms. Even if you already have a full time chick. She will appreciate you even more. You wont need to answer the e-mails about being small, or call those 800 numbers for the special pills.

My great grandfather was a painter and he lived forever and had over 15 children. He just used a paintbrush. He would say, "Rollers are for sissys." You need to go out and get yourself a fat nylon #5" and you let the wall know who the man of the house is.

Don't cheat youself.
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I am a brush guy... The paint is thick and yearns to be manhandled.

Besides, you get a great workout and you build your forearms like no tomorrow. Chicks dig guys with arms. Even if you already have a full time chick. She will appreciate you even more. You wont need to answer the e-mails about being small, or call those 800 numbers for the special pills.

My great grandfather was a painter and he lived forever and had over 15 children. He just used a paintbrush. He would say, "Rollers are for sissys." You need to go out and get yourself a fat nylon #5" and you let the wall know who the man of the house is.

Don't cheat youself.
Are you serious?
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I am painting a basement room with valspar paint, which of course is thicker then most normal paint... what would you recommend for a roller cover to use? This is just a normal flat surface wall, and I am using a light colored (Tan) semi-gloss paint thanks!

I would recommend contacting Valspar directly for their recommendation. I believe it depends on the actual type of paint that you are using vs. the brand (i.e. oil based, etc.) Here is their number: 800-845-9061
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I am a brush guy... The paint is thick and yearns to be manhandled.

Besides, you get a great workout and you build your forearms like no tomorrow. Chicks dig guys with arms. Even if you already have a full time chick. She will appreciate you even more. You wont need to answer the e-mails about being small, or call those 800 numbers for the special pills.

My great grandfather was a painter and he lived forever and had over 15 children. He just used a paintbrush. He would say, "Rollers are for sissys." You need to go out and get yourself a fat nylon #5" and you let the wall know who the man of the house is.

Don't cheat youself.
yeah, I'm not exactly going to brush paint 3000 sq ft of wall space...... and I hate brush marks, rollers give it a much more smooth texture...
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Sherwin Williams contractor grade are also very nice 1/2" nap
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An old painter who used a brush for everything?!?!?
Was his car a steam-powered unit?!??!

IMO...the best roller-covers are the Purdy White-Doves; OR the Wooster Pro-Dooz's. Corona has awesome covers also...if your store has them.

You'll waste money on "Contractor-grade" covers. Don't make that mistake!

I'm always amazed at the "I've got good paint, and just need a cheap cover..."-logic.
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An old painter who used a brush for everything?!?!?
Was his car a steam-powered unit?!??!

IMO...the best roller-covers are the Purdy White-Doves; OR the Wooster Pro-Dooz's. Corona has awesome covers also...if your store has them.

You'll waste money on "Contractor-grade" covers. Don't make that mistake!

I'm always amazed at the "I've got good paint, and just need a cheap cover..."-logic.
...lordy...lordy...

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He did not have GOOD paint to begin with.
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wasn't going to say anything about the fact that valspar was being used. when using valspar I don't think it matters what you use to put it on the walls. Not a paint I would pay for. Second I have painted literally hundreds of houses with Sherwin Williams contractor grade roller covers and have never had a problem except for the occasional flat spot on cover but have had them with purdy as well. As for cheap. Cost about the same as a purdy.
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Second I have painted literally hundreds of houses with Sherwin Williams contractor grade roller covers and have never had a problem except for the occasional flat spot on cover but have had them with purdy as well. As for cheap. Cost about the same as a purdy.
I've got some Purdy and SW Contractor covers and I would buy either one again with no hesitation. I personally like the Purdy a bit more but that could simply be the difference in applying paint and primer (Purdy vs. SW respectively.)

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