Problems with paint roller fluff

How can I stop my paint roller from shedding fluff?

Asked by angie on 10th Mar 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Paint rollers often shed fluff or fibers during use, which can be frustrating and make the finish of your painting job look messy. Here are some tips to help prevent your paint roller from shedding fluff:

Choose a high-quality roller: Look for a roller that is made with a high-quality material such as microfiber or a blend of polyester and nylon. These materials are less likely to shed fibers compared to cheaper alternatives.

Wash the roller before use: Before using a new roller, rinse it with water and let it dry completely. This will help to remove any loose fibers and prevent them from shedding during use.

Use a lint roller: Run a lint roller over the roller before use to remove any loose fibers that may be present.

Prime the roller: Prime the roller by rolling it several times on a piece of cardboard or a similar surface to remove any excess fibers.

Don't over-saturate the roller: Avoid overloading the roller with paint, as this can cause it to shed fibers. Use a paint tray to remove any excess paint before applying it to the wall.

Roll in the right direction: When rolling the paint, work in a consistent direction and avoid rolling back over an area that has already been painted. This will help to prevent the roller from shedding fibers.

By following these tips, you should be able to prevent your paint roller from shedding fluff and achieve a smooth, professional-looking finish"
Answered on 11th Mar 2023 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"use a better qualtiy roller, wash before use with a spot of washing up liquid spin dry before painting"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"One the roller to fluffed you need a medium pile roller for internal walls and wash it out with fairy before use"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"There are several ways to prevent this, you can use masking tape to wrap around the roller then remove it to take fluff and loose peaces off the roller head, put the roller in water then keep spinning it in a wall our floor to remove fluff."
Answered on 14th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi should always wash a new roller in soapy water before used
Just have to wash again in soapy watch or get a new one
But wash first in soapy water
Answered on 12th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Hi I’m Kevin
Sounds like it could be an oldest one so probably needs working with water before use it same for a new roller tiny bit of water on them before you use it okay"
Answered on 13th Mar 2023 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
"Hi get some marsking tape and and wrap it around the roller head tight then take it off"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Use tape before use on the roller . Wrap the tape around and pull off"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"I find all new rollers do this so i wrap masking tape around the roller before use if it new. cheap rollers will just continue doing this no matter what you do"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Wrap it on cellotape or duct tape then pull it off that should remove all loose fluff"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"Wash it first and buy good quality rollers (arroworthy) 👍🏼"
Answered on 10th Mar 2023 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
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