When it comes to painting rooms in your house, choosing the right roller cover may not be at the top of your priority list, but doing so can make all of the difference on the application process. The final appearance is also largely determined by the cover used, so you must choose wisely. Chris Haber, a Field Product Manager at Sherwin Williams says “We look at providing the best roller cover for overall hide as well as general appearance and productivity.” He suggests these 5 roller covers with details on what benefits they provide and where they are best used.
The Purdy Marathon cover is given its name due to its long lasting ability. It has great overall hide, a consistent uniform finish, superb pick up and release for increased productivity, works on smooth or textured walls, controls spatter to a minimum, and works well for big projects due to its durability. This could be your ideal choice for a semi smooth to semi rough surface to be painted.
The Purdy Colossus cover, on the other hand, lends amazing results over texture substrates, provides a uniform finish, good overall hide, gives the best pick-up and release for productivity, controls spatter to a minimum, can also be used on smooth walls, and works well for big projects due to its durability. This one is thus better suited for rough surfaces if that’s what your project entails.
Contractor Series Polyester
Meanwhile, the Contractor Series Polyester cover is recommended for polyester paints. This particular cover offers the best overall hide, a consistent uniform finish, limited spatter control, use on smooth or textured walls, good pick-up and release for productivity, but is better for smaller projects, since it doesn’t last as long as blend of nylon and polyester fabric.
Purdy White Dove and Contractor Series Soft Woven
The Purdy White Dove and Contractor Series Soft Woven covers both provide a smooth and uniform finish, control spatter to a minimum, are used to smooth walls, have a good overall hide, and pick-up and release for productivity. They are fine for all paints and finishes so remain your most versatile option if you aren’t sure what to use.
Depending in your particular situation, using the wrong roller cover could truly lessen the amount life of your paint job. Hire Pro Painters, your Houston painting contractor, to take care of it for you and we will guarantee to use the best materials and equipment possible for the job. We can tackle any Houston residential painting, with the experience and know how to offer the best results, so give us a call today.