The quality of the future coating depends not only on the used paints and varnishes (LKM) but also on the features of the painting tools selected for their application. A correctly selected roller does not just guarantee an excellent result: it is able to significantly increase the productivity of work and ensure their comfortable execution.

Characteristics of paint rollers

The roller consists of three main parts: a handle, a metal rod, and a rotating roller. The comfort of the master during the execution of work depends on the type of tool handle. The quality of the rod affects reliability. A rotating roller consists of two elements – a sleeve with a core and a fur coat (plush). Plush is the most important element, as it determines the quality of future coverage.

When choosing a paint tool, professionals focus on several characteristics:

  • plush material;
  • roller width;
  • pile length;
  • core diameter;
  • the presence of a lining;
  • clasp hole diameter;

When painting rough and rough surfaces, as well as corners, rollers with a log pile will provide an excellent result. The smooth, smooth coat of paint and varnish material and the absence of spray guarantee plush with a short pile. For painting deep irregularities, use padded rollers.

The material from which the paint roller coat is made is responsible for working with certain types of paintwork. Plush for high-quality, professional rollers made of, polyamide, microfiber, nylon, velour, and filter. Foam (polyurethane) rollers are also distinguished, both with a flock coating and without.

Choice of paint roller according to the type of paintwork materials

To obtain a high-quality coating, you must responsibly approach the selection of material for the paint coat. The role of the main criterion when choosing a plush is assigned to the type of paintwork. Let’s consider the most optimal combinations.

Water-based paints

In working with water-based paints, polyamide is by far the highest quality material. This synthetic fiber is obtained from oil refining. It is characterized by high strength, does not stick when rolling paint, picks up, holds and gives paintwork well. However, it is easy to clean, which significantly increases the life of the roller.

In the STORCH professional painting tools catalog, these rollers are represented by two MULTICOLOR and EXPERT ranges.

MULTICOLOR polyamide plush rollers are very good absorbency and paint return, which increases productivity. At the factory, the coat is washed for an hour at a certain water temperature in a special machine. Thanks to preliminary wet processing, the roller does not pile. However, before starting work, we advise you to moisten it.

MULTICOLOR polyamide rollers are combined with all types of water-based paints for painting facades and walls. To work with varnishes, use painting tools from this short-hair line.

Professional painting tools from the EXPERT line are recognized by professionals as one of the best when working with water-based paints and varnishes. They are made of solid polyamide fiber “endless thread”. When painting, the pile does not separate and does not fall onto the surface to be treated, which allows achieving excellent coating quality.

EXPERT rollers are ideal for applying dispersion, latex, silicate paints, silicone colored resins. Short-haired painting tools from this short-hair line are good at working with water-based acrylic/polyurethane varnishes, as well as alkyd varnishes where a perfectly smooth finish is not required.

Solvent-based coatings

The most optimal option for working with varnishes and solvent-based paints are rollers with plush from natural sheep’s wool (velor). This material is not afraid of aggressive chemical compounds.

Professional STORCH velor rollers do not contain synthetic impurities, so their shelf life is much longer than with conventional painting tools. A short pile allows you to apply a high-quality finish to a smooth surface. Rollers made of 100% sheep wool are ideal for working with alkyd varnishes.

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