Painting Tips: Remove Lint from Your Paint Roller

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

Painting Tips: Create a smoother finish with a lint brush

Paint rollers are a great way to speed up the painting process, but if you’re working with an older roller or a high-shine finish, they can leave little bits of lint in your paint. This doesn’t look so hot once the last coat dries.

To reduce lint from your paint roller and to create the smoothest finish, go over your roller brushes with a lint roller before each use.

Also, if you’re opting for a fresh set of rollers, try going with a roller that says “lint free” or “shed resistant” right on the package.

Get more painting tips from our Painting Quick Tip series here on the Apron blog, and shop The Home Depot for all your paint and painting supplies.

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