How To Clean a Small Paint Roller Without Clogging Your Sinkcomments (3) December 22nd, 2010 in Blogs
Video Length: 1:09
Produced by: John Ross
Don Mathis from Macomb, IL writes:
I have found the little paint rollers made by Rubbermaid to be really handy for reaching behind pipes, for touching up, and for blending the edges of newly painted surfaces. But they are hard to clean.
The drawing shows how I now use a paintbrush/roller spinner to clean the little rollers. The adapter consists of a 1/2-in. dowel, which is inserted into the jaws of the spinner. The roller fits on the other end of the dowel, which has a couple of wraps of electrical tape to create the right fit with the roller.
Find the drawing Don mentions in the original tip from Fine Homebuilding Magazine.
In this video, Chuck Miller successfully substitutes blue painter's tape for the electrical tape.
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