Get the Perfect Paint Job
A long strip of masking tape makes a great lint remover for your paint-roller covers.
It’s frustrating when lint from your roller cover messes up a new coat of paint, but the solution is simple and inexpensive. Hang a piece of blue painter’s tape that’s 3 ft. to 4 ft. long from the head casing of any door opening. While holding the bottom of the tape with one hand, roll the fresh roller cover over the sticky side of the tape with the other hand. make enough passes up and down the tape to cover the entire width of the roller cover a few times. you’ll see the lint all over the tape.
—Mike Alexander, Monrovia, Md.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #280