Whether painting walls or cabinets, it’s important to take a few minutes to prep a new paint roller before using it for the first time. Otherwise you can end up with a lot of little fiber hairs stuck to your new paint job…which totally sucks.
When painting cabinets I use a mini roller with 1/4″ nap to get a smooth surface. They are recommended for walls (you know, for hard to reach areas…) but I like them for cabinets and furniture too. My “paint guy” was surprised when I went in to buy them. He asked, “Don’t you end up with little particles all over in your paint?”
Well no. No I don’t. And this is why…
I wrap new rollers (that I’m going to be using for furniture or cabinets) with painters tape before I use them.
Then I pull the tape off, and with it comes all the loose hairs. Do this a couple times (with new tape) until the tape comes off clean and then you’re good to go…paint!
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