I paint a LOT of cabinets and when I paint cabinets, these are the type of rollers I use. I use them with oil and water based primers and paints.
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!
Now, to get a beautiful finish, the type of paint you use is as, or more important than the painting tools you use. I ALWAYS use a good quality Wood paint. (My Go-To combo is Sherwin Williams “All Purpose” (used to be called ProBlock) primer and then ProClassic paint.
If the weather is too hot or too cold or too dry…I add in a little Floetrol. It’s a paint additive that gives you more “play” time and helps with leveling. If you don’t have some on hand, GET IT!
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