Painting Tip: No More Lint

Have you ever started a painting job, opened a fresh paint roller, dipped it in the paint and rolled a bunch of horrible looking lint all over your freshly prepped wall?  I have.  Many times.  And despite making this mistake often- it took me a long time to learn.  But admitting there is a problem is only half the battle- how do you prevent or remove lint from paint rollers?

Well, I tried buying the expensive “lint free” rollers and guess what?  I still got a lot of lint of the walls.  I tried other suggestions, like wiping the roller with a wet rag- and guess what?  I still had lint problems.  Finally, in a fit of desperation, I threw the paint roller in with a load of rags and washed it in my washing machine.  Then I dried it in my dryer.  And guess what?  No more lint.  Now, whenever I am planning a painting project, I buy a 6 pack of rollers and throw them all in the wash the night before.  Since all the paint rollers I can now find come with plastic backings (instead of the old paper rolls), I have never had a problem with any of the rollers disintegrating in the wash.  And lint is no longer a problem.

Lint Free Paint Rollers- wash them before using