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liserenoir

06:34PM | 08/05/07
Member Since: 08/04/07
1 lifetime posts
Okay, in painting my bathroom we used the cheaper rollers. They left lint on the walls. The walls are 99% dry and I want to remove the lint...any ideas on how to best remove the lint without having to repaint the entire room? THANK YOU

Faron79

09:04PM | 08/05/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
...No way out of this one!

I've never understood the urge to save $2 or $3 on a tool that can easily muck-up a job!

If you WERE able to get the lint out, the wall would look crappy enough regardless...you'd have to do another coat!

Buy a Purdy "White Dove" 3/8"-inch nap, or a top Wooster roller. They're $4-$5 apiece, but who cares?!?!

* You won't be doing it twice, let alone the cost of more paint!

* There's nothing more expensive than cheap tools...

Faron

MistressEll

06:44AM | 08/11/07
Member Since: 01/30/05
360 lifetime posts
if you fail to pre-wash, and let dry, then de-lint (using painter's tape for example) your rollers you'll still have problems.

Just before using pre-wet again your rollers using a bit of water (if water based paint) or thinner (if solvent based paint).

Then pre-load the roller with paint and first rolls out with a new roller should be on a test surface.

About the only thing you can do is sand out the fibers, re-prime and seal, then start over.

Using the RIGHT rollers compatible with the paint or primer you are using is very important. (for example if using an alcohol shellac primer like original BIN - don't use a roller that the alcohol is going to disolve the blue that holds the fibers to the roller core!)


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