Paint Roller Replacement
Why You Should Consider Paint Roller Replacement
When it comes to ensuring that your pipe paint roller remains in great condition, thinking about getting paint roller replacement parts is essential. Indeed, though paint rollers are typically durable and hardy, there will come a time when you will need to think about switching up some of the parts so that it retains its original effectiveness.
What is a Paint Roller?
A paint roller is a unique type of painting tool that can be used, instead of a paint brush or sponge, to paint pipes (as the name would suggest). They are being used on an increasingly frequent basis as a means of cleanly and professionally painting pipes, and after all, isn’t that the purpose of cleaning the pipes in the first place—to ensure that the pipes look their best?
Paint Roller vs Paint Brushes
Unlike paint brushes, paint rollers offer a number of benefits for painting pipes. They are generally made with a foam roller brush, which helps to ensure that the coverage of paint is even and streak free. In addition to this, their unique shape is designed to perfectly fit around a pipe, giving the user an increased level of comfort and control when compared to a paint brush. These features, when combined together, make the paint roller a highly specialized but suitable tool for painting pipes of all shapes and sizes.
Benefits of Paint Rollers Over Paint Brushes
If you are considering investing in a paint roller, you likely want to know about the benefits of choosing a paint roller replacement for your old paintbrushes. We can help with that!
Easy to Use
Paint brushes are great tools, but when it comes to painting pipes, they can be a little tricky to work with. Having to hold them freely in the air, without being able to support them on anything, can make it a little hard to control a paintbrush accurately. The paint roller, however, doesn’t have this problem. The hollowed out foam brush allows the user to rest their weight upon the roller itself, without having to suspend their arm in midair for extended periods of time without any support. This, in turn, allows for a far greater level of control over the paintbrush—which then gives a more accurate finish as a result.
One of the key benefits of choosing a pipe paint roller over a paint brush is that of the lack of streaks. When you attempt to paint a pipe with a brush, if your hand slips you will likely leave streaks in the finished paintwork. In fact, even an even coverage with a paintbrush can have this unfortunate effect—but the paint roller is different. Its foam brush allows the paint roller cover to be far more consistent and clean than can be expected from a paint brush. This lack of streaks will mean that the resulting paint work is far more professional and easy on the eyes.
A problem with using a standard paintbrush to try to paint pipes can be that of the coverage. Indeed, attempting to achieve an even level of coverage across a pipe with a paintbrush can be hard—but a paint roller can help to negate this issue. Using a paint roller gives an even coverage of paint along the entirety of the pipe, so you won’t have to worry so much about certain areas being overly thick with paint and other sections being sparse and poorly coated.
How to Replace Paint Roller Parts
Paint roller replacement can be an easy task to achieve, when you put your mind to it. Indeed, once you know the basics of how to replace each of the parts of your paint roller, it will likely be a breeze!
In order to replace the old parts of your paint roller, you will first need to get your replacement parts. You should be able to retain the old paint roller frame, however, you may need to invest in a new roller brush or roller cover. Make sure you choose a replacement part that will fit the existing tools that you own, either way.
Next, you will need to make sure that your current paint roller is fully clean. In order to do this, soaking the paint roller fully in warm water, mixed with paint remover, is a good thing to do. Failing to do this will mean that your paint roller frame will probably get paint inside, and that will lead to trouble down the line. So, it is important that you don’t rush this stage; make sure the paint roller is as clean as you can possibly get it before continuing!
One you have done this, the next step is obviously to go about replacing the paint roller part in question. Most commonly, people will be replacing the head of the paint roller—the foam brush itself—or the cover and so that is what we will focus on.
Step One: Remove the Cover
First, you will need to remove the roller cover. This is usually quite a straightforward thing to do. Simply remove the cylinder from the roller frame itself, at which point sliding the roller cover off should be very easy to do. On some models, a small amount of force may be required, but it shouldn’t be hard either way.
If the old cylinder is in good condition, you will be able to continue using that with a new cover. If it is old and is showing its age, though, you might do better to instead replace the cylinder with a new one as well.
Finally, you simply need to apply the new roller cover to the cylinder. This is easy to do; though the fit will probably be snug, you should be able to apply it easily onto the surface of the cylinder. Then, just click the finished brush back into place on the roller and you’ll be good to go!
Evidently, changing the brush or cover for your paint roller is an easy job to do. Replacing the roller’s parts regularly will ensure that your roller is in good condition for when you next need to use it on pipes. So, don’t compromise; regularly carry out pipe roller replacement and you’ll see the difference in the quality of paintwork that you can achieve, for sure.