3 8 Vs 1 2 Paint Roller. And now that most of my coatings are thinner prep coat or even gardz, 3/8 allows less splatter, less chains, and more product where it belongs. When microfiber rollers should not be used
1/2 inch woven or knit. It was an orange type nap. Or if the cover is tighter, a 1/2 won't leave much stipple.
I normally use 1/2 & 3/4.
This means fewer trips to the paint tray and a wetter edge for seamless results. I buy at sw by the tree pack and they don't sell 1/2 in in the store by the tree pack. For very smooth surfaces like metal doors and plaster.
On the other hand, if the roller is too thick for the purpose, it can leave an undesirable “orange peel” effect (the mottled look of dried paint close up).
Paint manufacturers like to advertise their products as one coat coverage but they fail to emphasize the many variables that determine how well a paint film covers. Always remember to select a nap height that will provide you with your desired finish regardless of the paint pick up and release capabilities. But we rarely were faced with textured walls.
I used a 1/2 sherfab i believe one time while working with another painter.
Dip the roller sleeve into the paint, then roll off the excess paint inside the roller bucket. Next, you’ll need to decide on either a knit, woven or microfiber cover. Use with enamels, varnish, oil and water base paints.
The nap is determined by the surface texture to be painted:
It was an orange type nap. To the folks that prefer a 3/8.that's ok with me. Roll paint from a large roller bucket, not a flat paint tray.
The second coat is easier.
I have a 1/2 in collossus 18 incher i've been waiting to try. One of the factors is the amount of paint applied to the surface. It was the way my dad taught me.