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  • #14814
     JuliaLee
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    Hi all,

    I currently work in an academic scene/paint shop, and I have had a lot of challenges with getting roller sleeves 100% clean, which with limited budgets, can be pretty costly.

    My fiancé had showed me one of those videos online of this “AMAZING NEW PRODUCT” of a drill bit that fits roller sleeves, and cleans them in almost ~no time~.

    WELL, I decided to try it out and I was SHOCKED at how well it did. I’ve attached a step-by-step process of cleaning a dirty used roller sleeve and it brought it back to it’s original nap color, while re-fluffing the nap, in under 2 minutes.

    I purchased it off Amazon, in aluminum and plastic, along with a cylindrical roller squeegee.

    I believe it was called : Roller Ready Big Pro Aluminum Paint Roller Cleaner.

    Anyways, I figured I would share this experience since it can sometimes be difficult to get rollers 100% clean, especially with non-professionals, and some who have never painted before. Now, I’m excited to have students clean things and feel more confident that our tools will be better kept and last longer.

    Happy Holidays!

    Best,

    Julia Lee (Kreitman) Rogge
    [attachment=0]Drill Roller Cleaner.jpg[/attachment]

    #15467
     EvanWRapp
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    I’m totally game for anything to make this a bit easier.

    Great find! Thanks for sharing.

    #15468

    I’ve been using the “Roller Wizard”. Similar idea, a plastic container hooks up to the sink and jets of water spin the roller around until it is completely clean and fluffed. 1-2 minutes and no big mess! I originally bought on Amazon but can’t find it listed. This link from QVC says no longer sold 🙁 Maybe you can find it elsewhere online. <a href="http://www.qvc.com/Roller-Wizard-4-piece-Paint-Roller-Power-Washer-Kit.product.V22494.html&#8221; class=”bbcode_url”>http://www.qvc.com/Roller-Wizard-4-piece-Paint-Roller-Power-Washer-Kit.product.V22494.html

    #15469

    Being old I use old tools, but many don’t know what the round cut out is for in a 5 in 1 paint knife. It scrapes the paint out of the roller back into the can or bucket before you wash the roller so less paint goes down the drain. Then, a paint roller spinner-the manual kind that gives one those well toned guns, can spin the roller clean. I said I was old.

    #15470
     Zaling
    • Experience: 15-20 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    We have a Rejuv-A-Roller at Design Foundry. I love it, works great, doesn’t need soap and it doesn’t damage the nap of the roller like a 5 in 1. Downside, it only works on 9″ roller covers, and they tend to break when dropped. YMMV!

    https://www.amazon.com/REJUV-CLEANER-ROLLER-MfrPartNo-RJRL-R01/dp/B0010SDDTG

    #15471
     Rachael Claxton
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

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    I’ve started using the Spin Out when I have a bunch of rollers to clean. It’s the most insane thing I’ve ever seen. It cleans the rollers out incredibly well in a super short amount of time. I absolutely adore it.

    http://spinoutusa.com/

    #15472

    I loooove the “Roller Wizard”! I’ve bought one for my last 4 shops and saved so much time and money. However, they’ve been impossible to find the last few years, and I found out that it is because the company has been up for sale.

    Anybody independently wealthy that wants to bring them back? 😀

    #15473
     abernathysj
    • Experience: 5-10 years
    • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

    RachaelClaxton wrote:

    I’ve started using the Spin Out when I have a bunch of rollers to clean. It’s the most insane thing I’ve ever seen. It cleans the rollers out incredibly well in a super short amount of time. I absolutely adore it.

    http://spinoutusa.com/

    We just bought a Spin Out and it’s very popular! However, I wish it was better at cleaning the ends of the roller, and it doesn’t wash out the inside, of course. any tips for making the most of this tool?

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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