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3 Tricks to Avoiding Roller Marks

I get nothing from the company, although sometimes I do dream of being their spokesperson.  This is always the very first tip I give anyone painting anything.  Floetrol will help with furniture, walls, ceilings, anything people!


When rolling there are some things you can do to have a streak-free surface, such as purchasing a smooth (not textured) roller. Paint with a good brush, stay away from the cheapest deal. And don’t you dare buy a brush from the dollar store!

Paint brushes, and rollers don’t have the same quality. Many of the cheap rollers and brushes leave marks because of the quiality of the bristles and sponge material.

If you are painting a large surface like a table or dresser, use a roller. Brushes are for small items only. Purdy is my favorite brand of brushes. They bristles on those brushes are ultra soft. When buying your rollers, make sure you get the correct texture. Walls need texture, thus the yellow fluffy roller. Furniture tends to be a smooth texture. Purchase smooth textured rollers.

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#1 Tip: Pay attention to the direction

Only roll in One Direction So simple, right?  I’ve noticed that if I only roll in one direction, the sheen evens out and I stop getting the light or dark streaks that show every roll.  Make sure you aren’t pushing on the paint as well.

The roller should roll or glide across the surface with very little pressure.  As the paint dries the faintest of all lines melt into one another leaving you with a professional finish!

DIY painted furniture projects can so bad, if you have roller marks. Learn how to avoid them and get a professional finish!