Whether you’re just starting out in your career as a painter and decorator or you’ve been doing it for years, good quality paint rollers are an essential tool of the trade. There’s never been as much choice available so in this article we’ll take you through the different options and show you which rollers are best suited to which applications as well as giving you a handy overview of paint roller sleeves.

Roller sizes

Rollers are available in a full range of sizes with the most common ones for wall decoration being 7 – 9 inches. Unlike DIY paint rollers all professional trade rollers use a larger 1.75” roller sleeve which allows more paint to be loaded on the roller. This greater volume helps professionals to spend more time painting and less time reloading their roller.

Below are some of the less common roller sizes and their uses:

2 – 2.5” rollers


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