After using a foam roller for a couple of projects (painting doors & painting window trim), I thought it would be a good idea to give some tips on using a foam roller. And tell you how this little roller is now one of my favorite painting tools…
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One really nice things about the Foam Roller is that they are inexpensive, $5 and the tray is only $2. And another bonus is that they can give you a very smooth finish, just like if you are using a paint sprayer… OK another plus, promise last one, they are easy to use and you do not get paint flipping all over the place. (I always find that with a normal paint roller, I always get paint splattered on me from the roller, does anyone else get this?)
Tips on Using A Foam Roller
1. Apply your paint just like you would if you were using a normal roller.
2. Go over the area a second time, only pressing the roller slightly. (This is to make sure you are getting paint on the whole area)
3. Take your roller over the area a third time but this time just roll over the area without putting any presser. (This is how you smooth the area, see the difference from the top and bottom pictures)
And that is my tip on using a foam roller to get a smooth finish. Does anyone else have any tips for using a foam roller?