How Do You Prevent Roller Marks When Painting?


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To avoid roller marks when painting, use a high-quality roller made of wool or a wool blend. Cheap or disposable rollers do not hold as much paint as high-quality rollers, causing the roller marks.

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Wool blend rollers, also called sleeves, allow painters to use a lighter push as they paint, which makes the chance for roller marks minimal. Painting in a zigzag pattern is another way to avoid roller marks when painting. Instead of painting straight up and down, use the roller to paint a sideways "M." Then paint the blank areas in before moving on to an unpainted section.

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