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What are you using these days?

Anyone tried the Picasso range?


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New builds - Hamilton perfection long pile 12 inch on ceilings, and Purdy colossus on walls.
Re-decs - Hamilton perfection medium pile and occasionally Purdy white doves.

Didn't know that proform Picasso did rollers, I'll have a look at them.

Used to love the Hamilton superlight sleeves, sadly discontinued.


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Used to love Freiss sleeves, of the polyamide variety, but not seen them in a while.

Purdy and Hamilton are my norms these days. Funnily enough, I've not used a sheepskin sleeve in years. Just find the polyamide, woven and microfibre offerings to be far superior, and nowhere near the splatter/kickback that sheepskin gives.

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Hamilton perfection medium pile on flat walls and flat ceilings.
Hamilton perfection long pile on textured (papered) walls and textured ceilings.
Hamilton perfection 4 inch for behind rads.

Unlike a lot of people, I don't clean my rollers because that time can be better spent elsewhere and they never seem as good after cleaning. The ceiling rollers last ages when kept in a tie-handle food bag. The wall rollers get thrown away after each job. They cost me less than £4 and I added that cost to my daily rate ages ago.


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dynamod wrote:
Used to love Freiss sleeves, of the polyamide variety, but not seen them in a while.

Purdy and Hamilton are my norms these days. Funnily enough, I've not used a sheepskin sleeve in years. Just find the polyamide, woven and microfibre offerings to be far superior, and nowhere near the splatter/kickback that sheepskin gives.


I used to hate using sheepskin rollers, the first firm I worked for used nothing but sheepskin and after a day of doing ceilings on a site, I'd come home looking like a snowman.



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Good Old Days. Aye Right. :lol:

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I've been mainly using Hamiltons all round as they do a decent job but have dabbled in others. Wooster pro dooz, Wooster 50/50, Purdy doves and collosus.
Johnstones did me a fine finish one which was very good, white with a blue stripe.

Also had some Fossa ones in 12 inch, short pile, gave a very good finish. Also in 4 inch we're fairly good but not amazing.


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ian gibson wrote:
dynamod wrote:
Used to love Freiss sleeves, of the polyamide variety, but not seen them in a while.

Purdy and Hamilton are my norms these days. Funnily enough, I've not used a sheepskin sleeve in years. Just find the polyamide, woven and microfibre offerings to be far superior, and nowhere near the splatter/kickback that sheepskin gives.
I used to hate using sheepskin rollers, the first firm I worked for used nothing but sheepskin and after a day of doing ceilings on a site, I'd come home looking like a snowman.
I live and learn, it used to happen to me too and there is clever me, I thought I became better at painting by the time I hit 60 not realising it is the different sleeves I use now when I can be bothered to get off the settee.



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Talking about rollers, it doesn't seem long ago since "life timers" appeared on the shelves.

Until then the sheepskin had been the weapon of choice, but the lifetimers washed out so easily and were meant to last a long long time.

Suppose they were daddy of all the rollers we use today eh?

I can remember buying one roller many years ago, wrongly mistaking it for a sheepskin, but it was some kind of nylon. It was bloody awful! Extremely heavy once fully loaded but didn't seem to want to release any paint. Lol

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That reminds me of this enormous piled roughcast thing. Captain Chunky I think it's name was.

Most selfish git of a roller in the history, as it sucked up around a gallon of paint, then said "Bugger off, it's mine" and wouldn't release any of it. Took around half an hour to wash out too, assuming you hadn't thrown it away or killed yourself in frustration.

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Nooooo!!! :lol: I love the captain chunk, made by Axus I think, they've got me out of a hole a good few times when I've faced the nightmare of really badly done tyrolean walls or heavy, heavy roughcast. Mind you I've snapped the threaded part of a couple of extention poles using it as it weighs so much when fully loaded and being pressed into the roughcast.


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I used the captain this summer on a rough wall, it was recommended on here .... :roll:


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The Chunk really does seem to divide decs. :lol:

I know a couple of guys who love the thing, but I could never get on with it. :scratch:

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Desmondo15 wrote:
I've been mainly using Hamiltons all round as they do a decent job but have dabbled in others. Wooster pro dooz, Wooster 50/50, Purdy doves and collosus.
Johnstones did me a fine finish one which was very good, white with a blue stripe.

Also had some Fossa ones in 12 inch, short pile, gave a very good finish. Also in 4 inch we're fairly good but not amazing.
Guy at DecoratingDirect said the fossa ones are one of their biggest sellers.

Are they called microsilk?

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Think so. They get rave reviews I believe.

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