A roller is just a roller, right?
Here’s a better question: which painting applicator helps you cover 80% or more of any project? At The Wooster Brush Company, we believe rollers are every bit as important as brushes—and what’s more, every bit as innovative.
Finding the right Wooster roller cover
Knit versus woven?
For smoother lint-free results with all paints, use a woven roller fabric—especially with higher-sheen coatings. For greater pickup and release (faster application), try a knitted fabric when using flats or eggshell paints.
A brief introduction to pile height.
(Or nap.) Quite simply, for rough surfaces, use a longer pile (1/2–3/4”). For smooth surfaces, use a shorter pile (3/16–3/8”), or even a microfiber for a glass-like appearance.
Match the fabric to the job.
Different fabrics offer different advantages: pickup (greater capacity), controlled release, durability, surface uniformity, and cleanup. What’s most important to you?
Not all fibers are created equal. With roller covers, like any textile item, the quality level of the chosen fiber ends up dictating the richness of the fabric being produced. Wooster works closely with our fabric suppliers to choose and then modify fibers to ensure that they hold and release coatings better than competitive covers.
Made at our headquarters in Ohio, Wooster rollers covers are closely monitored for consistent quality. Our professional rollers are manufactured on a 2-ply polypropylene core that resists water, solvents, and cracking.
The multiple steps to finishing a roller cover include: fluffing up fibers, trimming off excess, beveling the ends, and vacuuming loose fibers. How well these processes are completed can dictate how well a cover paints. Inferior fabrics, those with lower-quality fibers, can be damaged during professional-level finishing process. We take pride in the exceptional performance results of our unique fabrics and proprietary finishing methods.