DIY painting offers you an economical solution to sprucing up the interior or exterior of your home. A mistake homeowners make though, is concentrating on the quality of the paint they will use and overlooking the medium that they will use to apply the paint. Using a low-quality roller for your paint project may seem cheap, especially if you do not plan to repaint your home again. However, cheap rollers will result in an amateurish paint job, which may necessitate repainting anyway. Rather than buying the cheapest roller that you come across or buying a single one for your entire painting project, here are the different rollers that you should consider.
A pad roller
This type of roller is specially designed to paint over edging and trim. The pad roller is highly absorbent to ensure you do not run out of paint mid-stroke. The pad rollers are also capable of being laid flat on the surface, making them ideal for painting over tight corners on your walls. Since pad rollers can be laid flat, they also have minimal risk of paint splatter, which reduces the chances of your ending up with dripping paint from your trim and edging.
A textured roller
If you would like your walls to have a unique appearance, you may want to consider investing in a textured roller. These types of rollers are characterised by having a unique foam cover to create patterns and designs on your walls. The covers are removable, and you can opt to purchase different types of covers for various patterns around the home. With a textured roller, you have the flexibility to create faux finishes that will mimic textures for example brick, stone and even wood by simply painting on the surface. It should be noted that using a textured roller is better suited for large surfaces such as when painting a focal wall or a ceiling.
A speciality roller
Speciality paints have steadily grown in popularity as homeowners look to create depth and visual interest on their walls. However, if you plan to use special paints such as suede, you would need to use a speciality roller. These rollers are designed to reduce paint splatter as they have a better absorbency for the special paints, thus ensuring that your paint job is smooth and flawless. Moreover, the speciality roller will also minimise wastage since special paints tend to be more expensive than their regular counterparts are.
If you aren't sure of the best way to handle your painting project, be sure to hire professional painters.