I have heard that you can put used latex rollers in a plastic bag, then in
the freezer, and not have to clean them between jobs.
Is this correct? Or is there a better way?
I will be using the roller over a period of several days and want to avoid
either throwing it away or having to clean it at the end of eash painting
Assuming you are using the same paint color that usually works. Some
cheap rollers will be shed, but cheap rollers should not be used for
anything other than rough work anyway. The freezer is to keep them from
I wrap them in cling wrap, saran wrap, etc., then in the fridge.
Works great. Sometimes it takes a few strokes to get the roller to warm
up and work well again.
I've got one in there now, I'm going to use it in an hour or so.
Try it - you don't have much to lose.
I don't paint by trade, but here's what I did last summer when I painted my
living/dining rooms - I just put the wet roller into a common plastic
grocery bag. Pat the bag against the roller... the inside of the bag sticks
to the wet paint and forms a completely airtight seal everywhere it touches.
Next day, peel the roller out of the bag, toss the bag, continue painting.
I've kept rollers in the fridge for as long as a week. I put them in, I
take them out when I need them. If they don't paint well, I throw them
away and put on a new one.
A weekend should be fine.
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