Paint Roller in washing machine

Having just spent the best part of half an hour washing a masonry paint roller, i seem to remember someone on the group saying they just stick theirs in the washing machine. Can i really do this without painting the inside of the machine?
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Andrew
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I made up a frame with an arbor, put it in the drill and all the paint spins off (tip: use inside a bucket) Repeat after washing out and all the paint can be got out, the roller remains usable dozens of times.
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Hi,
Or stick in on a pole and use a hose to wash and spin it at the same time - can be a bit messy though :)
cheers, Pete.
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The rollers come out all fluffy again as near new as possible. Masory paint is water based so wash out the brushes normally with water first.
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Put lots of washing powder/liquid in and rollers come out nice and clean. Not seen any contamination of washing machine yet, though I sometime run it again empty (with a tad of powder/liquid) just in case.
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For oil based paints, perhaps someone could try connecting the washing machine's cold water hose to a big drum of white spirit, and let us know if that works too?
:-)
Bob
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Ian,
Did you wait for the wife to go out <G>
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