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    3 of the best ways to clean paint rollers

    We've all been there, you finish after a long day of painting and look down at your rollers covered in paint. The last thing you want to be doing is spending hours cleaning the roller sleeves. I have compiled 3 effective ways of cleaning your roller sleeves so they are ready to go for your next job. All of these methods are suited to rollers that have been used with water-based paints. Some of these methods can also be used with oil-based paints but I recommend using solvents to help with the cleaning of these as warm water and oil based paints don't mix well and you could end up in a real mess.

    Why you should use bathroom paint

    When it comes to painting bathrooms customers will request bathroom specific paint or expect you to use the one that they have already purchased. But is it the right paint to use or will a normal emulsion work just as well?

    What is the best masking tape to use?

    So you want to know which masking tape is best to use? We're assuming that you are doing some form of painting and want a nice professional finish. It might be decorating, DIY or car bodywork spraying. To establish which one you need we first need to explain the difference between the products on the market currently.

    Are natural bristle paint brushes a thing of the past?

    When it comes to paint brushes there is one question that we get asked more than any other, do I need a synthetic or natural bristle brush? The short answer to this question depends on the type of paint you are using. Natural bristle brushes or Pure Bristle brushes as they are also known are most suited to oil-based paints and not water-based paints due to the fact that they will absorb the water in the paint and swell making them hard to work with. Most modern synthetic bristle brushes can be used with both oil-based and water-based paints.

    Dust extractors explained

    Dust extractors are an essential part of sanding whether you're a DIYer or a professional. They provide a clean environment when working and prevent harmful dust particles from being inhaled. Although dust extractors help to remove high levels of dust they should always be accompanied by a dust mask and not be used as a substitute.

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