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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.

    How to choose the right silicone sealant

    Silicone sealant is actually quite a broad term that is used a lot especially when it comes to DIY jobs, the first thought for most people is to go to their local DIY store and grab the cheapest one in the right colour.

    How to choose the right dust mask

    When working in an environment where there is potential for you to breathe in a range of dust, vapours, fumes and spores, industry bodies and the Health and Safety Executive of the employer are committed to reducing damage caused to the lungs by such airborne contaminants. 

    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.

    How to remove silicone Sealant

    By far the best way to remove silicone sealant is when the product is still wet. Whilst it is still in its curing phase and before it has formed a skin, excess or incorrectly applied silicone is best removed just using a dry paper towel.

    Certain cloth cleaners can also be used but remember to use them dry. The friction of a wet towel (especially a paper-based one) will remove uncured silicone better than a wet cloth which will tend to smear it. Whilst the silicone is still wet you do not need to use any other cleaning liquids.

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