New: Purdy Jumbo Mini Rollers

Written by on November 17, 2011 in Applicators, Brushes and Rollers, Tools with 4 Comments

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Convenience tool?

For those tasks where every inch counts, and 9 inches would be too much, the jumbo mini roller frames and covers from Purdy offer potential solutions, if used properly. These are beefier than the wire frames we have used in the past, and ergonomically improved. Also, this one frame size can accommodate both 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 inch covers, and the covers don’t have those annoying little plastic cylinders inside.

In coming weeks, we will be demonstrating some different techniques to help harness the material spreading potential of these little powerhouses. Many painters and diy-ers go wrong by treating these tools just like any other roller, while we know that the wrong approach turns a perfectly useful tool into a little mess maker. We will explore the differences between using a mini versus a regular wall roller, and the techniques to gain the most efficiency and quality with this application method.

Scott Burt

Scott Burt is a contractor and freelance writer whose column "From the Field" has appeared in American Painting Contractor magazine (www.paintmag.com) since 2008. His writing and projects also appear in other print and digital venues. This site is an extension of Scott's publication work, and he encourages readers to leave comments and questions about articles published here. Hope to hear from you!

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  1. I also wanted to add that I make use of 4-6″ rollers a lot. Scott you are right about them delivering a ton of product. Many times on exteriors or even priming stock they are the best tool for the job. For painting siding the end of the roller is important because you can paint the lip at the same time with the end.

  2. One improvement I would suggest to Purdy is to make a roller with an end. An end you can paint with. It is much more productive, and produces a better finish when you can paint corners without a brush.

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