There is a misconception that rollers are not good for painting trim. This is not true at all! Paint rollers are incredibly versatile and if you choose the right size and material, they can be a very handy tool for painting trim.
The Wagner Smart Edge paint roller is designed to make painting trim a lot quicker and more convenient. You do not need a roller tray with this roller because it can hold paint in the handle.
It is a 3-inch roller, making it the perfect size for painting trim. The long handle lets you reach those pesky corners with no problem and the edges are sharp and precise.
It has a lot of advanced features and is priced reasonably. The Wagner paint roller saves you a lot of time and effort, making it well worth the investment.
Consider the following factors while you are picking a roller for painting trim:
Rollers come in a large variety of sizes. 9-inch rollers are the most common, whereas 18-inch behemoths are used when the area to be painted is very large. If you are painting trim, smaller rollers are the best. 3- or 4-inch rollers will usually get the job done.
Synthetic fabrics are best for painting indoors. Both woven and knitted fabrics give you a smooth finish. If you are using oil-based paint, go for natural fibers like lambswool.
Nap is the pile height of the roller. It indicates how thick the roller is. A ½-inch nap is usually sufficient for painting indoors. If the surface is very rough, use 1-¼ inch rollers.
A smooth or medium roller is considered best for painting trim. Larger rollers might pose a problem, so go for 3-inch or maximum 4-inch rollers while painting trim.
Foam rollers usually provide the smoothest finish. If you are working on a textured surface, microfibers will give you the smoothest possible finish.
Paint rollers are amazing tools and can be used for a very wide variety of purposes. A lot of people think that they aren’t suitable for painting small areas like trims, but it can be very convenient and a lot faster than painting trim with brushes.