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Offline mattbyington

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Best roller for General Finishes on large surfaces
« on: February 04, 2020, 06:18 PM »
Hey team,

I've been using 2" foam brushes for a long time. I use 80% general finishes arm-r-seal and 20% of the time their water based product.

Any recommendations for rollers for larger surfaces? Main consideration I would think would be lint-free so nothing gets in the finish.

Not looking to spray.

Thanks for any recommendations!

Matt

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Offline Vondawg

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Re: Best roller for General Finishes on large surfaces
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 06:55 PM »
Matt
I use those foam wiener rollers and follow up with a good Purty feathered tip nylox brush and it smooths out the nap and lays it down pretty nice..they’re handy to push into corners on account of the size too
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline BarneyD

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Re: Best roller for General Finishes on large surfaces
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2020, 07:00 PM »
Hi Matt,
I'm no expert on finishing. But I've had really good luck with GF Arm-R-Seal simply wiped on with a rag (old tee shirts work well). I've never tried rolling it.
But I did roll on their water based product. I used a small roller (1-1/4" diameter x 4" long) with a short nap. This was not for a piece of furniture but rather just some closet shelves. So finish didn't need to be museum quality. But I was surprised by how well it worked.
Best of luck to you.
Barney
Barney

Offline mattbyington

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Re: Best roller for General Finishes on large surfaces
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2020, 09:50 AM »
Thank you both! 

Matt

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Best roller for General Finishes on large surfaces
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 11:26 AM »
Mattbyington one other thing....I use a liner w/roll area, the small roller fits in and you can filter the material back in the can when done.
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline mattbyington

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Re: Best roller for General Finishes on large surfaces
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 11:57 AM »
@Vondawg got it. thank you!

Matt