Jan 18, 2009

How to Avoid and Remove Paint Fuzzies

Wooster pro doo-z Your excitement painting the living room is short lived when you realize your walls are full of little fuzzies from the roller cover. Let’s take a look at how to prevent this in the future and how to remove the fuzzies in the paint.

You may be surprised to know that out of all the roller covers there are available – only a (few) do not shed.

For general painting of smooth or semi-smooth walls you want to use a white woven roller cover (seen above) as your best chance to minimize fuzzies in the paint. You can do a little test at time-of-purchase by removing the cover from the bag and running your hand quickly down the cover to see if any fibers shed. Move your hand across the cover a few times, often fibers are loose in the bag from shipping. If the cover continues to shed with each pass of your hand – then chances are this cover is no good. Even the best covers will shed a bit, but very little on this test or on the wall.

Some may argue that after you wash a cover once or twice the fuzzies go away. This is true only on fairly good covers. Poor quality covers will shed continuously.

If you currently have these fuzzies all over the walls and want to fix them then you will need to repaint unfortunately. You will need to sand the walls using 150 grit sand paper. This can be achieve using a pole sander or hand held sander. You may find with some paints the fuzzies are more difficult to remove.

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