Simple Solution:

When rolling paint onto narrow spaces and small objects, it’s best to use a 3-inch paint roller. The problem is that 3-inch roller sleeves cost about $2 apiece.

However, you can make your own by simply buying standard 9-inch roller sleeves and cutting them to 3 inches long using a hacksaw. (Trim any rough edges of the nap with scissors.)

A 4-pack of 9-inch roller sleeves cost about $8.35, and each sleeve renders three 3-inch sleeves, costing just 70 cents each!

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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