If you’re not cleaning your paint roller after every use the paint will cake up on the roller frame. To maintain a clean roller frame attach painter’s tape to the roller frame. After you finish painting, peel the tape off and discard. Loose lint will often come off in paint when using a new roller sleeve. To prevent this, mist the sleeve with water before the first use and then roll off the excess water before painting.

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Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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