How to Condition a New Paint Roller

Simple Solution:

Before using a brand-new paint-roller sleeve, it’s important to “condition” it so that it spreads the paint evenly and smoothly.

Place the new sleeve on the paint roller, fill a plant mister with water, then spin the sleeve as you spray it liberally with water.

Dry-spin the sleeve to remove any excess water, then roll the sleeve onto a piece of cardboard or other bare, clean surface.
That will help remove any loosened fibers from the roller sleeve—and prevent them from getting into the paint or onto the newly painted surface.

Now use the dampened, conditioned sleeve to immediately apply paint.

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