How to paint a paint roller and ceiling

Painting work in the repair of the house takes a lot of time and effort. With all the variety of finishing building materials and technologies, the use of painting remains the leading way of refining the ceiling, walls and floor. In this regard, the question arises: what roller can paint the ceiling?

Paint roller

You can paint not only ordinary walls with a roller, but also walls that are covered with wallpaper and even the ceiling.

Of course, you can take a brush and, after spending a lot of time, paint the floor and ceiling. On the other hand, the same roller can all paint high quality and fast. Naturally, many people choose painting with a roller and ask themselves how to paint the ceiling with a roller.

Roller Painting Features

Paint rollers are used for applying varnish and paint on various surfaces. They can align the coating, for example, paint the wallpaper on the walls or self-leveling floor. The main use of rollers is large flat surfaces, such as the ceiling, floor, walls, door leaf, etc. With the help of rollers, profiles, relief and ribbed surfaces are not painted. The roller can be applied to any paint (enamel, water-based paint), varnish, adhesives, as well as any liquid or liquefied compounds.

Types of rollers

Types of rollers for painting.

The principle of the rollers is very simple. They first absorb the paint, and then the stored composition is applied to the surface. The imposition of the coloring layer occurs due to the rotation of the working body. At the same time it has a fairly wide working part, which allows applying a wide strip of paint at a time. When forming a layer of paint roller rolls around the surface, which ensures alignment and uniform distribution of paint.

The main parameters of the rollers can be considered the amount of paint absorbed, the width of the brush stroke and the quality of the coating (layer thickness, uniform distribution over the area and flatness of the surface), as well as ease of use (weight, length and shape of the handle).

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Design features rollers

The design of the paint roller includes a roller (roller) on which the working surface (fur coat), a frame (byugel), a handle, and also an attachment for mounting the roller on the bygel are mounted. The frame is a metal or plastic rod, bent in different ways. At the bottom, the byugel necessarily has a horizontal part for mounting the roller, i.e. the axis of the roller. Its upper part is made vertical for fastening the handle. In turn, the handle (usually plastic or rubber) is designed to hold the roller in your hand. With the plastic version, the frame and the handle can be combined.

The roller is a plastic cylinder with a hole inside to be installed on the axle of the byugel. To reduce weight, the roller usually does not have a monolithic structure. On the cylindrical surface of the roller is attached coat for the accumulation of paint. The snap-in plays the role of a roller retainer on the frame axis, preventing it from moving in the longitudinal direction and not preventing rotation.

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Features fur coat roller

Roller with foam

Rollers with foam rubber are used for painting walls.

First of all, the rollers are divided by the material of the coat. The main materials for the coat are foam rubber, polyester, artificial fur, acrylic, nylon, natural or natural-synthetic fur. They unequally absorb and retain paint and varnish compositions. Fur coats of different materials differ in density and strength. Even the same material can have a different density. For fur coats, it is necessary to take into account the base material of the fur. When using the roller, fur may fall out, the base will be stretched, etc. It is recommended to choose fur on a jacquard base.

An important indicator of the material of the coat - resistance to paint composition. Foam rubber is not resistant to the action of acetone: it swells and quickly collapses. Polyester coats can be used only for water-based and acrylic paints due to the low resistance to some solvents. Without limitation, you can apply a coat of acrylic and nylon. Restrictions on the use of fur coats should be indicated in the recommendations on the package - if they are not there, then you should not buy a fur coat

Roller made of natural wool

Roller made of natural wool used for the application of expensive paints.

The fastening of the fur coat on the roller can be done in three ways: simple dressing, thermal bonding. With a simple dressing used fur coats in the form of a sleeve. In this case, they are usually held by side plugs or installed with an interference fit. The disadvantage of such coats is the presence of a seam, the quality of which (size, integrity of the fur, etc.) should be checked upon purchase. When installing with tension, there is a danger of detachment of the fur coat during operation. Glued fur coats are made by winding a fur strip on a cylinder covered with glue. These coats do not have a seam, but their durability is low due to the destruction of the adhesive under the action of paint and varnish compounds. In coats with thermal bonding, the fur coat is soldered into a plastic base. Currently, these coats are considered the most popular.

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Performance properties of rollers

The type of ink surface largely determines the choice of tool. For a short pile of a fur coat, a smoother and smoother surface should be selected. Fur coats for untreated surfaces have a pile length of 10-26 mm, and for smooth surfaces - 3-9 mm. For example, in the case of gluing wallpaper, you can use long-haired fur coats. In order to paint the ceiling with a roller, it is better to use a fur coat with a short nap.

The size of the coating and the quality of the painting is influenced by the size of the roller. The main influencing parameters are the length and diameter of the roller with a fur coat. The roller with a larger diameter rotates more slowly, which reduces paint spatter.

The length of the roller improves performance, but reduces the functionality (angles, protrusions).

Rollers for different types of surface

Rollers for different types of surface.

It is recommended to choose rollers by size as follows:

  • large area floor painting and primer painting of the ceiling, walls - roller with a diameter of 50-80 mm, a length of 18-27 cm;
  • general painting (the first layer of painting the ceiling, walls, floor, etc.) - a roller with a diameter of 38-55 mm, a length of 14-25 cm;
  • fair painting of the ceiling, floor coverings - a roller with a diameter of 33 mm, a length of 10-16 cm or a mini-roller with a roller with a diameter of 15 mm, a length of 6-15 cm.
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Paint roller filling

Paint roller filling

A special basin will help evenly distribute the paint over the roller.

To paint the ceiling with high quality, it is necessary to ensure the correct filling of the coat of the roller with paint. To do this, it is necessary to ensure a set of paint and its uniform distribution over the coat. Paint distribution is done by rolling the roller on a horizontal surface. Therefore, in order to paint the ceiling, it is necessary to prepare a low capacity in which the roller fits freely, and a hard surface for rolling a roller on it. Standard trays are sold in large quantities.

In practice, you can use the pelvis. As a platform for rolling a roller, it is better to use a dense plastic or metal grid with small cells so that excess paint flows into the container.

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Rollers for specific work

For some types of painting processes it is recommended to use special rollers. For example, textured rollers are recommended for the formation of embossed surfaces. They are embossed or embossed. Using the textured tool, you can roll the ornament of any kind. Rollers with rollers having a needle-like surface are recommended for sealing plaster mixes. Clamping rollers with rollers of different shapes (cone, barrel) are also offered.

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Roller Recommendations

How to paint the ceiling with a roller (floor, wall) is determined primarily by the type of paint. It is better to apply enamels with a roller with a mohair or velor fur coat having a short nap on a different basis. If you paint the ceiling with water-based paint, then you can take almost any soft enough coat (except velor) with a pile of medium length. It should be remembered that the foam coat can leave small air bubbles on the surface.

Paint roller wallpaper

To paint the wallpaper you need to take a roller with a long nap.

In order to paint the ceiling with a roller, it is necessary to hold it on an outstretched arm, located on the unstable surface of the ladder. This requires the use of lightweight rollers. It is recommended that the width of the roller does not exceed 25 cm. It is even better to use rollers with a long handle or extensions. To paint the ceiling, it is recommended to use rollers with a special reservoir for collecting splashes.

When painting the ceiling, it is necessary to paint difficult areas: fixing of lighting devices, corners, decorative elements. To do this, you must additionally have mini-rollers.

When using a roller, the following tools can be useful:

  • pliers;
  • screwdriver;
  • knife;
  • scissors;
  • putty knife;
  • paint brush

Paint roller ceiling is very simple. It is only necessary to take into account some of the nuances and choose how to paint with a roller.

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