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Roll It Right: How to Choose the Best Roller Cover for Your Job

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The type of roller cover you use can have an impact on your efficiency and the final appearance on any job.

“When providing roller cover recommendations, we look at providing the best roller cover for overall hide as well as general appearance and productivity,” says Chris Haber, Field Product Manager, Sherwin-Williams.

Here are five covers that provide benefits across the wide range of paints commercial contractors use most often:

1.Purdy® Marathon™

  • Great overall hide
  • Consistent uniform finish
  • Great pick-up and release for increased productivity
  • Great for big projects as it is very durable and long-lasting
  • Controls spatter to a minimum
  • Use on smooth or texture walls

2. Contractor Series® Polyester

  • Best overall hide
  • Consistent uniform finish
  • Good pick-up and release for productivity
  • Better for smaller projects as it doesn’t last as long as a blend of nylon and polyester fabric
  • Limited spatter control
  • Use on smooth or texture walls

3. Purdy® Colossus™

  • Great results over texture substrates
  • Good overall hide
  • Uniform finish
  • Best pick-up and release for productivity
  • Great for big projects as it’s very durable and long lasting
  • Controls spatter to a minimum
  • Can also be used on smooth walls

4 & 5. Purdy® White Dove™ and Contractor Series® Soft Woven

  • Good overall hide
  • Smooth and uniform finish
  • Good pick-up and release for productivity
  • Controls spatter to a minimum
  • Use on smooth walls

Take the roller cover challenge

Talk to your Sherwin-Williams sales rep about a blind test with your team to see the difference a roller cover can have on a project.


This article was originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of the Sherwin-Williams CommercialPro newsletter. Get more business-building tips and info on products, services, discounts and project solutions on the Sherwin-Williams contractor website

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