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Old 12-08-2015, 12:46 AM   #1
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I was to tired to clean my stuff tonight. I threw my mini rollers and all of my brushes into my washing machine. (If required I had plenty to replace them) I threw in a doggy blanket to bulk up the load. I could not believe how well they came out. Wrapped them all in pulp paper to dry. I will try that again tomorrow. (machine is a front loader/drum)

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Old 12-08-2015, 09:21 AM   #2
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What? I never thought of that. Cold water or hot? Delicate cycle?
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I used to wash 20 plus roller covers at a time in a washing machine. It works good. It helps if your wife is in the business.
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I have been washing my rollers covers in my front loader for years. Always good results. Never tried a brush, though.
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Never heard of it! Do you use laundry detergent? Fabric softener? Seriously! These could actually help get them cleaner, i'm just curious if any of you have tried it. The fabrics used in roller covers are pretty similar to some clothing materials.
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I think I'll try my dishwasher and report back.
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Jennifer said it worked well, but I would have thought it would have mangled the brushes.

CA, please be sure to document the reactions from your wife if you are going the dishwasher route.
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I use a little detergent and vinegar in my rinse. I double rinse. I use and wash wiping rags, towel and sometimes paint clothing. My washer has such a high spin cycle the rollers are almost dry when I take them out. Then I have an old dish strainer on top of my washer to let my rollers and spray parts dry(not from the washer!) Hand washed Brushes drip dry on a towel hanger thing then go back into their wrapper. I have trashed my first floor laundry roomd.
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I use a little detergent and vinegar in my rinse. I double rinse. I use and wash wiping rags, towel and sometimes paint clothing. My washer has such a high spin cycle the rollers are almost dry when I take them out. Then I have an old dish strainer on top of my washer to let my rollers and spray parts dry(not from the washer!) Hand washed Brushes drip dry on a towel hanger thing then go back into their wrapper. I have trashed my first floor laundry roomd.
That looks so incredibly familiar it's not funny. I've covered the side of our washing machine on one side and the dryer on the other. A couple of weeks ago, a big chip of paint which must have been just slightly thicker than 1/8" came off the bottom of the sink.
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Baha, great idea! I wonder if my lady will let me try this out or if she'll worry about the paint

Good stuff!
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That looks so incredibly familiar it's not funny. I've covered the side of our washing machine on one side and the dryer on the other. A couple of weeks ago, a big chip of paint which must have been just slightly thicker than 1/8" came off the bottom of the sink.
The restroom sink in my store looks like that! Only it's a little wall mount porcelain sink. Next time I pick a location I'll have to make sure it has a drop sink!
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I'm thinking I should go to Menard's and buy some cheap ass Roper brand washer and dryer sets and re-labeling them as some new high tech paint roller washing machine! And then tripling the price. I better hurry before SW beats me to it!
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I'm thinking I should go to Menard's and buy some cheap ass Roper brand washer and dryer sets and re-labeling them as some new high tech paint roller washing machine! And then tripling the price. I better hurry before SW beats me to it!
1.You are into something! Just get a team of plumbers to install a dedicated slop paint sink/washer/dryer combo. I've been coveting one for years.
2. Slap a good name on it. Get a Silhouette vinyl cutter or paint it/stencil on the door. "Green Clean Machine" ??? "Magically Clean"???
3. It needs to be a front loader washer or one without the center agitator.
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Baha, great idea! I wonder if my lady will let me try this out or if she'll worry about the paint Good stuff!
I do ALL the washing and have never have any paint nor smell on non-painting clothing. The exterior of my washer and my laundry tub are another matter. The paint easily comes off my washer, the tub is a lost cause. I've tried to keep up with all that paint by soaking it with Simple Green and scraping it with a 5:1......Not worth my effort.

We are planning a kitchen remodel in 2016 and finally replacing the 1978 original flooring (think that 70's show). I'm already thinking I'll have to lay a drop cloth from either the garage or basement doors. As there is a definite line of paint drops- lol. Right now I can scrape it off with my fingernail.....when so inclined.
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I think I'll try my dishwasher and report back.
Sounds unappetizing to me. I predict unevenly cleaned tools and yucky residue in the guts of the washer.

Unless the brushes and rollers are already clean before you put them in. In which case
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Jennifer said it worked well, but I would have thought it would have mangled the brushes.

CA, please be sure to document the reactions from your wife if you are going the dishwasher route.
LOLOL!! My husband put one of his car wheels in my dishwasher. All I could do was laugh and smh. It was too funny not to.
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CA, please be sure to document the reactions from your wife if you are going the dishwasher route.
No, it did a beautiful job on the brushes. I folded the brushes in pulp paper as soon as the spin was done to keep them strait with a nice edge and I will never spin brushes or sleeves in a pail again. Yes, I used laundry soap & oxy clean on the cold/extra rinse cycle.
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I would not put my brushes in the dryer! I air dry in a paper sleeve. DO NOT use fabric softener, it has some waxy stuff in it and I would expect that to cause some loss of absorbancy. I did not use the dryer at all. I do set them on top of my hot water rads over night.
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LOLOL!! My husband put one of his car wheels in my dishwasher. All I could do was laugh and smh. It was too funny not to.
How did that work out?
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