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Old 03-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #21
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Take a bag of $3 sleeves to them and see what they can do. My lead painter wondered if he put a dozen dirty sleeves in a front load washer if they would come out clean? The we laughed even more thinking about the HO using the washer after and wondering what is all over their clothes!
You can wash roller sleeves in a washing machine.
squeeze most paint off them and have a full load.
Wooster Superfabs come out the best.
Your wife must be in the business
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:18 PM   #22
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How do keep drop cloths from getting paint on them?
You could use other drop cloths to cover them,
but where does it end?
Always get your body under whatever your painting. Saves on drops and you should be showering at the end of the day anyway.
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Take a bag of $3 sleeves to them and see what they can do. My lead painter wondered if he put a dozen dirty sleeves in a front load washer if they would come out clean? The we laughed even more thinking about the HO using the washer after and wondering what is all over their clothes!
That's why the phone company invented call display.
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I got the joke right away, but I gotta say, maybe there is a legitimate problem here-- in the end, all you have is spray drops. Unless of course you just keep buying more. And then, where does it end?
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I wash my drops about 5 or 6 times a year. I wash them at home with no problem. I wash my roller covers with the Rejuv-a-roller. Then use a roller spinner to fluff them out

www.rejuv-a-roller.com/index2.html could be the best $40 investment I ever made.

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Always get your body under whatever your painting. Saves on drops and you should be showering at the end of the day anyway.
This is a good answer.
You could give the client a price break on ceilings
If they have a white cat or dog.
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How do keep drop cloths from getting paint on them?
You could use other drop cloths to cover them,
but where does it end?
I agree with ewing, try to collect enough drops so you don't have to keep moving and using the same ones, they cake up too quickly.

We always used the "big boy" washers at the laundermat.

My grandfather actually had his own washer in the shop for the guy's pants and the drops. I think he used a little lye and they always came out clean. Do NOT use lye in your home home washer, lol.
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I've washed one of my old drops 3 time in the last 2 weeks We have a new puppy and she thought it made a nice toilet. Shes finally house broke.
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Doesn't the paint smell cover up the urine and chit smell?!?
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Just become an alchey you wont get much work then youll always have clean drops . I mean when I started i bought a drop cloth and have it till this day.Fresh as the day I bought it.

One time a cat pissed on mine brand new I washed it in their washing machine. One job up north sleeping on a mattress i used them for blankets. Ya i took the job for a sixer.. yaaa its the weekend and im partying on PT wtf
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Interior drops get washed every couple of months or so depends on how dusty the work is. Local laundry takes em no problem. For exteriors we use roofers membrane which is six plus foot wide and cut to length off a roll! Its great for spraying too.
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When drops are washed they lose their shape and stiffness. Anyone have a cure for that?
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Dont know about that Sage although I do have a set of very tight woven ones with latex backing that I only use for posh furniture and they will never be washed! My plain cotton canvas ones wash out fine
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Sorry about that.
This was my pathetic attempt to be humorous
and start my own "roller marks, brush marks on walls" type of a thread
I am often misunderstood but, drop cloths to cover drop cloths?
Damn! I had the perfect answer too but now that I know it is a spoof I will save it for the next time this is brought up by a serious member.
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Damn! I had the perfect answer too but now that I know it is a spoof I will save it for the next time this is brought up by a serious member.
You can protect drop cloths by covering them with drop cloths,
which you can protect by covering with drop cloths,
which you can protect by coveriing with dropcloths,
which you can protect by covering with drop cloths,
which you can protect by coveriing with dropcloths,
which you can protect by covering with drop cloths,
which you can protect by coveriing with dropcloths?

This would not be the perfect answer.
How would you cover the top drop cloths?
With more dropcloths?
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You can protect drop cloths by covering them with drop cloths,
which you can protect by covering with drop cloths,
which you can protect by coveriing with dropcloths,
which you can protect by covering with drop cloths,
which you can protect by coveriing with dropcloths,
which you can protect by covering with drop cloths,
which you can protect by coveriing with dropcloths?

This would not be the perfect answer.
How would you cover the top drop cloths?
With more dropcloths?
No ladders needed for that job.
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When drops are washed they lose their shape and stiffness. Anyone have a cure for that?
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