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Old 03-26-2019, 11:14 PM   #41
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Did you know that most of the "poly" used in paint brushes comes from recycled water and "pop" bottles? That's one of the reasons i found out that paint brushes suddenly started going downhill in quality a few years ago. The cost of recycled poly is a fraction of what "virgin" poly is, and every brush manufacturer in the world has switched to the recycled stuff so they can keep their profits high. All but one anyway. But we are having a hell of a time sourcing "virgin" poly brush fibers. Only two companies in the world still make them and they want an arm and a leg for them!
poly is so soft, why would anyone want to use it on a regular basis?
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:09 AM   #42
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I use baggies with a zipper lock to store roller covers. Quart size for mini rollers, gallon size for 9" rollers and 2 gallon size for 14" rollers. Label them with a marker, open them up, insert the roller and cover and slide the cover off and down into the bottom of the bag, lay on a flat surface and squeeze the air out, then zip it shut. In the case of 9" and 14" sleeves, I make sure the cover is off of the metal springs on my Shurlock frame before inserting the assembly into the bag so I can easily slide the cover off. 14" cover must be left on the side of the bag as I have not found a baggy wide enough to fit it into the bottom of the baggy.

When doing multiple colors and sheens, this system seems to work well for me. After I take a roller cover out to use, I generally use a new baggy if I am going to store the cover for later use as the paint sometimes starts drying inside the baggy. If it looks too dry, I will carefully tear the baggy open to avoid getting the cover into any of the dried paint or primer.

As far as brushes, I usually clean them out periodically as I am using them to avoid build-up of dried paint or primer.

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I don't like using two part epoxy anyway and I am sure as hell not putting that crap in my fridge no matter how tightly i seal it.
I didn't put it in my fridge, I was painting block walls in a steel company and put it in their fridge tightly sealed with plastic and duct tape and wrote on it caution do not eat.
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I use baggies with a zipper lock to store roller covers. Quart size for mini rollers, gallon size for 9" rollers and 2 gallon size for 14" rollers. Label them with a marker, open them up, insert the roller and cover and slide the cover off and down into the bottom of the bag, lay on a flat surface and squeeze the air out, then zip it shut. In the case of 9" and 14" sleeves, I make sure the cover is off of the metal springs on my Shurlock frame before inserting the assembly into the bag so I can easily slide the cover off. 14" cover must be left on the side of the bag as I have not found a baggy wide enough to fit it into the bottom of the baggy.

When doing multiple colors and sheens, this system seems to work well for me. After I take a roller cover out to use, I generally use a new baggy if I am going to store the cover for later use as the paint sometimes starts drying inside the baggy. If it looks too dry, I will carefully tear the baggy open to avoid getting the cover into any of the dried paint or primer.

As far as brushes, I usually clean them out periodically as I am using them to avoid build-up of dried paint or primer.

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Try wrapping your rollers in couple of sheets of wet blue shop towels and then put them in the baggies.
That way baggies don't get covered in paint on the inside (or at least very very little that can be easily wiped off), so you can reuse them.
I don't leave much paint on the rollers when wrapping them in wet shop towels, water from wet shop towels will keep the rollers moist
so no need for much paint on them to do that job.
After trying few times you will figure out how much paint to leave on the sleeves (or the brushes) and how wet the shop towels should be.
After I wet the shop towels I squeeze some of the water out of them.
Satisfaction of not throwing so much paint covered plastic into the landfills is sweet.
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