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Old 10-01-2019, 07:47 PM   #1
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I just started using the Wooster Microfiber sleeve. Not to be confused with the Microplush. A Wooster rep gave me the Microfiber and said it has not been out long. I like it better than the Microplush, it holds more paint. Nice finish as well

I mainly use Duration Matte.
Im using a 14" with a 9/16 nap.

Anybody else try this sleeve yet?

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I agree. I also like Microbfiber roller covers.
I have switched over to Mirofiber almost exclusively. I find that they hold a ton of paint, hold their shape better than polyester, and give a nice finish.
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Do not use any microfiber with flats or velvets. They are awesome for the first coat, then start to soak so much paint, they won't release anymore and are terrible. Eggshells and above they are the bomb.
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I've not had any issues using microfiber.
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E&J microfiber have better packaging. Can't seem to sell wooster microfibers...


Great for smooth wall but just keep in mind they release less mils to the wall than traditional naps like prodooz or superfab


On another note Polar Bear is discontinued

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I can't give away microfiber anymore. The painters around here think they are way to expensive for the hack work they do using crappy paint.
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I just started using the Wooster Microfiber sleeve. Not to be confused with the Microplush. A Wooster rep gave me the Microfiber and said it has not been out long. I like it better than the Microplush, it holds more paint. Nice finish as well

I mainly use Duration Matte.
Im using a 14" with a 9/16 nap.

Anybody else try this sleeve yet?

Thank you.
Is this the one you are talking about?

https://www.woosterbrush.com/rollers...og/microfiber/

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I used Arroworthy microfiber for years and just recently switched to the Wooster microfiber. They are fantastic. I actually skipped pre-wetting on this past job and didnít regret it like I have when using Arroworthy.

As far as microfibers not performing well with flats, it just depends on the paint and the specific color. I rolled an entire 3000 sq ft house usinng Coronado flat with a Wooster microfiber and it was fine. Iíve rolled ceilings with BM508 and a microfiber sleeve and the microfiber was actually taking the wet paint off as I was laying it off.


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I used Arroworthy microfiber for years and just recently switched to the Wooster microfiber. They are fantastic. I actually skipped pre-wetting on this past job and didnít regret it like I have when using Arroworthy.

As far as microfibers not performing well with flats, it just depends on the paint and the specific color. I rolled an entire 3000 sq ft house usinng Coronado flat with a Wooster microfiber and it was fine. Iíve rolled ceilings with BM508 and a microfiber sleeve and the microfiber was actually taking the wet paint off as I was laying it off.


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804, what roller cover would you use for 508?

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Just the FTP whites are fine. But Iíve switched to using PPG Premium Ceiling Paint and it works fine with microfibers. Love that paint. Better than 508 at 2/3 the cost.
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https://www.woosterbrush.com/rollers...og/microfiber/

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Yes that is it but 3/8 is not enough for me. I use the 9/16
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E&J microfibers work fine with BM508 and ultraspec flat and lowsheen. 9/16" on smoothwall.
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I want to love the microfibers but they simply don't work for me. They just don't release enough paint onto the wall. I almost always paint with eggshell or satin and I find that I need 3 coats to get proper coverage with the MF's. I just don't have any luck with them.
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I want to love the microfibers but they simply don't work for me. They just don't release enough paint onto the wall . I almost always paint with eggshell or satin and I find that I need 3 coats to get proper coverage with the MF's. I just don't have any luck with them.

Yes that's a "feature" of microfiber.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=I8oXDoiGs-Y
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We received one from Wooster. Darn good roller cover. Will test it against purdy collosus
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I find them pretty good, but am a bit undecided if I like them more or less than my normal Arroworthys. I think perhaps they are a bit better, but I've not tested them enough yet.
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I want to love the microfibers but they simply don't work for me. They just don't release enough paint onto the wall. I almost always paint with eggshell or satin and I find that I need 3 coats to get proper coverage with the MF's. I just don't have any luck with them.
Gymschu, have you tried Wooster's Micro Plush 5/16" cover? Seems to give me good coverage with 2 coats on eggshell or satin. Leaves a nice fine stipple as well.

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Yes that's a "feature" of microfiber.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=I8oXDoiGs-Y
ANd, yes, I understand that coco, but compared to a regular 1/2" roller sleeve, the coverage just doesn't compare. Maybe I'm expecting too much, but, after 2 coats, I want that solid, seamless look and I don't get that with the MFer's.

As the video states, MF is better suited for those fine finishes like cabinets, etc. so I will stick to using them for that.

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Gymschu, have you tried Wooster's Micro Plush 5/16" cover? Seems to give me good coverage with 2 coats on eggshell or satin. Leaves a nice fine stipple as well.

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Will indeed try these. Wooster Brush is literally 30 minutes from me so I have always been partial to Wooster products. Are they readily available in retail/big box stores?
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I like a roller cover that holds a lot of paint and releases it on the wall so I don't have a heavy roller going back into the roller pan....and one that doesn't splatter !! Not asking too much is it?..Not sure why whizz stopped selling 9-18 inch sleeves but the 1/2 inch( smooth) and the 3/4 (texture) are my go to covers. Love them so much I got 20 18s on Ebay to last me till I retire !!...Have tried the ftp and micro...I just like the paint on the wall and not on me.
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