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Like to share this with you,
it might be helpful to some of you and save on paint covered sheets of plastic going to the landfills.
When I first started to use these plastic covers I got excited but very quickly got disappointed in them because they got covered
on the inside with paint and required spending time and water cleaning them, especially after few days paint on the edges was bit on drier side
and sticking to the plastic cover.
But I hated the idea of going back to use pieces of plastic to wrap my brushes and rollers and throwing those soaked in paint pieces of plastic in the garbage.
So here is my remedy.
It makes storing brushes and rollers less messy and friendlier to the environment.
 

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Yup, having 4-6 different paints going filling 4-6 buckets with water to store brushes and sleeves over night (or for few days) and changing the water
when starts smelling funny after few days especially in hot weather (therefore \wasting water)
also having to spin the brushes and sleeves next morning - NO, not for me.
That's old school, good on messy new construction jobs.
I like the progress that guys who came up with those plastic covers made, just needed bit of "improvement" and it's clean efficient way.
And no gallons of water loaded with paint going down the drain.
 

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I have a banana hammock when I go to the beach in the summer.

Anyway, one day a lady from the utility company asked us if, instead of cleaning our brushes at the end of the day, we store them overnight in the refrigerator 'cause that's what she did. Bless her heart. We were outside of a warehouse on a 95 degree day so I politely replied that if we had a refrigerator on the truck or on the job it'd be full of beer. But, yeah, people do that but if you do have a fridge handy, you probably have a sink handy so, clean up. I try to only dunk if there's no water and no choice but I have wrapped brushes to take and clean.
 

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Here are some search results for your made up "banana roller" LOL. I think you would have a hard time applying paint with them! That skateboard hoolahoop thing looks pretty useful though... Time to check ebay!



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LOL, you must be using some old outdated version of Google.
Look what I found.
The ones on the left are made from organic bananas.
The yellow color in them indicates that they are made from the fibers of banana skins.
Where is PACman when you need his expertise... he has thread going about banana rollers with yellow stripes in them.
 

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Yup, having 4-6 different paints going filling 4-6 buckets with water to store brushes and sleeves over night (or for few days) and changing the water
when starts smelling funny after few days especially in hot weather (therefore \wasting water)
also having to spin the brushes and sleeves next morning - NO, not for me.
That's old school, good on messy new construction jobs.
I like the progress that guys who came up with those plastic covers made, just needed bit of "improvement" and it's clean efficient way.
And no gallons of water loaded with paint going down the drain.
Actually I only have one bucket and all brushes, rags and sleeves go in it. At the end of the day, rags, sleeves, brushes and clothing, all, go into my front loader washer. An hour later I wrap my brushes in craft paper sleeves and hang, stand my roller sleeves on top of the machine 'til morning and throw the clothing into the dryer with a ball of tin foil and 5 tennis balls. (tennis balls and a foil ball work better than fabric softener sheets!) NO SPINNING INVOLVED / NEW SCHOOL!

No matter what method you use, eventually the paint gets washed into the soil or down the drain, take your pick. I prefer down the drain because the city purifies the water sent to waste water BUT my buckets and initial rinse water does water my grass to no ill effect. All those plastic container thingys along side all that wasted paper towel looks like a lot of excess stuff & work to do prior to cleaning my stuff. There is already too much plastic waste in the world and eventually those things you use will be "recyclable" trash too. (Most recycling does not get recycled so best to reduce at the front end!) ....but heck, we oldsters don't know 'bout being green, we were just brought up with limited resources and had to learn to 'make do" with limited resources. We had no fancy "environmental products" or products that used the resources like banana peel or bamboo shipped from thousands of miles over seas , we had to use what was locally available. It limited our options so we just used less. (REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE IN THAT ORDER!)
I was careful with spelling and punctuation on this post, too!:vs_smirk:
 

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ORGANIC paint sleeves, WOW! That is really amazing and will really do a lot to make painting an environmentally friendly business to be in! (Except for all the petroleum required to produce and ship)
 

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Actually I only have one bucket and all brushes, rags and sleeves go in it. At the end of the day, rags, sleeves, brushes and clothing, all, go into my front loader washer. An hour later I wrap my brushes in craft paper sleeves and hang, stand my roller sleeves on top of the machine 'til morning and throw the clothing into the dryer with a ball of tin foil and 5 tennis balls. (tennis balls and a foil ball work better than fabric softener sheets!) NO SPINNING INVOLVED / NEW SCHOOL!

No matter what method you use, eventually the paint gets washed into the soil or down the drain, take your pick. I prefer down the drain because the city purifies the water sent to waste water BUT my buckets and initial rinse water does water my grass to no ill effect. All those plastic container thingys along side all that wasted paper towel looks like a lot of excess stuff & work to do prior to cleaning my stuff. There is already too much plastic waste in the world and eventually those things you use will be "recyclable" trash too. (Most recycling does not get recycled so best to reduce at the front end!) ....but heck, we oldsters don't know 'bout being green, we were just brought up with limited resources and had to learn to 'make do" with limited resources. We had no fancy "environmental products" or products that used the resources like banana peel or bamboo shipped from thousands of miles over seas , we had to use what was locally available. It limited our options so we just used less. (REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE IN THAT ORDER!)
I was careful with spelling and punctuation on this post, too!:vs_smirk:
You actually put your roller sleeves and brushes in the washing machine?!

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Good idea to keep your kit from drying out in between big jobs!
I used to used them too... but then apathy set in.

Weenie Rollers and Banana Rollers... guess it makes sense. My customer's will love the new jargon.
 

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LOL, you must be using some old outdated version of Google.
Look what I found.
The ones on the left are made from organic bananas.
The yellow color in them indicates that they are made from the fibers of banana skins.
Where is PACman when you need his expertise... he has thread going about banana rollers with yellow stripes in them.
I have no doubt someone somewhere is manufacturing rollers covers from renewable resources but that yellow color just means its a regular weenie roller 'made in china'. Poes law I guess.
 

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You actually put your roller sleeves and brushes in the washing machine?!

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Yes! I do. Be aware, it is only a good system if the machine is a front loader and not an agitating machine. Some time ago there was a thread about cleaning brushes and I fielded quite a few questions about the method. The major points are as follows: I never put the brushes in alone, they need all those rags & cloth to cushion them. I wrap the brushes snugly in pulp or craft paper while still damp to insure they dry with nice form. By morning they are all ready to go. A bonus is I never get that build up at the top of a brush's belly. (You know that center area tight against the ferrule )
 

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...14" 1 gal tray + 14" roller in bag + 4" roller in bag + brush in plastic case...all day long...all in one Kovrd bag...call it a gimmick all you want but it works like a charm for me...
 
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