The Skinny on Paint Rollers
PAY ATTENTION TO A COUPLE OF KEY TERMS TO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT ROLLER FOR THE JOB.
1. NAP: A larger nap means a less smooth surface of the roller. This works well on rough, textured surfaces like brick. The longer fibers make it easier to get into all those nooks and crannies.
At the other end of the spectrum, the smallest naps—about ¼ inch—offer a super smooth finish for walls and other consistent surfaces.
2. ROLLER FRAME: Smaller rollers are designed for small areas like trim and cabinets. A bigger frame makes quick work of walls and ceilings.