Paint rollers are a quick and easy way to give your walls a new look. Faster, smoother, and more efficient than using a brush, rollers are an essential tool for any painter and decorator.
A roller consists of a handle and metal frame, but they would be nothing without their sleeves. These are the soft cylindrical covers that you use to apply paint to the wall. Paint roller sleeves come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials, such as foam, wool, mohair, and polyurethane, for different types of surfaces.
Gloss roller sleeves
On a paint roller, the length of the fibres or material on the sleeve is called the nap. Gloss paint, which is shiny and more reflective, is best applied with a short nap roller as it produces fewer bubbles.
Patterned paint roller
If you’re looking to get artistic, why not try a pattern paint roller? These rollers have sleeves pre-embossed with a decorative design. Simply choose your paint colour and apply a design to walls, floors, or even fabric.
Microfibre roller sleeves
When you need a smooth finish on a large paint project, look no further than microfibre roller sleeves. They hold more paint (up to four times more) and provide a silkier finish. Microfibre rollers can also be used to apply primers, wood stains and varnishes, as well as paint.
At Toolstation, you’ll find a great selection of paint roller sleeves, including mini roller sleeves to reach smaller areas, all at everyday low prices.