the thickness of roller covers is called the nap or pile. a rule of thumb holds that the rougher the painting surface, the thicker the nap you should use. roller covers are typically available in thicknesses of 3/16 to 1/4 inch, 3/8 to 1/2 inch, 3/4 to 1 inch and 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch
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for larger area walls and floors, 14 inch and 18 inch rollers may increase productivity. pile depth. roller covers vary in nap length. the nap is determined by the surface texture to be painted 1/4 inch, 3/16 inch for very smooth surfaces like metal doors and plaster. 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch for smooth and semi smooth surfaces like drywall.
a short nap (1/8 to 1/4 inch) is best for smooth, flat surfaces such as very smooth plaster, hardboard, wallboard or sheet rock. a medium nap (3/8 to 1/2 inch) is best for slightly textured surfaces such as sand finished plaster, poured concrete and rough wood.
roller nap is made from natural or synthetic fibers. nap is available in various lengths, so use the one recommended for the surface you re painting. in general, the longer the nap, the more paint it will hold. use the following as a general guideline. 1/4 inch nap for smooth or fine surfaces, such as new walls, ceilings, wood doors, and trim
practical 9in (230mm) short pile roller suitable for all types of emulsion paint on smooth surfaces.
9 in. x 3/8 in. polyester paint roller cover (6 pack) this 6 pack of economy quality roller covers is designed this 6 pack of economy quality roller covers is designed for one time use only. the 3/8 in. nap size is recommended for smooth and semi smooth surfaces.
nov 13, 2017 smooth surfaces use a white woven short nap roller for an ultra fine finish. if you use a thick 3/4 nap roller cover on a smooth wall, it will produce an orange peel textured surface. paint roller size. there are two basic sizes for paint roller frames large 9 long roller