How to keep paint rollers from drying out (save time and money and store for future use!)
One of the first things we do to any of the houses we’ve moved in to is paint. Paint is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to make a house feel cleaner, updated, and make it feel your own. However, I can’t tell you how many times we’ve started a painting project and gotten several hours in only to realize we have to take a break for one reason or another. Sometimes those breaks end up being days or even weeks long. Not a problem though because we know how to store paint roller heads for later use saving us money and clean up time.
-Large plastic Zip-Lock bag
Roll out excess paint onto whatever service you were painting.
Place roller head first into plastic zip-lock bag, let out as much air as possible, and zip it shut.
If you aren’t able to get the seal tight use a small piece of tape to close up the hole against the roller arm. We also wrap ours in a grocery bag just in case the zip-lock has a hole in it but this isn’t necessary.
Place the wrapped roller in the fridge. We haven’t had any trouble reusing the roller for up to a month afterward.
So, as you can see, time and money saved. As a side note: I never remove the arm from the roller head because it’s just too messy and there isn’t the need.
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