Preserving a small paint roller

finished roller

Here’s a quick trick to preserving a small paint roller overnight or through the weekend.  It always pays to be inventive on out-of-town job sites like this one.

This idea is similar to this great brush tube for long brushes.  First, you’ll need 2 empty water bottles with this shape .

finished rollers

Cut off the tops.

cut off bottle top

Stick the wet roller inside.   Keep the roller nice and wet with paint or added water.

insert roller

Close the join by overlapping.

put roller in

Masking tape to seal.

preserving a small paint roller tape to seal

See also our related post on proper preparation.

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