The next day be sure to thoroughly squeeze and drain all the water out of the roller before using. You cannot leave the roller in the water longer than a day or it will fall apart, and you cannot leave the roller overnight in water again until it has completely dried out.
By Amuck from Fairview Heights, IL
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I've yet to see the roller tray that's deep enough to completely cover the roller. I'd go with the plastic bag instead.
I always put my paint brushes and rollers in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer til the next day. Works great.
I don't think soaking the roller in water is a good idea.
If I am using the same color the next day, I wrap the rollor in a plastic bag to keep it wet. Works great.
I put the roller still attached to the handle in a grocery sack and wind the top around the handle. It stays great like this for a day or two. Also, I put a paint brush in a plastic baggie and it's perfect to paint with even after several days.
I line the roller tray with foil before pouring in paint. When done painting for the day I dump what paint I can from the tray back to the can, then roll the roller up tightly in the foil. I also wrap the paintbrush in foil. It doesn't need to go in the freezer. I used to paint professionally and this is the easiest and most efficient way to save on clean-up time!
I haven't tried this, but I've heard about putting the uncleaned paintbrush into a plastic bag and putting it in the freezer. Might work for a roller, too. I imagine they need to thaw an hour or so before using.
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