I clean my paint rollers and remove them from the arm of the roller. Paint still remains of course. So, I put the roller in a large plastic Ziploc bag and freeze it. The next time I need a roller, I let the bag defrost or take the frozen roller and put it in hot water. This saves time and money.
By Barbara W.
The trick to getting paint out of the roller is to first thoroughly rinse with water and then wash with laundry soap and rinse again.
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Paint rollers are inexpensive enough to throw away after use, but I hate to send them to the landfill if they can readily be cleaned.
A nice instructional video about removing paint from brushes and rollers from a professional painter. Includes ideas for removing paint from both brushes and rollers.