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Cleaning Paint Rollers

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. When I am done painting I use the ring from a canning jar to strip off left over paint back into the can. I use a garden hose to thoroughly wet down the roller and begin moving the paint.

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Once the bulk of the paint is gone, I let the full stream of the nozzle hit and spin the roller on its frame to sling out the last of the paint and water. Caution, get most of the paint out first or you will be slinging paint all over yourself and anything around you! The spinning fluffs up the roller so it is ready to use next time.

By Cathy M.

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July 18, 20050 found this helpful

I've used this technique for years. Works really well!

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By Teri (Guest Post)
October 10, 20050 found this helpful

Greetings Kathy! (I hope you're still there after so many months :)

I'm also very concerned about landfill problems -- I even write out shopping lists on envelopes from junkmail!

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However, washing rollers is one thing I won't do for two reasons:

(1) Water -- it takes a GREAT deal of water to wash them out.

(2) Contamination -- paints contain varying amounts of toxins which are much more dangerous in our water than dried up in a dump.

But, kudos for the recycling of everyday things!

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