Andy Cummins from Purdy looks at how to optimise productivity on a roller-based paint job
Choosing the right tools and accessories can actually save you time on site.
For example, if you need to cover a large area quickly, and maximum paint pick up and release is required, then a knitted sleeve is your best bet over a woven or microfibre sleeve. This combined with a thicker nap allows the roller to hold more paint and reduces the number of times you will need to stop to reload your roller.
To maximise efficiency, look for a roller with a longer nap length. Purdy’s Colossus Sleeve, for example, is available with a nap size of up to one-inch, allowing you to spend more time painting and less time reloading.
Talking of reloading your roller, choosing the right paint bucket can also help to maximise your efficiency. If you are working on a big job with several colleagues, a large volume, dual roll off paint bucket enables two people to work productively using the same paint. The large capacity also ensures you don’t waste time constantly topping up your paint. Bucket liners can also help you switch quickly between colours if necessary.
Selecting an adjustable roller frame is also a great way to ensure you maximise your time on a job by minimising the time spent switching between rollers. Pairing this with a roller extension pole enables you to maximise efficiency when painting large areas, and quickly adapt when painting high-ceilinged spaces. Purdy’s Power Lock Extension Pole makes switching even simpler with its quick connect system that allows you to connect different rollers with a simple click.