There is nothing worse than having to constantly retighten a tool that keeps spinning off an extension pole’s threaded end. For example, if you’re constantly having to stop painting a wall to tighten the roller frame back onto the pole. Another issue we have heard from customers happens when they are using a cleaning brush. The brush on the pole can come unscrewed. Both situations are annoying and waste valuable time for the user.
About the author: Mark Kirby is a homeowner who shared these helpful tips he learned while painting with a Mr. LongArm 3-section extension pole. Thanks for sharing these Mark!
How to Use a Paint Roller Extension Pole
by Mark Kirby
TIP #1 –
Do not over load the paint roller and always make sure the paint is evenly distributed on the roller. Less paint makes the pole less top heavy and makes the roller easier to control at long extensions. Lighter paint loading of rollers give better painting results and fewer runs and drips. Just be sure to avoid dry rolling which can cause an uneven paint job.
About the author: Mike Johnston is a home improvement blogger and DIY enthusiast from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator and contributor on several interior design, lifestyle, real estate and eco-friendly blogs. Mike’s goal is to create and share meaningful interior design tips that help and inspire people.
By Mike Johnston
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