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Paint Roller Cleaning Hack & Other Fast Cleanup Ideas

Paint Roller Cleaning Hack

I’m getting ready to repaint my dining room because it’s currently the color of a melted chocolate bar.  That’s been awesome for years, in my opinion, but as the trees on our lot have grown, it’s turning into a dark cave.  To eradicate the cave, I’m going to repaint!  However, that meant going into my garage cave where I found my new pack of rollers and paint tray, with a hole in the plastic and speckled with random dirt.  Sigh.  Even under the best circumstances paint rollers can get dirty, or at least have those little roller fibers all over them.  You should really get them clean before you paint, or you’re in for gloppy or hairy walls.  I’m just sayin’.  I’m also here to tell ya, we can fix that, fast, with this paint roller cleaning hack.

Paint Roller Cleaning Hack

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Your painting projects are about to thank you.  If you’ll get a Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller, it will be the easiest dirty paint roller fix you ever saw.

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 Simply roll the Scotch-Brite 50% Stickier Lint Roller over your dirty paint roller and … voila!  Clean as a newborn paint roller.

But…

You shouldn’t only use it on a dirty paint roller…

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Clean Looking Paint Rollers Need Cleaning Too!

A roller might look clean right out of the package, but it’s not.  You need to use a lint roller on brand new, just outta the wrap, paint rollers, so you can clean off those stray fibers.  That’s what adds wall hair… aka … lint in your paint.  It can be on your wall or on your furniture.  Basically, it will glop up your paint on whatever project you’re starting.  Thankfully, it’s easily fixable with a quick lint roller cleaning.

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Cleaning in the Craft or  Sewing Room

 Last week, I spent an hour or so embroidering the letter A on the cuff of some pillowcases that I was making, only to realize, after I’d assembled my first pillowcase, that I’d put them all in the wrong place.  I was so annoyed!  I spent three times as long removing all the threads and stabilizer.  On the way to the garbage can, I dropped a bunch of the tiny threads on my cushioned, fabric pressing board.

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The Scotch-Brite 50% Stickier Lint Roller rolled those threads right up!

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It did such a good job!  It was fast and easy!

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It tore off cleanly and held all the threads.

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I’m keeping a Scotch-Brite 50% Stickier Lint Roller in my craft/sewing room…forever.  Think of all the messes I can pick up!

Scotch-Brite™ 50% Stickier Lint Roller

I found the Scotch-Brite™ Brand in the laundry section of Walmart, which was awesome because it reminded me that I either need to make or buy a new ironing board cover.  Walmart sure had some cute ones!

I always keep well stocked with the Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller too!  My kids take them to college and we store one in each car.  They’re great for keeping clothes lint, hair & fuzz free.  You can use them on pants, coats, sweaters, dresses, suits, formal wear and more.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StickItToLint #CollectiveBias

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