Of all painting equipment brands, Purdy is the most respected by painting professionals. This paint roller has been designed to carry an exceptional amount of paint to the substrate; 1/3 more than standard roller covers. It will lay a very smooth coat of paint on the surface without dripping or splatter. Even so, I'd still use a drop cloth, just to be sure. The roller is built on a polypropylene core for long life. For a synthetic roller, this one will probably outlast anything else on the market.
This roller cover is made of high density interlocking fibers to prevent shedding and carry more paint to the substrate. That protects your work on fine finishes. Works exceptionally well with “high-tack” coatings, such as epoxies, urethanes, latex and industrial enamels. The white high-density fabric is designed to resist matting for the smoothest possible finish. The polypropylene core resists water and solvents, ensuring long roller life.
I’ve got to get at least one lambskin roller cover in this list. Of all the roller covers made, lambskin is the longest lasting, surviving multiple uses and washings. Once broken in, they won’t shed (however, like any roller cover, you need rub it to insure that there aren’t any loose strands, before use). A phenolic core won’t be damaged by water either. If properly cleaned, the only thing that can destroy this roller over the long term is the abrasiveness of the surfaces painted.
Shur-Line is the first company to put Teflon® coating on their paint brushes and roller covers. As you can imagine, this greatly reduces clean-up time, and increases product life by insuring that there is no dried paint residue hidden in the roller cover after cleaning. The rest of the roller is designed for long life as well; with fibers melted onto the backing by a patented low melt technology. I’m expecting good things of this roller cover.
Linzer 1/2” RC 700 Nap Lambskin Roller Cover
A high quality lambskin roller on a moisture and solvent resistant core. Linzer is known for all sorts of quality wool products, and also produces lambskin roller covers. In fact, most of the “house brand” lambskin roller covers on the market are made by Linzer. Although the manufacturer recommends lambskin more for oil-based paints than latex, most paint professionals and experts would agree that lambskin is an excellent material for all types of paint.