OK, I will admit that I was never sold on using a roller to basecoat. I thought it would be messy, use too much paint and take a long time to clean up the roller. However, I had a seminar to teach and many, many surfaces to prep. I decided to try out the roller…OMG…what a GREAT tool!!
I had taught the same class and spent two days prepping the surfaces. When using the roller, it took one evening! And, I must say, the base was smoother, more even and used much less paint!! Also, using a mini roller applied the paint evenly and without brush stroke lines. The base was so smooth that I needed little if any sanding. I was shocked and reluctantly admitted that indeed it was a wonderful tool.
So this old dog learned a new trick. We all need tools that will make us look better while taking less time and product. Best of all, these rollers are inexpensive!