Got a Fussy Bloke in your life? Or maybe you are a Fussy Bloke in need of cheering up?

The search is over, friends! This is the perfect gift for a painter or upcycler who could use some high calibre tools. The essential upcycle kit comes with an elegant mini roller wooden handle & mini microfibre rollers in the stash. The key to any painter’s heart, this is a gift they’ll genuinely appreciate and use, so you won’t be adding to the piles of untouched junk or hurting the planet. It’s a win-win.

A Perfect Gift For The upcycling champion or professional painter.

What roller length should you use?

For smaller walls and ceilings, choose a 230mm (9″) roller, slightly larger surfaces we would recommend 270mm (11″) and 360mm (14″) would be used mainly on commercial projects or large surfaces.
» Keep in mind that larger rollers are heavier and more challenging to use.

Microfibre 5mm Paint Rollers

Our Microfibre 5mm NAP/Pile rollers are generally used for smooth surfaces, flat walls, doors, and large cupboards where the smoothest finish is desired. 

Microfibre 10mm Paint Rollers

It is the best choice for a topcoat or any large paint projects where coverage and smooth finish is required. The roller sleeve fabric is designed to leave a smooth and uniform finish on painted surfaces.

We recommend our Dacron for acrylic primers to enhance the finish of the microfibre. 

Microfibre 15mm Paint Rollers

When you do not require a smooth finish and time is the essence our 15mm microfibre roller is the perfect fit. It holds more paint than 10mm and still leaves a semi-smooth finish. The amount of paint it holds will help you complete your project faster.

Dacron 10mm Paint Rollers

Because of the structure of the fabric, our 10mm Dacron rollers perform best with acrylic paints and are not suitable for oil-based paints. 

If you’re priming your brand new plasterboard walls or you’re repainting from light paint colour to a dark colour or from dark to lighter, our Dacron is the best pick for you to achieve optimal coverage and a professional-looking finish. 

Learn about Dacron vs Microfibre Paint Rollers

Not sure which paint roller is right for you? Here is a breakdown of the Two Fussy Blokes range.

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Our Recommendation

The key to achieving the smoothest finish is to make sure that the painted surface is prepared wellholes filled, surface well cleaned, and dried. Also, before starting using our rollers, always use water to “rinse & spin before you begin” and you will achieve the best finish right from the start. Besides, the post-painting cleaning process will be much easier too! 

Wash them well after each use, and keep them moist. If you let the fabric dry, you run the risk of fibres drying hard.

Our rollers don’t shed unless a manufacturing fault has occurred. If this happens, you’ll see chunks of fabric coming off rather than single strings of fabric. We recommend the ‘rinse and spin before you begin’ tactic to get rid of all loose fibers on your roller.

We do not recommend using our current range of rollers with shellac paint. Shellac will gradually dissolve glue, causing damage to the roller and resulting in shedding during paint application.

Dacron sleeves are different to Wooster Pro/Doo-Z fabric. Dacron is to be used for only water-based paints, whereas Wooster Pro/Doo-Z can be used with all paints.

In general, microfibre rollers are finishing rollers. They’re recommended for use with water-based paints; however, you can use them with some primers.

Because of the structure of the fabric, our 10mm Dacron rollers perform best with acrylic paints and are not suitable for oil-based paints. 

If you’re priming your brand-new plasterboard walls or repainting either darker or lighter, our Dacron is the best pick to achieve optimal coverage and a professional-looking finish. Learn more about Dacron vs. microfibre here.

Our Dacron paint roller sleeve will give you superb coverage while our Microfibre paint roller sleeve will leave a smooth finish.

It’s all about the substrate and the condition of the surface. Generally, the higher the nap, the more ‘orange-peel effect’ is visible if you paint over a flat surface.

The most common naps are 5mm (smooth surfaces), 10mm (the most common nap; best for semi-smooth surfaces), and 15mm+ (textured or rough surfaces).

Our 5mm-nap microfibre rollers are best for smooth surfaces where a seamless finish is desired — such as flat walls, doors, and large cupboards.

10mm naps are best for top coats or large paint projects where more coverage and smooth finishes are required. Our roller-sleeve fabric is designed to leave a smooth, uniform finish on painted surfaces.

We recommend our Dacron roller for acrylic primers to enhance the finish of the microfibre.

Use a 15mm nap when you don’t require a smooth finish and when time is of the essence. Our 15mm-nap microfibre roller is ideal for these scenarios; it holds more paint than the 10mm (allowing you to complete your project more quickly) and still leaves a smooth finish.

No. We don’t currently have an epoxy roller in our range.

We’re working on it! We’ll soon be releasing rollers suitable for epoxy.

Our rollers can be used with water-based varnishes, but we recommend testing yours with any oil-based varnish before use.

In general, we recommend using our microfibre rollers with water-based paints only for best results. However, you can use some oil-based paints as well; we recommend testing before use.

Dacron can only be used with water-based paints. This type of fabric is not designed to work with any solvent-based paints.

If you use a water-based system, we recommend Dacron rollers for priming. Use our 5mm or 10mm microfibre on the top coat for best results.

Most synthetic fibres weaken when exposed to chemicals, so unfortunately our microfibre rollers are affected by prolonged exposure. We know that painters use our rollers with Brush Mate, and although it works for the short-term, we don’t recommend the practice.

We personally have never used our microfibre rollers with chalk paints, but we’re aware of customers successfully doing so. Thousands of our followers are upcyclers who use our rollers with chalk paint on a daily basis. We also supply retail and online stores that specialise in chalk paint.

We haven’t personally tried it, nor do we know of customers doing so. Chalk paint is generally applied with a mini roller, and we don’t currently have a mini version of the Dacron. At this point, we wouldn’t recommend using our Dacron rollers with chalk paints.

Two Fussy Blokes paint-roller sleeves come in different lengths, fabrics, naps/piles, and cores.

LENGTHS:  4” | 100mm, 9” | 230mm, 11” | 270mm, 11” | 305mm, 12” | 360mm, 14”

FABRICS: Microfibre and Dacron

NAPS/PILES: 5mm | 1/4”, 10mm | 3/8″, 15mm | 19/32” 

CORES: 6mm,  38mm, and 44mm


2” | 50mm microfibre in 5mm | 1/4” nap/pile

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us on [email protected] with your inquiry. We’ll endeavour to source the fabric type and offer custom-made products for you.

We currently only offer mini-roller frames, but work is underway to release frames for our larger products.

We’re working hard to get our Two Fussy Blokes products into stores close to you. Currently, they can be found in over 200 locations; just visit our stockist page and pop in your postcode to locate your nearest retailer.

In New Zealand, our products can be purchased through Dulux NZ, Guthrie Bowron, and Colourplus, as well as online at

You can only source Two Fussy Blokes products directly from us if your shipping address is outside our distribution network. Otherwise, please see our distributors page to contact a local distributor for assistance in purchasing. Thank you for your understanding!

Please expect delays in shipping due to COVID-19.

Yes, we can manufacture custom products and will do our best to meet your needs.

If you’re a wholesale distributor, please email us on [email protected] with your inquiry. We’ll endeavour to source the fabric type and offer custom-made products for you.

We believe that the best way to find out whether our products will work for you is to try them.

Please email us on [email protected] to request a free sample. If your shipping destination is outside New Zealand and you’d like a sample of a Two Fussy Blokes product, please see the distributors page to contact a local distributor.

Our products are made in China, but don’t panic! We have a rigorous quality assurance plan in place that includes inspections at each step of the manufacturing process.

It took us two years to find a factory capable of producing products that meet our incredibly high standards. We’re clear about our expectations from the beginning and before placing an order. We also visit our factory regularly and work with the QC team to ensure every product meets a detailed quality checklist.