If you’re looking for the best roller sleeve to help you paint your interior doors, look no further! In this blog post, we’ll go over the best roller sleeves for the job and explain why they are our top picks. Finding the right roller sleeve is super important to have the best outcome in any painting job. Having the right equipment is the bread and butter of painting and as fussy blokes, we know that all too well! 

Interior doors are not only fun but an important part of the painting in your home or office. Although most wouldn’t notice a well-painted door, you’re more than likely to get looks or comments if your interior doors aren’t painted correctly or if they don’t necessarily match the look and feel of your home or office. 

To ensure you paint interior doors well, you simply need the correct roller sleeves to do so! There are two things we first need to look at when considering the best roller sleeves for painting interior doors: sleeve material & sleeve size. 

Sleeve Material: Go Microfibre

There are many paint roller sleeves available in different materials and not every material will suit every job. Our number one recommendation is generally always going to be to go for the microfibre option. Microfibre roller sleeves are versatile and reliable and the sleeves from Two Fussy Blokes are high-quality and reputable too! Microfibre roller sleeves work great for interior doors because they have the flexibility to adjust to different surface textures and materials you’re painting. Whether your door is made of timber or laminate, a microfibre roller sleeve can provide the best paint release in any situation for a great finish. 

Sleeve Size: Smaller is better for doors

Although you might think that just taking a typical roller sleeve size of 230mm (9″) is pretty good, this size is more reserved for larger flat surfaces and even if your interior door is larger than most, you’ll want to pick up a smaller mini roller sleeve of around 100mm (4″) for the best results.  

Why? Well, a smaller roller gives you way more control over the paint application, reduces the likelihood of streaks and allows you to apply paint to the door evenly for a great finish. Not to mention, the fact that loading a smaller roller with paint is quicker and less messy than trying to do the same with a larger roller.

What about sleeve nap sizes?

Nap sizes depend a lot on what material you’re painting and what sort of finish you’d prefer.  If you’re painting a typical interior door, we recommend using a roller with a shorter nap of around 5mm for a lovely smooth finish. Shorter nap sizes are perfect for that spray-like finish you would otherwise get with an actual paint sprayer. For other hard surfaces where you won’t mind having a bit of texture, you’d be best to go for a larger nap size (but no greater than 10mm), although we’d recommend leaving those for the more general painting of walls, ceilings etc. 

Our Main Recommendation:

We highly recommend Two Fussy Blokes’ range of mini microfibre rollers to get you started on your interior door painting project! These are versatile, great to keep around for any odd jobs if you don’t use them all for your interior door and are such to help you paint your best for a stunning looking door.

Do I need to remove the door to paint it? 

No. You don’t actually need to remove any interior door to paint it! That being said, it is much easier for beginners to get consistent paint and a satisfying finish by having the interior door lie flat and off its hinges, but it’s possible to do it in place. We recommend making sure you cover the hinges and other bits you don’t want to paint and allow plenty of ventilation.

What about paintbrushes and sprayers? 

Paintbrushes, while a good alternative, is more likely to show streaks or brush marks especially if you’re using them across the wider, flat surfaces of the interior door, rather than for just cutting like you would when painting a wall. As for sprayers, these are also good tools for door painting but can be much messier dealing with the overspray of paint, especially if your door is being painted while still on its hinges and in place. 

Let us know how you go with interior door painting from these tips and our recommendation for the best roller sleeve to do the job. 

Until next time, you can find out more about our roller sleeves available in our online store today!