Which paint roller is right for you? A breakdown of the Two Fussy Blokes range.

Which paint roller is right for you

Designed for everyone from professional painters right down to DIYers, the Two Fussy Blokes paint rollers are intended to make every project a breeze — whether it’s a large commercial job or a quick home fix — and are rigorously tested to ensure they meet the high standards we’re known for. Every roller in our range produces world-class results (ultra-smooth finishes at ultra-high speeds and with minimal splatter) — but there are some small differences between products that mean certain ones are better suited for certain jobs.

So how can you tell which paint roller is right for you? Here’s a handy breakdown of all the Two Fussy Blokes paint rollers and what you should use them for.

A quick note

We offer microfibre rollers in 5mm, 10mm, and 15mm naps (fabric thicknesses), as well as dacron rollers in a 10mm nap. The former is generally best for smooth surfaces, while the latter works great for undercoats or full coverage of rougher surfaces.As for length, go with a 230mm/9-inch roller for smaller walls and ceilings, a 270mm/11-inch roller for medium-sized surfaces, and a 360mm/14-inch roller for commercial projects or exceptionally large surfaces. (Keep in mind that larger rollers are heavier and harder to use!)Before using any Two Fussy Blokes roller, we recommend rinsing and spinning with water. This’ll help you achieve the best finish right off the bat, and it’ll make the clean-up process easier as well.

A breakdown of the Two Fussy Blokes range.

Microfibre mini roller (5mm nap)

Our 5mm-nap microfibre mini rollers come in a 100mm length and are best for painting the likes of furniture, kitchen units, window frames, and door frames — essentially anything small that requires a smooth, spray-like finish. The shortest nap in our mini-roller range, the 5mm is gaining huge popularity within upcycling communities and with well-known furniture painters like HPKUK. By enabling you to achieve a flawless finish without a spray gun, these 5mm rollers allow painters to transform old kitchens and furniture at seriously low cost.

Available in packs of 3 or 10.

Microfibre mini paint roller (10mm nap)

The 10mm-nap version of our mini microfibre rollers also comes in a 100mm length. This particular roller holds a considerable amount of paint, washes out easily, and is ideal to cut walls and ceilings in conjunction with our 10mm-nap big rollers, as doing so will result in a uniform finish with no picture framing. Perfect for use on radiators, exterior weatherboards, and previously painted surfaces, these mini rollers eliminate the need to lay off your paint.

Available in packs of 3 or 10.

Microfibre mini paint roller (15mm nap)

The longest nap in our mini-roller microfibre range, the 15mm (available in a 100mm length) is designed to get into those hard-to-reach spots when you’re painting. Excellent for tough projects with tricky challenges, they work beautifully with water-based paints and are particularly recommended for primers and topcoats. Ideal for use on the likes of weatherboards, textured plaster and surfaces, bricks, fences, and gates, the 15mm-nap mini rollers offer remarkable paint pick-up and release and a superior finish. Like with our 10mm-nap minis, there’s no need to lay off your paint.

Available in packs of 3 or 10.

Microfibre big paint roller (5mm nap)

The 5mm-nap microfibre versions of our big rollers come in both 230mm and 270mm lengths. Designed to be used with enamel paints for the best result, this product suits small- to medium-sized surfaces requiring smooth, seamless finishes (such as flat doors and bathrooms).

Available as singles or in packs of 3.

Microfibre big paint roller (10mm nap)

The mid-sized nap in our microfibre range, the 10mm big rollers come in 230mm, 270mm, and 360mm lengths to suit a variety of painting jobs. This is the most versatile of our rollers, offering excellent paint pick-up, finish, and release. Able to be used with all water-based paints, the 10mm-nap big roller is commonly used to achieve a top-of-the-line finish on medium- to large-sized surfaces such as walls and ceilings.

Available as singles or in packs of 3.

Microfibre big paint roller (15mm nap)

If you’re looking to get a job done quickly while maintaining a quality finish, the 15mm-nap microfibre big roller is the product for you. The largest nap in our range, this roller comes in 230mm, 270mm, 300mm, and 360mm lengths and is excellent for slightly textured surfaces such as embossed wallpaper, uneven walls or ceilings, tongue-and-groove timber, and repaints of exterior plaster. The 15mm nap holds more paint and offers a work rate 2.5 times quicker than the 10mm but still results in a similar finish.

Available in packs of 3 or 10.

Dacron big paint roller (10mm nap)

Our dacron rollers (available in 230mm, 270mm, 300mm, and 360mm lengths) are only for use with water-based paints (nothing solvent-based!). With superb coverage and excellent paint release, these rollers are ideal for painting with difficult colours, as well as for use with wallboard sealers. They’ll provide you with exceptional film build on new plaster walls — and while you won’t see the exact level of finish you would with our 10mm microfibre roller, you’ll easily achieve your desired result regardless of the colour you’re working with.

Can be used on both interior and exterior surfaces.

Available as singles or in packs of 3.

Mini-roller frame

Featuring a stylish wooden handle crafted for optimal comfort, our mini-roller frame swaps plastic for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly black finished frame. One of our more recent products (released in November 2020), it’s made and tested to our rigorous standards in order to allow your mini rollers to spin freely and to make painting quick and easy.

Still don’t know which paint roller is right for you or have more questions or need more help choosing a product? Email us at [email protected]