These high quality, original Goldstripe rollers are made from stapled fibres. This fabric has a slightly better productivity due to the lager number of “fibre ends” inside the nap. The material is poly-amide which is the same as the continuous version with one yellow line. Stapled fabrics always need to be used for undercoat first until all loose fibres are removed. They are a logical result of the way the fabric is designed, constructed and produced.
The fabric is well know for low splatter, good coverage and easy to wash. It is a long lasting fabric designed for 500m2 but most painters get far more use out of them.
Poly amide is best for water-based paint because it’s affinity to water. The special polyester backing of this fabric makes it also suitable for oil-based paints. For more detailed information on the fabric properties and performance see our Goldstripe 12mm Fabric Information sheet.
This sleeve is a top quality sleeve for epoxy flooring: This sleeve is especially used where lint is an issue. Like all rollers, work in well and your work should be virtually free of lint.
There are 2 categories of fabrics: Knitted and woven fabrics. This Nylon White is the high quality woven fabric.
Al sleeves are thermo-bonded (=melted) onto polypropylene. Excellent for harsh epoxies.
Please note that some epoxies are so aggressive that any roller will desolve in the end. We are not aware of a better roller than the Nylon white. We also supply this fabric as a baby roller to the marine industry since it can be reused several times with very aggressive epoxy’s.
This roller is used for texture, render and block work and is an excellent alternative for the sheepskin Long Nap. Some painters use this roller for internal walls too. An excellent 21 mm very durableand strong fabric with an amazing finish and a wide range of applications. This roller is still available although it is replaced by our Terracotta and Terracotta Green , both 21 mm nap. For texture coatings the Multicolour still seems to be the preferred choice.
This roller is an improved version of the Multicolour roller. We receive comments like” very versatile roller” and “we used it on everything”. The fabric is very durable. The fabric keeps its volume when loaded up and does not flatten.
This type is now the most popular long nap fabric (although some painter still prefer the old pinky Multicolour) version) The Terracotta fabric is made from poly-amide 66 which is specially treated to give the fibres a spring-type feature so it holds it shape better. After production of the fabric the twisted fibres are opened up to increase the active surface of the fibres. It holds therefore up to 30% more paint than similar fabrics.
Poly-amid 66 or PA6/6 is an aliphatic semi-crystalline homo-poly amide ( Alifatic is from the greek word for fat, oil). It is know for high strength, stiffness, chemical resistance for hydrocarbons, heat resistant and wear resistance and high water absorption. Poor resistance resistance though to acids and bases. For more detailed information see the Terracotta 21mm Fabric Information
This roller will be replaced by the Terracotta Green. The old red fabric with a blue line is no longer produced by our supplier. Available until sold out.
If you did not try this roller yet you will miss a valuable experience.
Red with blue line ( The green with blue line version is identical)
This (knitted ) fabric is excellent for epoxy floor coatings: “This is the best roller I have found so far for epoxy… they are great”
The fibre is polyester. Normally not the preferred choice for epoxy flooring but it is economical. It seem to work very well for single use epoxy flooring. All sleeves are thermo-bonded which means that the fabric is melted onto the polypropylene tube.
The higher quality nylon white rollers are also used for epoxy and can be re-used. This is especially useful for the 100 mm baby rollers, used in the marine industry.
Yellow ( to be replaced by the identical vestan white rollers over time)
These high quality, unrivalled rollers have strong support in the market. An exclusive German produced fabric, made from a continuous poly-amide fibre to reduce lint. Specially twisted during weaving and partly opened up to increase the paint holding capacity. Poly amide is best for water-based paint because it’s affinity to water. Polyester has an affinity to oil based solvents and the special polyester backing of this fabric makes it also suitable for oil-based paints.
Some experienced painters who look after the rollers use the worn-down rollers for glossing doors.
The previous version of this fabric was made from a discontinuous (called stapled) fibre. This version is now available again and has 2 yellow stripes. We realise that some painters prefer the original fabric which seem to have a slightly better productivity due to the lager number of “fibre ends” inside the nap. The materials in both fabrics are identical. Stapled fabrics always need to be used for undercoat first until all loose fibres are removed. They are a logical result of the way the fabric is constructed and produced.
This roller is an excellent high quality micro-fibre roller for the walls. The roller is only to be used for water based paint. It leave a better finish then the Goldstripe but you need more time to wash out the roller. Specially popular with painters who service the high end of the market.
The roller is also available in 12 mm ( Microfiber blue and it’s earlier version Microstripe blue). The 9 mm microfiber fabric has its own identifying colours since the nap size is different than the 12 mm microfibre.
The roller is also excellent for sealing Gyprock walls and large contractors sometimes use the roller for glossing ( acrylic gloss!) doors. Do not load up to heavy if you use it for acrylic gloss. Of course coating needs to be tipped off with a fine brush.
This is a roller with many qualities and value for money.
The Royal rollers are designed for varnish, but work well for semi gloss and are excellent rollers for fine epoxy jobs. They hold more paint than the velour rollers and are a good alternative for painters who prefer a longer nap for gloss.
The rollers are made from high quality lint free fabric and are excellent for delicate epoxy jobs. For standard epoxy jobs however we suggest a longer nap like the economical Vestan Yellow or Vestal White or the lint free Nylon white.
These high quality Gloss Velour Rollers with 4mm nap are the modern high quality alternative to the mohair roller. Work the roller in and you have a lint free roller that gives you an excellent finish. No need to brush off. This roller is a pressure release roller like the mohair type gloss rollers . The backing from our velour roller is cotton. Velour is a woolen fibre and mohair is made from goat hair.
Some painters will still brush the finished surface off with a very soft Purdy Syntox brush, depending on the requirements of the finish. You also could use a 7 mm Royal roller if you want a longer nap.
180 mm -7″
230 mm -9″
270 mm -11″
460 mm -18″
The rollers come in a range of sizes from 180mm to 460mm.