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Do you roll from a bucket or pan?

From a bucket with a grid (ie, 5 gallon)
25 (40.3%)
From a rolling pan
16 (25.8%)
From specialty rolling buckets
4 (6.5%)
Both: Depends on the situation
17 (27.4%)

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Offline Chip McCheckellson

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Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« on: September 29, 2007, 02:20:38 AM »
By "rolling bucket, i mean one of those pales meant specifically for rollers where the rolling surface is part of the bucket.

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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 08:00:54 PM »
I'm glad you clarified that rolling bucket. I had visions of a painter trying to load the roller, meanwhile the bucket rolling away from him/her.

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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 12:06:10 PM »
Just don't be stealin' the bucket from this lolrus http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/2001982351398543517_rs.jpg

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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 05:21:10 PM »


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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 08:05:39 PM »


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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 04:40:39 PM »
Basically I'm a orange roller bucket man, but if I'm doing small areas ( like a bath) I'll pull out a tray. Sometimes I have a number of colors in smaller areas and have the plastic liners piled up in a big tray, and just switch em out , throw on another cover and off to the races.
  Just used the 18" and big boy bucket today in a large showroom-rocked. Just sayin'  ;D
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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 03:40:19 PM »
I always use 5 gallon bucks.  Just so much easier to use, and loading the roller is easy.  With trays, the roller slides along the surface, those ridges don't do crap to turn it over to the dry side.  I've smashed a lot of pans in the early days.  For small stuff, I will use a small plastic grid in a cut pot.  It works terrfic, as long as you have the plastic grid that doesn't break.  Lowe's has a red one with a thin "handle" at the top that's designed to rest the roller on, but it breaks and lets the roller sink into the paint.  I bought some blue ones at Home Depot that had were solid at the top eliminating that problem....

Offline Frankie

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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 08:36:35 PM »
as long as you are not lazy and don't mind cleaning your bucket's and screens daily. then yes they are much easier and believe it or not allot safer and cleaner to work out of...I use pans for the most part though. and save all my buckets for sponge /caulk water/ and boxing paint...

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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 10:32:16 PM »
There's no denying the advantage of a fiver for me.  I just did a 2900 sq ft basement last week that was primed by the customer, I was just there to do the ceilings and wall colors.  No carpet, receptacles or switches, lights, etc....makes it nice to just "kick the bucket" along and roll away.  Try doing that with a tray!!  lol

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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008, 12:52:49 AM »
I prefer a fiver any day!!! but whatever it takes










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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2008, 02:29:05 PM »
There's no denying the advantage of a fiver for me.  I just did a 2900 sq ft basement last week that was primed by the customer, I was just there to do the ceilings and wall colors.  No carpet, receptacles or switches, lights, etc....makes it nice to just "kick the bucket" along and roll away.  Try doing that with a tray!!  lol
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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 04:57:25 AM »
I use both, as I said it depends according to the situation.
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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2014, 01:05:22 AM »
Even I use both; it mostly depends on the situation and the place.
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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2015, 08:39:45 PM »
i have been painting houses for 12 years. i learned from my dad who ran a painting company for 20 years. I have always used a bucket and grid to roll from. it is much cleaner, easier to use/refill, and you can use any where. a little tip to help from paint dripping off roller is to slowly spin the roller while bringing it to the wall. i have tried those 18-24 in rollers and hate them. i fell like they hold half as much paint as regular roller witch defeats the purpose.

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Re: Do you roll from a bucket or pan or...?
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2015, 10:48:27 PM »
i use a fiver with no grid, why waste your time painting a grid, the object is to get the material on the surface, fully submerge the roller then shake excess off, drips will always come from the frame at the point it enters the roller skin cylinder,
I don't do this for a hobby and I'm damn sure I don't need the practice