Paint rollers. 9"x1.5" and 9"x1.75".Are they different ?

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  • Paint rollers. 9"x1.5" and 9"x1.75".Are they different ?
  • project
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    9 inch is the overall length of the roller, the fury ones are thicker, than the foam ones, but the inside diameter is the same to fit on the roller cage.

    Pair of rubber gloves and clean them as if your e milikng a cow, to get excess paint out.Then plenty of water.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    1.5 is obsolete – just can’t cope with unevenness in the wall as well as the bigger size

    course, 1.66 is where they should be

    Premier Icon fadda
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    So, does the 1.5/1.75 refer to the internal diameter? If so, the wrong roller won’t fit onto the holder, no?

    Daft question I know, they are 1/4″ different according to their description.
    It’s just that No Nonsense roller and tray kits are 1.5″ and No Nonsense roller sleeves are 1.75″

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-roller-tray-set-9/34996
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-roller-set-9/81295
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-knitted-roller-sleeves-short-pile-9-x-1-pack-of-10/81845

    Are they really different ? It seems a bit odd that products from the same manufacturer are not compatible.
    Or is it just they are measured differently somehow, and they are actually the same size ?

    9 inch is the overall length of the roller…

    Thanks, I’d worked that bit out. 😉

    the wrong roller won’t fit onto the holder

    That’s the obvious answer, but then, 1/2″ copper pipe is measured on the ID, 15mm copper pipe is measured on the OD so the pipes and fittings are interchangeable.
    I wondered if there was something similar with paint rollers, or are they really different ?

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    there certainly are two different inner diameter standards for 9″ rollers, so they are really different.

    deadlydarcy
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    Generally, 1.5″ was considered “DIY” and 1.75″ “Trade”. I have no idea why this came about. The measurement is on the (internal, I assume) diameter of the sleeve. Different sizes of sleeve will not fit different sizes of cage. Buy 1.75″ and stick with that. Any decorating supplies shop you use will stock 1.75″ but not everywhere has 1.5″ these days. Most other sleeves in the screwfix catalogue will be 1.75″ (and after using the shitty no nonsense sleeves, you’ll probably want to try something better).

    Thanks maccruiskeen and deadlydarcy.
    I went to Screwfix and had a look at the rollers before I bought them.
    Yes, they really are different. It’s worth knowing that if you buy the cheaper 1.5″ roller set from Screwfix, they don’t sell replacement 1.5″ sleeves, only 1.75″, so it’s worth paying a bit more for the bigger roller.

    no_eyed_deer
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    1.75″ rolls faster and is 0.0997% more awesumz

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