Skinny Paint Rollers: Are They Better?

Skinny Paint Rollers: Are They Better?

Colleen Quinn
Jun 24, 2008

We confess, we definitely fall into the obsessed category when it comes to design shows on TV. In fact, we originally got cable back in 1998 just to get HGTV! Avid watchers that we are, we have noticed a recent trend across many of our favorite shows- people are painting the walls with skinny rollers we always thought were designed for trimwork or hard-to-reach spaces...

We're hoping to paint the kitchen this summer, so we read with interest your thoughts on Teflon paint trays and paint edgers. Now we wonder if we should trade in our tried and true regular rollers for these skinny-minis. Is there some super-secret reason everyone on television is suddenly using these rollers, or did they just get a bulk discount over at HGTV? Has anyone painted a wall with a skinny trim roller? Was is easier? Did you get better coverage? Should we invest in new painting tools or stick to our old reliables? Inquiring minds want to know...

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