For those that prefer the more manual application of painting with a roller as opposed to painting with a sprayer, there are a lot of options to choose from.

Not only are there varying qualities, but there are also different sizes of rollers. Whenever I’m carrying out any painting work, I always make sure I cut into the edges first using the appropriate brush. That will stop me from having to mask up the area twice with painters tape.

With that in mind, let’s look at the best paint rollers that are available.

Hynec Ultimate Paint Roller Set - Paint Rollers for Walls and Ceilings, Paint Pads, Paint Tray, Mini Rollers for Painting, Paint Sleeves and Paint Supplies - Roller Sets for Painting Walls and Home
Harris 102012009 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Paint Roller Set 9in | Includes 1 x 9" Frame, 4 x 9" Medium Pile Roller Sleeves & Tray | 9"
Harris 102012205 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Medium Pile Mini Roller Sleeves Set, 4"
Hynec Ultimate Paint Roller Set - Paint Rollers for Walls and Ceilings, Paint Pads, Paint Tray, Mini Rollers for Painting, Paint Sleeves and Paint Supplies - Roller Sets for Painting Walls and Home
Harris 102012009 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Paint Roller Set 9in | Includes 1 x 9" Frame, 4 x 9" Medium Pile Roller Sleeves & Tray | 9"
Harris 102012205 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Medium Pile Mini Roller Sleeves Set, 4"
Hynec Ultimate Paint Roller Set - Paint Rollers for Walls and Ceilings, Paint Pads, Paint Tray, Mini Rollers for Painting, Paint Sleeves and Paint Supplies - Roller Sets for Painting Walls and Home
Hynec Ultimate Paint Roller Set - Paint Rollers for Walls and Ceilings, Paint Pads, Paint Tray, Mini Rollers for Painting, Paint Sleeves and Paint Supplies - Roller Sets for Painting Walls and Home
Harris 102012009 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Paint Roller Set 9in | Includes 1 x 9" Frame, 4 x 9" Medium Pile Roller Sleeves & Tray | 9"
Harris 102012009 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Paint Roller Set 9in | Includes 1 x 9" Frame, 4 x 9" Medium Pile Roller Sleeves & Tray | 9"
Harris 102012205 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Medium Pile Mini Roller Sleeves Set, 4"
Harris 102012205 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Medium Pile Mini Roller Sleeves Set, 4"

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Hynec Ultimate Set

For those that do not have any painting equipment at all, I would like to discuss this option from Hynec. This is a really great painting set which includes a lot of the items you’ll need to get you started (and ideally be enough for you to get all of your paint done).

What puts this set apart from others is the sheer amount of products that you get for the low price.

First off, there are two trays included, one for 9” rollers and the other for 4” rollers. I have seen some painters simply dip the 4” rollers directly into a paint tin, so if that works for you, crack on.

Also included in the set are two roller handles, in 9” and 4” lengths. What set this apart from other rollers is how easy the rollers came on and off, but also how secure they felt whilst on the frame. There was no movement of the sleeve along the frame whilst painting, which helped to achieve an even finish.

In terms of ergonomics, both handles feel really good, and after painting several rooms I didn’t feel any fatigue.

The sleeves are also very durable and stand up to numerous washes. I was actually surprised that several replacements come in the kit, 3 9” and 4 4” sleeves are in this kit. It would have been nice if there was a 9” sleeve for gloss paint, but at this price point, it’s a very minor critiscim.

The included paint brush is also great quality as well. I used this for gloss paint to redo the skirting boards and after cleaning it per the instructions on the paint tin, it’s still going strong. The hand on it is rubber, which means you can get a really good grip on it which is a major bonus.

There is also a roll of masking tape as well which is great quality. I was expecting the masking tape to be a poor version you might get in a pound shop but the quality is something I would have paid £5-£6 for. Lastly, there is also a dust sheet included in it. It’s not ultra thick, but it doesn’t need to be. It does the job well at protecting the items that cover it from any splatter.

This set is great for painting walls and also ceilings and thanks to the 9” sleeve, both can be done in a short time frame.

As a bit of a background, when I moved into my new build house, a fair amount of the house had to be repainted due to the rush job the painters did. However, due to us being in lockdown, the wait was going to be at least six months. Rather than wait, I purchased the paint myself, but I didn’t have any equipment. Since funds were limited after buying a house, I opted for the Hynec Ultimate set. I was so glad that I did do it thanks to the extremely high quality of it. The finish is flawless and it’s a kit that really deserves a lot of high praise.

Hynec Ultimate Paint Roller Set - Paint Rollers for Walls and Ceilings, Paint Pads, Paint Tray, Mini Rollers for Painting, Paint Sleeves and Paint Supplies - Roller Sets for Painting Walls and Home
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Harris Seriously Good Paint Roller Set

Harris are synomous for high quality paint equipment. For those that just need a tray and a paint roller, this set is a no brainer. In it there are 4 medium pile 9” roller sleeves, one paint roller frame and a painting tray. I had used this to repaint my garage which has a plasterboard finish which hadn’t been painted by the builder.

Not only did the Harris rollers make quick work of it, but it also left a phenomenal finish, even after only applying one coat. The paint roller sleeves are also very durable. As a test, I left one to harden up with paint after doing one wall of the garage. After washing it out several times with warm, soapy water, it removed all of the paint, and the finish was still great on it.

Of course, I would always recommend that you clean the rollers after use, but it’s good to know that if you don’t, the sleeve won’t be ruined.

The handle of the roller frame feels great and has a rubberised finish to it. This helps to get a grip on the handle, meaning there’s less potential of slippage and causing any unintended paint splatter.

One area that I found to be quite tricky though was painting the ceilings. Since the garage is rather large and the ceilings are really high, it was trickier to do the ceiling in the garage compared to the house. Due to this I opted to get an extension pole from Harris that works with this roller frame. This is an extra cost, but for those with huge ceilings and high walls, it’s definitely worth the extra purchase.

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Harris 102012009 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Paint Roller Set 9in | Includes 1 x 9" Frame, 4 x 9" Medium Pile Roller Sleeves & Tray | 9"
  • This Seriously Good 9 inch roller set has a soft comfortable grip and 4 x medium pile roller sleeves to give an even finish when painting with emulsion paint

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Harris Seriously Good Aluminium Extension Pole, 3m
  • Light weight durable aluminium pole which will help make painting large surfaces easier and more comfortable

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Harris Mini Roller Set

For those that are just wanting a mini roller and don’t require anything else, it would be the wrong choice to purchase a full set, such as a the Hynec listed above.

Whilst I was really impressed with the 9” roller from Harris, I couldn’t just suggest that the 4” version would be of equal quality.

However, after testing it, I can gladly say that the 4” roller set is of the same high quality as it’s larger version. Since the handle is smaller, it’s always a concern for people like me with large hands how comfortable it is to fold. I found it to be extremely comfortable when painting more intricate areas such as window recesses. Since the 4” rollers will be subjected to less use overall as opposed to a larger roller, Harris have only included to sleeves in this kit.

However, they will last a long time, making it excellent value for money, especially when you consider you can have it for less than the cost of a meal from a certain fast food restaurant. The rollers aren’t suitable for gloss paint, but you can buy these in a pack of 10 for a only a few more coins, so it’ a cheap and efficient way to get a brilliant finish. I also really liked the mini paint tray. It’s really good quality, and even after accidentally stepping on it, it was able to withstand my weight (80kg) without shattering into a million pieces.

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Harris 102012205 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Medium Pile Mini Roller Sleeves Set, 4"
  • This Seriously Good 4 inch mini roller set has a soft comfortable grip and medium pile roller sleeve to give an even finish when painting with emulsion paint

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