Woven vs. Knit

Woven vs Knit Roller Sleeves

PAL paint roller sleeves are made one of two ways: knit or woven. New to the painting industry are “shed-resistant knit” fabrics, which combine the strengths of both. Made with the traditional knitting process and unique fibre technology, they provide high production rates with less shed. However, a true woven fabric will still provide a finer finish than a shed-resistant knit.

Woven fabric fibres are individually secured to the backing using two pass-throughs. This “double lock” process results in the smoothest, virtually lint-free finish. Because they are shed-resistant, woven rollers can be used with confidence in enamels, primers, & all paints: flat, satin, semigloss & gloss. For the perfect finish on walls, ceilings, gib-board, plaster, smooth wallpaper, hardboard choose the PAL #1 roller sleeve or from the PAL Contract Professional roller sleeve range. Avaliable in 75mm/100mm/180mm/230mm and 270mm.

Knitted fabric fibres, in comparison, are secured to the backing with a single pass-through.  This “open stitch” process provides excellent pickup & release for the fastest coverage.  Knit rollers are recommended for flat, or satin paints & stains or waterproof coatings. Choose a lambskin or polyblend roller sleeve such as the PAL #2 for imperfect walls & ceilings, textured plaster, embossed wallpaper, fences, rough sawn timber. Avaliable in 100mm/180mm and 230mm.

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