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Glossary - Paint Rollers

Fabric
 
  • Lambskin - The natural hide of a lamb. Pile heights 7/16" to 1-1/2"
  • Polyester - A synthetic mono-filament. Pile heights 1/4" to 1-1/4"
  • Mohair - A natural fiber used in short nap fabric. 3/16" to 1/4"
     
    Density
     
  • quantity of fibers woven or knitted into a fabric.
     
    Woven vs. Knitted
     
  • Woven Fabric - Fibers are locked into the woven threads. Woven fabric is shed resistant.
  • Knitted Fabric - Fibers are inserted into the knitted yarn. Most popular fabric construction.
     
    Pile Height
     
  • The length of the fibers measured from the core to the end of the fibers.
     
    Core
     
  • The inner tube of a roller.
    1. Pheonalic -Paper impregnated with a pheonalic resin and heat cured. Made water and solvent resistant.
    2. PVC - PVC extruded plastic. Water and solvent resistant.
     
    Adhesive
     
  • Epoxy - A 2 part compound which hardens when combined. High solvent resistance.
  • Cement-A rubber based product in a liquid form.
     
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