How to use paint grid?Nov. 14, 2016
Simply dip the roller in the paint and rake it across the grid in one direction, down, do this 2 or 3 times. Now you will have the right amount of paint for your chosen roller cover.
A 5-gallon plastic bucket can hold 2 or more gallons of paint and is more
stable than a roller tray.
Combine this with a good paint roller frame, a high quality roller cover, and paint roller extension pole, now you have a professional paint roller set-up.
Paint grids are available in several sizes to fit most plastic buckets. These sizes correspond to the size of your roller frame.
4-inch grids are perfect for small 1 gallon cut-in buckets and small trim rollers.
6-inch grids work best in a 2-gallon plastic paint bucket.
9-inch grids are designed for 5-gallon buckets.
Paint roller buckets with built-in grids are also available. Typical bucket sizes are 4 gallon, for 9 inch or smaller rollers, and large 19-20 inch buckets for the large wide roller frames.