paint pads or rollers??

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hi all been decorating all day we rollered the ceilings and the finish on them is good we were going to use paint pads on the walls but i'm contemplating using the rollers what do you think the walls are in pretty good shape
thanks seabreeze:D

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  • Poppycat
    Poppycat Posts: 19,913 Forumite
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    I used both prefer the finish with a roller, both hard work to clean up after wards though

    Obviously have to do edges with a brush

    I was talking to a decorator other day he says best finish is with a sprayer, what ever you do dont go near the dulux paint systems, he says they are rubbish
  • tajna
    tajna Posts: 201 Forumite
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    Poppycat wrote: »

    I was talking to a decorator other day he says best finish is with a sprayer, what ever you do dont go near the dulux paint systems, he says they are rubbish

    Funilly enough, I have just used my Dulux paint pod to do walls and ceilings and the finish is excellent. :D
  • stolt
    stolt Posts: 2,865 Forumite
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    just used rollers for both ceilings and walls and really happy with the finish last time i used pads i didnt get a very good finish at all. I bought some good quality expensive rollers from homebase though.
    Listen to what people say, but watch what people what people do!!
  • andyhop
    andyhop Posts: 1,996 Forumite
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    Harris or max finish rollers

    The more the roller is used the better the finish
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  • danmurray
    danmurray Posts: 46 Forumite
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    Rollers all the way. Go for a professional size 9" x 1.75".
    Pads are a no no... to be honest. As are Spray systems, insomuch as you don't get the thick coat that you need for durability. It may well look the job, but try putting on a softsheen or a washable matt - only to discover months down the line that neither are washable anymore and low and behold.... you're on your own :)
  • diable
    diable Posts: 5,258 Forumite
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    Pads are only ok if you have a load of stuff in the room but they are hard work, if you can can cover everything then a roller is the way to go. Dulux paint pods are like fondu sets, great idea, look good but after using it twice it'll go in the bin.
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