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Discussion in 'Tools and tips' started by pasegrwasc, Sep 11, 2009.
rolers are fun but tyring as hell
yo lowes has this roller that is like 18 inchs wide and the cheapest way to get rolller is probaly to go to lowes or homedepot and go to the paint section where they mix the paint usualy behind that the have bucket paint that people asked them to make a certain color and they either never came back for it or just didnt like the color so i go t like each gallon for 5 dollars
Roofing tar and liquid rubber, that'd be fun
if you wanna do big basic straight letter rollers just use straight up bucket paint. if you want to get creative add some paint thinner and see where that gets ya
doin a roller, just thought i could get some help? never done one so i dont know how much paint i would need. 2 gallons for fill and 1 gallon for outline? 1 gallon of each? how much do u guys usually use ?
I've been wondering about that does it work well?
can't say i have any experience with rollers but they are bomb. for sure want to try some out. Does anyone have tips to colour missmixed paint?
I am soon planning to do a long roller on a wooden fence, the wood seem to not be coated, certainly not painted yet, I was just wondering if it would be suggested for me stray from the basic oil based house paint? The fence is only 8 feet tall or so but I plan to stretch it out at least 35 feet. Any special tips for this project?
i shall post since u asked
.STEP1 pick a spot and not just any giant wall.think of longevity since you will be busting ur ass for it and u want it to stay up.make sure its visible and not facing no one(ive seen some hiding rollers that seem pointless) study the spot day and night and not just the spot but the area around it.u can figure out what u can and cant take, how much time u can spend, what the traffic is like at night and visibility from the public eye while u are at work.not to mention an exit.
STEP2 have a paint supply.nothing worse than not having enough paint to splash around.u can be lame and buy your paint or u can scavenger it from local businesses that have some leftover buckets around in the back, steal them from construction sights, and if theres that house thats being remodeled down the street its worth taking a peek inside u can score several gallons of paint. i never realy worry about color since i never pay for the paint and quality isnt an issue to me when im vandalizing things.never needed to thin out or mix paint. getting ur paint supply can be a bitch if u dont have a car like me.someone mentioned fitting 2 gallons in a backpack and that always works for me. ive used a guitar case for rollers and trays.old pizza boxes can serve as a tray also filling up a garbage bag with paint and dipping the roller in works fine. if the job calls for little paint its allways nice to fill some soda bottles with paint instead of taking the entire supply.if the job is big i have taken the time to take the paint day by day to have it all at the spot the night of the crime.
STEP3 having a plan on what ur doing.ive done rollers with and without sketches and believe me freestyle rollers aint the business if ur new at this. by premeditating ur crimes u can be alot sharper and even adjust better if needed so i always like to study the wall before when im scouting the spot to know the size of he letters and the 3d ect....
STEP4 getting started. make it to the spot safe and possibly hangout over a beer or two maybe smoke some bowls and take a piss before u get down to business. by then if u havent gotten bothered u should be ready to go.i like to start in a way where if anyone does have an eye on me it looks like im just buffing the wall but most of the time im like a ghost.always where clothes u dnt mind painting on. i sometimes turn my clothes inside out when i start to work since rollers make it rain paint over u. a hat is always useful too.
STEP4 look behind you! and ur sides.rollers take a good minute and it takes a bad second for u to get caught.u can get sucked in and forget about ur surroundings so its nice to touch back to reality and make sure ur still good.i roll alone so if u have drones that lurk with you make sure they are all in communication and they keep a good eye out.
STEP5 i hope ur doing a roller with atleast 2 different color paints. so what if u only got one roller? take a water bottle u can sip on when u cough on that weed u smoked before and the half bottle thats left use it to clean the paint and not make a messy job.simply put the roller in the bottle and skate it with the water in it usualy bottles with large openings work correctly. by the time ur set with the next color the fill of the roller should be dry enough to start ur outline. this is the time staking part. ur fill was done quickly with a rush and not much precision into it but the outline comes with a clean cut and if u painted out side the lines no worries u now got a highlight outside ur roller
STEP6 once ur finished say fuck it and toss ur rollers( unless u have a car and dont mind driving away with evidence) any left over paint u can drip around or toss it onto a wall and catch a tag in it later that week. ive used my left over paint to get away before. had to run through away my backpack still had a bucket in my hand that was thrown at a fence to stop the asshole chasing me.if u do have alot of paint left over then u didnt do enough planning and now ur stuck with the choice of spilling it so no one else can buff u with it or come up or take it home with u for the next one.
STEP7 return for a good pick if u can. i only have 2 picks of mine that i need to find a way to upload.it sucks putting in work and having nothing to show for it but whatever just float ur ego.
STEP8 rinse,lather REPEAT! ALWAYS REPEAT!
im 9 rollers deep. only one of them still stands.the rest get buffed within a month when they figure out how to get to it, or they destroy the buling it was on. or toys catch tags in the giant white spots inside ur letters and kill it slowly.best way to get up with a roller is by doing a tag with them. simple no fill no outline just a fat block text tag.u can get alot of those around cuz they are fast and they last but i still wont call it a roller if theres no dimension to it
straightup dont worry too much on the paint unless ur doing color.maybe do multiple coats of paint since it is wood and it will suck the paint in.stay away from cans. 35feet is a good size so unless ur gunna spend money on paint id stay with ur basic.if u can and want to maybe add some acrylic paint into the mix and maybe that will help get some good coverage. also i feel like if u go against the grain of the wood it dosent suck up as much but who knows, try it, dosent hurt since u arnt sanding the wood ur covering it with paint.
fuckin ayy! thats how i found out.then once its not much use to me than ordering supplies i find this website and i ask where was it when i was toy!
i still believe we are all different and we offer allot to share with others good or bad ideas weather its about graffiti or anything else.so fuck it why not help some toy out and maybe with that help there will be less toys out there...but then again best way to learn is by doing it
the boss hasnt done a roller? lol...
I just did my first roller with a guy who is pretty experience with them. 15'x150'. Here's a couple tips I can share.
Scope out the spot thoroughly, weight our risk vs reward. Disguise yourself as a painting crew, wear painter's coveralls and look the part. Stash your supplies ahead of time if possible. A hand truck or red flyer wagon is helpful for transporting the paint without a car or to spots off the beaten path. Hide them in black plastic sheeting and tuck them somewhere that will be safe for the next few hours until you go back to pull off the job. You can even fill your tray now depending on the environment and how soon you can get bsck go do the work. Mix your paint ahead of time obviously, and take notes of the ratio you use to create your color so that you can recreate it accuratly if you ever need to go back and fix things in the future. Take note of the brand and paint information for the same reason. If you are making colors from random buckets, and you need more than a single 5 gal bucket, your mixes won't be 100% equal being in two different buckets. Fill your tray with half from each bucket to ensure that it is totally homogenized. Prep the surface by scraping any depris, Moss, crush using a garden hoe and small rake. This will make the paint more durable and application faster and easier. Use the nappiest rollers available, they hold more paint for faster coverage and fewer dio in the bucket. Use dedicated tools for each color . Don't fuck with cleaning or swapping pads. Just come prepared with a tray, roller, and boom for each color/roller size. Bring an XL paint tray so you don't have to refill as often and so you can use the widest rollers . You should spend 100% of your time applying paint to the wall, not setting up your equipment. When filling, pick up as much paint as possible in each dip, the goal is to but the buxket on the wall so don't getting caught up in perfectly even coats. Save your strength for the precision needed for outlines and shadows.
Design your work based on the width of your rollers. For example make the bar widths in multiples if 18. Make the shadows 9inches and rock your 9 inch roller in one pass. Make the outline 4 inches and rock your small roller in one pass etc.
When you're done, stash your supplies again and collect the next day. It's not a crime to find paint gear in an alley way and take it home. Never leave paint in a tray, either use it our dump it. Kitty litter can be used to solidify the paint because dumping it out is a dick move and could piss people off more than your actual work does. As always, don't get your prints on your equipment.
Sounds like an experience.
15' x 150'
125' x 155'. Can you see me?
When doin roller pieces is it common to add water to your paint to thin it out to get more paint and more coverage?...and also when covering pieces to do your own i find that the cheap white valspar primer i use im having to do 2 coats to really buff it...is it better to use something else or maybe a diff color?
The people I have known that were doing rollers where using whatever paint they could find for free and that dictated what the paint was like and generally doing allot of mixing for volume without much concern for the color.
threads been dead for 4 years lmao. figured i'd revive it because i love rollers.. if anyone is wondering where to get free paint i typically bike around public buildings and find them near sheds and empty construction areas. found a huge tub of white paint with a roller inside left behind a shed at a school by some small rusty paint cans. went back at night with my car to grab it. hardly even stealing, paint was practically abandoned. might buy some black paint from home depot or something i haven't had any luck finding black paint "for free". plan on making a huge tag in a tunnel i know of. hope this helps some of you.. biking around your city helps. DMV - VA4
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