Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by skaizun Holds a lot of paint; difficult to clean
I've tried similar, small, roller handles and covers, and have found them wanting, but, the Wooster Pro 12" long roller handle was easy to hold, use, and clean. The Wooster 4" cover took a little effort to go onto the roller, and needed quite an effort to remove, but, I'd rather have it that way, than have it come off in mid-stroke, as I've had with previous rollers and covers. The handle's rubber and plastic grip dovetail into each other (I tried photographing it, but, the black and blue colors aren't visually clear enough). I'm not clear on the intent, but, it seems to work fine, and I was very comfortable using it, even at such an awkward stance. The photo of the ceiling shows where drywall had been replaced and primed (the paint stirrer attached to the wall was both a visual reference point for this review and to prevent me from getting too close to the wall). I needed only about 2 ozs of paint to cover the approx 1' ft sq area, because the covers absorbed a great deal of paint without spilling. The only "problem" I had was that it was difficult to move the roller when I dipped it in the paint (i.e., it was stiff), but, rolled nicely on the bumps in the paint tray. It didn't let a single drop come off the covers, except where I needed it, of course! The result photo shows only the first coat. The second coat is even better, but, I thought it best to show the impressive results of the first coat. Clean-up took a while, because the cover held a lot of leftover paint, which was unexpected and somewhat wasteful, but, I didn't need a lot, and am satisfied with the result. The cover dried nicely, and, though the nap wasn't as fluffy as it was when new, I felt no difference in consistency or see any difference in the result, when I applied the second coat. It felt solid and sturdy in my hand, yet I never felt any weight, per se. As such, I heartily recommend both the roller and cover!
December 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Termie Good product, but look at Wooster's other mini roller covers too
This is the second Wooster mini roller product I used, the first being a 3/8" roller cover. Overall, this new 1/4" product is good, but I wasn't completely impressed. It holds a bit less paint than the thicker roller, and for the semi-smooth surface I was painting (an old window frame), the coverage just wasn't perfect. I also sensed that the roller was sliding occasionally rather than rolling.
That being said, in general, the mini roller format is fantastic for small jobs, like the small window frame shown in my photograph. I just don't think this particular thin roller cover is worth the money. If it were a lot cheaper than the thicker Wooster product, it might be an OK pick for smooth surfaces, but as I write this review, the 2-pack is only 30 cents cheaper for this thinner version.
Here are two other Wooster products to consider:
(1) the 4-1/2" x 3/8" roller two-pack for around the same price, but offering more versatility
(2) the 4-1/2" x 3/8" roller six-pack for $10 - a much better value!
September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jayp Good Size - Efficient paint application
I just completed a complete interior painting of my house, including baseboards and trim applying a Behr latex satin sheen. The roller proved to be a perfect size for many narrow wall areas (4-1/2” roller), especially deep window wells (see picture) and baseboards. The cover produced a smooth finish, using a Wooster cage frame, and it cleaned easily and rolled evenly, even when applying a thicker paint material.
I don’t know if this roller cover will fit other roller frame brands, but I was very satisfied with the clean, smooth, lint-free results using this product.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fuscia Even Coverage
I used this roller for a wood sealing project. It worked very nicely and gave even coverage. It also works great for smaller project like touching up siding, painting shelves, or behind appliances and bathroom fixtures. Or for painting in small places. I found it gave nice even coverage even when the roller was running out of paint. No heavy spots like on traditional naps. Also a lot easier to clean too.
June 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oldcowboy Perfect companion for the long handle holder.
The right size to enable you to paint the wall behind the commode and other tight areas, without having to remove the commode, if it correctly space from the wall.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnR great covers
covers are great hold paint well no lint rolls excellent
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy17 I always use the roller covers with 3/4 inch shaft roller
Any of the roller covers using the roller with 3/4 inch shaft are the easiest to use and spread the paint best of any roller covers on the market today. I use both the 4 1/2 inch and 6 inch covers to do all painting. Superior quality and ease of using is amazing.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Propainter81 Awesome touch up roller covers
I love these roller covers. I use them for touch up after we paint a house. These covers fit the caged frame instead of a little pin. With the old wennie rollers you would slide or push it all over the wall trying to get it to roll. This new Wooster caged roller frame and cover work awesome.
September 29, 2015