New spin on cleaning 3⁄4" roller covers
I like the brush-mark-free results achieved using rollers to apply finishes. The only issue: cleaning the covers for reuse. Of course you can buy commercial spinners for typical full-size paint-roller covers, and you can spin the really small 1⁄4 " inside-diameter (I.D.) covers using a 1⁄4 " drill bit in a drill/driver. But for putting down clear finishes on wood projects I prefer 3⁄4 "-I.D. covers. To clean them, simply fit them over a 3⁄4 sanding drum in your drill/driver. Works like a champ!
—Brian Flynn, Overland Park, Kan.