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The Roller Sleeve Challenge Results

The best toller sleeve on the market

So it has taken a little while but I finally tested them all and have the results! I want to give a big thanks to my fellow peers on for their input as to what sleeves to test. One guy (a paint store owner in Ohio) even sent me the E&J Microfiber sleeve because I was having a difficult time buying it locally.

As I stated in my first post The Roller Sleeve Challenge each sleeve was subjected to seven categories. They got ranked from 1-10 in each category 10 being the best and 1 being the worst for a highest possible score of 70 points. To keep the testing as consistent as possible I tested them all using Sherwin Williams SuperPaint Velvet going over walls that were painted previously in builders grade flat paint. These were the categories

  • Shed Resistance
  • Paint Pickup/Release
  • Durability
  • Ease of Use
  • Roller Lines
  • Splatter
  • Finish Quality

The Results

Let’s get to it! In order from worst to best here’s how they did.

17. Wooster Avalon – 36 points

16. Purdy Road Runner – 42 points

15. Purdy Colossus – 46 points

14. Pro Roller Company Dripless – 50 points

13. Wooster 50/50 – 53 points

12. Corona UltraWeave – 54 points

11. Purdy Golden Eagle – 55 points

11. Merit Pro Consumer Microfiber – 55 points

10. ArroWorthy Microfiber – 56 points

9. Purdy White Dove – 57 points

8. Wooster Super Fab – 58 points

7. Purdy Marathon – 59 points

6. Purdy Microfiber – 60 points

5. Wooster Cirrus – 61 points

5. Wooster Prodooz 61 points

4. Wooster Polar Bear – 63 points

3. Wooster Micro Plush – 64 points

3. E&J Microfiber – 64 points

2. Linzer Microfiber – 66 points

1. Merit Pro Gold Series Microfiber – 68 points

Merit Pro Microfiber


Well there you have it, the best sleeve was the Merit Pro Gold Series Microfiber which is an amazing sleeve. All in all the big winners were the microfibers, I knew they would do well but I wasn’t expecting the top 4 to be all microfiber. Any of the top 4 sleeves are great, you can’t go using anyone of them, but if you want to use the best of the best give the Merit Pro a try and let me know what you think.

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