Performance Long Pile Roller Sleeve

Performance Long Pile Roller Sleeve

  • High density knitted fabric for good pick-up
  • For fast, even coverage
  • Thermobonded fabric prevents unwinding
  • Reduced spatter

Before using any new roller sleeve, dampen the hand and run it over the sleeve to remove any excess or loose lint. After use, remove excess paint and rinse well with clean water and stand on end to dry. Results will depend on the paint used.

Our Performance polyester long pile roller sleeve is designed for fast and even coverage on rougher surfaces. Fabric is thermobonded to the core to prevent any unwinding, even when soaked in water or solvent. Suitable for use with emulsion, and water-based and solvent-based paints. Use a long pile sleeve for surfaces such as artex or more heavily patterned.

Sizes SKU
9" 34218-009
12" 34218-012

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have developed our brand ranges based around the needs of the user.  We recognise that Hamilton is a much-loved brand that all skill levels love to use.

In light of this, Perfection has been developed as our ‘top tier’ offering giving more specific choice and quality for the discerning professional painter and decorator – we know that tools are life and they need to be high quality and last in the long term.

Our Prestige range has been developed to bring more breadth of choice – here you will find every tool you need for a really professional job.  This is why our Prestige range holds the vast majority of our tools.

Our Performance range is designed for quick selection, speed of use and a decent job – great for multi-skilled trades and for keeping the toolkit stocked. Our new For the Trade range has been developed specifically for the multi-skilled tradesperson – for whom perhaps, painting and decorating is not a full-time focus.  Easy speak, no messing, simple choices combined with high quality materials, comfort in use and the advantage of Hamilton expertise.

We have stockists nationwide. You can enter your details on our ‘Find your Stockist’ page here for quick results. If you’re still struggling to find what you need local to you, please email 

This is the name of our technology when producing roller sleeves.  Where stated, this means that the sleeve fabric has been heat-fused to the core and bonded – meaning it won’t unwind, even when soaked in water or solvent.

We refer to surfaces like this to make the selection of the most suitable roller sleeve easier.  Below are some examples to help you decide: 

Smooth surfaces include those recently plastered (an dry) plasterboard or lining paper. Use a short pile sleeve for these surfaces. 

Semi-smooth surfaces can be woodchip or lightly patterned, or previously painted. Use a medium pile sleeve for these surfaces – this is the most common pile. 

Rough surfaces are usually artex or more heavily patterned.  Use a long pile sleeve for these surfaces. 

There are also Extra-rough surfaces which can include period building walls, or exposed brickwork.  You’ll need an extra-long pile rollers for these. 

A masonry sleeve is designed perfectly for brickwork, pebbledash and concrete – perfect for outdoors, and indoor surfaces such as cellar walls. 

It may be that there was some loose lint/fabric before you started using it – this is normal.  When using a brand new roller (not applicable for foam) always dampen your hand first and run it over the sleeve to remove and lose bits that are simply there from the manufacturing process. 

Also just double-check you are using the correct roller for the paint you are using. 

As with brushes, this depends on the fabric type and the paint used.  Most water-based paints can be washed from a roller under the tap.  Try removing the excess paint first with a scraper – we have one in our Perfection range.  Wash with clean water and stand on end to dry.

When using oil-based (Solvent-based trim paints, such as gloss, it is likely you won’t be able to clean the roller for re-use.  Foam rollers tend to be the best for these types of jobs.

This will depend on the roller frame / pole that you’re using.  Both will be either screw-fit or push-fit – we have extension poles that are suitable for both. You can usually tell quite easily by looking at the frame handle.

All our product features will advise the fitting.

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