When Upcycle My Stuff was offered the chance to review some Two Fussy Blokes Paint Rollers we decided who better to judge them than our lovely readers?
We were blown away by the level of interest in these little paint rollers and ended up sending samples out to the fastest of you to reply to our social media posts.
Unfortunately we didn’t have enough for everyone!
Below are the reviews we’ve had in from readers who received the complementary rollers.
Reviewer: Alison West, Ayr Brushed
I was delighted to have the chance to try these Two Fussy Blokes rollers courtesy of the lovely Kristen at Upcycle My Stuff, I have heard great things about them and had to see for myself.
First impression is that they come in non-fussy packaging which is GREAT news, no plastic and completely recycleable. There are two grades – smooth and semi-smooth. As my piece was sizeable I chose the larger smooth option.
I used Fusion Mineral Paint, seaside, my fave, and poured some into my paint tray and loaded up the roller.
First coat went on really smooth, I am quite messy with rollers so I got some down the sides of the cabinet whilst rollering the top but the sides were being done anyway.
There were no bubbles or noticeable lines which is what usually happens if I roller, then I normally have to lay off with a brush to smooth it out.
I didn’t need to do that and the second coat went on even smoother. I normally brush. In fact, almost all my projects are brushed with only a few attempts at using a roller but I may do it more often now. Top marks
Alison West, Ayr Brushed
Reviewer: Emma Wright, Loved by Emma W
The rollers are fabulous! Give a really smooth finish, no brush lines (yay,) don’t waste lots of paint & easy to clean. Even good for the fiddly nooks & crannies. Thank you again for letting me try them, I shall definitely be purchasing more.
Emma Wright, Loved by Emma W
Reviewer: Sarah Murphy, Sarah Murphy Bespoke Upcycled Furniture
Paint goes on with super coverage and when dry it’s as if it’s been sprayed. What is this black magic? I’m truly two fussy blokes converted they’re the only ones I’ll use. They are somehow absorbent with amazing coverage which I know sounds contradictory but it’s true!!!
Sarah Murphy, Instagram: @colourfulsaz; Facebook: Sarah Murphy Bespoke Upcycled Furniture
Reviewer: Pauline Dooley, P & A Up Cycled Creations
I used the 5mm roller to paint the legs of this table and the top coat was done with the 10mm roller. They give the smoothest finish!
I would just add that you use less paint as the rollers give such good coverage.
I did do some small cutting in with a small artist brush and then rolled over it with the rollers.
Pauline Dooley, @paupcycledcreations
Reviewer: Judith Stone, The Shabby Stone
I haven’t used rollers before when painting my pieces of furniture. Now I am so glad that I was kindly gifted these two fussy blokes rollers to try.
They were so smooth and I completed the top and sides of this table in a fraction of the time compared to using a brush ( had to get the brush out for the barley twist though!).
The finish is unbelievably smooth and it was so mess free.
Judith Stone @theshabbystone
We want to thank everyone who took the time to try the rollers and review them. We’ll add more reviews here as they are submitted so check back if you still aren’t convinced to give these a go.
Two Fussy Blokes is a New Zealand based company and we don’t have a full list of stockists in the UK (where we are based) but the rollers are available from a UK stockist on Ebay with free International Shipping.
We’ve provided the UK & US links below but if you are from another country and click on any of these links you should find the listing in your local currency with free international shipping.
Reviewer: Amy Millard
I chose to use the smaller smooth roller on this cupboard and the paint went on like a dream.
No lines or strokes visible and I’d say it looks sprayed on, its so smooth. The new owner loves it too!
Amy Millard, Instagram: @amy_mg_mom
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You can also find the Two Fussy Blokes rollers currently on Ebay UK:
Mini Rollers Twin Pack – 10 Smooth/10 Semi £29.99
Two Fussy Blokes on Ebay USA
Mini Rollers Twin Pack – 10 Smooth/10 Semi – $36.64
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