An improved abstract oil painting roller having a distal and proximal end, comprising: an end cap attached to the distal end of the paint roller, wherein the end cap is configured to allow removal of the paint roller from a paint roller frame while minimizing a user’s contact with the paint roller; and wherein the end cap is configured such that the end cap remains attached to the paint roller during removal of the paint roller from the paint roller frame.
Paint rollers are extremely popular for hand-painted oil painting projects, especially for do-it-yourself (DIY) type projects. Paint rollers are a fast, simple and effective way of applying paint to large areas. Paint rollers have three major components: core, adhesive, and fabric. The core is the base of the paint roller. The core can be constructed from a wide range of materials known to one skilled in the art (e.g. plastic, cardboard, and phenolic-impregnated materials). The type of core typically is based on the type of paint to be applied as well as desired durability and potential re-use of the paint roller. Untreated cardboard cores are typically utilized in throwaway or disposable covers.
An adhesive is applied to the outside of the core and is utilized to attach the fabric. Typically, the adhesive is epoxy based. Other adhesives known to one skilled in the art are also utilized. The fabric of the roller typically comprises fibers woven or knitted to a backing and adhesively applied to the roller core. Fabrics include natural fibers (e.g. wool, mohair, and lambskin) as well as synthetic fibers (e.g. nylon, polyester, acrylic, rayon, and blends of one or more synthetic fibers).
An animal oil painting frame is typically utilized to support a paint roller and apply paint to a surface. In order to keep the paint roller securely attached to the paint roller frame and prevent the paint roller from sliding off the paint roller frame, the paint roller frame is configure to provide a snug fit for the paint roller. However, after the paint roller has been used to apply paint to a surface, a user typically must remove the paint roller from the paint roller frame for either cleaning or disposal of the paint roller. This typically results in the user having paint contacting the user’s skin or clothes.
In addition, the figure oil paintings covered with paint can often provide a slippery surface further frustrating the removal process. As such, it is desired to have a paint roller that allows removal of the paint roller from a paint roller frame while minimizing paint contacting the user.