The present invention relates to a mini-roller cleaning tool and, in particular, to an adapter for enabling a mini-roller to be attached to traditional cleaning devices so as to facilitate cleaning of the mini-roller.
This invention is in the area of paint equipment cleaning tools, specifically a paint roller cleaning tool that uniformly wipes excess paint or solvent from rollers having different diameters and different nap thicknesses, that requires only one pass down the roller to effectively wipe the roller clean, and that can be easily used while the roller is on the roller frame.
The above and other objects of the invention are realized in specific illustrated embodiments of a mini-roller cleaning tool including an elongate adapter for disposition adjacent the arms of the paint brush spinner and an elongate shaft for holding a mini-roller coaxially with the elongate shaft such that rotation of the arms of the paint brush spinner causes a corresponding rotation of the mini-roller to thereby use centrifugal force to remove paint from the mini-roller.
FIG. 2 is a side cross-sectional view of a mini-roller cleaning tool with a mini-roller attached as would occur in use so to enable a mini-roller to be used with a paint brush spinner.