I don’t know whether I’m the right person to write a Dalapro Roll Nova review. On one hand, at the time of writing this review, I’m one of the only Decorators in the UK who has used it. On the other, this is the first roll-on filler I have used, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to.
Dalapro Roll Nova is indeed a roll-on filler. It’s grey, ready mixed, and quite heavy. All you do is apply it to a wall or ceiling using a paintbrush and roller, then smooth it out with a large filling blade. It takes around 8 hours to dry (depending on conditions). Then you just sand it off, dust it down, and apply your paint.
My Dalapro Roll Nova Review
Using this filler was a bit of a learning curve for me. As a Decorator I tend to prep walls in the usual way. However, I’d heard about Dalapro Roll Nova and I had a job to complete with particularly bad walls, so I thought I’d give it a go.
The Dalapro Roll Nova itself is quite heavy. I took some advice from a Decorator online and whisked it using a paint stirrer on a drill. This made it a little lighter and easier to use. You will need a roller on a pole to apply Dalapro Roll Nova, otherwise you’ll have a very sore wrist.
Other than that, it’s very easy to get it on the walls. You need to sheet up properly before you start because it does flick about a bit. I taped sockets up on the walls and skimmed around them, but it’s probably easier to take them off.
There’s no issue with adhesion between Dalapro Roll Nova and wall or ceiling. I found it quite difficult to smooth it off at first, but I then gave it a little spray with water and it became a lot easier. It doesn’t take very long to skim a full room with Dalapro Roll Nova. It’s a lot quicker than filling, sanding and lining.
I left the filler overnight to dry then gave it a quick sand off. It doesn’t take a lot of work to get it completely smooth. I just had two little spots that needed a little bit more filler; one next to a socket and the other was a nail pop.
I wish I could tell you how Dalapro Roll Nova stacks up against other roll-on fillers. All I can tell you is I got on with it. Using Dalapro Roll Nova is the quick, easy, and cheaper way to skim walls and ceilings. All you need is a medium pile roller, a cheap paintbrush, and a skimming blade.
Dalapro Roll Nova Review – by Mike Cupit