Select Page

Purdy Colossus Paint Roller Review

Updated Jan 17, 2023 | Posted Sep 17, 2022 | Product Review, Tools | 0 comments

Purdy have been a staple brand for the painter and decorator for a long time now. As a professional decorator myself, I use these products a lot. I thought I’d take a little bit of time to write a very quick Purdy Colossus paint roller review. I hope you find it useful.

You can get this paint roller in many sizes, including 6, 12, and even 15 inch. You need a traditional cage to house a 6” Purdy roller sleeve, and an adjustable frame for the larger sizes. Both frame and cage screw securely onto a pole, making it easy to roll your wall or ceiling. You can buy all the Purdy tools online by clikcing here, or many physical stores around the UK.

As Purdy are so well established, you do get a lot of copycats. Rollers that are the same colour, or similar branding. Don’t be fooled, the copycats may be cheaper, but they won’t have the same level of quality as Purdy.


My Purdy Colossus Paint Rollers Review


As mentioned, I’ve used this brand a lot over the years, and it’s still one of my favourites now. The paint rollers hold a ridiculous amount of paint and spread it evenly, making the paint job quicker and easier. I particularly like using Purdy paint rollers on a ceiling or blown vinyl wallpaper. They’re also fantastic for rendered exterior walls, as the thick nap seems to get into every crevice. This roller is equally good on smooth, flat walls too, but it comes into its own on surfaces where most other paint rollers would struggle.


You’ll find all the other Purdy equipment fantastic quality too. From the other rollers in the range, cages, frames, poles and brushes. They even do a backpack, which may be a bit of a punchline amongst decorators, but it’s still a quality bit of kit.

The only drawback with the Purdy Colossus paint roller is the lint loss straight out of the packet. I generally wrap mine in duct tape, then pull any loose lint off, or put them in the washing machine. You only ever get lint loss on the first use, and it’s worth the extra hassle to break them in. Once you have, you’ll be left with the daddy of all rollers! Click here for more information.

Purdy Colossus Paint Roller Review – by Mike Cupit

Updated Jan 17, 2023 | Posted Sep 17, 2022 | 0 comments

Related articles

Hammerite Metal Paint review

Hammerite Metal Paint review

Professional decorator Mike Gregory writes a full and honest Hammerite Direct to Rust and Metal Paint review after using the paint for many years.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Decorators Forum uk

We are a UK based online community of professional decorators, combined across several online platforms. This site is the hub of everything we do, as well as keeping decorators up to date with all the latest news, events and reviews from within the industry.

Keep me updated

If you’d like us to keep you up to date please sign up for our email alerts.

You will have the option to unsubscribe at any point in the future should you no longer wish to receive communications from us. For more information, please review our privacy policy by clicking here

Follow us

The Decorators Forum UK is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases that you make. Please note that there is no additional cost to you if you purchase from Amazon via one of our affiliate links.