Brush and roller cleaners like the one above have stood the test of time. As a boy, I remember helping my dad clean his paint brushes by attaching them to the cleaner and pumping like mad inside of a bucket to spin them as fast as I could — I learned fast how big of a mess I could make without the bucket.
This model from Shur-Line features dual ball bearings and durable steel construction, so it’ll last many years spinning your paint brushes and roller covers dry. I can’t actually find the product on Shur-Line’s corporate site, but they put their name on it, so I’m giving them the credit.
Shur-Line’s brush and roller-cover cleaner costs around $15 to $20.