Cleaning latex and acrylic paint from a paint roller can easily turn into a big mess. Here is a simple way to clean a paint roller fast and with little to no mess:
1. Position the crook of the paint roller frame over the rim of a large garbage can with the roller hanging down inside the can.
2. Train water from a garden hose spray nozzle set to a tight pattern on the edge of the paint roller so it spins the roller at high speed.
3. Move the stream of water up and down along the paint roller for a minute or two until the water coming out of the roller is clear.
4. Take the roller off the frame and stand it on end to dry.