You will rarely, if ever, spot a pro painter operating a roller frame with using the frame handle. (You’ll only see that happen on TV commercials.) Instead, they’ll always use a handle to gain leverage, reach, and the strength of two hands and arms. That not only hugely speeds up the rolling, it saves wear and tear on the wrist and hand. You can get buy with an ordinary broom handle but if you plan on doing lots of painting in your lifetime, it’s well worth investing $25 on a good handle. If you have ceiling painting in your future, make sure to read this article on how to paint a ceiling.