2. Roller – Using is roller really only works over the flat surfaces of the furniture piece. Rolling won’t work with any beveled edges. If it is a modern style piece and all of the surfaces are flat, then a roller could work. But, I’m not a fan of the surface pattern that a roller makes. Although it is easy to do and with a good roller, might look fine. Rolling is easy, cheap but does waste some paint, more than using a brush would.