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Fix'n it 12-24-2012 10:26 AM

paint stick
 
anyone use them ? i have over the years. the older ones worked great. but this new one i have , WAGNER PAINTMATE, doesn't work as good as the older ones = the paint comes out of the roller only in the center. so more effort and time is needed to get an even and fast coat. but perhaps that is because i am rollin primer, idk yet.

joecaption 12-24-2012 10:41 AM

I refuse to use one, takes time to set up and way to much time to clean after using it.
Have you ever once seen a pro painter use one?

Fix'n it 12-24-2012 10:58 AM

setup is a piece of cake. but yeah, cleanup is a drag. that is why ya only use it for a large space. i leave the parts soak in water between uses.
but i will tell you what. the older ones = FAST !

i also had a power roller. talk about FAST !!! there is a song named LAY IT DOWN. and that is what a power roller does.

Gymschu 12-24-2012 02:20 PM

We had a guy who painted apartments with a power roller. He bragged about how fast he was. So one day we made a friendly wager. I painted one apt. the old fashioned way, he painted one apt. with his power roller. Long story short, I was done, cleaned up, and out the door and he still had one more room to paint..........I also left with $50 in my pocket. Not saying you can't scoot along pretty fast with 'em, but, any glitches and you're screwed.

jsheridan 12-26-2012 06:36 AM

In all my years in this business, I've never seen or heard of a pro using a paint stick. I don't think I've ever even discussed it with another pro, but I have had a customer or two ask me why I don't use one.
A rational pro would use every tool possible to decrease production times and increase profits. If they worked and were worth it, they would be in use. They may work for a couple of rooms over a couple of years, but they wouldn't hold up under extensive day to day use and abuse. Also, on many jobs I'm working a couple of rolling pans in different colors, so I'd have to have a couple of paint sticks, and buying the equipment, the specialized covers, and the clean up would probably nil any savings. I can buy a standard roller cover in any paint or hardware store, not so with those. I can't see any reason to even experiment with them.

ToolSeeker 12-26-2012 08:33 AM

The main use I have for my graco power roller is on stucco because it is so rough. In a place where I can't spray the power roller with a large nap cover is a big help.

Will22 12-26-2012 08:48 AM

Power roller attachments for airless units can be useful for large expanses. They are made much better, and have better capacity to wet the roller than a consumer-grade system. There is some extra cleanup involved, although they can serve a purpose.

Fix'n it 12-26-2012 09:19 PM

i would like to see a pro painter going at it. do they have some kind of special tray for the paint ?

cdaniels 12-27-2012 09:09 AM

I am a professional and would never consider using one. I have seen them and I know for a fact that with a little experience any one could out paint it with a roller and tray or roller and a 5 gallon bucket.

Will22 12-27-2012 10:37 AM

do they have some kind of special tray for the paint ?

No, a power roller attachment for an airless unit has a siphon tube connected to the airless sprayer which supplies paint directly to the roller assembly. There is no roller pan/ tray. Most painters , as cdaniels says, use a 5 gallon bucket with a roller grid.

Fix'n it 12-27-2012 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Will22 (Post 1080509)
5 gallon bucket with a roller grid.[/COLOR]

that is the special tool/s i was asking for. i have never seem that. i have always used a tray, and they are slow.

i just tried to find a vid of a pro in action. keywords didn't find any. so if you guys know of such vids, post em up.

cdaniels 12-27-2012 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1080564)
that is the special tool/s i was asking for. i have never seem that. i have always used a tray, and they are slow.

i just tried to find a vid of a pro in action. keywords didn't find any. so if you guys know of such vids, post em up.

There is nothing wrong with a tray if you buy a quality tray.The little metal trays are trash,don't use them.Buy yourself a nice deep plastic tray that will hold a lot of paint or use a 5er and a grid.

Brushjockey 12-27-2012 06:24 PM

Wait till you hear about an 18"roller and a big boy bucket! Now we are talking rock and roll!
( I personally like a 14" open end and my "special" set up..)

Go to you tube and put in a few search words - you'll find more than you want to know.

Lots in this funny world of painting- you are just sticking your proverbial finger in the paint..!


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