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Old 12-09-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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I have a great deal of indoor painting to do and have seen commercials for a tool called a paint stick. It basically works like a giant tube which you use a plunger to draw the paint up from the can and then by pressure feed the paint into the roller. Does anyone have any experience using this type of roller? Is it efficient, quick and does it save paint? How is the clean up?
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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Wellllll...it depends....

If you're doing a lot of ONE or TWO colors, they'll save SOME time.
* Keep in mind you're continuously lifting/moving ~ quart of paint in the handle.
* After a while, it gets tiring (especially for Women), retirement age folks, people who have bad shoulders, etc.
* Cleanup is a PITA. Takes a while, and a lot of water/rinsing.
* Savings of paint? Ummmm....no. That's not how to view a paintjob/tools anyway, since it's done so infrequently!

We sell-'em at our store, and I sometimes talk people out of them.
* Using a 5G bucket on a rolling plant saucer with a paint-screen in it, is a fast way to use the "conventional way" to paint!
* Use a good pole too. The rolling-bucket/saucer can maybe stay pretty much in the center of a room! Or, just roll it to a good re-loading position.
* Plus...you've lifted a WHOLE LOT less paint!!

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I have a great deal of indoor painting to do and have seen commercials for a tool called a paint stick. It basically works like a giant tube which you use a plunger to draw the paint up from the can and then by pressure feed the paint into the roller. Does anyone have any experience using this type of roller? Is it efficient, quick and does it save paint? How is the clean up?


Faron was being WAY to nice, it is really a gadget and nothing more, cleanup is not worth the price of the thing.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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Those things are evil. Nothing beats a good ole brush and roller.
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