Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gretta Ryobi paint brush cleaner
I do painting for other people and have many brushes to clean. I am very excited about this product. It cleans the brushes throughly. You may need to change the water if there is a lot of paint still in the brush at time of cleaning. Cleans very well and not as much water is going down the drain. Excellent ! Now we need a good paint roller cleaner.
May 16, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by honestjohn Very Good, But One Possible Limitation
It works as advertised and does an excellent job on brushes used with latex paints. Very impressive. However, the manual and box very specifically recommend that for oil-based paints one use ONLY a Strip-Klean WHITE paint thinner which is virtually impossible to find. I've ordered it twice from different vendors and in both cases got the GREEN formula which also claims to be non-flammable. I must assume that the White has been replaced with the Green, or I am having a run of bad luck. Have not yet tried it with oil-based paints, and will have a fire-extinguisher nearby...just in case. For the price, though, this is a surprisingly useful, simple tool.
November 13, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teacher18 Wonderful Product
I was skeptical about this paint brush cleaner's capabilities but after trying this product I was proved wrong. I have always disliked cleaning paint brushes due to the time & mess, but with this product cleaning brushes is effortless & less time consuming. Ryobi has come through with creating another excellent product.
November 21, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GaryFromSomers Ryobi Paintbrush Cleaner
the idea of this paint cleaner is great, but the reality is using it makes it cumbersome and ineffective because of the many times you have to unfasten the top and rinse & clean the water tank. very cumbersome and time consuming. more work than it's worth.
October 22, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fishingtreeman Cleans brush tip well
Made cleaning easier, but still need to do a little more after unit is done
May 16, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by George RYOBI Paint Brush Cleaner
I would have give it 5-Stars, if would clean paint rollers like my 1st cleaner did. However, that cleaner cost 1 1/2 times this one ten years ago and it lasted 10+ years.
It does a very good job on brushes used with water based paints.
I have not had chance in the two months that I have owned this brush cleaner to use it for oil based paints; I've been busy repainting all the interior of our home - some 8-gallons and counting.
I would recommend for water based paint brush clean-up.
March 10, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Paint Brush Cleaner
I order one and the locking buckels that hold the cover on to the bottom fell off, and I could not get them to stay on. I ordered a second one and it works great. Does a great job cleaning brushes. I liked the 2nd one so much, I ordered one for my brother as a gift and again the metal buckels fell off. Almost think they sent me back the first one. Didn't want to deal with ordering another one so returned it back to my local Home Depot store.
Would highly reccomend one to others if they could make one that the buckels don't fall off of.
October 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobC Nifty Product...
This is only for water based paints and finishes, but it really works well, better than I would have expected. I have used it to clean brushes that have been used with Pollycrylic and Latex paints, and it seems to perform well. You do have to change the water a couple of times in one cleaning cycle, but other than this it seems to really get the paint out. Simple to use, and it has it's own build in Ground Fault switch to reduce shock hazards. Very simple and innovative product.
December 6, 2009