Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 88
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by work2hard Very Good
Once you get used to it, this works really great.
It's very easy to wet the rollers with paint hence mark the opposite edge so be careful.
What I do is use the mini paint tray, wet the platform with paint by tilting the tray, tilt it back to normal position and load the pad with paint (don't submerge pad), lightly scrape excess on side and apply. This is 20x faster than using a brush.
If by chance paint gets on the rollers, I just run the rollers only over the bare wall I'm about to paint and it's clean.
September 11, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SquirlyGirl Shu-Line Edger - mediocre performance
Maybe it is just my skill level using this product but I found it impossible to keep paint off the edge that runs along the moulding.
I also had several occasions when the paint loaded pad disconnected from the handle when you least expected it and fell to the floor.
The handle also swivels which is useful but there is no way to lock it and so again when you least expect it the pad can swivel in use putting paint just where you least want it.
I think the idea of this edger was good but implementation poor.
January 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SheDvl Easy to use - Made painting fun?
I dont normaly write reviews but I had to on this product. We have never had any edger work as nice as this one did. Easy and fun to paint. I know fun to paint?, not two works that go tograther. Just remember when doing trim board at floor level and the pad is being held upside down, dont have too much paint on the pad or it will not work like it should. I got into a system of pulling lever back when I removed from wall and the pushed lever back into place when I removed fron paint pan. When you purchase one you will understand what I am talking about. I especially loved the pad removal botton. I did not have to touch the wet paint pad for clean up or changing colors.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AdamAnt Handy little tool well worth the price
This corner painter tool works great. I lack patience (especially when painting) so this was a life saver and did the job well. Just keep it clean as you work. If the rollers get paint on them the device won't work. I used a smaller brush to brush the paint onto the corner edger sponge instead of dipping it into the paint. Also, the felt sponge material on this is a little flimsy but you can purchase refills which I would suggest 1 for each room. I used mine for 3 rooms and 2 closets and it was spent. You can clean the sponge many times though so if you're careful and clean up frequently you can extend the life of this thing for as long as you need.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ffmedic Works better than I hoped for
I am absolutely horrible at painting edges and corners of walls by hand. I tried using painters tape and I kept getting bleed over. Even the expensive ones that say there's no bleed over, there ALWAYS was. Not to mention that applying the tape is so time consuming. With the Shur line edger, I was able to get the wall corners painted from top to bottom in seconds, unbelievably straight, and with zero bleed over. Before trying this one, I purchased another brand and it was horrible. I was hesitant to try again with another product but based on the reviews I read I gave it a go. Trust me, go with this one.
I do recommend purchasing additional pads to make clean up easier. Plus if you're painting with different colors, you need to swap out the pad anyway. They're inexpensive enough that I just tossed the pad after use. It could be cleaned if you'd like, I just didn't think it was worth bothering.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevek99 works great - don't overload it with paint
(1) be sure to retract the rollers before loading the paint pad.
(2) if you see paint on the fibers, you've overloaded it
(3) when installing the pad, be sure the correct edge of the pad is toward the area to be edges
(4) don't forget to deploy the rollers after loading the pad
August 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Virginia Great if you do it right
I have a hallway with many doors on both sides. It was going to be an edging nightmare. I bought this tool and read the reviews and noticed they said put the paint on with a paintbrush onto this applicator. But the instructions said to lift the protector up put pad in the paint and then rub it against the side of the paint tray. That worked. Just touch it in paint slightly, then wipe off excess on side of tray. Make sure protector is paint free then push it in place. Keep protector against ceiling, dont push down hard it will push paint out, then go back and forth until the old color is gone. Worked like a charm.
August 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Skateboardsell Dont waste your time
I thought this would be a great idea to use, but it just became really messy. You spend more time cleaning up and wiping, than actually painting the edges. The concept is there, but once a little bit of paint gets on the edges, it'll ruin what it was intended for. I don't recommend.
September 24, 2015