Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by chicagoTom Adhesive fails with oil based stains
Used this to stain deck railings. Worked well for the job, but after awhile the adhesive holding the pad to the styrofoam handle failed. Think it was a combination of the stain breaking down the adhesive and the heat of the sun. Would likely still choose this over other tools that are available as it works great until it fails...
May 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cooper924 Easy to Use
Works great on textured and smooth surfaces. Easy to hold at any angle.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by auntyD to my surprise this turned out to be the best tool for both my porch & the new boards 4 the utility trailer
I bought this & a specialty deck tool that cost 7 times as much which was supposed to get between the deck boards to apply Thompson's Waterproofing & Stain transparent Maple. This worked so much better than the more expensive tool. I had also bought a thick roller cover but decided against it because of the splatter factor & not wanting to cover my siding. This tool is the perfect size for 5/4 decking boards. It also gives you the most control of any of the options. I wanted a nice even application that the wood grain would show through so control was key. I did need a paint brush to do between the boards & cut in. Did I mention this porch was built of PT wood 10 years ago when 1 of the original 1850's porch support beams fell out from both rot & carpenter ant damage. I sanded the whole thing because of stains. It's only about 8 by 10 + stairs. Even though I was about 8 years late in getting it done It turned out great. I will buy another to do the back porch since after 5 washes some little pieces have come off.
September 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by sdowney717 fell apart, little bristles came out into the paint, and pad was sticking to the wall like glue
I painted and thought it was ok. But when the sun light hit the surface I could see thousands of little hair like bristles embeded into the paint. I had to sand all that mess off. I then used a 4 inch foam hot dog roller and that worked fine. The pad also wanted to stick to the surface unless loaded with lots of paint. It took a lot of force to keep the pad moving. For whatever reason it did not like the Behr paint.
The on positive was I was able to make a very smooth surface of paint. I also got paint all over my hands using it, the paint would load up on the edges of the pad and get on the styrofoam handle and all over my fingers. Since it was dragging, I snapped one of the corners.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kurt I love this paint pad!
Very easy to use and get a great look - similar to brush marks, but finer. Much faster than brushing. Much easier to hold than a brush - my wrist doesn't ache like when brushing. Long strokes are easy. I've painted doors and lots of 6' boards with no lifting. The grip is right over the pad, so control is much better than with pads that have an offset handle.
These pads are very durable. They last through long jobs. I've even cleaned and re-used them several times after latex paint (just rinse with water and squeeze the paint out of the sponge pad below the fibers). One time when the paint had dried around the edges of the pad, I just used a utility knife to trim off the hard spots and used the pad some more!
September 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gv622 great little pad!!
bought this thing for small fill in work but didn't expect a lot. your first impression is that its some thing you use once and throw away but I was
wrong. have used this thing every where and on many rough and smooth surfaces with great results!! the pad is surprising durable and its been around for a lot of jobs.
May 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TampaPainter Works better than a brush or roller .
This little pad holds a lot of paint. It applies a nice even coat and if you have a steady hand you can do edges of the project. Only downside is that I used it so much I got hand cramps. But worth the results.
May 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lizzie useful for applying sealer to slate mosaic tile backsplash
Used this to apply penetrating sealer to a slate mosaic tile backsplash. Size was good because it spanned several tiles. Worked well, held just the right amount of sealer.
December 7, 2014