Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 46
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Termie Great product for light-duty jobs
This is the second painting pad product from Shur-Line that I've used to paint my deck. The first one was a "deck pad" specifically marketed for decks, while this one is really marketed as an alternative to a paint brush or roller.
Unfortunately, the problem with these products is that they are not durable. Within 20 minutes of painting my deck, the front edge started tearing off, and after an hour, the pad would no longer stay on the holder.
I'm not the only reviewer to mention this, and I think the problem is as follows: this product should be viewed as an alternative to a paint brush, not a roller. Trying to push it quickly up and down a large area, as you do with a roller, tends to tear the pad and pull it off the holder.
On the other hand, I found it to be really good for painting the railings around my deck, as it put down paint smoothly, and holds much more paint than a brush. Basically, it's best for detail work, although it would be even better for that if it were a bit narrower. I could also see this as useful for typical wall painting, because it puts paint down more smoothly than a roller and covers an area so much faster than a brush. Just don't push it too hard on a long extension pole, because it will break.
So to sum it up, while this may look like it will be great for painting decks, don't bother using it for that. It actually was great for 20 minutes, helping me cover boards faster than any tool I've tried so far, but it got torn up in the process. This is a light-duty tool, and it really does work better than a brush or roller for detail work, because it puts an even coat down and doesn't splatter.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OCEANSIDE These make painting a lot easier with great results
For me the hardest part about painting is the cut out on the edges of the walls. These pads made it easy to do a straight line along the edges. Just dip the pad in the paint tray and dab off the excess and run it along the edge.
The handle is comfortable and easier than a brush.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToolTimeTony Great for large flat or rough surfaces
I've been using pad painters for years for outdoor projects. They are unsurpassed for applying solid to semitransparent stains to decks, gazebos, smooth or semi smooth wood siding, or just about any surface. You need a tray to load the pad, and when loaded, they hold a good amount of paint or stain. Handle is threaded so you can attach a pole, which I do when painting a deck so you don't have to bend over (a true back saver). Much faster than a brush for large surface areas. Indoors - I use them to paint doors, as they are ideal for the panel areas and don’t leave brush strokes. You can store them wrapped in plastic and use over the course of several days for large projects. They clean easier than most brushes, and last a decent amount of time. They will paint rough surfaces very well, but rough surfaces take their toll on them, as you can snag the "bristle" felt off the pad. The pad is replaceable (sold in most stores) and easily removed for cleaning. Optional deck pads are tear resistant. Overall, a great tool for painting where a roller just isn’t practical. Economical as well.
February 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by madfish918 Makes straight line painting easy
I was very pleased with this painting pad. It made painting the wall above baseboards and below the ceiling very easy. It also did really well at getting into the joint between walls. The sponge base holds the paint in place and distributes it evenly across the surface of the pad. As long as you do not get it too saturated, there are no drips.
It was easy to disassemble with a push button latch and then the pad slides right off. After cleaning, you simply slide it back on and ensure that the button clicks into place to secure the pad. Clean up after painting was easy. Remove the pad and squeeze out the paint under running water or in a bucket.
July 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mermade Falls Apart Quickly!
Chose this paint pad for staining a semi-smooth deck. I was very surprised that it didn't even last 100 square feet! I chose not to buy another one since it was falling apart. My photo shows what it looked like after 45 minutes of applying Thompson Water Seal in red color to a standard floor deck. Not a good product for the price being charged.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BikerNana4 Amazing purchase & product for painting
We just purchased a home and are in the midst of painting it. The texture on the walls & ceiling is quite rough making it very difficult to paint straight lines, especially where the wall and ceiling meet together. I decided to try the Shur-Line7-1/2 in. Premium Teflon Painter Pad and it worked like a charm!
June 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dan somewhat good
Worked well for awhile but the handle kept coming disengaged.
November 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dee Paint pad
Pad dripped a lot when using it on the ceiling and wall
November 3, 2015