Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 52
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dana okay
it is hard to keep paint off adjacent surfaces, other than that it's fine.
May 10, 2016
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 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 PainterGal Works great on areas like medium-small closets, doors
I added this product to my selection of tools in re-painting my entire home. I've used it mostly in the closets and on doors, even though it works great on sections of walls. I tried it on the ceiling but ended up going with a roller because it was too tough on my neck and shoulders using this pad.
It cleans up and holds up well.
February 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CooDaddy Weighed Measured and Found Lacking
Having used the Shur-Line edger in the past and being very impressed with its performance I got one of these pads. It does not lay down an even coat of paint. It starts out very heavy then the center runs out and the edges stay heavy. Ended up with streaks from uneven application. I went and got some roller covers. Now the Shur-Line edger is the greatest thing since the light bulb. Perfect application. I note that the painter pad has a sponge behind the application surface and the edger does not. This might be the problem. The sponge holds a lot of paint but doesn't release it very well.
December 23, 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Somedoityourselfer Didn't even last 5 mins
I was excited to get this because I had recently painted with a smaller cheaper one and the results were amazing. I was excited about the ability to extend it with a broom handle but that was the beginning of the end. The first stroke was ok but as I was getting into my groove all of a sudden a spring popped out and the ability to control it was lost. I'm a trooper I kept going the next thing you know the pad came off too getting paint everywhere. A waste of money if you ask me.
December 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB Excellent painter pad!
I found this Shur-Line painter pad to be much more improved than the ones I have used in the past. A great feature is the spring pivoting handle which makes it so much easier to keep an even pressure on it while gliding along a long surface. (There is also an option to lock the handle in place.) It has a comfortable soft grip.
By simply pushing in the tab, the pad slides on and off easily for cleaning or replacing and the teflon coating makes it easy to clean. The paint pad handle has a threaded hole for attaching a pole when needed.
When used according to directions, these painter pads perform very well for any painting projects (without the worry of the splattering that brushes and rollers can create). I like that there is a variety of paint pad sizes for different applications. These Shur-Line paint pads are what I reach for first when something needs painting.
February 4, 2015