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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike1529 Great Time Saver
We just painted our entire house. Basement and two floors. Didn't tape anything. Great product. Took a bit of getting used to but once you get the hang of it it works well.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aayan Great for door/window trims
This edge roller is a great time saver when you are painting around the moldings, door trims and window frames. I recently painted my entire town home and used it around the windows and door trims. You have to make sure that the tiny edge brush is touching the surface you are painting especially around the window frames otherwise the edge’s thin end might put a crack in the caulking. You can change the direction of the edge/roller by rotating it to the right or the left. It turned out to be a great little helper or me.
July 1, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Annie Not as good as it sounds
I had seen a similar product on TV and wanted to give this one a try. Filling it with paint was easy enough but the roller couldn't even roll to keep up with me. Most of the time I was basically just rubbing it against the wall. The tiny brush that is meant to get into the corners did a very poor job. It took a while just for it to grab enough paint to do its job and would then flip in the wrong direction. The clean up looked very involved but, honestly, I'm not even going to bother. This was such a lame painting tool that it's going straight into the trash. I went back to my roller edgers before I had even finished one door frame. Too bad, it looked pretty awesome.
May 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by freelyelee Good self-contained tool for edging
Confession: I'm a lazy painter. It's not that I won't paint things, it's just that I won't prep the space. Ever. Only after I've botched a job do I pull out the painters tape, and then it's too late.
Project: I've been putting off a bedroom paint job for a while because I didn't feel like taping out the windows, baseboards and molding. This tool was the perfect opportunity to tackle the project.
Overview: The tool is 17.5 inches long with a 3 inch roller. Easy to handle, lightweight (even once paint is loaded in the handle) and really sturdy. It comes with a "fill adapter" which is used to pull paint from the paint can into the handle of the tool.
Performance: I've used cheaper versions of similar tools in the past. They never seemed to work as advertised: Either the edge wasn't clean enough or the roller would slide or the angle was awkward. Not so with this. I think the difference is due to the edge brush, which helps ensure a sharper edge.
Good to know:
- Is the line as sharp as a perfectly applied piece of painter's tape? Probably not. But, in my case, it's pretty close. I'm a perfectionist and the result was more than good enough for me.
- I found the roller worked better on my slightly rougher, textured walls with matte paint than on the walls previously painted with semi-gloss where it had a tendency to slide. (Other rollers also slide, sometimes you just need a brush!)
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GeoWright Neat little gizmo actually works!
This little roller is lighter in weight than its big brother. That makes it convenient to use. Anyone who has painted before knows that cutting in is a time-consuming but necessary first step. This little gizmo reduces that amount of time you need to do that. That is especially true if you are working with a partner. he or she can "cut in" while you prep and do the walls with a roller. Work goes fast with this thing!
August 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gideup great product
I was very skeptical about this product when I bought it but after using it was very impressed. Forget taping, and save your time, this product does a better job and much faster
August 9, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SGMillerDesigns Finicky, but does it's job...
This is a $20 edging roller. At this price point, there will be a little bit of user interface required to get this thing to work well. Once you get a hang of the entire tool, it works fairly well.
Use vaseline to lube up the O-Ring on the piston. This helps it from leaking paint. Ensure all connections are tight, and both of the rubber duck bill valves are installed. If anything is mis-aligned or not properly attached, this thing will make a bloody mess.
During operation, it takes quite a few "pumps" to get the paint moving into the roller, and to get the roller saturated. Once the roller is wet, the brushes do a surprisingly good job of getting paint into the corners. The roller has a very fine line for paint saturation during operation. If you have pumped too much paint into the roller, it just makes a mess all over everything. Paint gets onto the sides of the brush guard. Too little paint and the brushes do nothing. It is not a very broad window of operation that can be very frustrating to learn, but once you get it just right it is simple enough. The paint reservoir is a nice feature. I found that the roller applies a little more paint on the side without the bushes, leaving streaks. I ended up carrying a 9" roller with me to back-roll all of the streaks. Completely useless as a 4" roller if it streaks this bad
Something I found very frustrating was part of the brush guard. The bottom of the guard is about 1.25" long, and is cut flat, to match the wall. Because of this, you have to hold the roller at a very constant angle off of the wall. If the angle you are holding it changes by more than a couple of degrees, the plastic guard scrapes into the wall, gets paint on it, and makes a mess.
Something very nice about this is that it includes a nifty cleaning attachment. One end on the valve and roller assembly, the other on a garden hose. It helps to power wash the roller, which is a very nice addition since breathing rollers are such a pain to thoroughly clean and more expensive to replace. It is just a plastic attachment, but I consider this to be an important part of the tool. With how finicky the tool is, it wouldnt be worth it if everything had to be cleaned by hand. The garden hose attachment makes cleaning much, much easier (Still need to hand clean some after) and I would have honestly just thrown the thing away after my first use if I had to clean this entire thing by hand, as there is no way to easily get all the paint out of this thing in under 30 minutes without it.
Overall, this tool does function as it is supposed to, however it is very picky on how you use it. Put some time aside to learn how it works before using it on a job. It is good for cutting in, but not much else. This $20 roller will save you in blue tape costs if you do enough painting.
August 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goose67 Biggest time saver ever!
This worked great! We followed the directions and it saved so much time! It's not perfect but we had great luck with it. If you are a perfectionist this might not be for you, we got around 98 percent excellent results.
March 28, 2015