Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Judson LIFESAVER!
This product was an absolute lifesaver on my last project. It probably cut the time I spent painting in half. My hand isn't steady enough to paint around trim and ceilings freehand & I hate having to tape everything off, so I gave this a shot & it worked perfectly. I didn't tape off a single thing & my edges are perfect. One tip though - don't dip this into a paint pan (even a shallow one), get a separate brush & brush the paint on. If you get too much paint on it, it will squeeze out the edges and/or get on the rollers, and thus, on your ceiling & woodwork. As long as you brush the paint on though, you're good to go! I'll never paint another room without this handy item!
June 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JimGee Ignore the higher priced fancy versions and get this one...!
You can pay more if you want, but this cheapy is a winner. The key to successful use is to master the paint loading. Do not try to load up too much paint. If you do, you will cause drips and the wheels will get paint on them rendering the device useless. Use less paint, go slow and even, and it will work like a charm. I can trim out an entire room without getting paint on the wheels. You can even use it on inside corners if you do one side on each corner, then come back around and do the other side (allowing the first pass to dry enough so paint doesn't collect on the wheels). I love this cheap and simple tool. I generally keep a few extra pads on hand so I don't have to wait for them to dry before starting another room.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Xanth Forget the Tape
I tried all the edging tools to save time and money on all the blue tape. This is the only one that consistently provided good results. As others have said (and with all painting equipment), DO NOT OVERLOAD IT. Gently dip in paint and wipe off excess in the tray. You will be able to see the paint on the pad and if it comes beyond the hairs then you have too much. PATIENCE is very important. Do not start directly on the edge, wipe the pad below where you're going to edge and then do a second pass on the edge with the plastic rollers touching the ceiling. Visually inspect the rollers to ensure no paint has gotten on them. I found this simple one much better than the other model with the turning handling. The turning handle causes issues at times.
This is great item is you have the patience to use it. It will save much time opposed to taping but you must be careful with it and always make sure the rollers are clean and the pad is not overloaded with paint.
October 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Anonymous I'm impressed!
We painted our living room using this and I wish I had known about this product much sooner. Our paint lines came out nice and straight. I agree with some of the other reviews, that as long as you don't load it with too much paint, your lines will be smooth. Otherwise, you risk lots of drips and possibly smudging your lines. I wasn't brave enough to use it without taping first and I'm glad I didn't. Unless you have a super steady hand I'd say it's good to at least tape your baseboards. I won't do another paint job without one of these on hand!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anonapersona My favorite tool
These are great. The trick is to not overload the pad. Since we work as a team, the roller and tray are in use at the same time. The edger person uses the loaded roller to get paint on the edging pad, or may very carefully rest the pad on the paint in the tray -- just enough to pick up paint on the hairs. Always check the rollers are clean before touching the walls. If you get too much paint on the pad it can leave a ridge on the edge but that can be smeared off by swooping back on each stroke to smooth it. I've never refilled the pad, had this one for maybe 12 years.
May 19, 2012