Paint Tools Update
Hands-down the most popular project among do-it-yourselfers, painting is a fundamental way to transform the look and feel of any room or object, indoors or out. With a little patience, diligent prep work, a coat of primer and the proper procedure, you can apply a new coat of paint with professional-looking results. Here’s a roundup of new painting equipment to get you geared up for your next project.
Wooster HydrFlow Roller Fabric Technology
HydroFlow is a Wooster-exclusive technology developed to ensure consistent release of paint from roller fabric, creating even mil thickness throughout the project. It makes painting easier and faster, because there’s no need to go back and rework an area to get proper coverage. An added benefit is that the new rollers don’t require painters to push as hard during application. The HydroFlow technology in the new shed-resistant Super/Fab FTP rollers offers more coverage per load with all flat, eggshell and satin paints. Pro/Doo-Z FTP rollers with no-shed fabric utilize HydroFlow technology to achieve the finest finishes faster for all paints (flat to gloss), enamels, primers, urethanes and epoxies. Wooster has released new Super/Fab FTP and Pro/Doo-Z FTP brands in 9-, Canadian 9-1/2-, 14- and 18-in. rollers as well as 4-1/2- and 6-1/2-in. miniroller sizes. Visit woosterbrush.com.
Roll A Bucket
With the award-winning new Roll A Bucket, you won’t have to lift and move any more paint buckets. Designed by a painter, the Roll A Bucket is maneuvered with a paint roller for steering, the same way that you would use a mop to steer a mop bucket. The caster wheels allow for easy maneuvering over tarps.
There is also a brake on one of the wheels. Each Roll A Bucket comes with a custom-designed grid, and is sloped on the bottom so your roller can reach every last bit of paint.
Work smarter, not harder, with the Roll A Bucket, available now in 4,000 stores. Visit Rollabucket.com.
FLEXiO 890 Sprayer
The FLEXiO 890 is a portable spray system that is the most flexible and powerful painting solution in the Wagner lineup. With integrated storage for indoor/outdoor spraying, it combines the iSpray nozzle, detail finish nozzle and the X-Boost turbine. The iSpray nozzle sprays unthinned residential paints for broad surfaces both indoors and out. The detail finish nozzle is ideal for small projects and fine finishing. An 11-1/2-ft. air hose provides 23 feet of working area. The FLEXiO 890 produces a slightly stippled, roller-like finish, perfect for interior walls.
The new sprayer is also 50-percent quieter and 20-percent lighter than traditional airless sprayers. Visit wagnersrpaytech.com.
Hyde Quickly Clean Glove
Here’s the best $5 you’ll ever spend. A patented weave turns this “miracle glove” into an all-purpose scrubber that takes oil paint, dirt, grease and grime off just about anything in seconds – without using chemicals! Slip one on and dip it in mild soapy water to clean everything from your camper and ATV to your oven, shower, painting tools and more. Grease on your hands? Clean them fast – no harsh cleansers or chemicals are required. Visit www.hydetools.com.
A new alternative to traditional paint trays, the Paint Glider is an innovative way to hold paint while rolling without making a mess. The patented round design holds more paint yet resists spills. With Paint Glider moving paint is simple and easy. The circular design allows you to rotate it 360 degrees using your paint roller, which eliminates bending down to reposition the tray. By rotating, the paint always faces the direction that allows easiest reloading. The slick, rounded bottom allows the Paint Glider to easily slide over bundled drop cloths without spilling or splashing. Pick up the Glider by the handle, and the paint collects in the bottom reservoir, allowing you to easily move from room to room without spilling. When the job is done, a drain stop allows the paint to easily drain out the Glider for easy cleanup with minimal waste. Visit www.paintglider.com.