Paint Tools Update
Hyde Painter’s Assistant
Hyde’s Painter’s Assistant is a simple multi-tool that saves time and hassle on painting projects. For both professionals and do-it-yourselfers, the Painter’s Assistant works as a carrying handle for 1- and 2-quart containers, turning even simple plastic buckets into a handy carrier when you’re painting trim or windows with a brush. It also clips to your roller tray, providing a magnetic brush holder right where you need it.
The Painter’s Assistant’s built-in features include a paint can opener, a brush and roller cleaner, belt hook, putty knife/scraper, a paint-can hook for when climbing ladders, plus a garage tool hanger. Visit www.hydetools.com.
Jumbo-Koter Pipe Painter
Most painting tools are used for applying coatings to flat surfaces like walls and ceilings. When the time comes to paint round areas such as pipes, railings, posts and more, the new Jumbo-Koter Pipe Painter from Wooster is the right tool for the job. The Pipe Painter features twin cages that coat two sides of a pipe simultaneously to increase production by 50 percent. These dual, smooth-spinning cage frames adjust separately in 30-degree increments to paint pipes of all sizes (the smallest being 1-in. diameter). Made of strong copolymer polypropylene, the Wooster Jumbo-Koter Pipe Painter has a thumb rest for comfort and also attaches to threaded or Sherlock GT extension poles for added reach. The Pipe Painter works with all 4-1/2- and 6-1/2-in. Wooster Jumbo-Koter covers. Visit woosterbrush.com.
Hyde 17-in-1 Painter’s Tool
Carrying tools around the house—or worse yet, struggling to find tools on a work site—can really slow things down. Eliminate the hassle with the new Hyde 17-in-1 Painter’s Tool. Made from durable .075 thick carbon steel, Hyde’s newest tool combines the company’s trademark high-quality, lightweight design with with features that are especially helpful for painting, from the wrenches you need to connect an airless spray hose to regular and mini-roller cleaners. The 17 uses:
1. scrape paint, 2. spread compound, 3. open cracks, 4. pull nails, 5. set nails, 6. open cans, 7. open bottles, 8. clean regular rollers, and 9. clean mini rollers. The 10th and 11th use are the 3/4- and 11/16-in. wrenches you need to connect your whip hose to your both your spray gun and your main airless hose. For the other 6 uses, just look to the handle and underneath the Hammer Head end. Numbers 11-14 consists of four different screwdriver bits that are securely stored within the handle and insert into the handle end for quick, easy use. Also hidden beneath the Hammer Head end is a tool that can be used as either a scribe or a nail set. Visit www.hydetools.com.
SMART SideKick Roller
The Wagner SMART SideKick is a powered roller that allows for continuous painting, making it extremely suitable for large or multi-room painting projects. The SideKick draws from any size container from 1 to 5 gallons, and directly feeds the roller cover for consistent application of paint to the surface for professional results. Paint is conveyed through a 16-ft. hose, enabling a 32-ft. working area. The powered roller provides everything needed to paint large projects in less time without reloading. Visit wagnersrpaytech.com.
A standard paint tray isn’t quite big enough for some jobs, and a multi-gallon bucket can be too big for others. Those looking for the perfect paint vessel “middle ground” will find it with the new Sherlock Bucket-Tray from Wooster. Its aggressive roll-off grid is excellent for use with 9-, 12-, or 14-inch roller frames. The Sherlock Bucket-Tray has a 1-gallon capacity—four times the amount of standard trays—saving painters time on refills. Built-in handles on both sides make transporting the Bucket-Tray easy and offer a great way to hang it for storage when not in use. An included frame rest prevents unwanted messes when it’s time to switch to using a brush or take a quick break. Molded from sturdy polypropylene, the Bucket-Tray is durable and features form-fitting liners. Made of clear, solvent-resistant PET (recycled plastic), the Bucket-Tray Liner is a great accessory purchase for instant cleanup. Visit woosterbrush.com.