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    well-medicated
    Anyone tried Paint Runner?
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    • 23rd Apr 07, 10:53 PM
    Anyone tried Paint Runner? 23rd Apr 07 at 10:53 PM
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    I have to make it clear that I'm not the type of person who is easily seduced by television advertising, but the 'paint runner' ad has me wondering whether I should part with a little of my hard-earned for the sake of time saving.

    I know that the ads make their products look so easy to use, so if anyone has personal experience, I'd be glad to hear it.

    I have three ceilings to paint (including the stairs and landing) and anything to make my life easier would be well worth the money.

    Thanks in advance.

    W-M
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  • misgrace
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    • 24th Apr 07, 7:14 AM
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    • 24th Apr 07, 7:14 AM
    I'v seen the Ads as well,not too sure about it TBH, as what strikes me is that you have to keep stopping to fill up the actual cylinder thingy, as it only holds a small amount.
    The thing is when you do a ceiling and your on your final coat, its best not to stop and faff around filling up little cylinders, as you have to do your ceiling in one hit so to speak.
    A wall you can stop in the corner, but in this weather, to get a good finish, you have to do your cuttin-in first, then round your ceiling light, then roll and carry on without stopping to fill up, cause the cuttin in is done first, by the time you have done that it will be starting to dry, then you have to roll into it, and it can look patchy if you have to stop and start.

    I do P&D for a living, and I am very fast, but even so in the weather with just the usual roller and tray I cant stop, it has to flow, specially if its your final coat.
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    • By adandem 24th Apr 07, 8:51 AM
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    • 24th Apr 07, 8:51 AM
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    • 24th Apr 07, 8:51 AM
    I bought one of those extendable poles which fits onto a roller for the stairs and ceilings. It's very east to use and very quick too
    • LindseyM
    • By LindseyM 24th Apr 07, 10:15 AM
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    • 24th Apr 07, 10:15 AM
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    • 24th Apr 07, 10:15 AM
    My mum was looking at getting one of these after seeing the ads - i looked about to get her one cheaper (ebay etc) but actually found reviews where people where not too impressed with it - too heavy, wasting paint etc.

    I've just done my hall and stairway and agree that the extendable pole worked a treat

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  • gingerbits
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    • 24th Apr 07, 5:02 PM
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    • 24th Apr 07, 5:02 PM
    I bought one and found it impossible to fill without making a horrible mess - though it might be easier with two people - I threw it away and went back to my slow but manageable brush
  • larry486
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    • 24th Apr 07, 6:58 PM
    didnt like it
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    • 24th Apr 07, 6:58 PM
    Found A Broom Pole Was Better More Stronger You Have To Dilute The Paint On The Walls I Found When U Roll Over Previous Bit It Took It Off The Edger Didnt Go To The Edge Left A Gap Width Of The Roller Good Point Did The Ceiling In 10 Mins And Only Filled It Once Overall Not Impressed Wont Be Using Again .going Back To Tray And Pads Much Better And Only Cost1.99 Or A Pound At The Pound Shop
  • Savernake
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    • 6th Aug 07, 7:45 PM
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    • 6th Aug 07, 7:45 PM
    I have the Paint Runner and it is brilliant. I have used it for at least two years and they (I have two bought at the IDeal Home Show) are still in perfect condition.

    I thoroughly recommend them as they make painting walls and ceilings extremely easy - and MUCH less messy.
  • cannylad
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    • 16th Sep 07, 5:07 PM
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    • 16th Sep 07, 5:07 PM
    I bought one of these and found it ok if you are using runny paint, if you want to use the one coat stuff then its too thick to come through the roller. Most paints now are in a gel form and not a loose liquid so even tho I've had it a while I've only used it once. The roller is ok but the sleeve isnt made out of one bit like other rollers and has a stitched seam so when you roll you get a mark that the seam has left. The aluminum pole they supply is pathetic and leaves your hands black with the aluminum its also flimsy but you can get a good pole from B&Q for a couple of quid. All in all it did the job well when I used it and although really messy and not as easy to clean as the adverts suggest it came good in the end, but not worth £29.99 I would knock a tenner off that price.
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    • 16th Sep 07, 8:22 PM
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    • 16th Sep 07, 8:22 PM
    My informants have told me that sometime next year, a company is bringing out the dogs doodahs in an easy to use new paint system.
    I cant say at this time what it actually is,or who it is by, but if it comes off, and the trials seems to be looking good, then rollers will be a thing of the past.

    I prefer rollers, being a P&D I use every type of roller, and if you do the job right with the right roller, you can get a really professional finish, but hearing about this new system and what it does sounds quite impressive.
  • Hereford Wolf
    It was delivered today.

    Works superbly. Very pleased.
  • papacool
    Paint Runner
    My wife does ALL the decorating at home. So, it was decided to buy one of these. They're great for painting. HOWEVER... when it comes to cleaning the roller, that's another story. Be prepared to run up a massive water bill. We spoke to the demonstrator at a show, expressing our concerns about cleaning it. He suggested leaving it to soak overnight. But, next day after letting water pour through it then leaving it soaking overnight, we had to start all over again. This is a BIG downside of this gadget, which begs the question... is it this roller... or us?
  • pro1264
    paint runner
    I bought one of these i agree they are not worth the 30+ but they are good for walls made doing the staircase a doddle, not very good on ceilings a bit heavy if you fill it up.
  • EthelBloggs
    My informants have told me that sometime next year, a company is bringing out the dogs doodahs in an easy to use new paint system.
    I cant say at this time what it actually is,or who it is by, but if it comes off, and the trials seems to be looking good, then rollers will be a thing of the past.

    I prefer rollers, being a P&D I use every type of roller, and if you do the job right with the right roller, you can get a really professional finish, but hearing about this new system and what it does sounds quite impressive.
    Originally posted by misgrace
    oooh, has this new thing been released yet and if so what is it and did it live up to expectations??
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  • cheeks
    My informants have told me that sometime next year, a company is bringing out the dogs doodahs in an easy to use new paint system.
    I cant say at this time what it actually is,or who it is by, but if it comes off, and the trials seems to be looking good, then rollers will be a thing of the past.

    I prefer rollers, being a P&D I use every type of roller, and if you do the job right with the right roller, you can get a really professional finish, but hearing about this new system and what it does sounds quite impressive.
    Originally posted by misgrace
    Sounds good! Has it been released yet? If not i was wondering whether a 'Paint Runner' or 'Easy Painter' were any good or which is best?
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  • hilaryjp
    Paint Runner
    I bought one and found it impossible to fill without making a horrible mess - though it might be easier with two people - I threw it away and went back to my slow but manageable brush
    Originally posted by gingerbits
    Yes it is messy to fill as you have to use the measuring jug and special paint.

    I have emailed Silkin, who distribute this but have never once (I have emailed 3 times) received a reply.

    I am going back to the old fashioned way :confused:

    Hilary
  • wywywywy
    Well, Dulux has just released a newly invented paint system, named PaintPod, so I guess this is what Misgrace was talking about last year. It looks quite intuitive, costs about £70-ish which I can accept if it REALLY is as good as the ad says. Still needs to do the corners with a brush though.

    http://www.dulux.co.uk/products/paintpod/index.jsp

    Make sure you check their vid out.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 10th May 08, 5:35 PM
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    PasturesNew
    I saw the paintpod on TV.
    I've had my eye on "using a system" for years (since I last tried painting) and I will definitely get/use something when I next have to paint a whole room/ceiling/house.

    I saw one programme once where they had two walls on the stage and a professional decorator. They got a tiny granny from the audience and gave her some form of automated paint to brush systems and raced them. Tiny, slow granny finished first against young, fit, pro decorator man.

    It convinced me. That was a daytime TV show, not an advert.

    Overall the PaintPod looks better than anything before. I like the idea it says it's self-cleaning. But, note, you can't use any paint in it - has to be their special (so limited colour range) paint.
    • Kimitatsu
    • By Kimitatsu 31st May 08, 8:01 AM
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    Kimitatsu
    I have recently taken the plunge and bought a paint pod and I have to say its really good!

    We have a large old house with high ceiliings and it saves loads of time not having to fill the roller and climb up and down the ladder! The self cleaning function really does work - that was the bit I was sceptical about but I was really suprised! It comes as a complete system so comes not only with the pod, but a really good brush to cut into the corners etc, and also has a pause function for when you need a tea break!

    Down sides are that the paint range is limited but that will improve with time, and that some parts of the pod need to be changed every 50 litres of paint.
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  • she grinch
    It actually works like it says on the ad, quick and easy to use. There was no paint splashes from roller either. .The system takes about 10 mins to clean it's self and there is no mess. No splashes of paint on the sink, tiles and surrounding areas which usually result after flicking the roller to clean water out. Though there is a limited range of paint colours at the moment this will increase in time as it's popularity grows.
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  • hilaryjp
    I am going to buy a Paint Pod and hire it out. It can only be 100% better than Paint Runner.

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    Hilary
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