Point N' Paint Informative - Beware of Chinese junk
Many years ago, I bought a paint pad system that I was very happy with. I had it for almost four years before the pieces got lost in moving. Recently, I saw Anthony Sullivan on an infommercial, demonstrating the Point N'Paint sytem, which uses pads of short bristles. The system is sound, and you can paint much faster and easier than using brushes and rollers. However, Point N' Paint is a poor imitation of the system I had so many years ago. The two tools are shaped almost like the sole plate of a steam iron, and the slogan is just point and paint. The large pad does hold 5 times as much paint as a roller and 8 times as much as a brush, but for some reason does not apply the paint as evenly as the old system, which used square pads. It was necessary to apply two coats, as the first was not a coat, but a windbreaker. The large pad has a part that you are supposed to be able to use with any pole. The first stroke with a paint pole, the swivel popped out of the base, which fell, striking me in the face. Walgreen's was exceptional, and cheerfully replaced the large tool from another box. Kudos to Walgreen's on this one. We finally finished a 12.5 x 14 foot room in seven hours, with three people cutting in with a brush where the tools would not get the corners. All in all, a good job, but I wish we had had better tools.