As Seen on TV - Point 'n Paint

No brush, no roller, no ladder, no tape -- no problem. The "Point 'n Paint" claims to eliminate the need for all the usual prep work. Its slogan? "No tape, just point and paint."

But would it hit a wall in my "As Seen on TV" test?

Here's the foyer of my house. It's about the size of a normal room. And I'm going to see if, in fact, I can paint it in less than an hour with the point and paint.

The manufacturer says it has a setback design that will let you keep the paint on the wall and not on any trim. And the commercial says "it holds five times the amount of paint as a roller and has eight times the painting surface as a brush."

So we've got our paint here and we just pour it in this little receptacle over this little spinning wheel. So you just take the Point 'n Paint and roll it over this wheel and it puts the paint on the Point 'n Paint apparatus. They say the great thing about this is it doesn't drip. Look at this. Well, it drips a little bit. But for the most part, you couldn't do this with a brush.

Alright, let's see how she does.

I got paint on the trim right there. If I would have had that masked off, that probably wouldn't have happened.

The Point 'n Paint says it eliminates the need for ladders. Well, how am I going to get up and get the trim near the ceiling? The commercial says: "under the grip is the swivel pole adapter. Just attach any pole and painting the ceiling is easier than ever."

Well, so much for not needing a ladder. I've been at it for about ten minutes and this is what I've been able to get done. I've had to stop several times to wipe the paint off the trim. Also, there are several runs in here and I didn't like the feeling. A roller glides over a surface. This feels like I'm fighting against it, I'm going against the grain. And the Point 'n Paint apparatus keeps falling off the pole.

So again the Point 'n Paint, in my opinion, doesn't paint a pretty picture and gets the thumbs down.

I bought my Point 'n Paint at Bed, Bath and Beyond in Mishawaka for $20. They're in a lot of stores and all over the internet.

For more information, just click on Point 'n Paint's web site below.

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