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Point N Paint

Point N Paint set. Point N Paint set.
The Point N Paint pads. The Point N Paint pads.
Black paint soaked pad. Black paint soaked pad.
Some paint gets on the molding. Some paint gets on the molding.
Paint gets on the outlet cover as well. Paint gets on the outlet cover as well.

By Jeff Jumper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Taping and draping are all part of the deal when it's time to paint a room.  But now, you may be able to coat the walls without prepping the rest of the room.  Enter the Point-N-Paint

Richard Doss works behind the scenes at KPLC by night, but the rest of the day he's a die hard Saints fan.  His home is adorned with black and gold fanfare, but he's taking it one step further to make it permanent.  Richard will paint this room gold over black, and we're hoping the Point-N-Paint makes it faster and easier.  The package contains two large and two small pads along with holders and a paint tray.  Instructions were few and simple, and it's for use with oil and latex paints.  We're using latex paint in the Saint's colors of Black and Gold.  Richard taped the wall only to divide up the black and gold paint, to prep for his edge work.

I said, "I have a paint brush, Richard has the Point-N-Paint.  We're going to both go to work on half of the wall to see which one does a better job, and a faster job.  You ready?"

"Let's do it," answered Richard.

We both went to work and Richard was moving much quicker than I was since I needed to tape the moldings before I painted.  The Point-N-Paint claims to paint fast without the prep-work of taping.  Richard was moving quicker, but with a closer look, it seems that the edging claim was lacking.

"The Point-N-Paint is fairly simple to use and it does get a good amount of paint on the wall.  But, as far as edging goes, we ran into some problems around molding and electrical sockets.  It's not doing very well against keeping the paint off of them," explains Richard.

Giving it a fair trial, for the gold paint test, Richard moved to the smaller pad.  Painting carefully around the light plate, he had trouble getting paint close enough to the plate without painting the plate as well.

Not impressed, Richard has this to offer, "Well it was a fairly simple brush to use, but the time saved I'm just going to use cleaning up the mess that it made, so I'm going to give it a no."

So this N-O on this wall doesn't just stand for New Orleans, it stands for the result of this paint tool which is a NO for this week's "Does it Work?" test.  We found a Point-N-Paint selling for $19.99 at local retailers.

Web Extra:  We tested the Point-N-Paint with latex paint as written above, but we did not test it on oil based paint which could vary the end results.  On a positive note, the pad did not drip, even with a large amount of paint on it.  Richard agrees that it works fine as a brush, but it doesn't move much faster when you think of the work involved in cleaning up the leftover mess along the edging and electrical plates.  Cleanup with the latex pain was simple, with just soap and water.  The pad remained in great condition after cleaning.  Of course, you can send for more pads for a few plus shipping and handling charges.  We did not test the duration of the pads in this test.

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