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Dulux paint pod

Listed under Blog, Equipment, paint, products Posted Oct 01 2008

So, what is this Dulux pod all about? It isn’t a new concept, that is for sure!

Back in our power roller era of the early 90’s, we were given an electric-powered paint roller unit to try out. We thought the roller with plastic reservoir was a gimmick, but like most gimmicks, if you persevere, and work out what its ideal use is, you can be on to something. Once we worked out that the paint has to be highly diluted, we set to work rolling dwarf walls at a bus station. Weird thought, I know.

After the initial enthusiasm, we had a mixed view of it. On the plus side, it was pretty efficient, clean and being hand-held with no pole facility, the unit didn’t encroach into the pedestrian walkways. On the downside though, the paint was very thin, and the reservoir was a bit small and needed constant refilling, which ruined the whole idea of non-stop painting. Also the output was too weak for us impatient youths, so on balance, it was a half-assed DIY product.

The Dulux power roller answer

Looking at the inhouse video, maybe Dulux have found a solution to some of those issues I found many years ago? It has a specially formulated paint, whatever that means. (Thinned down emulsion, probably). It looks easy to clean, and you don’t have to decant paint into the unit, so on the face of it, maybe this is fundamentally a good bit of kit.

The main problem I have though is with the quality of the finish. The bottom line, no customer in the world cares how quickly you painted their walls, it is how it looks that matters, in my experience!

If it is speed you want, why not get a lo-tech 18″ roller sleeve.

He certainly knows how to whack it on quick, and I suspect it comes out looking even because this is not one coat directly onto totally bare walls? Without something like Zinsser Gardz as a sealer, the finish would not be something to be proud of.

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  1. acmasterpainter

    [watch out!] Dulux paint pod – via #twitoaster https://traditionalpainter.com/dulux-pain

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