Paint and Go
This article, by Traditional Painter Ron Taylor, explains how he has been getting on with the Paint and Go which is one aspect of the Dutch-made GoPaint! kettle and roller system, aimed at both the trade and DIY user. Ron also tried the Roll and Go.
What is in the Paint and Go
The kit I received from Hildering, who design and manufacture the GoPaint! range, comprised of 2 metal 2.5 litre kettles, 5 plastic liners, 2 liner lids, a 1 litre can with 5 pouring spouts, a Clean & Go pad and various brush clips. The products seem well made and competitively priced.
Paint and Go – plastic and metal kettle, best of both worlds
I haven’t used metal paint kettles for many years because they are
b) require burning out and sealing if you are to continue to use them.
Plastic kettles are cheap and can usually be cleaned out if used with acrylic paint, by breaking the seal and pulling out the skinned over paint. On the downside, the kettles do break from time to time and it has been known for handles to pull out, usually when full of paint!
The Paint and Go system has the best of both worlds with a metal kettle and removable plastic liner, though I havent tried to snap the paint out of a liner yet.
What is Paint and Go like to use?
For painting – The kettle is light with a tall handle, which makes it very easy to use. The liners are easy to replace and make it ideal for colour changes throughout the day, especially if you use the liner lid. I’ve been using this system since the New Year and wouldn’t be without it now.
Roll and Go
The Roll and Go part of the system works well, but is limited in the choice of roller that can be used. It is ideally suited to thinner 4″ covers, which will cause no problems. However, if you intend to use Wooster Jumbo Koter 4.5″ covers, as I do, the fit is a little tight. It can be done but it’s not such a smooth and easy process.
The Roll and Go doesn’t come with a liner, so if you can’t snap out the paint when it gets too thick (difficult, I would think), you will have to buy another.
Roll and Go brush holder clips of little use to this UK painter
I don’t use any of the brush clips, because they seem designed for the thinner European sash brushes which I rarely use. I’m also a little lazy in that regard, much prefering to just dip the brush in the paint and lean it on the side of the kettle. I also never use 2 brushes on a project at the same time, so I wouldn’t need to clip one whilst I used the other.
To sum up, I really liked this system. The lightness and ease of use of the kettles and liners makes my life easier. I also liked the Roll and Go kettle, but it will get limited use due to my choice of rollers.
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