Paint Shield trim and edging kit
This is a review of the Paint Shield trim and edging kit from Dave Karroll at Quic Keypaint.
The mini roller has a gasket on the end, and I thought the premise was that this design will let you roll tight against skirtings and ceiling lines, and eradicate the need for cutting in with a brush. As you will see below in my videos, I tried it and couldn’t make it work. But in the following video by inventor, Dave Karroll, I did notice him say that it gives a cut tight enough for a first coat, and then you cut in the second coat with a brush for a dead straight line.
That explains why I couldn’t cut dead tight to ceilings and internal corners of walls.
However it doesn’t explain why I was getting paint on the skirtings and coving.
Anyway, my first attempts to master the Paint Shield follow the video from the expert.
Below is my first time experience.
The roller does follow the top of skirting boards or along coving exactly.
There is no spatter with Little Greene acrylic matt, but under scrutiny, there was definitely paint in the wrong place and the line was not tight into the edges, hence my comment “I’m fired!”
You will see me wiping the gasket, which is a silicone? rim that guides the roller along edges. The first roller was malformed, which I think explains those line marks along the top of the skirting board. I changed the sleeve for a new one, and the erroneous line marks disappeared, but still I was getting paint on the finished woodwork. Not sure what else I can do to eradicate that? I have tried it all ways, lots of paint, and not much paint and obviously in the middle (just enough paint).
The Paint Shield roller is adjustable and is designed for cutting in above cabinets and awkward spots from the floor. Again, it looks effective, but, the same criticisms as above,- the roller leaves paint on coving and as you can see here, it doesn’t cut super tight into edges, so the second coat I’m going to have to get up there on the ladder.
On the plus side, assuming I could avoid getting paint on the ceiling, it is fair to say that if the roller shield system cancels the need to use a ladder on the first coat, that would be an advantage and measurable time saver.
I will give it another go, but not sure it is as easy to use as the videos say.
This product was sent to me by Sam Lowerey at Colour Centre in Newport who has also tried it.
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