Point and Paint is a product that made me a little wary at first, only because I would never have the guts to paint an entire room without taping off anything. And they used that word "Revolutionary". Oh here we go again! To be honest, I'm really getting discouraged seeing so many As Seen on TV products being total duds. How do these companies actually turn a profit? There are some good infomercial products out there but this definitely isn't one of them... here's why.
What you get with Point and Paint
Point and Paint Kit (pole not included)
No Spill Paint Tray
The free bonuses - [tags]point-and-paint[/tags]Mini Edger and replacement pads for life (just pay S&H)
Point and Paint Claims
- No need for taping
- No drips, leaks or streaks
- No need for a ladder
- Paint an entire room in your home in less than one hour
- Get perfect results every time
- No more paint prepping, runs or brush strokes
Issues with applying the paint to the pad
- The pad seems too big for the tray.
- The little chintzy tray slides as you try to put the paint on the Point and Paint pad.
- The special "no spill paint tray" is a dripping mess.
- The paint wasn't distributing evenly on the pad.
Applying paint to the wall
- Robin tries the first few paint strokes on the wall. It seems a little patchy, misses a bunch of spots and didn't get all the way to the edge.
- The feel of Point and Paint on the wall is a little unsteady.
- Six minutes into their test the pad snapped off the pole and Robin couldn't get it back on again.
- Robin tried to paint along the door with the Mini Edger but the paint still got all over her door trim and her new door.
- They were getting more streaks than you'd get with a roller.
- You can use the swivel pole adapter to place on the edge of a pole in order to paint your ceilings. This device is hard to control on ceilings as well.
- I've heard that there are many billing problem issues when ordering off the Point and Paint site.
Handy Panting Hints
If you'd like to see a basic video on painting or just for a quick refresher here's a video for you. It might be too basic for some of you but it provides a few reminders if you don't paint that often.
- Surprisingly one thing they don't mention is to cover your floor with sheets.
- Pick up painters tape.
- To prevent paint from seeping behind the tape, press down against the tape with your finger or a putty knife to seal it against the surface.
- The best way to know when it's time to remove the tape is to touch a bit of the paint. It should feel a bit tacky but not actually stick to your finger.
- When the wall is nearly dry, carefully remove the masking tape.
- If you find that any paint has leaked underneath, you can use a damp sponge to remove the paint.
Point and Paint is not an effective painting tool and to me it resembles a kid’s toy. It's definitely no match for a good paint brush and roller.