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Point 'n Paint Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Works for some on certain projects

Cons

  • Flimsy plastic
  • Paints unevenly
  • Doesn't get close enough to edges
  • Hard to maneuver on extension pole
Our Analysis
Specs

Point 'n Paint is a kit that is supposed to make painting any room a breeze. The kit comes with a clothes iron-shaped applicator, a mini edger, a paint tray and sponge pads for both the large and small applicators. The angled shape of the applicator is meant to make painting around doorframes, moldings and corners easier, thus eliminating the need to cover these areas with tape and reducing the amount of prep time. The large applicator can be connected to an extension pole for painting ceilings and other hard-to-reach areas. Assembly is simple: Pour paint in the tray, attach a pad to the applicator, roll the applicator over the paint tray wheel to coat with paint, then simply point and paint. The website video makes it look simple, but nearly all users of the Point 'n Paint kit have been extremely disappointed with the results.

Users say the applicators are easy enough to use, but they find that the spongy paint pads tend to leave streaky and uneven coverage. Reviewers also complain that the applicators don't get close enough to edges and tight corners, so a regular paint brush is still needed to reach those areas. When users attach the large applicator to an extension pole, they find it becomes difficult to maneuver, and more often than not leaves a splotchy mess on the ceiling. Several users say the plastic applicators and the paint tray are flimsy and easily breakable.

Harry Sawyers tests the Point 'n Paint kit for Popular Mechanics, and finds it poorly manufactured and messy to use. He claims that the Point n' Paint is no competition for regular brushes and rollers. TV news reporters at KFVS in Cape Girardeau, Mo., WFOR in Miami and KHNL in Honolulu put Point 'n Paint to the test, and all find various problems with the kit and decline to recommend it. StarReviews.com posts a video on YouTube.com of a tester using the paint kit who has slightly better results using it around edges, but still recommends a regular paint roller for large jobs. A small number of customers unanimously give Point 'n Paint negative reviews on Amazon.com.

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