Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush Review

April 21, 2011 by  

An Eco-Friendly Pivoting Paintbrush!

Congrats to Karen @Karenmed409 for winning the giveaway! Random.org picked #54!

green toad pivoting paint brush system

Painting walls of your home, is not a chore very many people enjoy. I know I sure don’t.  I get sore, my hand cramps up from the paintbrushes or rollers and I actually broke my ankle painting one time – although that had nothing to do with the paintbrush.  Hint: Don’t use a chair to stand on… it may tip. Just sayin….

I got the chance to review the Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush last weekend when I painted my dining room. I used it for the trim and corners.  I told them I didn’t want to review the roller because I was reviewing a different paint roller system, but I wish I had offered to try that too – just to see what it was like.

Green toad pivoting paint brush

As you can see, the handle is bent! The  ergonomic pivoting paint brush was designed with the help of physical therapists. Which I think is cool. So many people have issues like carpel tunnel or arthritis and something like painting can be really hard to do.  I will tell you that as I was using my old traditional paint roller to do my dining room walls, my hand was cramping up like crazy. That is the reason I said I would have liked to have tried their paint roller with this handle – to see if it had the same effect. But I bet I wouldn’t have had the cramping.

Now… the other cool part about this brush. The pivoting part.  The brush head turns  360-degrees and locks into eight different positions! You don’t have to do any fancy stuff, it just turns and kind of clicks and then you can tell when it is locked in place.

green toad pivioting paint brush

So…. let’s say you are painting around a light socket. (Ok… so I forgot to get more than picture of when I was actually painting, so I took most of these this morning and yes… I know the electrical socket cover comes off when you paint. But I do have video down a little further from when I painted)

Turn the brush head this direction to do a space like this.

green toad pivoting paint brush

Then to do underneath it, you can turn your brush head this way.

green toad pivoting paint brush

The rubber grips make it easy to hold and the built in finger grooves help to make it comfortable to hold. It is also very light and that makes a difference.

Yes.. this is the picture of when I was actually painting. Notice light socket off the wall, paint on the brush and on my hand! lol! You can see the natural finger grooves and a  rubber place where your thumb naturally sits.  There is a small black button underneath that you push to release the brush head. Then the black oval grips on the actual paint head help make it easy to turn the brush head when changing positions (especially if you have paint on your hands) Look at the flat edge of the brush – the black right by the bristles – that is a drip guard that helps any dripping you may have.  I didn’t have any problems with any bristles coming out. I hate that when you get a paint brush and you have to pick the bristles off the wall that have fallen out of the brush. ewww…

(Update:  I used these again this last week to paint my bedroom March 2012) and I had a terrible problem with bristles falling out. The one brush I was opened, but I do not think I had used it with any paint. The other brush I opened and it wasn’t as bad, but I still lost a few bristles out of that one.)

green toad pivoting paint brush

Now you can see it in action:

Now for the “green” part.  It really is green! I mean it is environmentally friendly! All the plastic parts which include the handle, the brush, the brush heads, the bristles and most of the internal parts are treated with Earthgreen polymers.  Evidently this makes them biodegradable. They can be recycled and they are even compostable! So how can you argue with that? I think that is great that the company went to the effort and extra step to make them “green”.

There are different size brush heads. The 1.5 and 2.5 inch tapered brushes, the 2 and 3 inch straight brushes and the 4, 6 and 9 inch rollers.

They are also have roller extension poles, paint pad attachments (I love those!) and earth-friendly paint trays in development! So this is only getting better.

green toad pivoting paint brush system

I am extremely happy with the Green Toad pivoting paintbrush.  I actually hid them from my husband and kids!  They are going to be painting the shed out back, and I want to keep these nice to work on some other painting projects I am going to undertake soon.

What I liked:

1) Comfortable to hold
2) Easy to turn angle & change paint brush heads
3) Bristles didn’t fall out
4) Nice edge on the tapered brush. I could paint my ceiling edge without taping off.
5) The rubber grips were in the perfect place
6) Easy to clean up
7) Environmentally friendly
8) Priced right!

What I didn’t like:

1) I didn’t also ask for the paint roller
2) It would be fun in pink
3) I don’t know if there would be a time that I would want the handle to be able to be all the way straight like a traditional paintbrush or not.

To Enter to Win a Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush system!

Go to the The Green Toad.net and look at the paintbrush on the main page. There are 8 highlighted green dots. Tell me what 2 features of the paintbrush are, according to those dots.  You will be entering to win a system like in the last picture on this post. **Be sure to come back here and leave me your answer in your comment. Your e-mail has to either in your comment or on your profile.

FOR EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN:

**Each of these HAS to have a separate comment to win. The winner is picked using Random.org. It just goes the number of comments….not by what you say.

1) Stumble this post with a brief review – The button is the first one at very bottom of this post under where it says “Sharing is Caring” (For 5 extra chances to win! I have to see the review – leave separate posts)

2) Subscribe to my Organize with Sandy blog This is for 1 chance to win!

3) Follow me on Twitter @OrganizerSandy (Leave me your twitter name) 1 chance

4) Follow @GreenToadBrush on Twitter.(Leave me your twitter name) 1 chance

5) Tweet this out up to 3 times a day. You can use the tweet button at the top to make it easy.  ( Pls leave your url link) 1 chance for each tweet.

See lots of way to enter!!

This contest will run until 11:59pm est on Monday, May 2, 2011  *THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

Any comment that comes in after the above time will be deleted. This is open to US mailing addresses only. One person per mailing address only. Winner will be chosen by Random.org

You will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail if you are picked as the winner, or else I will go on to the next winning number.

I was given the above paint system to review. The pictures and videos and opinions are my own.

Be Sure to check out my other painting supply giveaway here that ends May 12, 2011

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61 Responses to “Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush Review”
  1. April Taylor says:

    aashellparty at aol dot com

    The Green Toad paint brush has a heavy duty locking pin to firmly secure the painting head in place.

  2. April Taylor says:

    The Green Toad paint brush has a Brush Drip Guard to reduce messes.

  3. April Taylor says:

    I follow OWS via Twitter.

  4. April Taylor says:

    I follow Green Toad brush on Twitter.

    April_Pinkchip

  5. Ergononomic grip design reduces hand and wrist fatigue and Deluxe Contour Handle fits in any hand and has the feel and performance of a durable hand tool.

  6. I follow you on Twitter (The_Happy_Wife)

  7. I follow the Green Toad on Twitter (The_Happy_Wife)

  8. Rita says:

    The brush drip guard reduces mess and the quick release button makes switching brush attachments a snap.

  9. Rita says:

    I subscribe via google reader.

  10. Marci says:

    detachable brush heads & ergononomic grip design reduces hand
    and wrist fatigue.

  11. Marci says:

    I subscribe to your blog (Organize w/Sandy)

  12. Cynthia C says:

    Detachable brush heads function crisply and smoothly for quick color and size changes.
    Deluxe Contour Handle fits in any hand and has the feel and performance of a durable hand tool.

  13. Kathryn says:

    lifetime warranty on handle and quick release button makes switching brush attachments a snap.

    kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

  14. Lynda E. says:

    The brush drip guard reduces mess and there’s a lifetime warranty on the handle.

  15. Christine says:

    brush drip guard reduces mess and the quick release button makes switching brush attachments a snap.

  16. Jessica says:

    Two highlighted points are:
    1.Heavy-duty locking pin firmly secures painting head in place
    2.Deluxe Contour Handle fits in any hand and has the feel and performance of a durable hand tool

  17. Jessica says:

    I subscribe to your Organize With Sandy Blog via e-mail

  18. Jessica says:

    I follow you on twitter (@jjak2003)

  19. Two features of the brush are that it has a lifetime warranty on the handle, and it has a drip guard that reduces mess.

  20. I already follow you on Twitter under @alittlebiteof

  21. I am following you on Feedburner!

  22. Miranda Ward says:

    detachable brush heads & ergononomic grip design reduces hand
    and wrist fatigue.

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

  23. karenM says:

    1-Heavy duty locking pin firmly secures paint head in place
    2-Ergonimic Grip design reduces hand and wrist fatigue

  24. karenM says:

    Subscribe to Organize with Sandy blog

  25. karenM says:

    following you on twitter as karenmed409

  26. karenM says:

    following GreenToadBrush on twitter as karenmed09

  27. karenM says:

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  28. karenM says:

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  29. karenM says:

    rt 3-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/62665022316351488

  30. beth shepherd says:

    1.Heavy-duty locking pin firmly secures painting head in place
    2.Deluxe Contour Handle fits in any hand and has the feel and performance of a durable hand tool
    thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  31. karenM says:

    rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/62860215724417025

  32. karenM says:

    rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/62881965761757184

  33. Sarah Haynes says:

    “Heavy duty locking pin firmly secures paint head in place” and “a drip guard that reduces mess”.

    happyrose82 at hotmail dot com

  34. Sarah Haynes says:

    Subscribed to your site

    happyrose82 at hotmail dot com

  35. karenM says:

    rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/63393594890928128

  36. Kimberly L says:

    Our products are biodegradable and compostable.Deluxe Contour Handle fits in any hand and has the feel and performance of a durable hand tool.

    Brn2lisn (at) gmail dot com

  37. karenM says:

    rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/63420034365657088

  38. karenM says:

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  39. karenM says:

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  40. karenM says:

    rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/64024676241903616

  41. Becca says:

    Hey Sandy,

    I’m not sure how StumbleUpon works ..but here is the link where I reviewed it:
    http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/www.organizewithsandy.com/2011/04/21/green-toad-pivoting-paint-brush-review-giveaway/

  42. Becca says:

    I have definitely been following you by email subscribed to the site a month ago i think:).. Have definitely enjoyed seeing your projects and gettting great advice:)!

  43. Becca says:

    I definitely Twitter-ed this. My screen name is :
    @darkenmind1326

  44. Becca says:

    Following @GreenToadBrush on Twitter with Twitter name: @darkenmind1326

  45. karenM says:

    rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/64075945073582080

  46. karenM says:

    rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/64338409489051648

  47. karenM says:

    rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/66491601496711168

  48. alma says:

    heavy duty locking pin, deluxe contour handle

  49. Sandy says:

    The contest was over last May… but cool paint brush isn’t it? Thanks!

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