Paintstick Review

April 29, 2011 by  

HomeRight EZ-Twist Paintstick

I was very excited to review this EZ-Twist Paintstick by Homeright.  I have several areas I am going to be painting in my house.  I was starting with my dining room.

dining room

I was being daring with colors. I remember a friend who had a room that was periwinkle and I loved it.  Trying to find the right color was the hard part. Bright enough, and that combination of blue and purple that isn’t too strong one way or the other. I ended up going with the color on the left.  The lighting really effects it.

paint samplesI watched the videos that I was sent of the paintstick being used and I was psyched! This looked awesome! It was so easy and fast!

When the box came from HomeRight I had a few other things to review also!  There was a Quick Painter and Quick Mask and a Paint Sprayer (which is not part of the package being given away today -  I will review later once we can try it)

Homeright

The Quick mask is a combo tape and drop cloth for edging.

Quick mask

It is set up like a roll of packing tape with a sharp edge to cut.

Quick mask

This was nice. You can tape along the edge and then pull out the drop cloth. It isn’t a full room drop cloth.. just edging.  You just have to be careful that you don’t pull it on the sharp edge side.. (just sayin’.. not that I might have done it or anything, but if you were to do that I bet you would tear the drop cloth.  LOL)

Quick mask

I also used it on the edge of the windows.

quick mask

It worked well although I had to be careful around the corners. It didn’t always stick as well there and I had to fix it on most corners before I painted them.  But I don’t know that it was much different than most other tapes I’ve used in the corners.  I would use it again.  It was nice to have the drop cloth along the edges.

They also included the Quick Painter.  I have used a tool similar (the red handle one) and really liked it.  But this had a tube to load, so it seemed really convenient.  There was not a roller edge, so it didn’t work for the ceiling edges, but it was nice especially around the window edges.

quick painter

There was no problem loading it up.Just fill it up like a squirt gun.

quick edge

Once the paint was loaded it was very easy to manage.

quick painter

I did learn that you have to be careful when you push the little pump handle to get the paint flowing.  I first tried it when the brush was not on the wall and it came flying out.  Thank goodness for my Quick mask drop cloth! Really!!   The trigger seemed a little touchy.  Not hard enough and I had to paint over things a couple of times because I wasn’t getting enough paint. Just a little too hard and I had too much with several big drips down my drop cloth to prove it.

But when I had the right amount, it worked great.  I think it just takes a little getting used to the “feel” of the trigger for it to be a fantastic tool.

Now for the EZ-Twist Paintstick!  Please be sure to watch the whole thing through. I did have some trouble with it… but for my husband it worked with ease.

I also think a big factor may have been that the paint I used was very thick. I got the Behr ultra paint with primer all in one. I think next time I will use a thinner paint and I bet I would have better results.

behr ultra paintI want to point out that the splash guard around the roller is very nice. You don’t get the splatters that you get with a traditional roller. If you noticed, my husband walked in wearing his coat and didn’t take it off while he tried the paintstick. He didn’t have any paint on him.

The paint in the handle goes pretty far.  That was one of the things I wanted to see.  How far one “handles worth” goes. It holds 18 oz of paint and will paint a 8′x8′ wall according to HomeRight.  I do agree that it did seem to go a long way on the 2nd coat.

You don’t have any paint trays to worry about sitting around which is really nice.

I would advise you to follow the directions and white down the roller first and let it dry. There is a bit of lint on it if you don’t, but it is explained in the directions that wetting it down first and letting it dry will help solve this issue.

I can recommend this after watching my husband use it.  I think there is a bit of a learning curve, and I would advise you not to use a really thick paint with it.  I think that was the main problem for me.

You might want to go to the HomeRight FB page. There are many people who have taken their EZ-Twist paint challenge and did not have the difficulties I did. I just watched some more myself and keep wondering why I had such troubles.

To Enter to Win one of TEN Ultimate Home Painting Kits!

These kits will include the EZ-Twist Paintstick, the Quick Painter and the Quick Mask like I showed you above.

Tell me: Why you need painting done around your house? **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.

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**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) Post a picture of the room you would like to paint on my FB page saying “This it the room I want to paint with the EZ-Twist Paintstick.“  (5 chances to win, be sure to leave the link and make 5 separate comments below)

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4) Stumble one of my posts for 5 extra chances to win. (tell me which post. Post 5 comment entries)

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 Thursday , May 12, 2011 **THIS CONTEST 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

If you are chosen as one of the 10 winners, I will ask you if you would mind if the rep from HomeRight contacted you. They would love it if you wanted to post a video for their FB page on your experience. But this will not be a requirement and I would not release your information without your permission.

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.

Also be sure to enter my other Painting supply giveaway going on until May 2, 2011

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90 Responses to “Paintstick Review”
  1. We bought our house 2 years ago and have yet to paint any of the rooms. Some of the rooms have very poorly hung wallpaper that NEEDS to come down and have the walls painted, but we just have not done it yet. This would be a hugs motivator!

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    I subscribe by email and follow you on twitter. username on twitter is ma6791 (I think!)

  6. karenM says:

    need to update and change the colors.. been about 7 years since painting any of the room. I was to brighten up the rooms and get away from the old white I keep painting on the wall.. I want color!

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  11. Claire says:

    I think paint is one of the first things you notice when you walk into a room. It’d definitely beautify my rooms!!

  12. Donna Gelineau says:

    I use a system similar to this one. I love it. Think I will check this one out. So much easier on the shoulders

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  24. susan varney says:

    i need to change colors in the den and our bedroom my husband and i have grown weary of the old ones
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  25. Adrienne Gordon says:

    With two kids in the house, walls always need painting.

  26. sarah says:

    We have some water damage on the wall/ceiling of our dining room that needs to be repainted.

  27. ashley says:

    we started painting last summer, and my kitchen is still half yellow half white, soooo… we need to finish up!

  28. pamela james says:

    I have alot of painting to do-The house is new to us and it needs some pizazz!
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  31. Terri L says:

    We’ve been in this house for about three years and the walls in the hallway could use fresh paint

  32. Terri L says:

    We’ve owned this house 3 years and the hallways could use a fresh coat of paint.

  33. Angela Winesburg says:

    I need to re-paint my living to match the new furniture we bought, thanks!

  34. Annette D says:

    I could really use a good coat of paint on my living room walls. We have been living here 10 years and with 2 sons and a large dog, it really needs painting!

  35. Annette D says:

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  36. shawna says:

    Our house is stark white…everything..we need color badly!

  37. Shannon Baas says:

    The family room is needing repainting.

  38. Darcy B says:

    My townhouse needs painting because all the walls are boring white and the old residents had things tacked up everywhere—looks like a connect the dots —holes are everywhere!
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  39. amie d says:

    I have lived in my house over 7 years now and just need a change! I would love to get some color on my walls. Thanks!

  40. amie d says:

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  41. Hi Sandy. I am a new follower. I respect an honest video. I had to chuckle while you were painting. It’s was like patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time. Very awkward. I would have been too. After watching though, I think this might be a good way to paint my deck. what do you think?
    PS: I have used Berh paint before and it seemed really think to me too. (even in a sprayer outside)

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  47. Cindy Merrill says:

    Our kitchen door has been lovingly scratched and clawed by 2 dogs and an impatient cat: We really need to have it repainted.

  48. Cynthia C says:

    The paint in the bathroom is chipping and peeling and the rest of the house is in need of a fresh coat.

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  51. Linda says:

    We just moved into a house and I would really like to paint before we get all settled in.

  52. Denise Bigley says:

    We bought our house 10 years ago next month and 2 of the bedrooms( ncludng master) have never been painted along with main bathroom and master bathroom. I am desperate!

  53. Lynda E. says:

    I ashamed to say that the only room in the house we’ve painted since we moved in 18 year ago is our son’s! It needs it desperately!

  54. Mary Gardner says:

    i’m in the process of trying to repaint the inside of my mother’s house, slowly but surely, one room at a time. i’m sure it has been at least 25 years since it has been painted and i would love to win this to make the job much quicker and easier!

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  63. Carol S. says:

    Oh my gosh I haven’t painted a room in my house since I was pregnant with my son 15 years ago and it sure shows. Never enough time in the day it seems to tackle a big project. But now that he is older and can help out “poor old Mom” I have been a little more inspired to accomplish a few things.

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  65. Summer says:

    My husband, kids and I just moved into a new house about 2 months ago and we have a lot of painting projects that need completed.

  66. Summer says:

    I follow on twitter. @summer2mommy

  67. Summer says:

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  68. Melanie says:

    We never finished the trim in my bedroom or the doors and its really bothering me!

  69. Shaunda Eppes says:

    We need painting done at our house because my kids think the walls are their personal napkins.
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  72. Erin Cook says:

    We need to repaint our entry hall since the paint is peeling off from water damage. The girls rooms need touching up also.
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  80. Christine says:

    after 20years, it’s really in need of sprucing up

  81. Chrysa says:

    We really need to pain because we moved in 4 years ago and I hate some of the colors and we haven’t changed them yet!

  82. Chrysa says:

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  83. caryl says:

    I need this so badly because our house was a repo we bought years ago and we have had lots of realtives live here for a long time, so the rooms need a redo. Little ones also leave lots of little figure prints all over.LOL
    I am the painter and have RA so this would be awesome!
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