As I sit here and write, I have to admit that I’m still somewhat in awe of what just happened. Never – never in my life have I painted so fast. And I’d like to apologize for that snide comment I made in my last post about the cheesy PaintStick EZ-Twist paint roller commercial. I bow to you paint roller makers – I bow to you.
When I was reading Amazon reviews about the Wagner product, there were some that weren’t all too glowing. It was something about applying the lube to the o-rings or something like that. There were people who complained and then there were people who said to “simply read the instructions.” Since I didn’t get that brand, I can’t comment on any lube or o-rings, but what I can comment on is the miraculous experience I just had with the PaintStick product.
I didn’t have to read the instructions. I handed them to Laura and she read them. The roller was fairly easy to use. Just open a can of paint, hang the filler tube over the edge, push the PaintStick over the tube and pull the handle back. It isn’t until after you’ve used the roller and cleaned it that you have to re-apply Vaseline to the o-ring. It’s stupid easy.
It only took about 30 seconds for me to say, “oh my!” with this roller. It’s like the clouds parted and the sun shone through. I painted the entire dining room in about five minutes. I couldn’t believe it. I rolled, twisted the handle, rolled some more, twisted the handle – and before I knew it, I was finished. I was so excited about how quickly things were progressing that I headed into the living room and painted a wall and a half. Every time the roller ran out of paint, I just walked back to the paint can, stuck the apparatus onto the suction tube and pulled the handle back. That filled the roller and off I went. No trays, no mess and no splattering. I swear, as I was painting, I thought of how much of a genius the person who invented this roller is. I applaud you roller inventer.
Here are some before and semi-after pictures of the dining room. I still have to do the edging, but I’d say things are really “rolling” right along. At this rate, we’ll be finished with the inside and the outside of the house before we know it. I’m not sure what we’re going to do then, so we better start thinking.