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Paint Pads

Postby Rob666 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:47 pm

Can anyone recommend a good paint pad? I have bought a few and they are generally useless. Thanks.
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby JRS » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Got it in 1 they are ALL useless, END.
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Postby theshedman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:05 am

Hi Rob, you answered your own question, they are not usually any good. They always make them look good on TV but in practice they will not give the finish they show. Personally I would use a roller and a cutting in brush. With a little practice you should be able to get a decent finish, much better than with pads.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:17 am

Paint pads are retail products aimed at the lucrative DIY market. They never give a satisfactory finish. Brush, roller and spray remain the only methods to use for painting.

I could give you an endless list of tools and products that are targeted at the DIYer, the selling points usually being that they are quicker and easier to use and give you a professional finish. If they were as good as they claim then every professional would be using them and brushes and rollers would become obsolete.
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Postby JRS » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:21 pm

Very good chris, I hate these products :lol: I try telling people this till i,m blue in the face :oops:
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