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Paint Pod's. Any good?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ShaggyRS6, 23 Mar 2009.

  1. ShaggyRS6

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jan 2009

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    Location: Kent UK & New Jersey USA

    I am a lazy DIY man who wants it as easy as possible.

    Are those Paint Pods good? Do they work? Do they make easier?
     
  2. Ciphon

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Hampshire

    I haven't used one, but I have heard they are very good.
     
  3. Archangelus

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Some where, out there

    Bought one when they were on offer, not regretted it. Only downside is the relatively limited range of colours available for it. Actually using it is good, makes painting about as fuss free and clean as it can get.
     
  4. Le_Petit_Lapin

    Capodecina

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    Overpriced in my opinion for all the use you're likely to get out of it. Its not as if it does the painting for you.
     
  5. ShaggyRS6

    Hitman

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    Location: Kent UK & New Jersey USA

    So, you cant just tip paint you have into it?
     
  6. Velocity

    Wise Guy

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    Location: UK - Milton Keynes

    No.
     
  7. ShaggyRS6

    Hitman

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    Location: Kent UK & New Jersey USA

    Well then that's just cack
     
  8. RobH

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 May 2005

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    Location: Nottingham

    You have to buy the special pods for it, hence Archangelus's reference to the limited colours availiable. The paint is mixed to a specific viscosity so that it can be pumped through the system.
     
  9. Tomsk

    Soldato

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    Location: Overground, underground..



    :D
     
  10. Le_Petit_Lapin

    Capodecina

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    Yeah, and you're limited to the most boring neutral colours imaginable in the range of paint you can put in it.
     
  11. muzzler

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

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    Location: Portrush, N.Ireland

    ever thought of trying the paint runner?
    we bought a cheapo copy that wasnt as good but it cut down on painting time and has now come in handy for doing the outside decking varnish :)
     
  12. MrMoonX

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    I want one of these
     
  13. kai

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Oct 2007

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    Location: Wales.

    my weekend job in B&Q, we have lots of nil returns comming back, due them basically breaking down in some shape or form. However i have heard some really good comments about them from other customers, seems to be a mixed bag.

    As for the paint itself, i really cant see this been solt a year down the line, as its not that popular and people will be stuck with the machine. Also you cant use normal paint, as it gets clogged. Few customers have washed out their pot and put normal paint in there trying to water it down, no joy.

    £1.97 roller set. Throw away when done no cleaning is the most popular option
     
    Last edited: 23 Mar 2009
  14. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

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    Actually I find the lack of colours helps, how many shades of white do you actually need ;)

    The paint is of really good quality and the coverage is excellent, a little paint goes a long way. It's great for ceiling with very little mess and splatter once you get used to not overloading the roller.

    My old man was a builder by trade and even he was impressed with the finish it gives, it's great for large areas, bit of a fiddle when you have lots of doors/windows etc.

    HEADRAT
     
  15. Dandle

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Nov 2003

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    Location: Ashford

    I have a friend who works at delux and they had the big hype when it was released. Their conclusion after being given one was its not worth having when you factor in the price of the watered down paint you get in a pod(apparantly all their water based paints will work with it if you water them down enough).
     
  16. Jarvio

    Associate

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    everyone i know who got one says they are the don they make it so easy
     
  17. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

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    Welcome aboard Jarvio. :)
     
    Last edited: 27 Mar 2009