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Does It Really Do That: Point And Paint

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Point and Paint claims to be just that simple – point and paint walls, ceilings – an entire room in less than an hour.

But does it really do that?

Bob the painter has been painting homes for the past 40 years. He knows his way around a paint brush and roller.

If it does what it promises, Point and Paint will be great for do-it-yourselfers and professional painters.

Point and Paint looks simple enough. You get your applicator and a mini-edger that doubles as a grip and you get a no-spill tray.

We try it on a room in my basement. We begin by pouring our paint into the no-spill tray. We start with a wall.

Bob says it's not doing much of a job as an edger. He doesn't much like the feel of Point and Paint, so I give it a try.

We are getting streaks and lots of them –more than you would with a roller.

It is a little faster than a brush, but at one point Point and Paint fell apart, and no matter how hard we try, we jut can't get the Point and Paint back together again.

We try once more, but it's still not working well. We finally give up and try the mini edger – no parts to come apart there.

The mini edger didn't do any better and again, lots of streaks.

But what about ceilings? Point and Paint promises to make ceilings easy so we try it with the swivel pole adapter, and since my ceilings are low, we stay low to see how the Point and Paint does on high ceilings.

As it turns out, the device was hard to control.

Point and Paint costs $20 plus shipping and handling, and I can't emphasize enough just how disappointing this product was.

Point and Paint ranks right up there at the top of my list of worst products we've ever tested.

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