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Once again, a little paint makes a huge difference. But what if you don’t have the time to paint or a bundle of money to hire a painter? Then you are looking for every time saver you can get your hands on. When I hooked up with the nice folks at HomeRight, They promised I could paint an 8×8 wall in under 10 minutes.
Truth time. I’ve been sitting on a gallon of paint for about a year at this point in the story. In fact, I’ve had this little paint chip taped in the hallway for nearly two years. It’s Sherwin Williams SW7505 Manor House. It’s one of those colors that is very hard to describe, mostly dark, slightly purple-y, reminiscent of mushrooms in some weird way. As you can see, it was a departure from the white walls, and a big departure for the lighter, brighter colors I generally go for, seen in the background.
This ambiguity of color is what is going to help me visually shorten a very long hallway. (Did I mention I hate hallways?) The color is, however, impossible to photograph, so please bear with me. But even with the paint picked out, I just couldn’t find the time to get it done. Mostly because I am decorating and organizing your house as often as I’m working on mine, but whatever.
(Oh my gosh, yes, I really am showing you the dust that can build up around a can of paint that sits for over a year. Lord, help me.)
Time saving HomeRight EZ Twist Paint Stick? QuickMask to protect the trim? Check.
Time to get the project done this winter? ***Crickets***
When I finally did get a slice of time, the HomeRight PaintStick kept its promise to help me save time.
In case you are thinking of getting one of these, you should know:
- it requires no tools to assemble,
- draws paint neatly from the can,
- really does paint a wall in about 10 minutes
- is a cinch to clean up
I painted almost my entire main wall with just one draw from the can. It saved me a ton of bending and reloading, versus a traditional roller.
The roller does produce a little mini-splatter, just like any roller, but the shield was very easy to adjust to any angle.
If you are working in a tight space, fill the tube about half way, since the fully extended handle can get in your way. But in this hallway, I just rolled side to side when crunched for space.
The thing I really, really liked about the roller is that the twist-tube allowed me excellent control of the flow of paint. I never felt like I was overloading the roller with paint just to get done faster. The paint was applied nice and evenly.
Another helpful tip…when you get to the very end of your project, don’t squeeze the roller onto the wall to get the last bit of paint off. This approach works with traditional rollers, but it will leave weird little paint dots on your wall with the EZ-Twist that dry with a dotted shadow, so don’t go there. Just finish your project with a wet roller, and use your 5-in-1 tool to squeegee off the remaining paint from your roller. (Did ya know that’s what that curved part of the tool was for?)
It still took a few hours to prep, paint, cut in, and clean up the hallway, but we are so happy with the results! The light color scheme was a selling point when we bought the house, but it always felt non-committal and made that long hallway just insufferable. Now, the luscious, rich SW7505 Manor House from Sherwin Williams shows off the trim, and goes perfectly with the glam wallpaper.
About that trim, I protected it with self-adhesive HomeRight Quick Mask Paper Dispenser. At first I thought they were kind of gimmicky, but I ended up loving them. I would absolutely buy them for future paint projects, especially once I saw the splatter that ended up on them from the roller. It’s very, very light, but it would have been very visible on these white baseboards.They no longer carry the plastic version, but they do carry the ones made of paper .
I’ve got some finishing touches planned for this hall, but I didn’t want to keep my secret (and goodies) from you too long. There is one more space that I’ve been itching to paint. It’s the one room that we didn’t have painted when we moved in. The last (ugly) wallpaper holdout. Armed with my HomeRight Paint Stick, I might just get this done before the kids go to college.
Just in case you have a paint project lined up way before my kids or yours go to college, you probably want your own HomeRight EZ Twist Paint Stick. If so, just enter below, and we’ll announce the winner on May 30.
By the way, it’s giveaway madness going on these days. Be sure to enter to win these other great home improvements:
Rust-Oleum Mirror Finish paint
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I love paint sticks and can’t wait to try this brand
Thanks for the review. I hate to paint, and maybe this will make the job easier!
Oh, it will absolutely make the job easier! I was really surprised. Now the cleanup…you’re still on your own with that. 🙂
Don’t ya just love Homeright?
I love to try this !!
I paint a lot! This would be awesome. Love the color!!!
I would paint the living room !!
My bed room / using blue color !!
Blue is always my fave!
Thank you so much for the giveaway I’m in need for this roll
stick I want to paint my kitchen with a off white color !!
My mom’s Master Bedroom as a gift.. I’d let her pick out the color 🙂
This stick is helpful for me ! hope I can win !
The kids room which I’m going to paint it by this stick if I win with pink color !!
We have to pain the whole house in summer cause 2 years passed since it was painted ! so I’m gonna need to win this stick !
Wow, you are painting every two years? That’s a lot, unless you have big dogs. My St Bernard used to tear up the walls. But it’s fun to make changes.
Pink color for our 5 years old daughter bed room !!
Of course. There is no other color at that age. Did you see this pink makeover we did? https://heartworkorg.com/2013/02/05/use-every-square-foot-hallway-hideaway-makeover/
Hi,first I want to thank you for the giveaway ! I read the review and I really like this product so helpful and make painting much more easier even for large areas ! Really I hope I can win it to paint my living room in white !
I have been wanting to try this. Great job!
Good luck to all that enter to win a PaintStick EZ-Twist! Thanks for the great review on the product.
I NEED to paint my common areas. I picked a beautiful linen color!! Thanks for the review (including cleanup)!
Hey, Sherri. It’s great that you already picked the color. Did you also get the paint, like me? Usually there are great paint sales right around Memorial Day.
I am waiting for the sale, but the difficult part of choosing the color…DONE! Have a great weekend!
A whole lot of painting of walls 😉
I would paint my bathroom blue.
I would paint my Bedroom and Bathroom first and I always choose pinks or lavenders. Thank you, Jerri Davis
I love it! I really want to paint my girls room!
I’m always looking for something to speed up the painting process, since I do so much of it! I’m about to do a major redesign of the entire first floor of my house, so I’d use it in the dining room, great room or kitchen. I have the great room color already picked out!
I need to paint my bedroom and kitchen and no I do not have any colors picked out yet, maybe grey or green. Thanks for a great giveaway!
I would paint my diningroom and livingroom areas…I so love to paint so I’m sure I won’t stop there…
I have some 25 year old kitchen cabinets that need a face lift really bad 🙂 They are calling my name everytime I walk in the kitchen and say help please..lol..
Jeannie, this paint stick might or might not be the thing for you. But HomeRight also has two sprayers that are so great, and they would be absolutely great for spraying cabinets. They are so affordable, and my peeps really love them. I hope you check them out!
I thought it would be perfect, because my cabinets are flat with no trim. Thanks for the info on the other sprayers 🙂 You have given me the courage to paint my doors black, looks so elegant.
This would be such a lifesaver! I have 2 cans of Behr “Pale Honey” waiting to go on the walls of my sewing room. Vaulted ceilings so 2 walls are nearly 15 feet high… This tool would save me a lot of ladder time!
Be careful on those ladders.
I have been researching the paint stick for a few months…I will paint my living room and kitchen for a very very needed update….my husband was a smoker and the walls are dreary! Need some sunshine on those walls!!
Good luck with the giveaway. You probably already know this but you’ll want to prime first to seal in the smoke smell. Or use one of my favorite paints with built in primer. My favorite is currently Sherwin Williams Emerald brand.
Thank you – I will definitely check out the Sherwin Williams Emerald colors – I will know it when I see it!!
Awesome job! I have a whole house to paint. This paint stick would definitely make that easier!
Yes, it would. And HomeRight has some products to paint the trim in less time, too.
LOL , enough said. Good luck!
I just bought ‘European Linen’ from Ace Hardware last weekend to paint our living room. Would love to get this massive job done!
I would paint the outside of my house! Light yellow:)
One of my favorite house colors!
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