Working with the EASI-PAINT Kit
Working with the EASI-PAINT Home Decorator Kit
The large brush is used to paint … walls … ceilings … fences … and all large surface areas. It is comfortable in the hand for painting the parts of the surface that you can reach.
A ceiling extension clip fits into the large handle to allow you easy access to the hard to get to areas … high walls … ceilings … high bits in stairways … outside under the eaves … and more. Stain or varnish a timber floor … oil a deck … use paving paint on concrete paths and floors etc.
The extension clip is designed to fit straight onto a broomstick or mop handle … a standard bit of 1” dowel. It’s a tapered fit and there’s tiny little ridges inside which lock right onto the timber when you give it a gentle twist.
To remove the extension clip … simply place something flat like a screwdriver … a key … or a coin under the two little windows on the face of the extension clip and twist lightly to release the safety lock.
To remove the pad … where you see white in the middle of the handle is the back of the pad … you just push it out. A large range of specialty pads for all sorts of different jobs is available to fit the handles and inter-changing them is a breeze The Easi-Paint Home Decorator kit makes any project quick & easy.
All of the Easi-Paint pads can be washed with warm water for water base paint … or turps … followed by warm soapy water to wash out the dirty turps for oil base paint.
The medium brush is used for lots of smaller jobs … all of the trim work in the home … furniture … timber moldings … doors … and it gives you a spray gun finish with difficult oil base paint … estapol … thick heavy varnish and lacquer.
The most versatile of all … with this brush you can take the pad out of the handle … where you see white in the middle of the handle is the back of the pad … simply push it out.
Turn the pad round 90 degrees … you can see that’s it’s too big for the handle this way … bend the pad in the middle … you can now snap it back under the clips in the handle in 3 different positions.
To paint a cornice
A perfect fit for standard cornice … you can paint it as fast as you can move your hand … simply apply the paint … then go back over the work while it’s still wet and lightly lay it off in one direction … as you’re only working with the tips of the bristles you get a professional finish without brush marks or streaks.
To paint timber moldings & corrugated sheeting
Down one more notch for a smaller curve that gets right into the deeper parts of timber molding and whips through corrugated sheeting in no time at all.
To paint colonial doors, windows & beading and panelling
Down to the last size for the really fiddly stuff … small timber & plaster moldings … beading is a cinch … and this ones great for mini-orb and deep tight little recesses.
When the medium brush is in any of the curved positions … you still use the loading system in the paint trays … this measures out the right amount of paint from the tray to the brush … thus ensuring that you get great coverage with none of the mess and splatter … and there are no drips or runs in the paint work.
The mini brush is used for all the really fiddly bits … no need for masking tape that you struggle to get on … and struggle to get off … cutting in and edging has never been easier.
Just make sure that the protective guard … around the outside of the handle … is free of wet paint … this guard sits against the surface that you don’t want to paint … and a light touch is the key to a good job.
Don’t use any pressure … you only work with the rested weight of the brush itself … and this little brush gets right up to the edge leaving a crisp clean professional finish.
The mini brush is also ideal for wrought iron … louver doors … intricate moldings on furniture … ceiling roses … and so much more…
To remove the mini brush pad from the handle … place your thumb under the laminated back of the pad and gently pull it out of the handle.
Roll the laminated back of the pad over your finger gently until it curves … turn it 90 degrees and put it back in the handle … now you have a right-angle brush that will get right in and paint both sides of every corner at once.
When you are working with the mini brush in the right-angle position you always want the front of the pad to rest against the front guard for stability … and don’t use any pressure .. if you don’t get complete coverage in 1 stroke don’t press harder … just wriggle it more and the bristles will find their own way in.
Too much pressure is never the key to a good job … it generally comes from bad habits that we pick up from improper use of conventional paint brushes and rollers.
Ease the pressure off when you’re painting … you will get a better finish … done faster … it’s much easier on you … and you get a much longer life out of your tools.
The paint loading system
There is 1 big paint tray with a paint loading roller for the big projects and 1 small paint tray with a paint loading roller for the smaller jobs.
Having 2 trays is very handy as 2 people can be working on different jobs at the same time … separate the trays with a sharp knife or hacksaw.
The trays are the most important part of the Easi-Paint Home Decorator Kit.
The paint loading rollers measure out just the right amount of paint from the trays to the brushes … 1 small drop of paint is loaded onto the very tips of the paint brush bristles that cover the paint pads.
This ensures that you are always working with a painting system that is Drip-Free.
You always load the brushes by going twice over the roller … both times in the same direction so that you know you’re loading the whole pad … no more than that though … it’s all you need to get great coverage over a large area but it’s not enough paint to drip or cause splatter.
Twice over the roller with the large brush measures out enough paint to do about 1 square metre … and as it’s such quick method of application that you will do that in moments.
You will only use HALF the amount of water base paint that you would if you were using ordinary paint brushes and rollers.
… because you’re not overloading the brushes.
… because you’re applying the paint correctly … the same way that the professionals do … which is by using just the very tips of the bristles of a paint brush.
… because there’s no mess or waste.
There is no set rule as to how much paint you pour into the tray … as long as the loading roller is turning in the paint … the roller sits about 4mm above the bottom of the tray which allows it to move freely … the turning action also helps to keep the tint mixed in the paint.
It is best not to fill it to the very top … leave some room so that you can move the tray around the room … and the paint won’t spill.
It really just depends on the size of your job.
The trays … and the Easi-Paint handles … are made from high quality ABS plastic which is very tough and long lasting … they can be used for many projects over many years.
The plastic has a memory … if a tray ever spreads and doesn’t hold the loading roller securely in place … simply run really hot water on it … pinch it in the middle with your fingers … hold it in that position for a couple of minutes … the tray sets right back to it’s original shape … and it’s as good as new again.
About our pads
The Easi-Paint Home Decorator kit comes loaded with Multi-Purpose paint pads.
They are made from the highest quality 4.5mm dover bristles … known as “flock” … fused onto a 10mm layer of tri-fibre … 3 industrial nylons interwoven … that acts as a suspension system … and is not bothered by the harsher cleaning solvents … like turps or metho.
Easi-Paint pads are the best that are available on the market and they are proudly made in England.
One set of Multi-Purpose pads should decorate at least an average 3 bedroom house right through … with 2 coats of paint on every surface from top to bottom.
Replacement pads are available from the web page any time you need them.
There is also an extensive range of clip-in specialty pads & clip-in decorative pads to fit the Easi-Paint handles … and some really handy painting accessories.
Cleaning the brushes Water base paint … put some warm water into a bucket … warm water break paint down faster than cold water … pop the pad out of the handle and drop it in the bucket upside down so the laminated back is facing you and leave it for about 20 minutes. The pad floats … the water separates the bristles and the paint starts to break up and drop to the bottom. Remove the pad from the bucket and rinse it thoroughly in warm water … until the water runs clean.
Leave it to dry naturally … and store it away for next time.
Oil base paint put about half an inch of turps in a shallow tray … just enough to cover the pad and place the pad face down in the turps.
Squish it … squeeze it … work the turps through the pad … change the turps once or twice then make sure that you wash the dirty turps out of the pad thoroughly using warm soapy water.
Leave it to dry naturally … and store it away for next time.
Cleaning the trays
Water base paint … after pouring any excess paint back into the can … the little that’s left rinses straight off the plastic trays with warm water.
Oil base paint … pour the excess paint out … the thin film that’s left will settle to a skin that can be peeled out once it’s dry.