Review : ‘Paint Runner Pro’ … Does it really works??

As you might know from previous blogs, I’m almost moving out here. Time for a new place.

A new place, with all white walls? Euhm ‘white’ walls ? Something that I really hate as a fashionlover, shoelover and just a lifestyleblogger. I just can’t imagine how I can live in a house with all white walls? It’s so boring, right?

When you watch some television during the day, you might have seen all the promo about ‘Téléshopping’ (that’s the name here in Belgium). So you can buy online stuff you saw at the commercial. For all those commercials I had something about it “could that reallt be possible?”. I’m always a bit suspicious when it’s about something that’s on the televion.

Really Good products don’t need all the fame of televion, they are good and people already know it.

So, let’s go back to the “Paint Runner Pro”.

I bought me one … or two???

So before Christmas it happened. I bought a Paint Runner Pro online at Bol.com (a Dutch webshop who just sells everything). I was like buy one and get one for free.

First I was like. If you need one, what would you be with a second set? Yess, it was a whole set of paint rollers for the sides and the small ends.

After using the Paint Runner Pro, I have to admit why you get a second one ! 

So about a few weeks ago it was time to get the painting starting in my new house.  A lot of work and it’s still not finished the way I wanted it.

The 2 tools that were delivered with the Paint Runner Pro (for the small pieces and the ends of the walls) are just horrible to use. I ended up with buying a new small normal paint roller in the store.

In the commercials they are using the Paint Runner Pro without putting some tape around the edges. This really doesn’t work. I have to put some tape before painting. Okay, I’m not the most handy girl out there, but for this creative girl it was a nightmare without tape.

I also have terrible pain in my wrists and hands because of some Rheumatism (that will be tested the next month). They say ‘everybody can paint everywall with this’. Well it’s def not if you have pain in your hands. It’s a very hard task in the beginning when the Paint Runner Pro is just filled with paint. Sooooo painfull it was.

Near the end of the paint I went a bit smoother, and then it was okay to paint the next layer of the walls.

Overall, I’m still in doubt if this was the best way to paint my walls pink or that I should have used a regular paint roller.

Here are some pictures of the Pro and contra I had with this Paint Runner Pro.

So this was the start where I used the Paint Runner Pro. It was so heavy to paint with, but the coverage of the paint was very good. Very smooth in the way the paint turned out on the walls.

Because the first time using the Paint Runner Pro while it was full was so heavy, it left me with all those marks on the left side. As you can see on the right see (when the Paint Runner Pro was almost empthy) it went a bit smoother and less marks on the wall.

Here’s the Paint Runner Pro during the painting my walls process. Paint all over it, and equal on every side. This was when the paint was almost gone. On the right side is the little paint roller I have to buy because the other Paint Runner Pro pieces didn’t work.

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This is the wall in my living room after 2 layers with the Paint Runner Pro. In the Kitchen, restroom and bathroom I only needed 2 layers of paint, but here in the living room I need a thirth extra layer because it doens’t look the way I wanted it to be.

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The kitchen in the back is well okay, while it’s the same color of paint and I used the same tools as in the livingroom.

REVIEW

So here are my pro’s and some negative points of this Paint Runner Pro. It’s easy when you have to paint like all the walls at the same time, walls without a lot of electricity or edges.

It’s really heavy when you just filled it with paint, but when it’s almost empty it’s really easy and really fun to work with it.

The 2 other items from Paint Runner Pro are not that practical in use, and especially not without some tape on the walls.

Would I buy it again, or recommend it to someone else?

Yess, if you want to paint your walls in one color, within the following days. No, if you are planning on using more than one collor on your walls  !

Why ? See below …

How to clean this ???

Something I really don’t get is “how do you clean the inside and the whole roller?” If you can help me, please let me know. Really need some help in cleaning this on the inside.

It’s clean but there’s still some pink just everywhere. I just can’t figure out how I can clean all the pink left on the inside. *soconfusing*

The way I see it now is … You can only use it for JUST ONE COLOR and just one color ! One thing I really understand now is why you get a second one, or buy one get one for free.

You need one for your white walls and one if your are planning to use some color. Don’t know if that’s the real reason but for me it’s.

I have the same thing with the second Paint Runner Pro ! I just can’t clean all the white primer paint out of it. It’s getting soooo frustrating as I was planning to use this Paint Runner Pro for a green color and a black one. Oh No, and I’m not planning on buying a new set for those colors. Guess I’ll have a trip to my local Hubo store and get me a regular roller.

Tips for me … Please leave a reaction below. I really want to know how to clean it in a good way, so I can use it for other colors too. 

It looks a bit dirty and so not clean, but this is how it looks after washing & washing & washing *hopeless*

If you are planning on buying one, I got mine from the Dutch site below. I guess it’s been selling all over the world.

Paint Runner Pro – Bol.com

Total look ?

Well you have to wait just a bit longer, till it is finished

Love Lucy xx

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Blogmas 16 … Starting to plan 2018

New Year is coming, time for a new agenda !

 

Digital or Paper one?

In times everybody is using a diary/agenda on their phone or by mail, I still like to use a PAPER one.

Specially for me a digital agenda doesn’t work. On my iPhone I have to click on a day to see what I have planned for that week. I just can’t see al my plans for every day of the week in one view.

I’m a visual girl, I have to see what I have to do for the next days. In that way I can get plans in my head of how I’m going to handle that week. Oh, and be prepared of all the things that are coming to me.

The most important thing about an agenda for me is the way how it looks inside. The outside is less important, because you can make it look better all the time (in the style you want).

Little black one for 2018

A few weeks ago I bought a little agenda (between an A5 and A6 size), a plain black one. I bought it in a Dutch store called Action. It’s a cheaper store,  kind of the dollar store you have in the USA. This agenda I’m going to use next year was less than 2 EUR.

I have a good view over all the days of the week. The only thing I like less, is that the days of the weekend are so smal. For a girl who works on Saturday and Sunday, that’s a big disadvantage.

Let’s make it MINE!

Just a plain black one, that’s just to plain and to classic for me. I bought this agenda with the idea of making it look better.

Here is my agenda and pens I used to create the look of my agenda and fill it in. Oh yeah I have a lot of things to do in January!

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Black is just black … so making it more TRENDY and CLASSY with gold on the paper endings

So when my agenda is closed, I have a black and gold one instead of a normal black and white one.

After working on the outside, it was time to work on the inside

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During the year I will add more stamps to it when I find cute ones to try.

Now it was time to fill in my plans and appointments for January. But first my personal information page (sorry will not show this all filled in).

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Now let’s write down my plans and appointments

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Here’s my finished project for now. As I told you, I will add more and more things during the year. I collect all kind of things in my agenda/diary like pictures, clothes tags, pieces of bags, buttons, stickers, etc. Really everything you can collect and paste on your pages it’s in there.

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Please note : I keep every agenda I’m using, so I still have my agenda from the first year I started to work in 2007. Great momories, that I keep this way.  So it’s like just a normal photobook, diary etc for me to keep forever in my life.

And you ?

Do you like a digital agenda/diary or a paper one?  If you use a paper one, how does it looks?

Thanks for reading ! Love Lucy xx