Entries for the ‘Featured Products’ Category

The 18″ Rolling System

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Another product that has helped us do our jobs a little easier, is the 18″ rolling system. Of course, the18″ roller can cover twice as much wall space as the 9″ roller, but what I like best is that with the 18″ frame, the roller cover is supported on both sides, not just one. It really helps us to roll the paint on more evenly ensuring a nice smooth finish.

Because the roller is much bigger, you would need a bigger pan to roll out of. We use an 18″ bucket designed for this kind of painting. So, all in all, this system consists of the adjustable 18″ frame, the roller cover, and the 18″ bucket . This system is probably around $50.00, but is well worth it if you are painting your whole house.

I’ve shown this system to a lot people and I know that some of them won’t use anything else. It can be a lot of fun to paint with this system. If you’re new to painting, you may not want to start off this way. You might want to get used to using a 9″ roller first. Then once you’ve mastered that, try moving up to the 18″.

See You Soon!

DT

Shur-Line Paint Brush & Roller Cover Cleaner

Friday, September 26th, 2008

This is another tool that I use everyday. We are very big on cleaning our tools and equipment because sundries can be costly. If properly cleaned after each use, brushes and roller covers can last quite a while. I’ve got a lambswool roller cover that I’ve had for over a year. No Joke! The Shur-Line brush and roller cover cleaner is a fantastic tool for spinning out any excess water after cleaning. Also referred to as a “spinner”, this tool spins a roller cover so fast that it’s practically dry after spinning.

DT

The Pivit Tool

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

This is one of those tools that may only be used once at a job, but it wouldn’t be possible to complete the job without it. This is the tool that helps us cut in those high areas on staircases. The Pivit Tool actually makes the step longer so that you can angle the ladder against the wall. There are so many uses associated with this tool. It’s great if you need to use a ladder on a pitched roof. It can also be attached to your ladder and used as a shelf. I could go on and on about the Pivit Tool and it’s many uses.

I’ve always said that what helps a good painter achieve a great paint job, are the tools and the toys that help to get a job done. The Pivit Tool is one of those special tools that every painter and even every homeowner should have.

See You Soon!

DT

Dewalt Cordless Screwdriver

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I’ve had a few different cordless screwdrivers these past few years and this one beats them all. It is perfect in our daily routine because it can be used for so many things. The Dewalt has a lot of power for the heavy duty jobs like removing handrails and blinds, but also has a delicate speed for removing faceplate and outlet covers, as well. I’ve dropped mine on the floor so many times, I can’t count . It hasn’t hurt it one bit. It’s a very durable tool. It’s rechargeable and the batteries last a long time. I have it in my toolbag everyday and I’d be lost without it.

DT

9″ Roller Frame & 6’Ladder

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Every day I’m going to talk a little bit about all of the painting products shown here on my site. The 9″ Sherlock roller frame is probably the strongest of all the frames I’ve used. As you probably know, 9″ frames are only supported on one side so that you can slide the roller cover on to it. These frames are only as strong as the metal used to make it. The Sherlock frame lasts a long time and is great for spreading paint on evenly.

The 6′ Werner fiberglass stepladder is another piece of equipment that we use just about every day. Fiberglass ladders are a little more expensive but they are heavier and stronger than aluminum. These ladders feel sturdier to me as well. I don’t mind height as long as I feel good about the ladder that is under me. 6′ ladders are nice in any situation because most rooms are an average of 8′. There are many uses on the outside of your home, as well. This size is perfect for a lot of tasks.

I will talk about different products every day so check back often.

DT

Featured Products

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Thank you for visiting tinglepainting.com. Please take your time and check out the many featured products. You can also shop at our Amazon store. Check back often as I will preview the many products that we use on a regular basis. Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back soon!

DT

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