There are a few choke points to be aware of when tackling a home painting gig. Among them are picking the right paint, doing correct prep work, and covering the walls well. Somewhere between gobbing paint on the wall and cleaning up comes the part that separates the pros from the noobs: edges. Black & Decker thinks their new EasyEdge powered paint edger will help blur the line between you and a pro, so to speak.
The EasyEdge injects paint into a tube and pushes it through the foam paint pad at the head in an evenly distributed manner. An edge on either side keeps the paint in a neat line. A knob at the bottom controls the effective flow, and the trigger lets the paint loose by pushing the plunger.
A professional painter would, of course, know how to get edges covered without such a device, and after having seen a few painters work, I’m sure they could do it in a third of the time, too. However, I’m not a pro, and with the times I’ve painted a room averaging out to once every 5 years or so, any advantage is more than welcome.
In short, if you think you need to paint and this will help, try it out. Unless you plan to paint rooms on a regular basis, the only thing that matters is if you can live in the room afterward. If you think the answer might be no, either seek assistance or get as much equipment to cheat your way through it as your budget will allow.
Street pricing starts at around $30 for the edger itself, with the disposable paint head and tub running about $6.