Betsy Paint Mate Review

By Mike Cupit

I know this looks like a massive gimmick and it’s been knocked by a lot of professional decorators already, but I’ve been using one all week and they’re actually not that bad at all.

It’s a bit cumbersome and you need to get used to wearing it. I had a little bit of a mishap on Monday because I caught my paint pot on the side of a scaff and it spilled. The actual paint pot itself unclips dead easily which you need to remember to do every time you’re doing anything other than painting.

Saying that, when it comes to working off a ladder it’s absolutely mint. The pot slides around to wherever it’s easiest to access, there’s a clip for your brush and your paint is at the perfect hight to use. I got asked to try mine on Monday then ended up using it all week. Not only that but it looks superb!!

I think it’s the way forward. Remember, people scoffed when rollers were first introduced, now look!! I can see every decorator in the UK owning and using one of these in the next 5 years.

Check out our other articles

Purdy Tools Have Lost Their Way, brushes

Purdy Tools Have Lost Their Way

Purdy Tools Have Lost Their Way By Simon YoungControversial post alert ⚠. Purdy's tools & brushes are now officially s**t! This week I've had a Purdy frame seize, a colossus roller leave bits of blue fluff all over walls, and as for the brushes.... Scratchy...
ProDec Ice Fusion brush review by Daniel Wilson

ProDec Ice fusion Paint Brush

ProDec Ice Fusion Paint Brush By Daniel James Wilson   I have been testing the ice fusion paint brush now for the past 4 weeks. The brush has only been used with water-based satin and gloss on doors, windows and trim. After each day the brush was washed out ready...
This is a Rant About Not Being Paid, decorating

Life of a Decorator – Being the Partner of a Self Employed Man

    If you’ve ever winced after a trade handed you a quote or invoice, you’re not alone. Admittedly I have done the same in the past, wondering why I’m being charged so much for such a short or straightforward job. Since marrying Sam and seeing what goes on...
Review of ProDec Ice Fusion Brush

Review of ProDec Ice Fusion Brush

Review of ProDec Ice Fusion Brush By Robin Gofton   First of all, I hope I’m not getting anyone in trouble by writing this! I picked up one of ProDec’s new Ice Fusion brushes at the P&D show in November, and as they’re only just going on the market now. I...
my customer has been ripped off

My Customer Has Been Ripped Off

My Customer Has Been Ripped Off By Anonymous   A customer of mine has been conned. Me and my mate Ron do roofing as well as decorating. We've quite a lot of work for them over the years, and last year we did quite a lot of roof work on their house. When it came...
ProDec Ice Fusion Brush Review

ProDec Ice Fusion Brush Review

Ice Fusion Brush Review By Davey Hamilton     Finally gave the Ice Fusion a run out and I’ve got to say it performed brilliantly throughout 👍. 3 storey hallway, painting over fresh Wallrock and it only lost one single bristle, pretty good for a brand new...
Sick of bad plastering, plasterer

Sick of bad plastering

Sick of bad plastering By Chris BaughIs anyone else had absolute gut full of poxy plasterers?! Turned up on a job to paint a freshly plastered ceiling. I was spraying it, and even said to the client “whoever plastered ceiling is rough”. He told me to “do what you...
abode acadamy because spraying makes sense

Walls and Ceilings Course at the Abode Decorating Training Academy

A quick review of the Walls and Ceilings Course at the Abode Decorating Training Academy By Craig KnightI went to Jamie at the Abode Academy because I had just invested in a airless sprayer. He has two courses, walls/ceilings and woodwork. I went for the walls and...
This is a Rant About Not Being Paid, decorating

This is a Rant About Not Being Paid

This is a Rant About Not Being Paid By William GilesClients ask me as a decorator to do some decorating. So, I travel to their home, speak to them, all the time being very polite, asking what decoration they are looking for etc. Then I go away and figure out a price....
Why I tape windows to paint them, masking tape

Why I tape windows to paint them

Why I tape windows to paint themI posted a picture on social media the other day and people were having a meltdown and losing their sh*t at the thought of these Georgian windows being taped. Trust me when I say it is quicker and leaves a better finish. See it like...