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.

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