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Old 11-25-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone have anything to say about this product with regards to its quality or would a professional even consider this product?

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Old 11-30-2007, 09:28 PM   #2
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I wonder how well it would cut in textured ceilings? Any paint build up on it causing drips/splatters? What happens to the painted corner it's rubbing against? Alot of "I wonders" with it. Could be a great little tool, or could be a royal PITA.

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I can see your point here, and since my last post i have had the chance to hold this thing and i now think its a great DIY tool, keep it out of the professional industry. A steady hand, knowledge of how a paintbrush works and patieces will make a nice cut in job.

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Bump

Anyone used these recently? Have they improved? worthwhile?

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Looking forward to someone has ever tested it in a real painting project.
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Looking forward to someone has ever tested it in a real painting project.
Me too, I have a feeling they just aren't worth it. It seems to me if the edge you are painting against is dry, then you can either tape it or go over it carefully with an angled paint brush. Then you would get a cleaner cut and it wouldn't take much more time.

Or say you had a ceiling that was wet, and you wanted to paint the wall a different color, I think the plastic guard would just smear the wet paint all over the place. so your only choice would still be to carefully edge it out with a paint brush.

But yeah, I'd like to know if any professional painters have tried these.
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I purchased both styles of this product. If you have lots of corners and angles, the product sucks. If you have long straits with no textured ceilings, the product is great and does a spectacular job of cutting a straight even line. My beef is that after about 20 man hours on it, the plastic starts to give out. If your painting with a white ceiling (98% of the time), accubrush tends to leave a light gray line 1/4 to 1/2 and inch starting from the wall on to the ceiling from the gray plastic guard. I do not recommend using accubrush for cutting in the ceilings. The smaller version is awesome for cutting around door frames and windows. Overall, if your looking to cut down on man hours on large projects and you have steady hands with a brush, I'd give this this product a thumbs down. As for small do it your self kinds of guys, go for it.
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Pro - Do not touch this thing

DIYer - May mess your home up less, go ahead
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On my worst day I can paint better and faster then any of these crap DIY tools, now go cut your hair with your Flobee
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Does anyone have anything to say about this product with regards to its quality or would a professional even consider this product?
Ummmmmm......NO!
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Does anyone have anything to say about this product with regards to its quality or would a professional even consider this product?
I have something to say about it...





Absolutely not.
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Does anyone have anything to say about this product with regards to its quality or would a professional even consider this product?

Im a professional painter and I have had my own company coming up on a decade. I ordered the accubrush kit and it is not something I will use again.

I wanted to try it to see how it would work on single coat, same colour for rentals and preparing for sale to get it done quicker and for high walls in stairwells where the ladder was going to be an issue. Plus, to see if it was good enough, to do second cut after the first is done by hand.

First, the plastic. I think if this was made better if would work better, but it is just plastic and it creaks and bends with any pressure. The little plastic wheels will also leave indents in the drywall as you either have to have it sopping with paint or apply pressure. The wheels also get paint on them and have to be cleaned often.

2nd issue was a plastic clip that holds the sleeve on is too low and it gets paint on it that drips. You also have to move the metal shield everytime you load the sleeve. That was annoying.

3rd, its long and leaves about 5 inches at the end of the wall so you have to cut your corners anyway. It also needs to run against a flat surface, so could only cut in around casings and flat ceilings.

I did about 100 square feet with it, and spent more time filling where the wheels damaged the wall and trying to keep it clean than if i had of just cut in as
normal.

Add in that everything is proprietary so you have no choice but to order the replacement parts (including sleeves) from the manufacturer and its not a good buy at all. It reminds me of those red pads that the box stores sell to cut in. Just the accubrush is a lot more money.
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The verdict is in! It's weekend warrior junk.
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The verdict is in! It's weekend warrior junk.
Only took 7 years...
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Only took 7 years...
Probably nobody wanted to admit they tried it, but I was interested in the field review. Not because I'd buy one, but I get to see the results without paying for it in time or money...
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Ever had tools that didn't quite "make it" and found their way to a box of useless stuff? We all have, probably. The Accubrush wouldn't have even made it to that box.


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