Builder's Corner: Less paint mess and greater success!

2013-11-30T10:15:00Z Builder's Corner: Less paint mess and greater success!Michelle Krueger Times Correspondent
November 30, 2013 10:15 am  • 

Recently featured in the This Old House 2013 roundup of the Top 100 Home Products, Paint Handy caught my eye (like many people, we have a paint project or two on our pre-holiday to do list).

Specially designed to give you the best results regardless of your experience or job difficulty, Paint Handy claims to greatly reduce prep time, clean up, paint waste, project costs plus all those steps up and down a ladder.

The velvety liner of Paint Handy’s Frisbee-like tray seems to defy physics, absorbing up to a pint of paint without dribbling a drop - even when upside down – allowing you to easily transfer it onto a brush or small roller. With just a quick tap of your brush or move of your roller, you get a consistent paint load without excess.

Plus, the unique low-profile design makes it easy to store in any large Ziploc bag, so you never have to pour out any excess and can just pick up and start painting anytime. The special material not only holds paint in place for no drips, it also makes for easy clean up.

Paint Handy creator and company founder, Ben Mayberry started thinking about how he could improve the time, costs and quality of every paint job – regardless of size - in 2004. After experiencing success with his earliest prototype, Mayberry was inspired to keep adjusting and improving on the potential of Paint Handy.

“There was nothing on the market that met my need, so I created Paint Handy, not only for me but for the millions of people who paint for living or just on the weekends,” he said.

Paint Handy has been a huge hit since it launched on QVC Sept. 5. Check out the videos on, where there’s a link to purchase the product as well.

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