How to Use
PREPARING YOUR PAINTING PADS
Before first use, make sure that any loose bristles are removed from the paint pads by rubbing the surface of the pad with the back of a butter knife blade or paint scraper. When you can no more see loose fibres, your paint pads are ready for use.
LOADING THE PAINT PADS
New paint pads should be primed by loading them twice over the loading roller then gently scuffing the paint off on the end of the tray. Repeat once more so that you can see a tiny bit of paint on all of the bristles. Now the paint pads are ready to go!
Load the brush twice from end to end over the roller and in the same direction to load the whole pad. That's enough to paint about 1 square metre surface.
WASHING THE PADS
Remove the pads from the handle.
Water-based paints: Soak the pad in a bucket of warm water for about 20 minutes. Rinse out dirty water under a warm tap and leave to dry naturally.
Oil-based paints: Soak in approximately 10mm of mineral turpentine for 10 minutes then remove dirty turps and repeat. Then make sure you wash the dirty turps out thoroughly and leave to dry naturally. Methylated spirits may also be used in the same method if required.
PAINT MIXING - WATER BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS
Acrylic house paints tend to thicken with age so you will find that the consistency varies quite a bit from can to can. The Easi-Paint system will give you the best results when the paint you are using is mixed to the consistency of thickened pouring cream.
HOW TO PAINT CORNICE
1. Remove the pad from the medium handle and turn it sideways before you put it back in. Bend it gently in the middle and click the pad into position. 2. Click in one more notch for small cornice and corrugated sheeting. 3. Click in one more notch again for tight beading, paneling and deeper recesses.
HOW TO PAINT RIGHT ANGLES
Put your thumb under the laminated back of the pad and slide the pad out. Gently bend the pad over your finger and place it back in the handle sideways. Keep the pad resting against the front guard of the handle for added stability.
WHEN TO REPLACE THE PADS
A set of pads should paint at least a 3-bedroom house - inside and outside with 2 coats of paint. You will get a longer life from them with practice as you learn to ease the pressure off. Rougher surfaces will of course wear them out a little faster. If you need replacement, you can place your order anytime and we will send them to you immediately.