How to Use the Black & Decker BDPR400PR

Emulsioning is bread and butter if you're a painter and decorator. You do it day in, day out. You've got your methods and techniques that help you do the job quickly and efficiently and you try your best not to leave behind much of a mess.

For the rest of us, however, painting those living room walls can be a right pain in the neck. And don't even mention painting the ceiling...
Black & Decker BDPR400 Speedy Paint Roller
And then along comes Black & Decker and attempt to apply some sort of logic to the process, the sort of logic that could cause even the gnarliest old decorator to scratch his paint spattered pate and think again.

The logic is wrapped up in a device pithily named "BDPR400".

We're pretty sure that translates to "Black & Decker Paint Roller 400". Except this paint roller actually bears the trademarked "Speedy Roller®" moniker, too.

Here's how it works.

You unbox the aforementioned BDPR400, slot the head onto the pole, smear a bit of petrolium jelly onto the roller contact points, slip the roller on the head and you're almost ready to go.

The big idea behind the BDR400, or "Speedy Roller®", is the pole.

Not only will the pole help you reach right up to the ceiling without having to balance precariously on stepladders, it also feeds the paint into the roller. And the pole features a trigger that pumps the paint into the roller head, meaning you have an on-going supply of paint.

No more trips back and forward to the roller tray.

Included in the box is a little device that you attached to the side of the paint can. Again, a smear of petrolium jelly is in order, before you attach the "tap" on the pole handle to it. A couple of pulls on the pole later, and you've got a load of paint ready to be pumped into the roller.

It even features a nifty little kick stand, allowing you to rest the pole and roller on the ground while you have a cuppa, but keeping the wet roller off the floor.

However, the easiest way to show you how revoluntionary this device will be, not just for those who need to decorate the back bedroom, but seasoned painter and decorators, is to let you watch our demo video.

How fast do you reckon you could paint your dining room using this Black & Decker roller? Let us know in the comments!

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Toolstop on Wed, 12 Sep 2012 07:36:50 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 0

It's not that obvious from the video but if you look in the 4-photograph montage above you'll see John with the roller at 45 degrees painting along the junction of the wall and the floor. He managed to get within 2 or 3mm of the floor which is quite impressive, however there would still be some cutting in involved. I think you would need to clean it right away, but if left overnight the mechanism would be OK, you may need to replace the roller though.

Tony Moore on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:21:24 +0100 (Likes: 1 / Dislikes: 0

looks impressive, but i would like to see him doing the junction of wall and ceiling and skirting.  also cleaning it on completion and can it be left overnight without cleaning out?

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