Written on: 22/12/2011 by HandyHeroLtd (1 review written)
Absolutely useless product. Hammerite should be ashamed. It simply does not work. Do not waste you money. I will be writing to them directly asking for an explanation and refund which will be carbon copied to trading standards. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2011 by yayo (1 review written)
At the beginning, and after doing all fine as described in the document, paint did not escape from the canister. I pulled it out and in several times to check what happened. So I pushed on the head of the canister to oblige the paint to go to the hoses. Then put the canister into the gun, and it worked correctly. However, while using, the paint comes from a few hoses, providing a thin flow of paint. When pushing on the cover of canister with the 2nd hand, the flow comes wider. The problem... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
I cannot believe I have left this contraption sitting on the shelf in my garage for so long! I have just read all the reviews, I too could not get the gun to work (paint would not come out of canisters), and took it back to Focus, where they replaced my paint canisters, for me to take home and try again, as I could not get any paint out of either of the original ones. I followed the instructions, and all the troubleshooting instructions, rubbish.
I am now going back to Focus, armed with my... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2010
Great idea, terrible product! Perhaps it worked fine after much tweaking in the lab, but all I got was problem after problem. I began to think it was my fault, and read and re-read instructions carefully. All to no avail......When I returned it to the very large DIY store, the assistant told me that every one sold had been returned!!!! say no more, so I give one star for the principle only. I own a gates and railings company and this device, had it worked would have saved me 40-50% of time... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2010
Same experiences as pretty much everyone else. Drove miles out of my way to find a Metalmaster and then spent a frustrating afternoon trying to get it to work before it eventually dawned on me that it was working all along - it just hadn't occurred to me that the thing would be so rubbish. The claims on the box hadn't exactly prepared me for the pathetic, inconsistent mist of paint that was the Metalmaster's best effort. It would take me 4 times longer to do the job I'm doing with a... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2010
Bought one,couldn't get the paint to come out of the cannister, took it back.
Got the second one home, and again no paint coming out of the cannister.
I'm off to B&Q to return the metal master and the cannister....my other half's got a brush in hand. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2010
This review is more for owners of this piece of equipment.
At first we had experienced the same problems as everyone else who has reviewed this gun so it was left on a shelf for ages.
With a little bit of cowboy thinking we soldered a 6V charger/transformer to the gun and it now works really well. Also warming the paint cans up for a few minutes also helps with the paint flow.
When this product works its very good, its just a shame that the people at Hammerite have poorly designed this. Why... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010
What a load of rubbish, expensive and slow. I purchased three cannisters of paint and on the third attempt had a mist that was so fine I couldn't even see it. The batteries supplied were flat so its obviously been on the shelf for a very long time!
Doesn't do what it says and takes 10 times longer than a paint brush. Whatever you do don't buy this item! Hammerite you should be ashamed of yourselves I hope that your paint is better!
You have to rate this but it deserves no stars at all.
Written on: 06/07/2010 by Janie8 (1 review written)
Like everybody else, we bought the Hammerite Metalmaster and were really looking forward to a simple and quick job painting some railings. We thought the item was faulty and returned it to Focus. They tried it and failed. They opened another box and tried that one, but again it failed. The Manageress was most simpathetic and apologised. She even gave us a free can of Hammerite paint as she felt sorry that we now had to spend a lot of time using the traditional paint and brush. Also, she... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2010 by Jan Cuypers (1 review written)
j'ai achet le hammerite metalmaster et 5 cartouches de peinture
J'ai commencer a d caper compl tement les deux ballustrades d'escalier,10 jrs de travail. Puis quand le m tal tait completement nu et mesur au conductivim tre j'ai lu et suivi attentivement la notice d'emploi tant pour le pistolet que pour les cartouches, sur les 5 il y en avait une qui a daign sortir quelques minces filets de peinture, mais pas du tout dans la bonne direction, j'ai pass la matin a essayer de faire... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2010
well folks i was thinking of buying one . now reading all the reviews i will stick to the GOOD OLD PAINT BRUSH AND TIN
lol (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2010
I can echo some of the other reviews. Took the first one back because despite the test LED light coming on and the machine vibrating as it was supposed to no paint came out. Thought it was a faulty cannister but I took both that and the machine back to B & Q and exchanged both. On The second machine the LED didn't even come on. Back to B & Q for a refund and to buy some brushes. Rubbish, Rubbish, Rubbish! (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010
I also spent 3 hours attempting to paint a 7 inch high railing which was 3 metres long.
Like previous posts... I didn't get a fine mist but 3 fine threads of paint which succeeded in making the fence post stripy!!!!
Would take you 100 years to get a decent covering.
The idea sounds efficient and simple but in essence is poor quality and simply doesn't work... DONT BUY IT --- Use a can of spray paint instead.
I wrote to ICI paints a week ago and haven't had the courtsy of a response.
Written on: 20/05/2010
Same as most people I'm afraid. Spent ages trying to unblock what was clearly a faulty canister.... and I stupidly threw my Focus receipt away the other day. Feel duped by the claims this product made. No wonder they were being sold at a discount. Still an expensive mistake though! (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2010
The idea is great. The reality is pathetic.This product falls far short of the claims made on the box and the manufacturer should be called to account.
A paintbrush would have been simpler, cheaper and quicker. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2010 by ASM (4 reviews written)
It's about twice as quick as using a brush, the paint does drip a little where it accumulates but if you lay down some old towels that is not an issue. It did a pretty good job but you can't get into the "nooks & crannies' like you can with a brush and strangely when you try and use a brush this paint does not cover well?
One of my paint canisters wouldn't work so I took the plastic head of the the one that did work and fitted it to the new can and that fixed it.
Batteries do get used up... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2009
Bought this from B&Q based on the ability to paint my railings 4 times faster as claimed on the box. Not true - extremely slow going. After a while it then begins to drip blobs of paint from the gun onto the ground and shoots fine jets of paint causing streaky markings not microscopic droplets. The ability for 1 can of paint to cover 12m of railings 1 m high is a complete myth. Eats batteries. In short - complete rubbish. Don't waste your time. This product is a blatant breach of the trade... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2009
I bought this machine with high hopes. It is a good idea but it just doesn't work. It eats batteries at an incredible rate, and half of the paint cans I bought were faulty. It doesn't spray the back of the fence and does a poor job on the front. Back to the paint brush I'm afraid (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2009
Purchased the metalmaster as we have a large expanse of railings around our property. Took the 1st back as we thought the item was faulty. Making the right noise however not despencing the paint. Tried the other unit, same issue..don't buy this item! (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2009
The Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun is absolute rubbish - do not even consider buying one. I wasted a complete day with the thing and did not manage to spray any paint at all. The helpline said faulty canisters. I said something else! Took it all back to Focus and got my money back. I recommend a brush. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2009
Was really looking forward to an easy spray job using the Hammerite Metalmaster. Our large gates in marine environment need frequent painting and the video made it look so easy. Carefully prepped, loaded everything up according to instructions and ..... nothing. Went through the troubleshooting. Reloaded canister having shaken it extra vigorously for twice recommended time. It made an encouraging sound, but no paint came out. Tried second canister: same result. Hubbie tried. Neighbour tried.... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2009
I agree with the previous negative reviews - this product simply does not work as it says on the box. What a disappointment - such a good idea. I had faulty cannisters with my Hammerite Metalmaster paint gun too. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2009 by allgold (1 review written)
I am sorry but the Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun to me is a load of rubbish. You do not get a fine mist of paint emanating from the gun and clinging to the metal work. What you get are a number of a feeble streams of paint going in the general direction of your metal work. It drips all over the place and when you come to clean it up with universal cleaning solvent the plastic that the gun is made of starts to melt!!! (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009 by JohnAlgar
I wasted an afternoon on this Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun and ended up with paint all over me and streaks and bare patches on the gates. I spent ages preparing them, followed the instructions to the letter. First the batteries supplied were dead - inserted new ones. Aha! LED light on and machine working. Inserted first can of paint having shaken it as per instructions - which did not work - no paint even in the nozzle - but plenty of paint in the can. Second can inserted -... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2009 by halse (1 review written)
Wish I had read these reports before buying, Bought a Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun from B&Q, It did not work, took it back and the staff there could not get it to work and new nothing about them, Tried a new one off the shelf and that did'nt work either. All it did was cover us in paint and cost me a wasted afternoon plus 40 miles traveling. Finished up with my money back and brush painting the railings and gates.
Save your money and buy a brush as this thing is a waste of... (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2009
The Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun is absolute rubbish. 2 out of 5 canisters didn't work. Painting is sloooow and finish poor. If you don't want to use a brush, buy an aerosol can (I did). It's 3 times faster and cheaper.
Mine's going on ebay.... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2009
The first tin did not work at all. An hour of driving etc later the new tin started fine then I noticed paint all over my hands and clothes. I spray professionally and I have to say this is the worst gimmick I have seen. I took the lot back to the shop and they just looked at me totally covered in paint and gave me a refund with profuse apologises. I could write more but the message is plain - use a paint brush or a proper spray system. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2009 by reluctant of surrey (1 review written)
Having read the negative reviews of the Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic on this website I procrastinated about purchasing the spray gun for several months. In the end I decided the alternative of hand painting was a less desirable option.
I followed the instructions to the letter. The spray gun worked a treat. It did everything that it said it would in the sales blurb. I painted two coats to approximately 20m of railings in two hours. I gave a third coat the second day, picking up... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2009 by newnews
I bought the Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun having seen the advertisements which show railings being painted in no time. Once I had give up with the MetalMaster and gone back to an old fashioned brush I reckon it took me less than half the time and a quarter of the cost. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2009 by mb5 (1 review written)
I bought the Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun to spray my motorcycle frame. Which i had painstakingly stripped to bare metal over many days, then after seeing advert for metal master on tv, though that was a good idea and spent £40 on the device and £14 for a can of spray. Unusually for me i read the instructions and did everything as they said, even warming the can of spray for a couple of hours. But might as well have not bothered. As already mentioned previously the spray... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2008
Very dissapointed in this Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun. I am a full time painter and thought this would save me time. So with the cannisters it cost me £70 quid inc. gun. After being so frustated i went back to shop and got a tin for £10 and brushed it on. It's not even quick. (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2008
I think the Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun is a nice innovation. I found that it got the job done fast and I am pleased with the results. It is a tad heavy which is possibly the only bad point on this. It gets 8 out of 10 for me overall and I do recommend this. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2008
Very attractive but in my experience it's a gimmick! The paint was very expensive, it didn't wrap around flat surfaces. The trigger was too hard to keep pressed down, the gun was too heavy to work with, the paint went everywhere! Hammerite... The Metalmaster as far as I'm concerned is just an attractive toy! (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008
Should have used conventional paint and brush instead of the Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun. Waste of £30 for device and 2 x £15 for paint and job still not finished. Does not paint rear of railings properly, as claimed. 1 faulty can out of 3 (replaced by Focus). Does not deal well with rough spots on railings, e.g. welds. Very slow and trigger hard to hold for long periods. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by Ken Sommerville
Overall I think it better than using a brush on the wrought iron fencing but expensive. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2008
The special paint cylinders for this Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun are expensive, the paint goes everywhere including the arm holding the gun and the finish is mediocre to say the least. I wish I hadn't bought it and that I had painted my railings with a conventional brush and paint. (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2008
Bought a Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun. Found that the batteries are not strong enough to use one tin of paint! Also the spray goes everywhere. And to add insult to injury it does not cover very well, especially flat surfaces it seems to struggle with! (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2008
IF you get this Hammerite Metalmaster Electrostatic Paint Gun then I would practice on a piece of paper first so you get used to it and you can make it so some parts don't go darker than others! (read more)
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