Written on: 04/07/2013 by Kate1888
Initially with first pod, I thought 'great product' no mess, cleaned as it said it would, just like the demonstration in B & Q. Seemed worth the more expensive paint. My son used it shortly after and it would not work properly - resorted to ordinary roller. When I used again, the trigger snapped. Wrote to Dulux who gave me a credit note for another. Have just used replacement Paintpod and it fails to work - appears to be 'dead' although blue light on. Tried all the troubleshooting... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2013 by grant46 (1 review written)
I was considering buying the Dulx paintpod & thought id do a little bit of research before i rushed out to Homebase to buy one, Homebase are selling the dulux paintpod at £64.99, so i was supprised to see Home Bargains were selling the same thing for £14.99 so i ordered one from Home Bargains. Abolulute bargain! So far i've done a stippled(artex) ceiling & not a spot of paint on me or my funiture, trust me i'm always covered,ive done 2 coats on 3 walls & again no paint on me or the... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2013 by diddydydo
This product is absolutely fabulous. Like one of the reviewers said, those who don't like it do not know how to use it. Well done Dulux!!! (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2013 by Painterpeter (1 review written)
I was given one buy a customer and love it!! Iv used paint pod paint, dulux mixed colours, farrow and ball Wickes and crown perfect Finnish every time! No spray no mess it's so easy a child could use it. It does take a couple of hot water cycles to clean and a little Time wiping the rolling arm over but well worth the Effort for the Finnish and speed! (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2013
I bought this machine after much decision making, even though it was reduced to 24.99 at Yorkshire Trader. Read some good and bad reviews. Not constantly using the trigger is the answer, and try and use like you would use a manual roller, when its fuelled with paint stop pressing trigger and roll the paint out until it needs priming again. Cleaning took about two full cleans and two drains, and i removed the roller to hand clean it. At the end of the day I like it, it was spreading paint... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2013 by vanderboon
The dulux paintpod ranks with such technological advances as the chocolate teapot. Utter s**t, I would make less mess sucking the paint through a tube and spitting it onto the wall. Don't buy one, don't borrow one, if you see one smash it with a hammer. Rubbish paint coverage (unless you count the skirting boards and floor). Uneven paint coverage (unless you count the skirting boards and the floor). Pointless invention, I'm glad I only borrowed it from my father-in-law. Buy a paint... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2013 by teresabu421 (1 review written)
Purchased with great expectations having read the burb. Reality is, it's easy to use but clean, efficient and value for money it is not. Regular roller and paint will do the job just as well with a great deal less effort and mess, at a fraction of the cost. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2013
System worked well and self cleaned OK, but paint is thin and 2 coats may well be needed, and it doesn't come cheap! Also, the whole point of covering the original builders emulsion in my 4 year old house was to make it kid proof and washable, which this paint is definitely not. (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2012
me and my dad both bought paintpods, about 4 months apart, and both have retractable handles which your supposed to press and pull up... well when you press the handles they don't pop up and are stuck, and neither of us have our reciepts so are stuck with the handles in. apart from that they do work ok.... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2012 by folkestonelad
i did not use the painter immediately after purchase.The batteries had leaked.cleaned up the battery holder and put in new batteries.Okay so away we go or so you think,the paint is poor quality and the batteries run out very quicly even though you use as directed.I also found that contrary to Dulux claims there is paint that splashes off the end s of the roller.In my opinion the feed tube is far to long.I got fed up so i emptied some of the paint into a plastic roller tray and what came out... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2012 by Gearboxes
Used it twice thought it was great then the trigger broke then it went and through paint everywhere have got to paint skirtings again very messy niosey doesnt clean itself horrible machine waste of money would really like to take onto patio and kick into touch retched article I did like the little brush they supplied very usefull (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2012
Bought this last week as it looks so easy on the adverts...I couldn't of been more wrong! After initial assembly which was easy (only good thing I can say!) I started cutting in then rolled the paint onto the Walls...here's where the nightmare began! Firstly for some reason the paint seems to take a different effect when you cut in than when you use the roller so you get a 'picture frame' effect on the walls. Secondly the paint is poor quality, after two coats you still have a patchy effect... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2012 by Nipplefish
One of the best gadgets I have ever bought makes painting a piece of cake. Contrary to previous reviews my paintpod has worked without a hitch. Brilliant wall coverage no drips and good cleaning. I used to hate painting. Now its a doddle. Done the dining room and sitting room in one day no problem. Highly recommend. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2012 by JanetHammond (1 review written)
I purchased my PaintPod and several of its attachments over a year ago and, due to a protracted house move, did not get it out of the box for a little over a year. First time I used it, it worked like a dream, even cleaning itself, although I did have to repeat the clean mode as the roller was not sufficiently clean after the first attempt. The next day I noticed the trigger began to jam, until eventually the only way I could stop the roller from loading was to press the pause button. I... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2011 by Carole2006 (5 reviews written)
Got out my paintpod, connected it up as per the instructions and after about two strokes with the roller the paint stopped flowing through. The pump completely ceased up. Its the first time I've used it, I got it from B & Q but I can't find the receipt. I am very, very disappointed with this product. It took me a couple of hours to clean it manually and pour out the paint into a regular roller try and use a normal roller and paintbrush! It wouldn't be so bad, but the paint costs more... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2011 by MarkMadisson (3 reviews written)
This is my favourite painting kit of all time. I purchased on Saturday as I am decorating my sons bedroom, and had to finish the whole room by Sunday evening. I was not disappointed, most especially with the price, I sepnt £30 on this item from B&Q in my local store. Apart from Value for money the equipment surpassed my expectations as the paint works were completed with perfect precision. I used to use a standard kit to paint general rooms in my home, however I am so glad I tried... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2011 by wminnes (1 review written)
Painted a 3m x 3m artex ceiling in 30 min result good, cleaned unit exactly as instructions. 24 hours later applied 2nd coat difficult to load, and trigger ceased to function Tried draining did not function. Paint pack had overflowed and there was 1/2 " of paint in the white chamber. Tried cleaning did not function. Changed battery did not function. Paint leaking out of white lid, opened lid to find paint covering all components especially the green circuit board under the switches. also... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2011 by chippy101 (2 reviews written)
I painted the hallway and stairs with one of these.. It did in a way seem easier than if I had done the work in the traditional way - but beware the expense!! Good results though and I cleaned mine out to make sure that there were no problems even though it is supposed to be self cleaning. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2011
we bought this last year, to paint in our new house, well, after the first one had to go back, we should of asked for a refund. Takes an absolute age to clean the roller,( as long as does to paint rooms)and then its not like new,Yes you use less paint, but yesterday i got paint back out shed to touch up here and there, to find that even though the lids were put back on as tight as they can, the paint that was left was no use for anything, one tub was like powder, and the others were as hard... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2011
This machine is a god send, i cant understand some of the negative comments from people about this, its like they not only want the machine to paint the room for them but make them a cup of tea afterwards aswell. Its no fuss, no mess, no hassle and very easy to use and even cleans itself afterwards. (though depending on what colour of paint you use, it may require you to give an extra rinse).I used this to paint the livingroom, hall, stairs and landing, did it no time at all. Yes the paint... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2011
A brilliant idea and when it works it's fantastic. Sadly the quality control is very poor.
I purchased one from B&Q at the reduced price of £30, painted my hallway and then cleaned and packed it away. The following week I got it out to start painting again and the thing wouldn't pump any paint. So I returned it to B&Q and they replaced it with a new unit.
I took that home and it pumped paint half way up the tube started to make a horrible noise and it stopped pumping. So I returned... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2011
well i think the paint pod is fantastic and i know others who think so too. its a shame we only get to hear the negatives! i first used it to paint a 14ft x 14ft room. I had been exhausted trying to change to dark blue walls to white with my usual paint pad and brush. in desperation i bought a paint pod and finished the room that day. This weekend i have painted the large hall stairs and landing- no mess, easy to use and extremely quick and the brush is fantastic. The only negative is the... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2011
what a waste of time, i might as well have painted my walls with water. It costs a bomb and I had to do each wall twice got fed up and bought thicker paint and a traditional roller and it doesnt clean itself. Absolute waste of money (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2011
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT CALLED THE PAINT POD GOOD THE FIRST TIME BUT AFTER THAT YOU NEED TO CLEAN AN I MEAN CLEAN IT NOT JUST ONCE AT LEAST 10 TIMES IF YOU WANT THE SPONGE TO WORK AFTER THAT THE TRIGGER WILL CEASE TO WORK YOU END UP BUYING NEW TUBE NEW SPONGE NE TRIGGER COS THEY SEIZE WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO BE USED AGAIN WHY BECAUSE IT DOES NOT CLEAN ITSELF PROPER LIKE IT CLAIMS NOW YOU NO WHY THEY ARE £30 RUBBISH AND THE PAINT COST THREE TIME MORE THAN NORMAL PAINT AND IT AINT THAT MUCH... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2011
did the b&q trip, saw them on offer thought, hell why not, easy cleaning, less hassle, extra reach the whole package looked good..
NEVER again, will be writing to Dulux, half a day to paint two coats on a small ceiling, then cleaning, which meant taking apart and then spotted the problem the connector to the paint bar had come loose.
What a mickey mouse connection, no way it could cope with the pressure of the paint coming thought the pipe.
Back to B&Q in the morning, paint pod, paint... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2011
Got up this morning and Mrs decided "we" meaning me would paint the hall...
Went to B&Q and bought the paint pod on impulse, well for £30 thats not much more that you pay for all the trays, brushes etc etc that you always need cos you never clean em properly.
I was sceptical, I though it would take me an hour to assemble this thing and then it would be pretty crapping in terms of paint application and then there would be the nightmare of the clean up.
But nope, this thing is... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2011 by partypest (8 reviews written)
There are pro's and con's with this system.
If you have become used to modern 'one-coat' type paints, do not expect the same instant results with this system. If you paint the proper, old fashioned way, using an undercoat, you will do better.
If, like me, you have pets or small children or endure frequent interruptions whilst you decorate, this device makes life a lot easier. There are no open paint pots standing around, or trays of paint, or precariously balanced rollers awaiting the... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
Spent 6 hours one day and 4 hours the following day trying to paint the walls of a small box room. The end result - a very dodgy undercoat effect! Went and bought roller and emulsion, painted the walls and ceiling in 2 hours using the traditional method and results were amazing. Self cleaning a joke, felt like the sourcorer's appentice carrying the water. Never again! What a waste of money!!! Felt like a total mug! (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2011
It was exhausting just wathcing my poor old mother paint my ceiling with this device. She huffed and puffed as she dragged the heavy pod along the floor and there was sweat pouring down her furrowed brow before she'd even completed half. And the noise of the constant whirring, combined with her groans as her poor arthritic fingers clasped the trigger, turned my hangover into a full blown migraine. But the real tragedy is the supposed selling point - its easy cleaning. It broke my heart... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
Absolute waste of money even at half price. The Paint for the system is too expensive. Requires more coates than stated in the advert. Not enough paint given to the roller.
Overall, it would have been a good idea but poor performance and the paint is too expensive. Stick to the traditional method (Roller and Tray, cheaper and better result). (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2011
Bought my Dulux Painpod just over a year ago and it worked great for painting a small bedroom with plaster walls. Just dug it out again to do the living room. First problem, I had 3/4 of a pot of white left from last time which I planned to use on living room ceiling - it had totally solidified, such a waste of money! I wondered if the severe cold this winter might have affected it but some other emulsion that's beein in the same garage for 3 years is still OK. Second problem, the coverage... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2011 by pramsrmike (7 reviews written)
I have just spent a very frustrating afternoon trying to paint a small bedroom with my Paint Pod. I am now giving up and tomorrow, I will buy some cheap emulsion and paint the ceiling with a roller in half the time. Do not believe the claim that it is 'self-cleaning' either, as I followed this procedure last time I used it, but I have just had to spend over an hour trying to chip the old dried-on paint from the roller housing. The roller will also have to be replaced before it can be used... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2011 by lizseddon (7 reviews written)
Paint is much thinner, so needs more coats - more time - and paint is expensive. Parts of it still need to be cleaned by had, so all taken into account I would say stick with the old roller.
The corner triangular paint brush that goes woth it, is actually quite good though. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2011 by GregPage (1 review written)
What a waste of money this shoddy product is. The TV advert portrays a system that's easier to paint and easier to clean. In fact a roller is quicker and less mess, but the real con is how hard it is to clean. The automatic system only cleans the pipe (even if, like I did, you run it through twice) and you end up having to clean the roller by hand. There are no advantages to this product at all. The watery paint is 50% more expensive and you save nothing in time. Mine's going where it... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2011
Fiddly to set up. It doesn't deliver enough paint to the roller, you have to press the roller really hard against the surface you are painting which is very tiring - especially when coating a ceiling as I was. It wasn't anything like how the TV ad portrayed the product.
The resulting coat of paint was thin and transparent - and this was white on white paint. The paint pod paint is not much good for edging in either as it seems to be less dense than ordinary emulsion.
When it came to self... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2011
The paint mixture is extremely thin and watery, so therefore takes too many layers to get a good covering on the wall. Due to the watery consistency found that it was also very messy with drops landing everywhere. Not very easy to use on walls with nooks and crannies (around staircase bannisters and windows etc.).
Luckily we borrowed a friends to test first, so had only bought the paint - still a very expensive learning curve though. Give me an old fashioned roller and paintbrush any day! (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2011
my problem is with the paint coverage it took at least 3 coats to cover green with white (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010 by jimsatim (1 review written)
As a retired engineer i find no fault whatsoever with this product . No mess easy to use secret is cleanliness after ues of M/Cthis is amust
I recently was called to my daughters as her M/C wasn,t working
The pump gear wouldn,t turn . Afer some inspection i found the micro switches (indicators that paint tin is in place )were cloged up and had solidified with paint
I had to open top cover due to a layer of paint one eigth of an inch thick inside . My next step was to open gearbox as... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2010
Paint Pod Compact.
It does allow you to paint without any mess but it does seem to take longer than traditional methods (including covering stuff up)because it only puts a small amount of paint on, you really have to work it and you do seem to hold the trigger on most of the time to get a decent amount coat on.
When it comes to cleaning, well this is a pain. I got fed up and through the lot in the dust bin. Thanks goodness I only paid £10 for it when it was on offer. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2010 by MeMe Kent (1 review written)
My friend lent me a brand new pod - my husband was really relunctant to use - once finally got round to it - well what can i say - he thought it was the best thing he had ever used. Followed the instructions, in fairness had put an undercoat on, so the one coat was all we needed. No mess, very impressive, self cleaning - although flushed through twice as we had borrowed. The cutting in brush supplied he was very impressed with, overall he hasn't stopped talking about it and instantly has... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2010
Brilliant - Paint pod compact best DIY gadget i have ever bought - simple to use as long as you follow the instructions. easy to master the technique for getting sufficient paint on the roller - my nine year old daughter mastered it and painted her own room. As a single mum who normally bodges all DIY this is brilliant and we now have a freshly decorated house. Best bit is there is no splatter & I found it easy to clean. Quick, and mess free - and I bought it at less than half price in... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2010 by whitecm1 (3 reviews written)
Ignore the negitive feedback - they really do work well (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2010
This was a total waste of time and money, terrible coverage even for same colour cover.The self clean is ok but you need to do it twice to get all the paint out of the tube then the drain function doesn't work properly and it states in the instrustions to enure it is dry before being put in storage.stick to roller and tray it's much easier and cheaper (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2010 by Collierrow (1 review written)
The paint is so thin when trying to cover a darker colour. It took three coats to cover from a light yellow to magnolia.
I started with the ceiling and had purchased an extension arm On completing the ceiling I went back to the hand held control only to find it would not work. Three phone calls later to Dulux Help line (0871 No.)and having been told the system used blue tooth technology and given three set of differing advice I found the only way I could use it was by removing the battery... (read more)
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