Thanks for taking your time to read our information on the Best Paint Pads Uk. Opinons are greatly split on these paint pads and as I had never used one before, I am learning at the same time as you.
Comments range from "So much easier and quicker to paint large areas than using a roller or a brush" to "I don't think I'd even covered a square metre before I gave up and switched to a roller".
So you will see that none of the products get ratings in the 90% bracket. Once you use one of these pads it's easy to see why. It takes some practice but really once you get the technique I found them very easy to use and actually great for cutting in.
One thing I did like about these pads is that they are brilliant if you are painting over old wallpaper, a brush or a roller doesn't come close.
Harris Taskmaster 400 5 Part Paint Pad Set
84%customer satisfaction based on 2000+ online buyer reviews
- Contains 1x medium pad, 1x large pad, 1x window pad, 1x tray & 1x handle
- Great for painting walls, ceilings and smaller areas
- For use with emulsion paints
- No mess minimal splatter alternative to paint rollers
- Reusable pads
- Can be used with any Harris push-fit extension pole
This is the usual Harris standard of product. Well priced and does exactly what it says on the tin. There have been thousands of happy buyers who loved that It comes with different pads, helping you to reach every area easily.
The tray is large enough to hold a decent amount of paint. I would definitely recommend it for new or experienced painters.
Harris 102012600 Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Paint Set
76% customer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews
- Comes with a large 9 inch pad, a smaller 3 inch pad, a corner pad and 2 detail pads.
- Developed for painting semi smooth surfaces such as interior walls and ceilings
- Paint pads will absorb and discharge paint in a smooth even manner
- Less splatter, more control and less mess
- Use with Emulsion paints
- Really great for cutting in or for fiddly areas
Again another set from Harris that is a massive seller. This model has a few more smaller pads and is particularly good for cutting in round light switches. Once you master the technique you won't want to use a brush again as this is quicker and leaves a better finish.
The Worlds Best Paint Pad Set UK Review
74% customer satisfaction based on 3,000+ online buyer reviews
- No spill, smudges or drips with this paint pad
- Better coverage and finish.
- Cutting in is easy as you can sweep around light switches, across skirts and around windows with ease
- Comes with 3 paint pads and a tray. Small, Medium and Large. The thinnest edge is just 6cm, and the largest pad is 23cm in length
- You get the speed of a roller with the accuracy of a brush
This is the best seller at the minute and thats probably because it is so well advertised. It works extremely well, covers any surface and is brilliant for cutting in. It is genuinely top class for all types of painting.
It's not my number one choice for one reason and that's because I found it a bit flimsy and you need to be careful when you are cleaning it. They should have made it a bit stronger, otherwise it's really great.
Brushmaster Premier 7" Paint Pad Decorating Set
82% customer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews
- Everything You Need to Paint Walls and Ceilings in Small & Medium Size Rooms
- Faster than a Brush, Smoother than a Roller – With No Splattering
- Includes Multi-position Handle, 2x Flock Paint Pads, 1.2m Extension Pole and Paint Tray
- Designed & manufactured in the UK
- This is a good quality set that will wear well and last, it's not a flimsy build
- Very well priced too
- The extension pole is great
The extension pole that comes with this set is a real winner and the whole thing is pretty good quality at a reasonable price. It's quite a new product so there aren't a lot of reviews but i expect it will do very well.
FFJ Click System Paint Pad Set
81% customer satisfaction based on 500+ online buyer reviews
- Click and lock handle
- Designed to give the ideal painting angle
- Interchangeable paint pad for walls and ceilings
- Sash wand and replacement pad
- Can be used with most paints
- Entry level set of paint pads
- Smallish tray
Hundreds of users have bought this budget set and seem very happy with it. I thought that the tray was quite small and the click on handle wasn't great, so I would be inclined to go for the better Harris model that pretty much the same price.
A very quick video review
We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on how to use a paint pad properly. It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the tips of the trade.
I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. Tommy is particularly good at explaining the technique and the results are great.
Painting New Interior Walls
In the UK, almost every interior wall will be made of plasterboard, and will also be plastered with a coat of plaster and then a finishing coat. You need to be sure that is fully dried out before attempting to paint it.
The answer to this is complicated and it will really depend on the temperature of the room. It is advisable to wait at least a week before painting new plaster. We have seen cases of having to wait for a month for the fresh plaster to be completely dry.
You can be sure plaster is dry when there are no dark patches on your freshly plastered surface before you attempt to paint it.
If you are really pushed for time, then you might be able to get away with painting it as early as 3-4 days, but just be careful.
Painting Existing Interior Walls
The condition of your existing walls is what will determine how to paint them. Those walls could have wallpaper on them, or paint on them or indeed a combination of both.
We have also seen many situations where there are several layers of wallpaper and paint, and you never quite know until you decide to paint the walls.
You can decide to just paint over whatever is there as long as it is cleaned first. In kitchens or dinettes, it may also need to have a degreaser applied to help remove grease. Likewise this would need to happen if there has been smokers in the house
What Type of Paint is best for Walls?
In almost all cases an emulsion paint is what you should use. There are of course many variants of indoor wall paint so the choices are quite wide. Some people like Satin finishes, some prefer a sheen, others something flat like eggshell.
I find that Johnstones are one of the best paint makers. Their match is always reliable and the paint covers really well. Really they are very hard to beat and I know the trade use them regularly.
Thanks for reading our article on the best paint brush for painting furniture and I hope that it will be some help to you in making your choice. If you are still not sure then don't forget our number one pick was the Harris Taskmaster 400 5 Part Paint Pad Set. Though is you still prefer a brush then you will find the best options at our Best Paint Brush UK page.