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Quick Touch Power Roller Reviews

I'd like to buy an electric painting kit. I found one, a 980 Quick Touch Power Roller, on sale for $57, $20 rebate, my cost would only be $37. Is that worth it? It comes with a roller, splatter shield, 12' paint hose and 14' extension. Fingertip paint flow control, light weight and mobile.

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Another choice is the 990 Pro (same manufacturer) for $79-$20 rebate=$59. I'm only using this to repaint a dining room right now, but will use it more in the future. Does this work good for doing the ceilings?

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Kim from WI

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September 17, 20070 found this helpful

I'm from the old school and find it cheaper and much easier to use a paint roller and pan to do the job.

Marge from NY

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

Marge, can you tell me the cons? I too, have always used the brush and pan but I've been thinking a while about getting something easier. I appreciate your input.

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September 20, 20070 found this helpful

I have used both. I like the power roller for big jobs. It definitely saves a LOT of time. But if you are just doing one room, assuming it's not enormous, stick with the hand held roller. I say that because the clean up of the power roller is extensive, and you have to be sure you get all the parts back exactly right after they are dry.

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