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Wickes Paint Pad Small

Paint pad for the quick and easy application of emulsion paint.
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 out of 5
4.3
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5
(6 Reviews) 6
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5 of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Wickes Paint Pad Small
Review 1 for Wickes Paint Pad Small
Overall Rating:
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Wickes Fluff Pad,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
Quality:
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value for money:
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
15 July 2015
Pros: cheap
Cons: not fit for purpose
" Fine if you want a wall covered in fluff, rubbish otherwise. Also, the handle is not secure enough. The fluff that manages to stay on the pad is too long and doesn't give a smooth finish. I'd guess that the other reviews, which are at least a year old, were for the previous model, which was very good - read the recent reviews for the large pad version to see the same criticism. Bought a dozen, used one, took eleven back for a refund. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Response from Wickes:By WickesOnline Team21 July 2015
Hello, we appreciate you spending the time to write a review and thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of your experience and we assure you our Customer Services team will be happy to look into this matter for you. Please don’t hesitate contact Customer Services on 03301234123. Kind Regards, Wickes.
Review 2 for Wickes Paint Pad Small
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Paint Pad,
  • Top 25 Contributor
By
Expertise: Expert DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
21 February 2014
Pros: excellent value, ease of use
Cons: none
" Brilliant & fantastic value, I rate these Paint Pads very highly, applies any type of paint very smoothly & quickly, even handle can be changed around depending on users choice, vertical or horizontal, I think these are fantastic value for money Paint Pads & purchased lots on a return trip to make sure I have plenty to last me, yes, I feel they are that good. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+5points
6out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Wickes Paint Pad Small
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Much quicker than brushes,
By
Expertise: Expert DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
22 January 2014
Pros: even smooth finish
" I've used these for acrylic varnish, primer/undercoat (both water based) and gloss. The finish is very even and smooth. A light rubbing down of varnish once dry gives a perfect finish and it's so much easier than using brushes. I tried three brush coats of varnish, rubbing down between each and still couldn't get a good finish. Just two coats and a final rub down is all I needs with the pad. My builder and carpenter at the time were most impressed!
I don't bother with a paint tray, I just put dabs of paint ahead of where I'm working and spread it across the surface in all directions finishing with a gentle straight line.
Don't overdo the paint thickness; although drips are easy to avoid, ridges can form if the paint is too deep.
Gloss paint also works well though I haven't tried cleaning a pad afterwards. With water based paint cleaning is easy. "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
3out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Wickes Paint Pad Small
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Simplicity!,
By
Expertise: Easy DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
18 August 2008
Pros: no mess, cheap, simple to use
" These paint pads are far better than paint brushes/rollers. With the pads the paint goes on easily and doesn't splash all over the place. Highly recomended! "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+9points
11out of 13found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Wickes Paint Pad Small
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
  • Top 500 Contributor
By
Expertise: Easy DIYer
Quality:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
17 August 2008
" I love paint pads, easy painting and a great finish, what more can you want for the price! "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+8points
10out of 12found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Wickes Paint Pad Small
Overall Rating:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very pleased!,
By
Expertise: Moderate DIYer
14 May 2008
" Painting isn't one of my strong points, but I thought I'd give these paint pads a go... I was very impressed with the ease of use, the paint went on well, nice and even coverage with no marks or lines - and no splashes that I usually get with rollers! The pad also holds a good quantity of paint without dripping. Another great point was the ease of cleaning, washed out much quicker than a roller, no lose of pile on the pad, and dried out incredibly quickly! Overall I thought this was a great product and I am now a converted paint pad decorator!! "
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+23points
23out of 23found this review helpful.