"The Handy Paint Pail was created in 2001 in classic Do-It-Yourself style. Mark Bergman was doing some painting around his house using the standard "coffee can" paint container. When Mark’s hand began to tire, he designed a strap out of duct tape and the Handy Paint Pail was born.
This unique new product has been achieving tremendous sales results in hardware stores, home centers and paint stores since it hit the market in February of 2002. Both do-it-yourself painters and professionals are attracted to the ergonomic design and multiple features.
The Handy Paint Pail was developed to solve issues that everyone has experienced when painting. It will hold up to a quart of paint, and the adjustable strap allows for custom fit and comfort. The strap can also affix to a belt for hands free use when climbing a ladder. A magnet is mounted on the inside to hold the brush, and a built in scraper lip removes excess paint. The Handy Paint Pail is made in the USA out of polypropylene material, which is extremely durable, solvent resistant and easy to clean.
New Handy Paint Pail disposable liners were developed and became available in December, 2002. The liners are being sold in six packs and are made in the USA using 100% recycled material. The liners eliminate clean up and allow for quick color changes. Disposable covers were added to the line in December, 2003. The covers prevent paint from drying out on the job while masking or doing other tasks. They are sold in packs of four and come with clip strips.
The Handy Paint Pails are sold in cases and are also available in a variety of freestanding floor displays.
In 2004, after 2 years of success with the HANDy Paint Pail, Bercom saw a demand to add a pail that holds more paint and has the same features as the original pail but also can accommodate a mini roller and larger brush. This demand created the HANDy Paint Pail PRO SERIES, which also includes liners. With this addition Bercom created a wide variety of merchandising displays that function like vending machines.
The year 2007 brought more innovation to the Handy Paint Pail family when Bercom launched the new HANDy Ladder Pail. What makes this product unique is the patented bracket which easily attaches to most step and extension ladders. This new Multi-use pail is the perfect tool for any project up and down a ladder. The built in bracket, magnetic brush holder, roller grid and tool and rag holder makes this multi-use pail the perfect answer for any project on or off a ladder.
In 2008, Bercom made some changes and improvements to their existing products and expanded their product line, beginning with the color of the pails. Bercom believed that if they urge their customers to continuously change colors, why shouldn’t they? Not to mention the new color was extremely eye catching! So, after five years of producing gray pails, Bercom changed the color to red. Following that trend, Bercom changed the color of the Pro Series Paint Pail, made it lighter in weight, lower in price, and re-named it the HANDy Roller Pail. In addition, requests from customers wanting to attach the Roller Pail to a ladder led to the creation of the HANDy Ladder Hook. Not only does this item secure the HANDy Roller Pail or a standard paint can to any ladder, this mini-bungee can be used for many other applications. The most exciting and successful new product from Bercom in 2008, however, was the HANDy Paint Cup. This new entry-level paint cup hit the ground in a dead sprint. Although it does not have all the features as the original HANDy Paint Pail, it grants the customer the ability to afford something similar. The disposable HANDy Paint Cup holds up to a pint of paint and has a built in magnet, which makes it perfect for trim work and craft projects!"
Ben and I do ALOT of Home Repair Projects!! Painting is one of those things that we always seem to be doing.
For anyone who paints, you understand how big of a pain it can be to climb a ladder and try to get the high parts of the wall.
When I found out about the Handy Paint Pail, I (and Ben) jumped for joy!!
Who would have ever thought that a simple enough concept, could be the greatest invention of all time for a home owner??
Ben and I just built a wall in one of our bedrooms, and of course it needed to be painted.
I got to try the Handy Paint Pail first (Yeah!!) and the painting went soooo much faster.
The handle on the Pail fit nice around my hand, and was easy to hold.
It was alot nicer to not have to walk up and down the ladder every three minutes!!
The other great thing about the Handy Paint Pail is the easy clean up.
The pail comes with plastic liners that you can chuck, or wash clean with a hose!!
The great folks at Bercom have a variety of other great tools too including a Ladder Pail.
The Handy Paint Pail is a dream for any painter and lucky for me, I get to make someones dreams come true!!
I get to give to one lucky reader their very own Handy Paint Pail with some liners!!
Entering this giveaway is really easy.
1. Head over to the Handy Paint Pail Site and tell me one place where you can buy them. (+1 entry)
1. Become a Facebook Fan of Handy Paint Pail and leave a comment saying I sent you! (I will check!) (+1 entry)
2. Tell me one of the other products that Bercom makes that you would like to try. (+1 entry)
3. Grab my BRAND NEW button and tell me where it is (+2 entries)
4. Be an email subscriber of my blog (+2 entries)
5. Follow me on Twitter (+2 entries)
6. Tweet about this giveaway (+1 entry per day)
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7. Blog about this giveaway and leave link in your comments (+5 entries)
8. Purchase any item(s) from the Handy Paint Pail Site and let me know what you bought (+10 entries)
That's 25+ possible entries!!!
Giveaway ends on October 11th 2010 at 11:59pm. Open to US and Canada Readers Only. A valid email address must be in all comments. Winner has 48 hrs to respond or new winner will be drawn.
This giveaway was made possible by Bercom.
* All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was given a Handy Paint Pail and Liners for this review*