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Black and Decker Rapid Roller Review and Giveaway!

21 June 2011

This Giveaway is Now Closed!

My sweet little Lydia is now 4 months old...
(your welcome!)

Busy mother that I am, I am just now starting to decorate her room.  I had a different plan about switching the girls rooms at first but Lydia had a different plan.  She would only sleep on her tummy- so bassinettes were out.  I was having panic attacks every night with worry about her not being on her back, and finally in the end just bought another crib of her own so there would be plenty of clear space- no bumpers and fans on at all times.  

About 2 weeks after she was born, we moved around about every piece of furniture that we own to make it all work, and that was about as far as it got.  BUT finally Lydia's room is painted... she won't remember the first 4 months of randomness... right? (Let's be honest, I'm really not concerned even if she does, she is loved and wanted, that is what counts- not wall colors!)

Anywho, for this project, I got to try out Black and Decker's Rapid Roller.  It made super quick work of this project!! Thank Heaven!!  Time savers are essential because with two girls under 2 (and running this blog) I really don't have a lot of extra time.

Before most of the furniture moved to center of room:

Opening up the box. WOW!

Cutting in.  So according to some pictures I have seen of this product, you might be able to avoid cutting in if you use painters tape, BUT I hate painters tape- I never use it.  A good quality (like Purdy) angled 1 1/2 inch brush is all you need.

Justin felt like he should take a picture of me using it... yikes.  I should start putting makeup on when I work on projects... and maybe brush my hair, maybe.

  I had to show this image(below), so you can see how the head pivots in different ways. COOL feature!

It also had this cool stand, which reminds me of a bike... don't know why I just mentioned that.

The color is off in this picture, it was 12:00 pm at night... and I really have poor camera skills!

The next day, I did a little decorative painting which I LOVE.  I wasn't quite sure if it would work but I am super happy with it.  I will show you more pictures soon as I actually finish the room.  And more of the process.
Paint color: Martha Stewart Lagoon MSL125

But for now...

Do you all need a new tool? ( I know how you feel!)
Good, I am here to help-or rather Black and Decker is!
Key Features:
Just Use the Paint Can Lid
Holds Paint in the Handle 
Exclusive Pivoting Roller Frame has 3 Angles 
EZ Fill System 
40 Degree Angle 
Easy to Use 
High Quality Perforated Roller 
80 Degree Angle 
Use only perforated Rollers 
Exclusive Kick Stand 
Includes Spatter Shield
Want one?
One reader will win their own Rapid Roller!

To enter:
Leave a separate comment for each entry (on the blog please for it to count)

1) Like Black & Decker on Facebook leave a comment saying you did.
2) In another comment let us know what kind of painting project you’d tackle with a RapidRoller.

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vesimon June 21, 2011 at 7:46 AM  

I am a few follower to your blog...I am in LOVE with all your posts. I have been working on my little girls play room and this rapid roller would help so much!

D-L June 21, 2011 at 8:08 AM  

I would paint the large family room with it. We have Cathedral ceilings that I can't imagine painting the 'old' way!

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House June 21, 2011 at 8:12 AM  

I think this tool would be AWESOME at getting my living room/entry/stairway done - they all connect and have to be painted the same color. What a chore!

Cerise June 21, 2011 at 8:17 AM  

I've pinned a bunch of stuff from Remodelaholic onto my boards. I'm not sure I can pick out a favorite!

Sarah June 21, 2011 at 8:21 AM  

Maybe with this, my hubby would let us tackle our RED living room! I loved it for years but I'm ready for a change... but it's a big space and very red... but this would help!! :)

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

the cape on the corner June 21, 2011 at 8:29 AM  

we finally have drywall in the basement...not too much longer and then there'll be paint. i would love to have this neat roller to ease the painting pain!

the cape on the corner June 21, 2011 at 8:31 AM  

i liked you on fb and have been a happy follower. love the wall color and the free hand you did!

Laree June 21, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Ok, I'll admit I had to do some reasearch to figure out just what this thing is! But I'm VERY interested in trying it out.

So far I've painted 4 rooms of my house (one of them twice now) by myself. It's a LONG process. Not needing to fill my roller every 45 seconds would be a HUGE help!

So I'd start of by painting my master bedroom (which is the only bedroom still in a very sorry state!)

MsTeb June 21, 2011 at 8:36 AM  

and I would love to paint my whole downstairs...so sick of the green!

Loui♥ June 21, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

My entire house needs repainting..
would start with living room..
then proceed to kitchen and dining areas.. finishing up with three bedrooms, 2 baths and hallways..
with the wonderful Black and Decker Rapid Roller..i could do the entire house in no time flat!!!
would love to be the winner!!

Ruxi June 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

I have so many rooms in the house that I need to paint (all builder grade off white). I can totally use this to make it easier.

sayer13 June 21, 2011 at 9:08 AM  

Actually, almost my entire home needs to be painted. It's been 13 years since I've painted anything. I would love to give the Black and Decker Rapid Roller a good workout!

Katie R June 21, 2011 at 9:10 AM  

we just got a house and I need to paint the living/dining/hallway/stairs. This would be soooo helpful!

Jessica June 21, 2011 at 9:11 AM  

I pin your pictures all the time. :) I would use this to paint my toy room and basement, they're the only rooms that are untouched so far. I bet this would be awesome for painting doors, too, I have a lot of those to do. Was it one coat coverage? Also, I love the decorative painting you did.

Katie R June 21, 2011 at 9:15 AM  

http://pinterest.com/pin/45669418/ Pinned about your stairs! I am about to redo ours

Katie R June 21, 2011 at 9:17 AM  

http://pinterest.com/pin/45669418/ Pinned about your stairs! I am about to redo ours

DMoore444 June 21, 2011 at 9:20 AM  

I would use the rapid roller for projects I haven't even thought of yet! The ease and simplicity of this tool renews my enthusiasm to start something new!

Margaret June 21, 2011 at 9:25 AM  

Tweeted this giveaway with direct link: http://twitter.com/#!/heartandhomes/status/83178443122028545

Anonymous,  June 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM  

Hmmmm...what project would I tackle??? Well seeing that my hubby and I are trying to find just the right house to be "our first place", I will have to imagine that there will be plenty of rooms to put this cool tool to use. With it be the kitchen...den...or maybe even possibly a nursery??? Only time will tell!

Anonymous,  June 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

I am a follower of this blog..another thing that will DEFINITELY come in handy once we make that oh so large purchase!

sydney85 June 21, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

My daughter is moving into a new apartment and this rapid roller would be so handy. I subscribe by rss feeder.

Erin R. June 21, 2011 at 9:47 AM  

I would paint my laundry and master bath! We recently painted the living room, hallway and stairwell the old fashioned way. This tool would make it sooo much easier.

Thanks for the giveaway and I LOVE your blog!

Renee June 21, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

I like it on facebook, and I have soooo much painting to do, I would love to make the job easier.

Sisterino June 21, 2011 at 9:50 AM  

I would use this handy gadget EVERYWHERE! We are in the process of buying our first home, and let me tell you... there is a serious need of paint! =)

Catherine June 21, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

We are moving half way across the country in a week and I have many rooms to paint when we get there! I could definitely use this all over my new house!!

Marci Robison June 21, 2011 at 10:02 AM  

I don't have an immediate project I could do, but we are planning on moving into a house within the next year and then I'll have lots to do :)

Marci Robison June 21, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

I am always pinning your projects to Pinterest, but my recent favorites are all of the interesting fireplaces :)

Cottage on the Hill June 21, 2011 at 10:28 AM  

I am a follower of you blog...I would love to have this to repaint my living room!!

SusieE June 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM  

I would use the power roller to paint my foyer...it is 2 story and connects to the upstairs and downstairs hallways. I've been putting off this 3 areas in one for 6 years!

Deborah in Atlanta June 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM  

I have a 30+ year old house that needs repainting both inside and outside. I could handle the inside with this sweet baby. How awesome.

Jenny Beth June 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM  

this is just the coolest thing ever!!! we need to paint the ceiling of our porch and this would make the process go soo quickly. what did you use as your "stencil" or guide to draw the adoreable design on top of the blue?? it looks amazing now and cant wait to see it totally finished.

laxsupermom June 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM  

Longtime reader. I'd love to have one of these paint rollers. I have so many paint projects to tackle, but so little time with my 2 boys. Thanks for hosting this terrific giveaway!

laxsupermom June 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

Remodelaholic has been on my sidebar blogroll since the very first day of having a blog.

Ashley June 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

We are getting ready to buy a home and I would LOVE this for painting the rooms in the new house =)

Jeanette June 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

I love the color of that room! That paint roller looks awesome! I would use it when I paint my living room, dining room hallway and upstairs hallway. A HUGE project that I hope to take on in the fall. Your daugher is adorable, BTW!

janelle June 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM  

I am moving soon and would love the rapid roller to paint the new space!

Ashley June 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM  

We moved into our house eight months ago and are just getting around to picking out paint colors, so I would use this in every room of our house - literally!

Ashley June 21, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

I pinned one of my favorite photos: http://pinterest.com/pin/45748629/

jeannie1108 June 21, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

I am doing a lot of painting this summer. This would be perfect for our stairwell!

Anonymous,  June 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM  

I would repaint my bedroom…for the third time. Maybe using this would actually make it look good!

Anonymous,  June 21, 2011 at 12:14 PM  

I "LIKED" Black and Decker on Facebook! I'm always looking for a faster, cleaner, more effective way to paint

Amanda June 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

I would LOVE this tool to paint my new house that my husband and I are moving into in a little over a month. We have to paint pretty much every room, so something like this would be amazing!!

Amanda June 21, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

Also, I'm already a follower of Remodelaholic in my Google Reader! :)

Nicole June 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM  

I would love to win this! We desparately need to repaint our living which is large and has very high ceilings making the top hard to reach.

Simply Sara June 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM  

I like black and decker on Facebook!!!

Sara Haga Gore


Becky June 21, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

I used to have one of these things. Not sure it was by Black and Decker, but I know with their name on it it'll be great!

Becky June 21, 2011 at 12:51 PM  

If I win this awesome tool I'll finally get the stairway painted! And maybe even the Gentleman's Parlor and the garage walls! Heck I'll even paint the upstairs hallway!

Tanya June 21, 2011 at 1:18 PM  

This would be awesome for painting our guest bathroom once the reno is finally done! And then maybe convincing the hubby we need to tackle the guest bedroom and entryway as well ...

Aaron June 21, 2011 at 1:35 PM  

We are moving in to a new house and need lots and lots of painting done. This would be fantastic.

Aaron June 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

I tweeted the giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/aarontn/status/83241940040163328

heyitsbarb June 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

I just moved and would like to tackle every stinken' wall in this joint. I definitely need this nifty tool!

aliimberi June 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM  

I have a bunch of painting to do, this would come in handy! Hallway, front entry, laundry room.....the list goes on and on! I'm ready for a change!

Mouse June 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM  

I want to paint our living room/kitchen/dining room/hall (why do all the walls run together, lol) before my daughter's birthday. This would be a huge help

maggie June 21, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

I would L.O.V.E. to try one of these out! I have so much painting to do it's mind boggling.

Serena June 21, 2011 at 3:23 PM  

I'm not sure what I would do with it currently, probably help my in-laws with some of their redecorating! When we move to a new place, I plan on painting, and that would be AMAZING, as I have never painted.
I would LOVE to have one!

Life Happens June 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM  

I am trying to get my house ready to sale. I would put this thing to good use because I have A LOT of painting to do!

chelsea June 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

I would paint my living room/dining room/entry way/hallway combo that is a WHOLE lotta painting. It would come in so handy to win this!

Amber June 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

I could totally use this to help my husband and i paint a HUGE, 2-story wall in our new place!! :)

Keriann June 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM  

I do desperately need a new tool and this one would be perfect! First thing I'd do is paint my bright white living room! I need some color in there...it's like a hospital!

Keriann June 21, 2011 at 4:11 PM  

I "pinned" this post http://www.remodelaholic.com/2011/02/living-room-renovation-with-diy.html LOVE that ceiling!

Jenn June 21, 2011 at 4:25 PM  

I would love to win this for my hubs, since pretty much every room in our house needs a paint update! And he is the painter of the house, so I know anything to make the job easier he would appreciate!! THANKS!!

Reagan June 21, 2011 at 4:29 PM  

I'm prepping my master bath and master bedroom for a much needed update. This new tool would be fantastic to have!

Nightfall June 21, 2011 at 4:34 PM  

I soooo want to paint the walls in this house, every last one of them and the rapid roller would seriously help. Every wall is white. White is nice, but I need some COLOR!!

stefie00 June 21, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

Woooooo, this is great would love to try. I paint literally every couple months, drive the hubby nuts. This would be fun to try! Love your blog, such great ideas:)

Greg June 21, 2011 at 5:07 PM  

I have the perfect project. We need to repaint our kids' playset - this would make it soo fast!

Karen Jerread June 21, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

I am just getting ready to repaint the whole downstairs. This would really be great.

mad white woman June 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM  

I would paint my daughter's room. She feels left out with her white walls since the baby's room got a fresh coat of paint.

mad white woman June 21, 2011 at 5:35 PM  

You are on my blog roll.

My daughter was 5 months old when I finally hung anything on her walls... and my other daughter is 4 1/2 and still has nothing on her walls. No worries, she still happy, but would be happier with colored blank walls. Ha!

Jazzy June 21, 2011 at 5:38 PM  

I liked Black and Decker on facebook. this paint thingy looks really cool! I would use it to paint a bathroom.

GigiKayT June 21, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

I want to paint my Den...it was darl wood paneling and I painted it white and after 4 yrs I'm finally up for some color and new life in this room!

Joanna (joanna.price(at)live(dot)com) June 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

We just moved into a new house- the whole living room, dining room, hallway, and basement is this super ugly beige with a strong pink undertone. I could use this for just about every room in the house!

Mary June 21, 2011 at 7:41 PM  

I liked Black & Decker on FB.
What a neat tool! I LOVE your blog. I am slowly working my way through the whole thing.

Mary June 21, 2011 at 7:42 PM  

I need to paint my whole house. We hope to sell in the next year or two and need to repaint everything. But especially our bedroom. It's really not romantic at all

annesatx June 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

I start with painting my bright golden yellow bedroom a nice calming shade of aqua!

Mariah June 21, 2011 at 9:06 PM  

I would love to repaint my entire house! Been wanting to for years but due to some health issues have needed to find a helpful tool and this one looks like it's the one!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous,  June 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM  

I would definitely use it to paint both my and my daughter's bedroom. It is long overdue!

DmJcFair June 21, 2011 at 10:42 PM  

like B&D on FB! Im in the process of buying a repossessed home that needs alot of painting, this would make life easier :)

yorkie mom June 21, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

If I won, I would paint my new sewing room! Son off to college... time to move in! gougeonathome@charter.net

Shel June 21, 2011 at 11:26 PM  

I like Black & Decker on Facebook (Michelle Hudak)

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel June 21, 2011 at 11:27 PM  

We're planning on repainting our bedroom and bathroom in the next few months. This would be fantastic and make the job so much easier especially in our bedroom where there are stairs and hard to reach spots that even a ladder would be tricky.

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel June 21, 2011 at 11:28 PM  

I like Remodelaholic on Facebook (Michelle Hudak)

shel704 at aol dot com

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