An innovative, multi-functional caddy that can make any paint job more efficient.
I paint houses for a living, and there are three things about painting with a roller that really annoy me. One is masking the baseboard and spreading out a tarp to catch drips and speckles. Another is moving the paint bucket from station to station, and the third is moving the tarp again, which inevitably results in drops of wet paint smearing the carpet or floor.
Instead of this sequence, I now use a plywood platform on wheels both to carry the paint bucket and to protect the baseboard and floor from paint splatters. A plastic blade on one end of the platform butts up against the wall to catch drips, as shown in the drawing. To make the blade, I used a section cut out of an old plastic garbage can, and I attached it to the caddy so the curve points upward. This directs paint away from the wall, and accommodates the higher baseboards.
Stan Lucas, Redmond, WA