When it comes to painting, staining or finishing, efficiency is your friend. Unless of course you happen to find the tedious hell of painting enjoyable. If you’re one of those people that just loves to paint and you can’t get enough of it: a) can you be my friend? b) are you free this weekend? and c) you can probably ignore this review of the new and improved Painter’s Pyramid. For the rest of us that prefer to get painting projects wrapped up asap, read on!
We first reviewed the original Painter’s Pyramid back a couple years ago. Created by the prolific inventor and entrepreneur Mike Bucci, the Painter’s Pyramid let’s you paint, flip, and paint the other side without the tedious “watching paint dry” step in between. A small tip, and a non-stick finish help ensure a barely perceptible divot where each pyramid was. Generally, you want to paint the least conspicuous side first (often the bottom), then paint the other flat surface and sides after having flipped the work piece over. By elevating the work piece you get airflow for even drying, and you’re not likely to accidentally glue the piece to your table with wet paint. Bonus!
A few new design details provide some welcome improvements to the already highly useful Painter’s Pyramids. Mike sent us an assortment to compare to the original versions we reviewed on HomeFixated. While the original Painter’s Pyramid was simply a pyramid, the new version features a “lock and tab” design. Each bottom edge has a tab or recess on it. The tab is drilled out so you can actually secure the Painter’s Pyramid by screwing it to a sawhorse, worktable, drying shelf, or that dining table you’ve always wanted to destroy. Thanks to the holes in the side of the original Pyramid, you could secure those too, however you were limited to using cable ties. The new screw down option is a great feature.
In addition to enabling easy fastening to work surfaces, the tab and lock design also lets you interlock the Painter’s Pyramids. That’s handy for unusually shaped projects, or if you’d like to make a shape like the dectrahedralpolymorphicoctagram. We’re pretty sure you can make one of those to, you know, paint your dectrahedralpolymorphicoctagram-shaped project. Between the ability to fasten the pyramid and interlock them, the redesigned Painter’s Pyramids are far less likely to shift around and mar your work piece in the process.
The new Painter’s Pyramid is rated to support up to 200 lbs and is solvent resistant. Since they’e inexpensive and nest together for easy storage, you can’t afford not to have some stashed in your garage or shop. We think you’ll use them, repeatedly! You can find the new and improved Painter’s Pyramid from these local retailers or for about $7 for a pack of ten directly from PaintersPyramid.com.