(MOBILE, Ala.) - We are testing the As Seen on TV product the Spill Daddy. It's a bucket that promises to make painting a whole lot easier, but is it really spill proof? We put it to the test!
Let's face it, most folks paint in their home without a drop cloth, and a mess can happen to the best of us, no matter how careful we are. Drips and spills are accidents that are typical when dealing with paint, even with the most experienced painters. Can the Spill Daddy really stop potential disasters? The ad says it can. Our tester was Steve Carey and his crew from Certapro Painters and Steve was pumped about trying it out.
"It looks like a pretty reasonable product, really a great product that would be useful for a homeowner in high traffic area," says Carey.
Instructions are easy, pour your paint to the fill line, snap on the lid, and you're ready to take on any project without the risk of the paint pouring out, even reaching those high places.
"If your up high painting on a ceiling or your crown molding or whatever you accidentally knock the bucket over, or it falls off the step," says Carey. That can cause a paint explosion, but with the Spill Daddy, it claims to keep the paint in the pail.
Anxious to try it out, they filled the bucket up with a small portion of paint and gave it a go."When it was on the ground, we rolled it, it did fine, and nothing came. We then tried putting it on a ladder to see if it would survive there and then we got real aggressive and tossed it in the air," says Carey.
Spill Daddy is guaranteed to never spill, the brave guy in the commercial put it to the ultimate test by placing it over his head. When Steve decided to toss it in the air: "The way it hit just perfectly a whole shot of paint flew out of it almost like a volcano eruption and spread probably about 10 to 15 feet across the yard," says Carey.
Luckily, we were standing several feet away not to get sprayed. Just like that, there was a huge mess all over his lawn. In your opinion is this a deal or a dud? "This is a clear dud," says Carey.
We made an attempt to contact the company and have not heard back.