Kendall Kikuyama is the President of Aloha Painting Company, Inc., of Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr Kikuyama stated Aloha Painting in 1976 and is a long-time observer of the problems of providing eye protection while spray painting. As the owner of a commercial painting company, he is sensitive to the industry issues of health and safety, as well as the concerns of his employees. Mr. Kikuyama has spent the last several years developing his own proprietary design of overspray eyewear specifically for the professional spray painter. Source
Problocker was kind enough to send out a few samples to our Blogging Painters Product Review Team. Watch for their thoughts here on this new product!
The job he used the glassses for was a 1100 sq ft, 9' tall, basement ceiling. We used Sherwin Williams CHB product and a Graco x-9 Sprayer. Jake felt the glasses took time to get used to as any new item would. He mentioned he found himself turning his head in different motions as he swept across the ceiling. They did keep the spray out of his eyes and he completed the two coats with no issues of paint in his eyes. His concerns were ones that will be almost impossible to correct. We know the product is intended to be a disposable item. That being said the quality of the strap is low and they needed adjusting more often than he would have liked. This is a double edged sword. To keep the price point reasonable to keep them disposable creates an issue of being forced to use a lower grade strap. The concern is on larger jobs the strap may become an issue as it stretches out and the glasses could become non functional.
Overall on the job he used them for he was satisfied. He is not certain he would buy them consistently in the future however.
Nuisance Greatness: Ninja Goggles
These things are Awesome!!!
Thanks for allowing me to try it. I would send it out to someone else to try it wanted
Harold in New Jersey”
Maybe for a DIYer
Professional paint pants have numerous pockets for carrying tools, and through experience painters know how to safely carry a cut bucket and dip without making a mess.
Wearing the Bucket Buddy hindered my speed because I was constantly concerned about hitting into freshly painted door jams and walls.
While not a professional tool I can see it being very useful to a inexperienced DIY'er. ”