Sal Mangeri from Valley Pro Products has been a long time friend of Blogging Painters, he shared his bucket liners years ago and has now offered samples of his Vip Clip to members. We love to see painters that are inventing items to help others and increase efficiency!
“#1 new tool of the year for residential repaint! This clip is great inbetween coats and works on 14" trays as well as the deep well 18" buckets. This clip is very durable and I highly recommend this one.”
“Over the course of a month I had two residential repaints going simultaneously. Pulled off of one so the floors could be refinished. When I returned a week later the vip clip, in conjunction with the wooster 18" bucket and lid kept the roller wet. I was able to go right back into that paint with no set up time . I would highly recommend giving these clips a try.”
“I used to connect one end of a pot hook to the handle of an 18" wooster bucket to suspend the paint roller above the paint. The Vip Clip takes the worry away from having the roller fall in the paint. Very secure, very durable. The perfect solution for overnight paint setup storage.”
“I tried out the VIP Clip on a Wooster Wide Boy frame and a Purdy bucket (without lid) to see if it would be a viable fix to the problem we always run into; where do you keep your wet roller overnight? It worked amazingly well with and without the Purdy bucket liners in place. It kept a solid grip without any fear of the roller falling into the bucket of paint. And this tool is light and indestructible! You can carry this tool in a pocket all day long and not know it's there. All of my employees were happy when I showed them this neat little tool, as well. No more figuring out which roller goes to which bucket anymore! They liked that it was bright orange in color so that they could toss it in their grip bags and find it easily when it was needed. And I don't have to worry about replacing broken VIP Clips, either. I'm 250 lbs. and I stomped on this tool and it didn't even warp it! Very impressed with the quality. Overall, this tool is a hit for anyone who uses a Wooster Wide Boy roller frame”
“Simple item that is a must have on every one of our vehicles! much nicer to have then soaking a skin in the bucket all night with a mess to make it usable again the next day. With the VIP Clip you are ready to go as soon as you open the bucket.”
“It is truly amazing what a small orange molded piece of plastic can do to simplify a task and make life easier! The VIP Clip is so simple and easy to use and it keeps our equipment clean during use. It saves time during our work day between coats and at the end of our day(s) when it comes time to clean out our 18" roller setups. No more accidental "dunking" of the roller frame into the pan! Simple idea...and very happy painters on our crews!”
“A very smart and effective product that does exactly what it's made for. Wooster needs to include these with every 18" roller frame they sell. It makes the 18" system so much better and efficient. Thank you for allowing me to test this product. I hope my feedback proves to be useful.”