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Last updated May 25, 2017

THE ROCKET:Cleans painting pads in minutes HANDS FREE!

The Rocket is the world's first ever, hands-free roller cover cleaner, using simple water jet technology!

THE ROCKET:Cleans painting pads in minutes HANDS FREE!

The Rocket is the world's first ever, hands-free roller cover cleaner, using simple water jet technology!

$13,230
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
102
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 23 2013 3:10 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 25, 2017

About

We've invented the world's first EVER hands-free roller cover cleaning system!

The Rocket is a revolutionary product.  Its patented design actually saves you time, money, and labor

The roller cover was invented in 1940, and after nearly 75 years there still has not yet been a practical cleaning system... until NOW!  With repeated use, the Rocket will pay for itself and ensure the longevity of your roller covers!  Additionally, with each use, you are helping the environment!

We talked to a local retail paint store here in the Pacific Northwest, and asked how many roller covers they sell each week.  They sell between 200-300, which means that in one year alone, in only 50 stores, they sell over 750,000 roller covers!  Can you imagine how many a bigger store, such as Home Depot, or Lowes, goes through each year?  The Rocket is designed to improve the longevity of roller covers and keep them OUT of landfills!

Designed for both the professional and the do-it-yourselfer, you will be amazed at its simplicity. You will MARVEL as you see the paint wash away before your very eyes, as your hands stay completely clean! 

Our Final Rocket Prototype.. Ready for Launch!!!
Our Final Rocket Prototype.. Ready for Launch!!!

Watch the Rocket in action!  

Click here to view our live demonstration:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLFhm9AWYtE

The Rocket's patented design works with both standard residential water pressures, and higher water pressures. It works independently, using hydro-powered pressure to spray and spin roller covers clean.  It's primarily made up of polypropylene, an ABS. Additionally, with its clear acrylic extrusion, you are able to see the magic happen before your very eyes! Its patented design works exclusively with latex paints and roller covers of the 9-inch length and all naps. It even comes with a 3 foot garden hose and an adapter that works for both indoor and outdoor use.

Rocket Features

  • Hands free! 
  • Saves Time 
  • Saves Money
  • Saves Labor 
  • Patented Design
  • Good for the Environment 
  • Keeps Roller Pads out of Landfills
  • Made of High Quality, Durable materials 
  • Easy to use! 
  • Fun!

It's FUN being a Rocket Scientist!

Starting 6 years ago, I realized I was onto something when using a garden hose to wash paint off of roller covers. I meticulously worked on prototype after prototype, trying to find a way to clean roller covers quickly and efficiently. I knew the painting industry needed something that would make cleaning roller covers easier. Through trial and error, ups and downs, frustrations and success; the path was always interesting and I never wandered off the yellow brick road. Eventually, my prototypes became more efficient, and with your donation, we can get the Rocket off the launching pad! BLAST OFF!!

The first 1,000 Rocket stickers will be decided by YOU!


We are having trouble deciding on which sticker to put on our Rockets and t-shirts!  When you donate funds to this project, YOU can choose which of our four designs you like best!  When you pledge, leave a comment and vote by picking 1, 2, 3, or 4 from the above designs. 

What's Next

The lion's share of funds raised will be used to secure the injection molds for the product itself. We have utilized 3D printers to make a working prototype which is seen in the video. Now we are at the stage where we need to get the injection molds made, and the first run of Rockets to the market! Once the molds are made and the Rockets are assembled, they will be sent out to all of our pledges and marketed to the world. 

We have already been in talks with a Northwest regional painting supply store and they have agreed to put the Rocket on the shelves at ten of their largest stores! We have also been in talks with other suppliers in the industry and have garnered a large amount of interest.

Manufacturing Plan

Made 100% in the USA!  Green Leos' sole purpose is manufacturing, production, and distribution of The Rocket.

Since the idea's conception in the summer of 2008, founder and C.E.O. Billy McPhee has tediously and relentlessly focused on the Rocket coming to absolute fruition.  We aim to build a company from the ground up! This grassroots approach shall create new jobs, which will in turn support the local community.  With this simple yet unique approach, Green Leos aims for a greener future.  

We believe we can establish our product as a necessary staple in the retail market. We use a simple approach will allow us to focus completely on offering our customers the highest quality product, at a very reasonable price.  

The Green Leos Manufacturing and distribution facility shall be located in Portland, OR.  We have the location in place, and it will consist of assembly and production lines.  There shall be various stations consisting of pre-production, assembly, testing, and packaging.  The facility will use modern production techniques to keep our labor costs at a minimum.

Operations Strategy

  • Initiate injection mold process which takes approximately 6-8 weeks
  • Secure facility for office and manufacturing warehouse
  • Construct and organize assembly and production lines
  • Order parts from vendors
  • Set up and manage sales accounts with local companies
  • Produce one thousand (1,000) units ready for distribution
  • Launch marketing plan

There has also been a considerable amount of time put into marketing of the Rocket, and to the people and places that we want to see this tool.  We will implement the marketing strategy once The Rocket comes to complete fruition! A lot of excitement happens once someone who has had to clean out a roller pad sees the Rocket in action, especially when they see how much time and energy are saved. 

The time to launch the Rocket is NOW!!  With your donation, we can make the Rocket a staple in the painting industry.  Thank you for visiting our project page!  

Risks and challenges

As with any project of this type, there will be risks and challenges. Green Leos has been very methodical and patient when it comes to bringing this product to the market. After years of trial and error, we believe that we are offering the public the best, most durable and unique product of its kind. A great deal of time has been spent researching the materials to be used and the production processes involved in making the Rocket. With our experience in the industry and as entrepreneurs and business owners we are confident in any challenges that may come our way.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    A pledge of $5 dollars gets you a Rocket Sticker! Plus a signed painting from Salvador Dali (Just kidding about the Dali) but we sure love our stickers!

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    WOW! Not only is a sticker or the way, a matching T-shirt is shipped to you FREE! Hey, thanks man.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! You are not only the recipient of a Rocket sticker plus a Rocket T-shirt, you are one of the first humans to own your very own Rocket! You'll marvel at its simplicity while it spins clean your painting pads! It comes in select colors. Red, white, blue and green.

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    FOREIGN EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The Rocket now ships outside of the US!
    You are not only the recipient of a Rocket sticker plus a Rocket T-shirt, you are one of the first humans to own your very own Rocket! You'll marvel at its simplicity while it spins clean your painting pads! It comes in select colors. Red, white, blue and green.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Congratulations! You are one of the first people on the PLANET to own your very own Rocket! You also get a sticker and a t-shirt! Prepare to blast off! Works with every color on Earth.

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    WOW! A Rocket sticker and T-shirt are on the way. Additionally, you' receive an autographed Rocket for your very own! Plus you'll receive a certificate of thanks from Green Leos and a personal phone call of thanks. Lets talk Rocket!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    HOLY PAINT SPLOCH BATMAN!! Your AMAZING!
    We can't begin to thank you enough for generous pledge! The Sticker. The T-Shirt. The Rocket in any color. The Green Leos Certificate of Appreciation. The phone call. AND....GOLF! That's right! Golf with me, Billy! Anywhere in the Portland/ Vancouver area! Beverages and Hot Dogs on me! We cant begin to tell you how much you are appreciated!!

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