"You know a product is terrific, useful and needed when the reaction is, why didn't I think of that? This is the reaction to My Paint Saint by everyone introduced to it" ~ DIY expert Kelly Wilkniss.
My Paint Saint keeps the paint in your home or business looking fantastic year round. It saves time and money. What sets MPS apart is that you never have to clean the brush. This saves time. You will not need to keep buying new brushes because old ones were not cleaned properly. This saves money. The paint sealed in the MPS does not oxidize, congeal or change color. This means you can touch up for years and not repaint the whole house. This saves both time and money.
MPS is so easy and convenient to use you will touch up more often. This means your home or business will look its best at all times. Almost everywhere people live and work there is paint on the walls. My Paint Saint is perfect for homeowners, businesses, hotels, motels, stores, churches, schools, anywhere there is paint. Save time, save money and have your home or business looking its best - give My Paint Saint a try!
The Paint Saint Story
The Paint Saint story began years ago when I was in college. I was the maintenance supervisor of a prestigious hotel. The most frustrating thing about that job was painting. It was so time consuming and messy. I had to find the right paint color, pry open the can and stir the paint, and then—worst of all—clean the brush after the painting was finished. I knew there had to be a better way. Well, out of necessity came invention.
I created working prototypes of MPS and kept them on my maintenance tool cart as I moved around the hotel. The impact this had on both my job and the appearance of the hotel was profound. If someone bumped a wall with a suitcase, I could touch up the mark in seconds, as if it never happened. When I was done painting I did not have to clean the brush, which saved a lot of time. The rooms and walls in the hotel started looking impeccable, and I had more time to work on other things. At the end of my college career I received the best maintenance quality control score in the history of the hotel. I attribute much of this success to the early MPS prototypes.
Over the years I continued making prototypes. I learned so much through this process- the size of brush compared to jar, best type of bristles to use, ledges to remove excess paint, threads on the bottom to store the closing ring, label on jar to put paint color and code, etc.
In 2013 my wife gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Kenzy. My daughter’s birth launched me into action and gave me the desire and drive to make this dream into a reality. I want the world to see that there is a new and far better way to touch up paint or paint with a brush in general. MPS drastically reduces the time, money and effort needed to paint. It makes painting fun and easy by eliminating all the mess and hard work.
The Features of My Paint Saint
High Quality Paint Saint Brush
The high quality 1½" x 5” synthetic bristles are thick and long enabling them to hold a lot of paint. The Paint Saint’s ferrule is made out of stainless steel to prevent rusting.
Disc with Drip Catching Cavity Attached to Brush Head
A disc with a recessed "drip catcher" attaches the handle to the brush head. This disc comes in really handy if you are painting above your head.
Customized Clear Silicone Gasket
We used the 21st century way to seal liquid in a container and keep air out. This silicone gasket creates a hermetic seal. Oxygen which causes paint to separate and dry out can't enter the container. This locks the bristles in a moist atmosphere and prevents them from drying out. This air tight seal cannot be replicated by re-hammering a metal lid on a can with no gasket.
Top and Bottom Threads for Closing Ring and Max Fill Line
My Paint Saint has two sets of threads for the closing ring. The top threads are to seal the container tightly. The bottom threads provide a nifty place to store the closing ring while painting. This prevents the closing ring from being lost or damaged. A max fill line is on both sides of the container to aid the user.
Built-In Ledges for Removing Excess Paint
Strategically placed inside the Paint Saint container are two ledges made of thick ABS plastic. They are a simple and sturdy way to remove excess paint from the bristles. Notice how the bristles are designed to easily fit between the shelves regardless of the orientation of the brush.
Ergonomic Handle for Easy Painting
The ergonomic six-inch Paint Saint handle fits comfortably into the hand. It allows you to paint with the feel of a real paint brush. The center of the handle has soft rubber over molding for a comfortable grip.
Large Writing Space on Rear Label
This large white space on the label comes in very handy. It allows you to label your Paint Saints with the color, paint code, room etc. As you can see, it is large enough to put a thumb print or smudge of paint for easy identification.
What Do-It Yourself Experts Have to Say about My Paint Saint
You know a product is terrific, useful and needed when the reaction is, "Why didn't I think of that?" This is the reaction to My Paint Saint by everyone introduced to it, most notably the bHome Bloggers. The app https://bhome.us/ is a home and garden community populated by the top names in DIY. These bloggers know their way around a paint can, and they are raving about the virtues of My Paint Saint. Here is what these experts have to say ~ Kelly Wilkniss
Be Sure to Click Blog Link for DIY Expert Opinion of MPS
My Soulful Home:
Post link: http://mysoulfulhome.com/my-paint-saint/
Testimonial: “I wish I had invented My Paint Saint!”
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Lilacs & Longhorns:
Testimonial: "My Paint Saint is the perfect solution to what always should have been a simple job -- touching up paint. It's easy to use, easy to store and, even better, I don't have to clean the paint brush when I'm done!"
Testimonial: "The Paint Saint may be a simple concept, but it is totally ingenious. Every home owner needs at least one, if not a dozen."
Setting for Four:
Testimonial: "I absolutely love the convenience of My Paint Saint! The easy way that I can label it with the paint color name and code saves me so much time when hunting for a paint color! One task that I absolutely dread with painting is the clean up! The fact that I don't have to clean messy brushes is the feature I love the most about My Paint Saint!"
Love of Home:
Testimonial: I love My Paint Saint! It's easy to use and so convenient. I have three kiddos and touch-ups are something I do often! This is so much better than pulling out your paint can and brush. It makes touch-ups quick, mess free with no clean up!
Testimonial: "I can't tell you how many paint cans are stored in my garage, but not any more. My Paint Saint sure makes it easy for me to touch up my main wall color and trim color with its handy built-in brush, ready to go."
"Testimonial: "Love My Paint Saint!"
Testimonial: "My Paint Saint makes it easy to touch up my walls - no searching for paintbrushes, no dripping cans of paint, no clean up, no mess. Everything stores neatly in the My Paint Saint can. Yes please!"
Savvy Southern Style:
Testimonial: "My Paint Saint has certainly made touching up holes left by changing up my decor frequently so much easier. "
Testimonial: Seems like just before company or an event at my home, I am reaching for the paint can or small glass jar filled with extra paint and a paint brush. With Paint Saint, it is always ready for that last minute touch up, it is all there, paint, brush and no clean up!...Paint Saint, where have you been all my life!!!
Maison de Pax:
Testimonial: “I love how easy My Paint Saint makes touch ups! With three young children, my walls need touch ups often. Before, I would put it off for months, but now I have no excuse.”
Cupcakes & Crinolines:
Testimonial: "My Paint Saint is just what I need to keep up with my sons….no more hiding wall scratches and patch jobs because I don't have the paint to cover it up!"
Cedar Hill Farmhouse:
Testimonial: I love how easy it is to touch up my walls using My Paint Saint. When you move furniture around by yourself, you are going to bump some walls. It's the most non-messy way to touch up the paint I have found.
It is so much easier to climb up a ladder with My Paint Saint as opposed to a bucket and a brush!
Which would you rather use? No Contest!
Finally! A 21st Century Solution to an Age-Old Problem!
The link below is an original video I made right after receiving our test run. Warning! The video is very longwinded. I was very excited and I still am! Check it out if you want to know more about me or the engineering features of My Paint Saint.
Mark Lacy would love to hear from you!
Please call me at 281-667-1124 or email me at email@example.com
Thank you List
I just can not end this campaign without thanking all the people that made my dream a potential reality.
Mary Lacy - You are the greatest mother in the world. Without you this campaign never would have happened! You wisely paid for top-notch patents when I did not think it was necessary. You have supported me in every way shape and form throughout this process. You made MPS happen. I love you, Mom!
Tina Tang - It is extremely difficult to thank you enough. Tina has been my go to for basically everything regarding manufacturing My Paint Saint. Tina has superior communication skills, responsiveness, and accessibility, which I believe are all keys to successful business relationships. Tina has constantly and consistently gone way above the call of duty, working so hard without any compensation from MPS. All those nights and days of texting and emailing each other and facing challenges head on. Tina and I have overcome challenge after challenge manufacturing MPS. I have so much trust and faith in Tina’s ability to produce and ship MPS by the thousands. Tina is the sole reason why I confidently dare to say, “MPS will set the bar for Kickstarter fulfillment” regardless of the quantity sold. Thank you so much, Tina, for everything you have done and being such a good friend. I want this Kickstarter to succeed as much for you as for my family.
Kelly Wilkniss – Kelly and I met through social media not too long ago, as she was curious about this whole MPS thing. Kelly is a former lawyer, professional blogger, great mother, five-star chef, DIY expert, home renovator, and just an amazing person overall. In a very short period of time Kelly and I were able to put our minds together and in my opinion drastically improve this campaign. Kelly completely organized getting all of the bloggers on this campaign involved in MPS, and we shipped them all Paint Saints for review. This social media move, under Kelly's guidance, allows potential supporters to get input from DIY experts. I am so grateful you have become a part of my life, Kelly, and I look forward to working with you and Peter for years to come.
Stefan and Winni -- Nothing could be more difficult for a paint brush manufacturer than when a customer is saying that he wants the brush to be submerged in paint at all times. Thank you so much for working with me and overcoming this challenge. I am still awestruck with the high quality of your paint brushes. I look forward to working with you in the future and displaying your brushes for the world to see.
Gerson Vazquez – I would like to say that every single feature of MPS came from me because MPS is my baby. However, I would like to thank Gerson Vazquez for his gracious contributions to MPS. His superior intelligence and engineering abilities put the finishing touches on the final MPS design. Thank you so much, my friend.
Zack Perito – Zack is an unbelievably precise and all out amazing machinist. Thank you so much, Zack, for guiding me, and being such an instrumental participant in ironing out some of the initial manufacturing problems. MPS is a rock solid product without gimmicky parts that can break, and you played a big part in making MPS 'Texas Tough'.
Tommy Cash – Tommy shot the Paint Saint video. It may seem simple to make a video like this, but I assure you that it takes a lot of skill and know how. Thank you so much for creating this video of my family and my dream.
Rob Gay – I knew NOTHING about starting a business. Rob, who is retired and helps people start businesses out of the kindness of his heart, showed us how to turn this dream into an actual business. Not to mention, the first time I ever heard about Kickstarter was when Rob suggested we do this. Obviously without Rob this would not be happening. Thank you so much.
Kori Lacy – I can’t imagine anything more difficult than being married to a husband who works two full time jobs, doesn’t sleep, and is well, me. Thank you so much for everything you did directly and indirectly to make my dream a reality. I will always love you.
Kenzy Lacy – While you are only two-and-a-half years old, I want you to know that you are the best thing that ever happened to me. You are the light in my life, and without you I’m not sure if I ever would have taken the steps necessary to make MPS a reality. Your 'Dayee' loves you with all his heart.
Steve Lacy - Thank you so much for creating the My Paint Saint website. Your computer software engineering skills really came in handy for Mom and me and MPS. Love, your brother
Jeff Lacy – Dad, you raised me to believe that there are no limits to innovation. You taught me to always think outside the box. While My Paint Saint is a simple product, the brilliant scientist in you developed the innovative side of me, which spawned MPS. Love you, Dad.
Bill - Sometimes we are fortunate enough in life to be blessed and meet someone like Bill. Bills input to the MPS Kickstarter campaign has drastically improved our chances of becoming a success. Thank you so much Bill!
The bloggers were provided My Paint Saints for review. Thereafter, they each agreed to help launch MPS as they were impressed by the product.The opinions expressed in their testimonials & posts are all their own.
Risks and challenges
We are aware that taking on a Kickstarter campaign will involve challenges. We have faced challenges in the past eight months, and we have overcome them through hard work and dedication.
We know that overlooked and unforeseen challenges will arise in such a large endeavor. We will continue to overcome these challenges, as we have in the past, through team effort and hard work.
We believe that fulfillment in a timely manner will be our strong point. We have manufacturers lined up who are ready to fulfill our needs whether we raise 20K or become one of the biggest Kickstarters in history. We have developed a remarkable business relationship with our manufacturers, and they are fully aware that we are launching this Kickstarter. They are ready to pounce on this Kickstarter as soon as we reach our goal!
We’ll make sure to keep you updated on our Kickstarter campaign and we welcome your input.
Please do not hesitate to call me at any time! Not only do I plan on setting the bar for Kickstarter fulfillment, I also want to be the most accessible Kickstarter inventor of all time. Mark Lacy 281-667-1124 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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