We Tried the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger That Makes Cutting In a Breeze

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One of the many weekend projects on your to-do list happens to be painting a room, but it's so time-consuming you can’t get motivated to start. We tried the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger to see if it could speed up the process.  

May We Cut In?

Painting walls can be a fun and easy DIY project – you can even get the kids involved. The tricky part to making your paint job look professional is the edging, also called “cutting in,” around the trim and ceiling.

If you happen to be skilled with a paintbrush, you can freehand the cutting in. That’s how most pros do, but it’s time-consuming. You can also tape off the trim around the windows, the baseboard and the perimeter of the ceiling with painter’s tape, then cut it in with a paintbrush. This is even more time-consuming and costly.

Another option is the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger. This tool could reduce hours of prep time and eliminate unsightly brush strokes on your ceiling and trim.

What is the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger?

The AccuBrush MX Paint Edger is a paint roller and paintbrush in one. The four-inch roller applies the paint to the wall. Then a small paintbrush just behind the roller cuts in a perfect line along the edge of your trim or ceiling.

How We Tested It

To test the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger, we mocked up a test wall with a 4×8 sheet of drywall. We added some baseboard and window trim, rolled on a coat of primer, then put the AccuBrush MX to work.

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We also tested the AccuBrush MX on a piece of acrylic glass, just to see how the tool works from the backside.

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Finally, to test its accuracy, we went into the Family Handyman home lab and did some cutting in on a wall and ceiling.

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Product Features

The AccuBrush MX Paint Edger movable shield keeps paint from crossing the cut-in line and acts as a guide along the edge as you paint. The roller and brush are quick release for easy cleaning or replacing. Its lightweight housing is well balanced, and the handle easy to grip.

Pros

  • Keeps paint from getting on your trim and ceiling.
  • Easy to use.
  • Helps speed up your painting project.

Cons

  • Leaves a line in the paint from the wheels.
  • Can not cut into corners.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of warranty is there? The AccuBrush MX and XT come with a one-year warranty.

Can I get my money back? Yes, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee.

What Amazon reviewers Had to Say

We found the AccuBrush to be a real time saver, and we weren’t the only ones. “We have knock down ceilings in our house and traditional edgers with wheels that roll along the ceiling don’t work well,” said verified purchaser Heather Jones in an Amazon review. “So I’ve been free handing my edges. While my freehand is not horrible…it TAKES FOREVER to get a room painted. It would take me 2+ hours to freehand a room (our basement, specifically). I was able to get the entire basement done (corners too) in about 30 minutes.

Easy to use is another theme. “This edger is super easy to use and I went through an entire room top and bottom in under 45 minutes,” said another verified purchaser on Amazon. “Didn’t have problems with smudging or roller lines like some of the other people had complained about. As long as you keep this parallel to the wall it does it’s job!”

Final Verdict

AccuBrush MX Paint Edger is an affordable painting tool for the weekend DIYers looking to speed up their painting project.

Where to Buy the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger

AccuBrush offers various packages ranging in price from $39.95 to $124.95.

The 11-piece MX Jumbo Kit sells for $39.95. The Complete Edging Kit contains the Accubrush MX Standard Handheld Paint Edger, XT Pole-Mountable Paint Edge, four additional rollers, four additional brushes, a paint tray and a 40-inch wooden paint pole, all for $124.95. Pick up an eight-piece AccuBrush refill kit for $24.95.

Purchase AccuBrush Paint Edgers directly from accubrush.com, and Walmart.com. It earned a 3.5 star rating on Amazon.com with more than 4,000 reviews.

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Joe Cruz
Joe Cruz is a contributing editor for Family Handyman Magazine, creating DIY how-to & home improvement projects for both digital and print. Joe started woodworking at an early age, finding himself in carpentry jobs such as building and remodeling houses, woodworking jobs such as custom cabinetry and kitchen installation, and artisan positions involving props work for theaters and artful exhibit building for national museums. Although Joe is also a fine furniture maker, his real passions are music and woodturning, with original compositions on streaming platforms and woodturnings featured in various art shows and galleries.