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

Want to speed up the painting process (and cut out frustration)? The innovative AccuBrush MX Paint Edger may be the answer to all your cutting in woes.  

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Painting walls can be a fun and easy DIY project – you can even get the kids involved. The tricky part of 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 process 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.

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How We Tested the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger

To test the AccuBrush Paint Edger, we mocked up a test wall with a 4-foot-by-8-foot 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’s 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 replacement. The edger’s lightweight housing is well balanced, and the handle is easy to grip.

Pros

  • Keeps paint from getting on your trim and ceiling
  • Easy to use
  • Versatile and useable on a variety of surfaces
  • One-year warranty
  • Reuseable/washable rollers
  • Brush can be adjusted

Cons

  • Can not cut into corners

FAQ

What kind of warranty does the AccuBrush have?

The AccuBrush MX and XT come with a one-year warranty.

Can I get my money back if I don’t like the AccuBrush?

Yes, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee on the AccuBrush.

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.”

“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 weekend DIYers looking to speed up their painting project. We recommend it for anyone trying to simplify the cutting in process.

Where to Buy the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger

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AccuBrush offers various packages ranging in price from $45 to around $140. If you want to give this handy tool a go without spending much, choose the under-$50 11-piece MX Jumbo Kit. Ready to take the plunge? Consider selecting the Accubrush XT Pole Mountable Paint Edger or the Accubrush XT Paint Edger Deluxe Kit, which are both over $100.

If this time-saving tool doesn’t motivate you to start that painting project you’ve put off, we don’t know what will!

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Sheri Kaz
As Associate Shopping Editor, Sheri helps Family Handyman readers find well-designed products to enjoy their time spent at home. Her expertise lies in interior design and gardening. When she’s not searching for the next inspired home or garden solution, she enjoys dancing, painting and the great outdoors.