Purdy says its newly-launched Painter’s Backpack is the first purpose-designed mobile storage system for professional decorators.
Manufactured from a durable, weather resistant fabric, the Purdy Painter’s Backpack has been designed with the professional decorator in mind, hosting several dedicated pockets for a variety of tools. This includes a pocket for roller frames and sleeves up to 18”, an external extension pole compartment, as well as slots for prep tools and a multitude of brushes.
What’s more, there are external compartments and clips for personal items, water bottles; and an external USB connector to keep devices charged.
For additional convenience, the backpack’s two foldout pockets in the front open fully and lay flat for ease of access to tools and brushes. It also features a detachable pouch specifically for transporting wet brushes and rollers — containing the paint within the compartment and saving clean up time on site or risking leakage to other tools.
Andrew Cummins, Senior Product Manager at Purdy, said: “We talked with professional decorators to create a backpack that is functional and efficient for day-to-day jobs. From their feedback, the Purdy Painter’s Backpack has been designed ergonomically, with heavy duty grips, rugged metal zippers, and even weight distribution to ensure that even when it is holding everything in a decorator’s arsenal, it is still easy and comfortable to carry around. Rubber feet have also been included in the design, to prevent tipping.
“Gone are the days where professionals lug around their paint brushes and rollers in whatever bags they can find. The Purdy Backpack is an investment that will last for years to come.”
The company has also launched the Purdy Pail, a one litre capacity paint bucket designed for convenience and efficiency. With different grip options, a brush magnet, and a mini roller ramp, the product has been ergonomically designed for professionals.
For example, to reduce hand fatigue, the Pail comes with a multi-grip option, including a coffee-cup style adjustable hand grip for pouring and holding, and a flexible bail handle for general carrying. This flexible bail has been manufactured to fit securely onto a ladder hook for hanging, keeping both hands free to work safely.
To reduce time on-site, the product is also available with pail liners — that come in packs of three — which maintain the roll-off grid pattern of the pail and allow for quick colour changes and clean up once work is completed.