A Timeless Painters Fustration + Modern Overspray Solution

Professional Overspray man From Aloha Painting Co

Professional Overspray man From Aloha Painting Co

Catherine Lee & Hawaii Business released the following article about Problocker’s Slit Eyewear & the Ninja High Performance Spray Goggles.

What’s the problem:

Professional painters & spraymen need to wear eye protection, but rarely do.


That’s because safety glasses and other eywear in the industry protect their eyes from overspray, but the paint soon covers the glass and blocks their sight. Repeatedly cleaning the glasses takes a lot of time and decreases the painters production.

With more than 45 years of experience in the painting industry Kendell Kikuyama says, “Painters cover themselves from head to toe. They wear gloves, long pants, long-sleeve shirts, they wear respirators. But the one place they don’t cover is their eyes. They’ve tried just about everything on the market and most choose to use nothing at all.”

What’s a possible solution:

Just over three years ago, Mr. Kikuyama started developing the concept he had been dream about for years. This summer he unveiled the patent-pending ProBlocker Slit Eyewear & the Ninja High Performance Spray Goggles, that guard the eyes while allowing the painter to see through small slits that don’t allow paint inside.

The spray goggles consist of a sleek plastic frame with an open viewing slit in the center of each lens. By sealing the air space around the eyes, the goggles create a pocket of dead air that acts as a barrier to block paint particles from entering. Paint lands on the rest of the goggles and elsewhere, but doesn’t block the slits, so painters can see even in the midst of overspray.

Where can I purchase the product:

At press time, the product was about to hit shelves in Sherwin-Williams stores around the island or online at http://www.problocker.com

How much does it cost & what do I get:

Price is $19.95 for a package of three.

What are others saying about this innovative product:

Already, a few painting companies have started using them.

Jeremy Duarte, field superintendent with M Shiroma Painting in Kapolei says, “painters hardly ever wear eye protection because there hasn’t been anything on the market that’s efficient and reliable.” He picked up 10 pairs for his painters to try.

“These work a lot better than the other stuff out there,” Duarte says. “It’s definitely something we’d buy.”

This innovative product that offers a solution to the spraymens frustration.

*To read more artciles, professional painters testimonies, and for additional information visit http://www.problocker.com

*The original article by Catherine Lee & Hawaii Business can be found online at: http://www.hawaiibusiness.com


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