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The auto painter.

A sprinkler like device.
 
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Buy an auto painter from your hardware shop cover the floor and anything you don't want painted leave the room and let it do the work for you.

The auto painter is like an indoor computerised sprinkler, you download the dimensions of the desired room into the auto painter and fill its resivior with the appropriate amount and colour of paint, the auto painter then sprays the paint around the room at varying heights and pressures to make sure that an even coat is achieved throughout the room. You can even programme it to do an undercoat first and then time it so that as soon as the undercoat has dried the main coat goes on straight afterwards.

You may never have to bother spending a day painting a room ever again.

Gulherme, Feb 07 2003

the only reference I could find... http://www.eichlern.../messages/5870.html
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Bar Code Tender http://www.halfbake...Bar_20Code_20Tender
FarmerJohn's Wallcrawler robot. [8th of 7, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Does a really poor job on the trim, though.
jurist, Feb 07 2003
  

       half-baked Mr Bean.
po, Feb 07 2003
  

       Art-A-Matic circa 1970 (3rd reference to Art-A-Matic in halfbakery by my elf & only 3 on 'net, apparently.)
thumbwax, Feb 07 2003
  

       1.Open paint 2.Drop grenade in can 3.Run 4.Repeat for 2nd coat.
oneoffdave, Feb 07 2003
  

       This becomes quite complex fairly quickly. In Silly Towers where the mansion expansion has all but finished, very few of the rooms are square - most have little nooks and crannies that are not visible from the centre of the room. Therefore your autopainter would have to move round - distinguish wood from plaster, know where the radiators were and how high they came up, fill holes in walls, ...   

       Also, I quite like painting rooms - just as well really. Now, if only we could have an auto-sander to do all that boring preparation work first.   

       Also, what the hell is a //resivior// - do you mean reservoir?
PeterSilly, Feb 07 2003
  

       A resivior is a sivior who sives you, if you've been a backsliver.
thumbwax, Feb 07 2003
  

       Just buy one of the computer controlled robots that spray cars in factories.
Mayfly, Feb 07 2003
  

       I was into the third line of the second paragraph before I realized this wasn't about painting autos. I'd thought that this might be a good idea at the mall for when I lose mine, I'd just find one that looked like mine. And if the color didn't match, well, I'd just use this auto painter.
<wanders off, looking around, car keys in hand>
pluterday, Feb 07 2003
  

       Could work in conjunction with a wall-crawling robot, attached to the paint/power supply by an umbillical.
8th of 7, Feb 07 2003
  

       Ah. I was hoping this was a like a car wash with paint instead of water, for those days when you're sick and tired of trying to find your silver car in the mall lot.
DrCurry, Feb 07 2003
  
      
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