A 19-year-old Indian student develops electric painting brush
Painting walls can be a tedious and time consuming affair. Dipping the paint brush in the paint bucket and then reaching the brush to the wall is a process that consumes a lot of time, besides spilling and wasting a lot of paint. To make things simpler for painters, Jahangir a 19-year-old student from Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir, India has developed an electric painting brush, which not only saves labor but also makes the task of painting fun, easy and quick.
The automatic painting device lets users paint walls sans the need to dip the brush into the paint bucket. The user can control the flow of paint in the electric paint brush to paint evenly. The painting device comprises an hp motor operated pump that sucks up paint form the paint bucket and delivers it through the flexible tubes to a custom made brush fitted with a distributer to spread the paint nice and even. The electric brush has an actuating lever on the operator belt (which can be worn by the user) to control the inflow and outflow of paint to the bristles.
Jahangir has readied a working prototype of the electric paint brush in collaboration with NIF through GIAN Cell and University of Kashmir. The brush shows that the innovation has potential to be realized as a commercial product in the time to come.