It’s not so much the fact that every part of the Green Toad paint system–including the plastic parts, handle, brush heads, bristles and internal parts–is biodegradable and compostable. No, that’s very cool, for sure, but that’s not what turns my head.

With a toy-gun grip handle and a quick release button for easy attachment switching, the Green Toad paint system is claiming ergonomic superiority over the traditional paint brush and roller.

Designed to reduce hand and wrist strain, the brush head can rotate 360 degrees and lock into eight different positions. You can also throw a roller attachment onto the handle, which probably then feels like you’re wielding a crossbow.

Will the average consumer take to this new paint brush design and concept? I have to say I was a bit wary when I first took a look. I haven’t put hand to grip, yet, but the more I think about it the more I feel inclined to give this product a go–we’ve all suffered the hand, wrist and forearm strain of a long day (or days) of painting. If Green Toad is saying those days are over, who am I to reject the notion without first trying?

Green Toad will be sold exclusively through QVC at

The Green Toad