Extension Pole Threaded Ends: What is a Lok-thread and what does it do?


There is nothing worse than having to constantly retighten a tool that keeps spinning off an extension pole threaded end. For example, if you’re constantly having to stop painting a wall to tighten the roller frame back onto the pole. Another common example we have seen customers complain about in the past are when you are cleaning your boat and the brush on the pole is constantly coming undone. Both situations are annoying and waste valuable time for the user.

The Solution

To solve this problem Mr. LongArm’s Heavy Duty and Professional extension poles come equipped with a special feature on our standard ¾” metal threaded ends.  This feature is called a Lok-thread and was designed to prevent threaded tools from loosening during use. While the Lok-thread may be small and hard-to-notice, it is definitely effective. Our Pro-Lok, Alumiglass, Smart-Lok, and Super Tab-Lok line of telescoping poles all feature this patented technology. No more stopping what you’re doing; attach your tool and get to work!

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how to use a paint roller extension pole

10 Tips for Painting with a Mr. LongArm 3-Section Extension Pole


About the author: Mark Kirby is a homeowner who shared these helpful tips he learned while painting with a Mr. LongArm 3-section extension pole. Thanks for sharing these Mark!


How to Use a Paint Roller Extension Pole

By Mark Kirby

1 – Do not over load the paint roller and always make sure the paint is evenly distributed on the roller. Less paint makes the pole less top heavy and makes the roller easier to control at long extensions. Lighter paint loading of rollers give better painting results and fewer runs and drips. Just be sure to avoid dry rolling which can cause an uneven paint job.

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Interior Design Tips

7 Practical Tips for Breathing a New Life into Old Homes


About the author: Mike Johnston is a home improvement blogger and DIY enthusiast from Sydney. He is a regular writer at Smooth Decorator and contributor on several interior design, lifestyle, real estate and eco-friendly blogs. Mike’s goal is to create and share meaningful interior design tips that help and inspire people.


By Mike Johnston

People often tend to look at home renovation like a holy grail of all DIY projects. The prize you will get at the end of the journey is awesome, but the trouble you need to go through along the way makes the whole thing seem pointless. Here’s the good news, Sir Galahad – this quest is only as complicated as you want it to be and your good old home can get a breath of new life even with the slightest of efforts if you know where to put it. Here are a couple of interior design tips to help in your quest.

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Deck Stain Applicators

Top Hacks for WoodMates Deck Stain Applicators


For a long time DIYers had to use paint rollers and brushes for applying deck stain. Then, we came around and figured that there has to be a better way to go about staining your deck. We came up with the ultimate line of deck and fence stain applicators. While these deck stain applicators are straightforward to use, like many tools, there are always a few tricks to make things easier. Luckily for you, after staining many a deck with our WoodMate applicators, our team has figured out eight “hacks” that will make using our tools even easier.

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