Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Chris Turned paint gray
No matter what setting I had the sprayer on, for some reason the Behr ultra white paint would ooze out of the edge on the roller that the tube went in to. The oozing paint would be gray when the rest of the roller would be normal white color. This was not residual gray paint that was coming out. Used it for quite a while hoping it would stop, but it didn't. Returned!
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Franztini Expensive but worth it
I hesitated spending $80 on this accessory since I just spent $300 on the Graco X5 sprayer - which I didn't budget for but figured it was cheaper to buy it than rent a sprayer since I had a whole house to do. After spraying the whole interior with primer, I like using the sprayer since it is light and easy to maneuver but I was painting the walls a different color than the ceiling and the thought of trying to protect the ceiling while spraying the walls is what lead me to look into this accessory. I hesitated because of the cost and some bad reviews, but figured it had to be better than spending the time to protect the ceilings from overspray. I am glad I did!
Well yesterday I did two coats on 90% of the interior walls of a 1500 square foot house - by myself! 3 bedrooms, hallway, living room, and family room. I was exhausted after at the end of the day and had my frustrations with the roller, but was still glad that I bought it. As a previous reviewer stated, the roller is heavier than a standard roller. You will have to roll with two hands. One on the gun and the other guiding the bar. Because it is heavy and you are triggering the paint that comes out of the roller, you need to 'guide' the roller up/down the wall so you don't get 'runs' on the sides. The best way to describe this is when you have a roller filled with paint and you roll and lean on one side of the roller - there will be a run of paint on that side. This can occur with the roller if you don't use your hand to guide it - especially in tight corners/areas. It does take a little getting use to since you trigger the gun to get paint to the roller and roll. As some reviewers stated, it took longer to cut the corners than it did to roll the walls. Here is my two cents on the pros and cons.
Clean - there are no drips from the roller and it is 100% cleaner than the sprayer
Fast - Energy focused on rolling not stopping and getting more paint on your roller
Economical - less paint used since you put the sprayer hose into the gallon/5 gallon bucket and not pouring into trays
Heavy - the roller is heavier than a traditional roller. I recommend getting the cheap gloves that have rubber in the palm and fingers and use them to paint. It helps with the metal gun and the hand that holds the metal bar to the roller
Size - the roller bar is fixed. If you have a small area, i.e., 3' hallway, it can be difficult to roll
Fighting the hose - this pairs with the "heaviness' of the roller. At times when rolling the hose would cause frustration.
February 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by alpaca Time Saver
Major time saver. Even made my husband who hates painting agree to paint his mothers house next!
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by johnpc Worked better than expected
I already had the Graco paint sprayer but did not want to mask off everything to spray paint some bedrooms so I picked up the pressure paint roller. I painted two rooms and it worked well. It was much faster. I was covering the floor but then stopped that to save time as and I did not need to cover the floor because it did not drip.
The clean up of the roller was as easy as a regular roller.
I wish they made a pad version of this system for doing the corners and near the ceiling. I called Graco and they said they did not make that system.
March 3, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by edwardskc Can paint large areas quickly and cleanly
Like anything new, it took me a few minutes to learn how to use it. Makes rolling large areas MUCH easier, and the trigger for applying paint works well and smoothly so you can always have the right amount of paint on your roller without drips, climbing up and down ladders, and constant trips back to the roller pan. The handle has a lot of adjustments so you can put the trigger in the position that is most comfortable for you. Only downsides -- it's a little heavy so my arm got tired faster than with a conventional roller, and it is a little awkward to switch sides and put the frame on the other side. Also, cleanup of the entire contraption takes longer than using a standard roller. Wonderful for any large job though, and cut the time for painting in half.
June 25, 2013