Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 20
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rnbnut Good product
This is a good tool if you're a professional painter or will be doing a lot of painting. It's rather expensive for what it does, and has pretty limited uses. If you've already got the Graco painter, it's not a bad investment.
The limitations are: It gets rather heavy after a while, the hose is awkward in tight spaces, and it's hard to clean.
The pros are: if you will be painting many surfaces the same color, there is no time spent stopping to load up your roller. It's useful if you've got a few rooms all prepped and can come in and paint like crazy.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jackplane SHOULD HAVE BEEN ANODIZED
This seemed like a good way to save some time on a large commercial painting job I had that could not be sprayed. Typical of the cheap products to be found at Home Depot the manufacturer decided to save a few dollars by not anodizing or otherwise coating the aluminum tube that makes up the handle. This caused the operator to get a dark gray substance all over their hands and contaminate everything they touched with this substance that was very difficult to paint over. Not only this but after about a half hour of painting the same gray stuff would starting contaminating the paint and oozing out of the side of the roller. If you have to break the thing down, flush it out, and clean everything for thirty minutes for thirty minutes of use you gain nothing. I am surprised that Grayco would put their name on such a product that is obviously not up to par.
May 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CHUCK WORKS BUT CUMBERSOME
BOUGHT POWER ROLLER A WEEK AGO. USED IT ON TWO CEILINGS. YES IT WORKS BUT ITEM IS HEAVY AND HARD ON THE ARMS AND BACK TO USE UNLESS YOU ARE IN EXCELLANT SHAPE. I HAVE SINCE WENT BACK TO THE OLD FASHION WAY (PAN AND ROLLER) WHICH MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER BUT I MAKE UP FOR IT IN CLEANUP TIME.
March 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by UncleBuck Worked Great, Once you got the hang of it
This roller attachment worked really well for priming an entire 1400 square foot house. I will definitely use it to finish painting house. I had no problems with dripping or color changing to grey. The only thing that turned grey were my hands, I would suggest wearing gloves. After using just a sprayer and back rolling for the second floor I noticed how much paint spraying used, I decided to give this a try.
It worked far better than spraying without having to tape and cover everything. It didn't leave any roller marks, and I believe the primer went at least twice as far, without having to wear a mask.
The only downfall was the time it took to clean after using it, and the cost of rollers themselves.
I actually cleaned the roller also and used it the following day.
This unit was solidly built and definitely well worth the price.
January 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Not Recommended
Roller is very sturdly constructed so I thought it would be engineered well. However, using the X5 painter unit with roller there is no way to lower the pressure enough so that you get no leaking from the roller. This would be ok in my opinion if the metal on metal sleeve bearings in the roller did not rub and release metal shavings. When painting with white or light colors the roller end connected to the paint tube leaks slowly. When mixed with the metal shavings the paint turns grey and eventually will get on your wall or ceiling. Makes a mess and more cover up work later. For the price (expensive) I would at least expect the roller to have some rubber gaskets to keep this from happening
January 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce Good idea BUT doesn't work well.
I thought this would be great to paint my basement. However, I had problems from the beginning. My biggest peeve is that when you press the trigger on the spray handle it sends paint at such a high rate it starts dripping out the roller and makes a mess. Also similar to another review, the metal to metal joint where the gun attaches to the roller will wear a little bit and start sending very fine metal filings in to the paint gray spots all over the place. Luckily this was my primer coat. I think I will sell this on Ebay and go back to the old fashioned way of painting...roller and tray
October 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by alpaca Time Saver
Major time saver. Even made my husband who hates painting agree to paint his mothers house next!
January 21, 2015