Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 19
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 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
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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 by Verified Reviewer good investment
used this for over 2 years and going to buy another one as replacement. really great for interior walls where doing the masking tapes taking too long time. save a lot of time just by not doing the tape and not having to deep it into paint buckets. 2 issues i have is the price is way too high and i have hard time to keep the roller from straying away. Also, they do not sell replacement part, like the plastic holder to keep the roller from sliding away. it is a great product as a replacement for spraying paint.
July 9, 2014