Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jdcap Had high hopes
Thought it would save time, not having to worry about a pan in the floor and it sounded easy to clean. Tried it twice just in case I wasn't doing something right the first time. Must have something wrong with it because I can't believe anyone would market that piece of junk. It left streaks on the wall, dripped on the floor, and took an hour to clean. Since I was doing a job out of town, I purchased a roller kit. worked great (although I will have to roll twice to cover those streaks) and clean up was throw it in the trash! I did not try the sprayer, but then I didn't buy if for the sprayer and I am returning it.
May 10, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hate2paint Great product
I bought this to stain our fence. I used Behr semi-transparent & the sprayer. After adjusting the spray screw to a fine mist, it sprayed great. Only had to clean it twice after 5 gals of stain. I've used professional sprayers & have to clean them about the same amount. This unit cleaned up with just warm water & took about 30 minutes. Trust me I hate to paint but this unit made it much more pleasurable. Last time I stained the same fence we used the same stain but a garden sprayer & there was a lot of waste in over spray. I highly recommend this product to anyone.
July 10, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by smack323 Works ok
We just purchased a new home and had lots of painting to do. I saw this online and thought it could really save us some time.
Pros- price - faster than a roller and tray. clean up is very easy. two people can use at the same time.
Cons - the sprayer doesnt work at all unless you want glogs of paint everywhere.
the triggers on the rollers are very hard to press down. after about 15min of using it your hand will hurt since it need to be held down almost all the time.
the paint flow is very slow even when turned to max.
and Go PACKERS!
January 24, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wizguy Totally worthless
I am not new to painting and paint sprayers. I got this paint sprayer because the price was right and i was looking for compact. With the first use of the sprayer I was (to say the least) shocked, then when I used the roller I was more than shocked that Ryobi could put out for the consumer such a piece of total junk. I have Ryobi power tools and have worked professionally in construction with many Ryobi tools with no complaints. This hunk of junk is totally worthless. If Ryobi gave me my money back and let me keep the dumb thing I would still throw it in the trash. This paint sprayer could very well put Ryobi out of business. If this was my first Ryobi tool I would not trust any other Ryobi tools. Send a little more money and get something that really works.
August 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SammanthaMaxx Total piece of junk!
My husband and I spent a few good hours trying to give this thing a chance. The concept is so cool, I really wish it would have worked!
The edger is just a peice of foam glued onto the dispenser. It was bent and tweaked from the package so it didnt make clean lines.
The roller was a total joke. It drops little beads of paint onto the roller soooo slow that you just end up with streak lines from the spots it actually drops the paint.
The sprayer shoots out globs of paint on first pull, but with somehing to do a test on and some practice it could be ok.
Overall it was a total waste of time and money. We had to come back and finish the project with regular brushes and rollers (we did 2 coats of paint faster than the primer took with this machine!)
December 13, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by wscifi The product is easy to use, but has its faults.
The trigger to control paint flow is very uncomfortable to keep pressed. The spring tension in it is way beyond comfort level and the flow control knob is right above the trigger, which makes it very hard to squeeze the trigger comfortably. Would have been nice to have a trigger lock on this, that would have saved me much grief. My paint roller attachment was also missing the plugs that go on each end of the roller paint applicator. Made for quite the mess when I first turned it on. It does not like the paint cans which have the pour spouts (Dutch Boy). Where the roller attachment connects to the handle is plastic. It flexed quite a bit during use. Makes me wonder how long it will last. Cleanup was kind of a mess, wished it would have came with that cleaning brush it said was not included. Other than the above, it worked well.
June 21, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYdad This Product Does not work as Advertised!
I purchased this product in November of last year but did not get a chance to use it until recently. It does not preform as advertised at all! The sprayer is not user friendly and will be too thick or not come out at all. The paint roller is a joke and clogs with the first use making it further unusable and the pads simply drip!. Do not buy this product for painting, you will be very disappointed!
April 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by avghandyman What a piece of junk
I read all the other reviews saying this product was no good but I was skeptical. I thought to myself why would they make a product like this that worked so poorly. So I took the chance and bought it and it ended up being just as the reviews said. The pump is just not strong enough to push the paint. I like all the other Ryobi tools I have but this one is a waste of time.
September 13, 2011