Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 80
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by postman44 Practical Joke
Okay, where is the hidden camera ? There is no way someone actually thought this would work right? I am sitting here covered in paint with this machine sputtering. The only logical explanation is this is some kind of practical joke. Come on guys, show yourselves....I hear laughter....wait....it's the machine. OMG. I have wasted money. I should have just painted with a manual roller. Just take several dollar bills, wad them up into a ball, and dip into the paint bucket. You will still save your money and get a better paint job than this disaster !!!
May 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by matt worked perfect....for a couple hours
Used it to paint a room at church. Painted ceiling perfectly. When starting walls, noticed pump was sucking paint but nothing coming out of roller. 5 min later, paint comes out alright. Out of the units cracks, the vents I had no way of stopping it. I have never screamed so many profanitites in the house of the Lord. Do yourself and your religion a favor...do not buy this. You are much better doing it the old fashioned way!
September 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Most horrid piece of equipment ever
I purchased this in hopes that it would help me with my wifes color changing addiction. I want to say that this is the most horrid piece of equipment ever offered to a "do it yourselfer". The instructions should say: 1.) Place tarp around area you wish to paint. 2.) Place tarp over everything you own. 3.) Wear a full face mask and paint naked. Paint will be everywhere except the walls. It drips paint at all settings and all angles. I had paint IN my shoe. Cleaning it is a maddening process as well. This product was obviously designed on a cocktail napkin, in a bar, late on a Friday. Unless you are painting your floor, avoid this monstrosity. It is horrific.
September 6, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CoveredinCO Awful
Here is a simple tutorial for replicating the results achieved by using the Duet paint system: 1) Open a can of paint. 2) Stir to mix completely. 3) Place opened can in the middle of the room. 4) Kick the can as hard as you can. 5) Continue kicking the can around the room until it has completely covered the entire space with random splotches of paint. Do not buy this item.
June 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 2150j What a mess!
Worst money I ever spent on painting equipment. This machine pumped paint onto everything except the wall I was painting. I spent a whole morning cleaning up the mess it made and cleaning the machine so that I could return it. The hoses come off within minutes of turning on the pump. No one could write a review that overstates how bad a product this is. I can only assume that anyone who gave it over a one works for Ryobi.
July 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by macman HORRIFIC
i NOW HAVE TO REPLACE A $2000 CARPET THANKS TO RYOBI AND THEIR DUAL PAINTER (MODEL FPR200). What a piece of junk!!!! I am normally a Ryobi fan but they blew it on this one. I agree with the person who said it was designed on a napkin, at a bar, late on a Friday night. DO NOT BUY!!!!!
August 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TomW Junk
The design concept is great, but it is constructed very poorly. I loved the ideas of no thinning, working from a standard 1 gallon can, reversing the suction to clean, that it uses standard rollers and the two person functionality. All great ideas!
I bought this even after reading the negative reviews, since I thought I could work around the shortcomings, which i did such as turning the flow control way down to start in order to avoid dripping and splatter.
The product worked great for 1/2 of a 12' x 15' bedroom. Then the motor started to strain and eventually stopped altogether. I think the Behr Ultra Premium paint that I was using was just too much for the flimsy pump motor to handle. I used a fresh gallon of paint, so there was no junk from prior use to clog the system.
This could be a great product if the components were improved and it is built better. Until Ryobi comes out with a "new and improved" version, don't even think about buying it.
December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Phatts Save your money or prepare to spend more on clean ups.
I used to trust Ryobi but not for anything paint related. It worked well for about 15 min. Then it clogged. I tried to clean it, didn't work. I tried it again and it sprayed out of each connection, but nothing to the pad in the roller head. In the end there was more paint on my floor than on my wall.
November 23, 2014