Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 53
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kegan New favorite tool
After spending some time scraping the shingle siding on our 1948 house, I thought there must be a better way.
This is the better way by far, it eats the paint off without damaging the shingles.
I found it's best used with basically no pressure, let the machine do the work, keeping it at a slight angle.
I let it chatter over the shingles and make several passes. By keeping it moving I'm not heating up the paint so no clogging of the pad either.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smylie Works Great
Light weight and easy to handle. Strips paint better than a sander.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newbee Best purchase ever
This paint eater really work on thick paint. It help me to take down my solid paint deck. Awesome product.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Wagner paint eater
Great tool for prepping paint work on decks and on hoses or cottages
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tex Makes painting an easier chore
The hardest part of painting, for me, is the preparation. Removing chipped paint, sanding, scraping, washing, and all the rest are time consuming and the results sometimes still not smooth and ideal for more paint.
With Paint Eater, life is better. Cracked, and chipped paint just goes away. The best approach I have found is to let the wheel do the work, and to not use excessive pressure or force. It is possible to remove some wood, and make gauges, but not likely if the tool is used correctly. The wheel may clog with paint chips and dust, but a tap or two will usually clear it. Wheel life seems to be good - I am still using the original, and replacements are reasonably priced. You don't have to go down to bare wood because the Paint Eater will smooth and taper edges quite easily, but the result looks even better when all of the old paint is gone. Be sure to wear eye protection and a dust mask.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by daveyhimself Good paint eater!
This thing will eat through paint, however there are only two settings. Off and FULL BLAST, if I have a more precise project that needs exact scraping this would be difficult to use. If you have a surface that needs to go all out this is your product.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Texas Effortless
This is a revolutionary paint remover. I couldn't believe how quickly and effortlessly it removed paint, without damaging the underlying wood.
The synthetic pads get in to every nook and cranny, something that sand paper cannot easily do.
Take a look at the pictures I uploaded. In the second picture, the paint on the door frame was peeling from the sun, the PaintEater quickly removed all the loose paint, and didn't scratch the wood below.
The first picture shows how well the PaintEater did at removing flaking paint from siding, again without damaging the texture.
Remember, the PaintEater removes paint, it is not designed for sanding surfaces smooth, when used properly the pads will last a long time.
It does a fantastic job of removing paint, the pictures speak for themselves...
June 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray Great Little "Paint Eater" from Wagner
I used this sander on my garage. It worked better than I could have imagined. I had scraped off most of the peeling paint prior to using the sander, but i wished I hadn't. This tool would have powered the paint right off. The best part is that it left the clapboard siding with a nice smooth finish suitable for priming / painting. It sure beats holding up a belt sander. This tool would be great also if you had to remove paint or sand under eaves on a home / building. Thoroughly impressed. Buy it at Home Depot ($69.00) as opposed to Lowe's ($79.00) - same model. You'll have some lunch money!
September 13, 2015