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Wagner 9 in. Smart SideKick Multi-Room Powered Roller System
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Wagner

9 in. Smart SideKick Multi-Room Powered Roller System

$79.00 /each

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The Smart SideKick Multi-Room Powered Roller is ideal for large or multi-room projects. Wagner's innovative direct-feed roller system pulls paint directly from a 1 to 5 gal. container to continuously feed the paint roller for productive drip-free, non-stop painting. The Smart SideKick comes with one 9 in. - 3/8 in. nap Wagner roller cover and one adapter for 5-gal. containers.

  • Direct-feed delivery eliminates the tray
  • Innovative click-attach arm fits all paint containers from 1 to 5 gal.
  • Extension connection handle accepts common threaded extension poles to reach high walls and ceilings
  • Easy clean-up in about 10 minutes
  • Auto-feed control provides continuous paint flow on-demand for fast, even coverage
  • Quick-release handle easily attaches rollers and accessories to the sidekick
  • For use with oil and latex based coatings
  • 1-year warranty
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this device seems to use up a lot of paint. does the paint inside the tubing go to waste?

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July 24, 2016
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No. Just remove the roller and press the paint feed button and the paint in the hose comes out slowly and evenly and can be drained into your paint can/source.
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June 2, 2016
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CAN THE INPUT HOSE BE EXTENDED SO THAT A 5 GALON PAINT CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF ONE GALON CAN
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March 22, 2016
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No. The cleaning process shows how to return the unused paint in the tube back to your paint bucket.
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Memphis TN
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April 14, 2015
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No, the unit is designed so when you pull the input line from the paint bucket it continues to move the paint out of the line until it's all used up. There will be some waste that is on the walls of the tube but it's such a small amount it's not worth worrying about. The time this thing saves is well worth a small amount of paint.
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Loveland, Colorado
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December 12, 2014
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From a professional stand point, it used more paint then a sprayer, but did a better job time wise then just using a roller & paint pan
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South Berwick, Maine
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November 11, 2014
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My experiences are that it takes some practice to develop a good technique for managing paint flow by switching the unit off and on. When applying drywall primer you need a certain cadence, but then when putting a top coat of satin finish you need a different one. I tended to put less paint on at first, not more. with regards to the paint in the tube, you can either pull the tube out of the paint can as Read More
My experiences are that it takes some practice to develop a good technique for managing paint flow by switching the unit off and on. When applying drywall primer you need a certain cadence, but then when putting a top coat of satin finish you need a different one. I tended to put less paint on at first, not more. with regards to the paint in the tube, you can either pull the tube out of the paint can as you near the end of the project to use up the paint in the tube, or you can pull the roller cover off and pump it back in to the can. I did find that the roller cover is very saturated, and traps some paint, so there is more waste than a regular paint roller, especially as you finish the room. But it's not substantial. Read Less
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October 10, 2014
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Yes, for the most part. However, the diameter of the tube is small so the amount of paint you are wasting is minimal.
I suppose you could pull the suction house in the paint bucket out of the paint and allow the remaining paint in the hose to washed out. Though I do not believe it is worth the time considering the little amount of paint wasted.
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Midtown, CT
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September 18, 2014
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I used the sidekick once. There were no leaks at all. And almost all (95%?) the paint in the tube can be used. There can be a splatter at the moment the last of the paint is pushed from the tube, and mixed with air.
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July 15, 2014
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You should be able to save most of the material in the tubing. When cleaning, your first step is to put the pickup tube in your cleaning solution and turn the unit on. Before the cleaning solution makes its way out of the tubing, it will first push out your material which you can dump back into your can.
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Can paint flow be stopped?

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It states that the speed of flow is adjustable. Can it also be turned off from the roller flow control?
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July 24, 2016
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Oh yes it can. This is a really good product. I thought I would just try it, and have it fail, and return it. But I was amazed everything it says it does is does. ***** stars
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March 22, 2016
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yes. The button that turns the flow on is on the handle and it must be pushed to turn the flow on and off.
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April 14, 2015
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Yes. There is a pressure switch on the handle. In fact you will be turning this off and on during your painting project because it really pushes the paint much faster than a painter can keep up with.
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October 10, 2014
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Yes It can. The paint flow is controlled via the button on the roller. You simply press the button to apply paint, and then press it again to stop.
It is simple but it is effective.
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Yes. (In addition to the ON-OFF switch on the motor housing) there is a push switch on the roller handle, which you would use to control the amount of paint on the roller while painting.
(just like the toggle switch on the motor housing) the switch on the handle clicks on, or clicks off, so you don't have to maintain pressure on it to keep the paint flowing (or to let water/air through for cleaning).
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July 4, 2014
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Yes, button on handle starts and stops the paint to the roller.
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The flow of paint can be stopped by pressing and releasing the button on the handle that shuts the motor off. If the flow is stopped for an extended time the roller should be wrapped in plastic to keep it from drying out.
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June 12, 2014
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Yes, you can turn off the flow of the paint. The yellow button on the handle, when pressed once will start the paint flowing. When pressed again, it will stop the flow of paint.
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Do you need to use special rollers for this unit?

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Yes but they are available at Home Depot and don't cost that much more than good quality regular rollers.
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Douglasville, GA
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June 1, 2015
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Yes, the paint flows from inside the roller through holes into the nap. The rollers are fairly easy to clean and reusable though.
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Yes. Must have the rollers designed with holes in the center roll to allow paint to pass through.
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Yes, special rollers only
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October 10, 2014
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Yes, as the roller must have holes in it to function with the sidekick. Wagner offers a couple different types of rollers that work with the SideKick.
The rollers cost around $5.00 a piece, however they can be cleaned are reused.
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yes. The rollers are perforated to allow the paint through.
One roller (3/8" nap) comes with the sidekick. More can be purchased from Home Depot for $4-$7 each. I may have seen packages of 3.
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September 7, 2014
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The SMART SideKick roller will use 9" perforated roller covers. You can typical 3/8" covers on Home Depot's website using pn# 0155206.
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Is it possible to wrap the roller head while wet with paint with painters plastic and leave overnight, in a cool area. To be reused the following day?

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I don't recommend this. Due to the long hose and pores I would recommend cleaning after usage.
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Yes. I wrapped it in a wet towel loaded it full of paint for two days and it was just fine.
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Yes. I used a plastic roller saver I bought at Home Depot.
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February 2, 2016
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Yes, just be sure to keep it in a cool place away from heat.
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February 1, 2016
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Yes you can wrap the roller head in a plastic bag and place it in a cool area away from any heat sources and out of the sun. That will keep it from drying out.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works Better Than Expected! I just used this roller system to paint a small 500sq ft one-bedroom apartment. The apartment is above a detached garage and features vaulted ceilings (yes, the ceiling is tapered from 10ft to 13ft). With 5 doorways and some high walls, I spent more time doing the cut-in (and significantly more with masking) than painting the walls. I didn't particularly care that I lost about a quart of paint (out of 5 gallons). It's a great system. Not needing to bend over and roll more paint, make sure it's even, and try not to drip back to the wall, is worth this truly inexpensive tool. The only downside is that it take much longer to clean up than it does to set up; but isn't that always the case? If you treat is properly and clean it well (I run 5 gallons of soapy water, then 5 gallons of clean water through), then it will last! That clean up process takes about 30 minutes, but I do it unattended by using 5 gallon buckets; leaving me time to clean my brushes clean up trash and be confident that my Sidekick is going to be clean. August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really good painter Easy to use and I used it to paint my new stucco outside on my garage even though it says interior only. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent tool Easy out of the box… used it on a garage makeover. I'm a c-2 quadriplegic incomplete. This tool was a lifesaver on work and ease of use. Great job with paint right out of the can. Highly recommend this product … August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Makes painting a breeze I would recommend this to anyone needing to paint their home. Painting went super fast and clean up is a breeze. Great alternative to traditional rolling or spraying. August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The only way to paint This is the fastest and the easiest way to paint a room in half the time. Took about 40 min to paint a 12 x 12 room. The best thing is their is no mess, everything is contained in the roller so their is almost no need to plave a drop cloth. June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wagner Power Paint Roller Good product, easy to use and relatively easy to clean. Much faster than a regular roller/pan set up. Have found that is faster and less hassle than a spray gun also, mainly because no tarping, masking, etc is required, so you can just go to work and get the job done. Excellent on walls and also excellent on ceilings. Heed this part in the instructions, which recommend applying Vasoline to the rubber seal at the roller connection to the wand. When applied prior to each use, there are no drips. May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Useful device for large painting projects; be sure to follow full instructions for best results! Instead of tackling a big painting project with this device right away, I decided to practice with it first, which the detailed instruction booklet actually recommends. It also comes with a Quick-Start guide, but to save yourself trouble down the road, read the full instruction guide and practice painting with it on a small area. Set-up and operation: I found set-up of this powered painting roller to be fairly easy. I attached the device to a 1-gallon paint can, which only had about 1/3 of (latex) paint left in it from a previous project. After turning on the device (it is rather loud), I found the paint flowed easily from the suction tube through the 16-feet long hose, and you can see it flowing as the hose is clear plastic. Then nothing happened for more than 30 seconds; I didn't see paint coming out of the roller pad and I thought it was somehow broken. Fortunately, then the paint started coming out of the roller pad. What happens is that the paint runs from the hose through the metal handle arm and comes out in little spurts and it then saturates the roller pad. You can control the flow and amount of paint going through the hose and into the roller pad with the yellow button on the handle. It will keep flowing until you press that button again to turn it off. So to avoid dripping, after the roller pad is saturated with paint, press the yellow button to turn off the flow of paint. If the roller pad gets dry and you need more paint, press the yellow button again to make more paint flow into the roller.. It takes a bit of practice and is definitely different than the traditional way of rolling a pad in a painting tray (see my YouTube video of this device in action). Cleaning: I found cleaning rather tedious and initially confusing. In order to get all the paint out of the hose, per the instructions you take the suction tube out of your paint can (obviously the device should be turned off at this point) and put it in a container of warm, soapy (dish soap is fine) water. You then release the roller pad from the metal arm and put that into another container of soapy water. Then you hang the metal arm into your paint container, turn the device on and run the motor for 15 seconds and any paint in the hose flows back into the can. I didn't see much paint flowing back into the can so I ran it for longer than 15 seconds and then it started spurting soapy water (because the suction tube is in your container of soapy water) into the paint can, effectively ruining the paint. Fortunately, it was only practice paint, so not a big deal, but if you're doing this for a real painting project, make sure you run it for no more than 15 seconds or soapy water will mix with your leftover paint and it will be ruined. What I just described was the process of getting the leftover paint from the hose back into the can so you don't end up wasting a lot of good paint. I didn't find it very effective. Then to get the hose all the way clean (which it'll need to be if you're going to use different colors of paint), you take the metal arm out your paint can, hold it above the container of soapy water (or a separate container) and the soapy water will run from the suction tube through the hose out the metal arm into the container (see my YouTube video). You'll probably have to refill your container with clean, warm, soapy water several times to get the hose all the way clean. Then you also have to take the roller apart in order to clean all the pieces in that device. Furthermore, there's cleaning of the metal roller arm and all the pieces involved in the arm need to be lubricated after each use. If you're going to be using this device to paint several rooms and in different colors, you'll have a lof ot cleaning to do. Conclusion: So far, I've only used it for practice on a small area, but I intend to tackle painting my dining room with this device. Since the hose is 16-feet long, it seems you'll have easier reach of a larger area. It will also cut down on constantly having to refill your painting tray with more paint, because the device feeds directly from your paint can. I think you can also separately obtain an extension wand for use with this device for if you need to paint very tall walls of high ceilings, possibly eliminating the need for a ladder. Cleaning and maintenance of the device I find rather involved and could be a detterent in purchasing and/or using same. July 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Makes big jobs go fast...filter your paint Works well but you should definitely strain your paint. Clogs are difficult to clean out. I spent two hours taking the entire thing apart and reassembling. I ended up making a filer to ensure paint boogers did not get into the hoses. It made a three room larger job much much easier and cleaner especially since it was one color. Cleaning the unit thoroughly takes time. There are several YouTube videos and comments with good advice--read up. June 24, 2016
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