Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 70
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Blackbeered No Longer My Go To
When I first got this product, I was very excited. It seemed to offer all the 'bells and whistles' one could even want from a DIY person.
I used it for two rooms ... or about 4 gallons of paint over a three day period, after I had cut in the room over two days.
The unit performed as advertised; I especially like the "reverse" switch and "self cleaning" feature. But, in the end, I spent too much time over the utility sink in the garage getting it squeaky clean [and for those who have used systems like this you know how important that is before storing it away.]
Bottom line, I like closing down my projects in 10 minutes, not one hour. I'd rather toss the tray and roller and re-buy the next time I have to paint.
April 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hurwizzle Takes the "pain" out of "paint"
The Wagner 9-inch and 3-inch SMART Power Roller System made painting easy. After reading the instruction book, setup, use, and cleanup was very straightforward. Painting our entire basement living space took less than half the time it took doing it with a traditional roller.
A note: the instruction book suggests using Variable Speed 9 (VS9) if you're using the 9-inch roller, but I found that VS9 delivered too much paint for me to be able to keep up with. So, I used VS9 only to fill the roller, and then maintained my paint flow using VS3.
I did not use the 3-inch smart edge roller, so this review is based entirely on the 9-inch roller.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quickdraw I have painted four houses and 4 apartments with my power roller
I love this concept it's great for painting celings and cathedal celings. I use it for walls too. The best thing to do with this roller is to figure out how many sq feet you can do with the same color. I painted every white celing in the house in one day. I always put petroliem jelly on every seal prior to use. and wash it out thoughly. then re apply the petroliem jelly back on the orings and roller seal. I have had it leak a little around the handle But I wrap it with a paper towel and keep on trucking. I applied over 8 gallons of paint in three days. Nice. The splash shield lets you cut in by the walls within 1/8" too 3/16" I love it.
If I don't complete my job by the end of the day, I put a wet paper towel on the roller and wrap it up in a plastic shopping bag to reduce cleaning it up
I will buy another one this week and paint my 35 by 40 garage. I left the old one at my sons house for him to use.
October 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AggieJeeper Fast, Easy, and Useful
The Wagner Roller System helped me to finish several rooms in a fraction of the time it would take using the roller traditional method. By following the easy to follow directions, the clean up was easy; almost too easy. I would give it 5 stars if the 5 gallon conversion accessory was included as a standard instead of a additional purchase.
January 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chaos5 Had Some Trouble...
We thought this system would help speed up painting 4 large rooms in our house; however, it made a huge mess on my hardwood floors! The roller with the paint flowing through it was great but the leaking from the handle and seals was ridiculous! We thought we did something wrong so we removed all of the paint, cleaned the system thoroughly, put down a bunch of plastic and tried again but it was just as bad. So, it's sitting in a box for me to donate to Goodwill and we had to go buy rollers, pans and brushes and do it the old fashioned way.
If they could fix the leaky seals, it might be a good product. I should have listened to all of the other reviewers about the drips and saved myself a hundred bucks!
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mann Great product
I highly recommend practicing before using the roller. It takes a while to get used to how long you need to press on the button to get the paint on the roller and then when to release the button so you don't get too much paint on roller and can't keep up or run out of wall to paint
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wes Blasts it's way through your paint job
I painted the inside of a medium sized house before lunch. Make sure you are ready to complete a large enough job to justify the longer clean up time for the equipment.
October 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Puts out a lot of paint.
This power roller is great when you have a large room and need to apply a lot of paint. Reds take a lot of coats and my wife wanted the 350 sq ft rec room red. Without this power roller, I would still be painting.
Cleanup actually wasn't too bad, you just keep pumping soapy water through the system until the hose is mostly clear.
If you are buying this online, I would recommend buying extra rollers since in my area you can't just pick them up at the store. You can also save money on shipping by bundling your order with rollers.
The only features I gave up on were the cut-in roller and the extender rod. I still prefer to use a brush for cutting-in. The weight of the paint in the roller was too much for me to control with the extender rod.
The only problem I encountered was on a couple of occasions, I bumped the reverse switch and couldn't figure out why the paint stopped flowing. A backup chime might be a nice feature.
The literature says you can use this with a 5 gallon bucket, but I'm not sure the hose is long enough to reach the bottom of the pail.
May 4, 2013