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9 in. and 3 in. Smart Powered Roller System Kit

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The Wagner 9 in. and 3 in. SMART Powered Roller System Kit makes quick work of large-area painting projects such as family rooms, dining rooms, hallways and ceilings. The SMART System's direct feed design draws paint directly from your 1-gallon can, which eliminates back-and-forth trips to the paint tray and saves valuable time. With a self-cleaning system for hassle-free maintenance, the kit includes a full array of accessories to complete a variety of household painting projects.

  • Draws directly from paint can so you can paint in half the time
  • Variable speed control dial adjusts from 1–9 to control the flow of paint to handle
  • 3 in. SMART edge roller included for tape-free edging
  • Two special internally fed 9 in. rollers for painting smooth or rough surfaces
  • 18 in. reach plus extension for added length
  • Flexible 16 ft. hose lets you paint an entire room with ease
  • Self-cleaning system for hassle-free cleanup
  • Spatter shelf prevents overhead drips
  • Reverse switch draws unused paint back into can
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Spare Rollers or Roller Covers

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May 15, 2013
Which roller/roller covers do I need purchase as spare - website link would be awesome. Will I need to replace the roller cover every time I paint?
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The roller cover is very durable and reusable for a long time, provided you clean it well according to the instructions. I personally use at least 5 gallons of water for cleaning the machine, although the instructions call for one gallon. But once you have the thing rigged up you may as well go for it. I don't think 1 gal. is sufficient.
The roller cover gets cleaned separately, do not skimp on this Read More
The roller cover is very durable and reusable for a long time, provided you clean it well according to the instructions. I personally use at least 5 gallons of water for cleaning the machine, although the instructions call for one gallon. But once you have the thing rigged up you may as well go for it. I don't think 1 gal. is sufficient.
The roller cover gets cleaned separately, do not skimp on this step.
Additional roller covers have to be purchased from Wagner, or a Wagner dealer such as Home Depot. This is not like a manual roller cover, it's special for the power roller. Read Less
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December 12, 2013
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Wagner #0155206 is a 3/8" nap 9" roller cover. Wagner #0155208 is a 3/4" nap 9" roller cover. Wagner #0530200 is a 3" 3/8" nap roller cover for the cut in roller. All will work.
I think any perforated 9" roller cover can work but can stick with the Wagner for sure.
You can clean the roller covers and reuse them a few times. If you do a lot of painting it might be worth investing in a roller cover Read More
Wagner #0155206 is a 3/8" nap 9" roller cover. Wagner #0155208 is a 3/4" nap 9" roller cover. Wagner #0530200 is a 3" 3/8" nap roller cover for the cut in roller. All will work.
I think any perforated 9" roller cover can work but can stick with the Wagner for sure.
You can clean the roller covers and reuse them a few times. If you do a lot of painting it might be worth investing in a roller cover cleaner like the Paint Roller Washer, Cleaner and Sprayer - Roller Wizard Model # RW-100 http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-Paint-Roller-Washer-Cleaner-and-Sprayer-Roller-Wizard-RW-100/204004386 Read Less
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Olympia, WA, USA
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October 29, 2013
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I use my rollers several time. You do have to take the time to clean all the paint out of the roller.
The replacement roller depaends on the use. Smooth surfaces need a short nap while rough surfaces are best painted with a deep nap.
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May 30, 2013
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The roller covers are cleanable with soapy water for latex or mineral spirits for oil-based.
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Agawam, MA, USA
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May 23, 2013
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It actually comes with a spare 9" roller cover and the roller covers can be cleaned/re-used. I've repainted every room in our new home and am still on the original 2 covers. One good tip - if you are doing a second (or 3rd) coat of the same color the next day, don't clean the cover. Take it off and put it in a plastic bag. put the bag in the fridge overnight.
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May 20, 2013
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You can re-use the covers provided.
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May 15, 2013
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No you wouldn't need to replace them each time as long as they are cleaned properly. I've re-used mine a lot of times...I guess any generic cover would work..I've never had to replace mine...But here's a link to the covers....
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/Search?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&keyword=roller+covers%20wagner&Ns=None&Ntpr=1&Ntpc=1&selectedCatgry=Search+All
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May 15, 2013
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We manufacture 3/8 and 3/4 nap roller covers. The 3/8 nap cover is what comes with the power roller when purchased. When purchasing new roller covers you want to make sure that they do have the inner holes so that the paint can feed through the cover. You should be able to get those at the store you bought the roller at. If the covers are cleaned well you should not have to purchase a new one every Read More
We manufacture 3/8 and 3/4 nap roller covers. The 3/8 nap cover is what comes with the power roller when purchased. When purchasing new roller covers you want to make sure that they do have the inner holes so that the paint can feed through the cover. You should be able to get those at the store you bought the roller at. If the covers are cleaned well you should not have to purchase a new one every time. Read Less
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May 15, 2013
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The roller covers are replaceable, they are like a regular roller, but with holes in the core. They are about twice the price of a regular roller. They can be treated just like a normal roller and can be washed off with water after use.
If you are going to continue the same color later, place the roller in a plasic bag and store in the fridge, it keeps the paint from drying for months and the roller can Read More
The roller covers are replaceable, they are like a regular roller, but with holes in the core. They are about twice the price of a regular roller. They can be treated just like a normal roller and can be washed off with water after use.
If you are going to continue the same color later, place the roller in a plasic bag and store in the fridge, it keeps the paint from drying for months and the roller can be used again.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wagner-3-4-in-Roller-Cover-0155208/100371395 Read Less
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If I want to paint more than one color, is it easy to clean the system and change another color?

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Leonia, NJ
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It's easy enough to clean the system but it's messy and time consuming. The unit really needs to dry out between paintings. And possibly if you're changing colors you'd want to buy an extra roller cover.
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Yes, but dry time of the cleaning solution (soap and water for latex paints) will be the longest time. If you can how to dry out the hose faster, it should be a quick switch.
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yes, I use a 5 gal. bucket with warm soapy water and something high to set the pump on and set it on 5 or 6 and walk away and do other things while it cleans.
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Yes, just use warm soapy water to flush it.
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the hose and pump self clean with a galon of water 15 or 20 minutes roller is like a hand roller to clean
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It is a 15 minute clean out!
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December 30, 2013
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Particularly if you have new clean rollers on hand to swap for the one filled with paint already on the unit, clean up only takes a short time. After purging the paint hose, you can quickly flush out the lines using water or the appropriate cleaning solution for your paint.
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Primer Application - Go or No Go?

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June 14, 2013
Hi All:

Rookie question - Can I use this to apply primer or not? Also, any special cleaning needs before I use it to apply paint?

Thanks much!
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Walls you're going to paint should always be cleaned first, and the method depends on how dirty and beat up they are.
You can never go wrong with TSP (trisodium phosphate), but it's a harsh chemical and you need to protect your hands and also rinse the surface after washing. If the walls are pretty clean, you might be able to get away with just dusting them well, but even clean walls benefit from being Read More
Walls you're going to paint should always be cleaned first, and the method depends on how dirty and beat up they are.
You can never go wrong with TSP (trisodium phosphate), but it's a harsh chemical and you need to protect your hands and also rinse the surface after washing. If the walls are pretty clean, you might be able to get away with just dusting them well, but even clean walls benefit from being washing with a mild detergent, rinsed and dried. You can use a sponge mop for this, but I think hand washing is better. A car wash sponge works well, and a fiber scrubby for bad spots.
I know it takes extra time, but don't skip this step. You will get a much more professional result with clean walls.
You can use any cleaning solution you like, just dilute it suitable for the surface. Ammonia is good, also Fabuloso. Something without a lot of suds.
The roller doesn't need to be cleaned before using and yes, you can certainly use it for primer. Read Less
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It will work with primer. Soapy water clean up.
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You can use a primer. Clean the surface of the wall like you would normally. TSP alternative cleaner for painted surfaces. Broom and dust with a slightly damp microfiber cloth on unfinished drywall and patches to remove sanding dust.
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Yes it can apply primer. However mine did not last very long. Numerous failures with this product unfortunately.
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Should work well
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I've just applied 4 gallons of primer paint to my new townhouse interior walls. No problems.Application and cleaning the same as normal paint when using latex.
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June 14, 2013
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Yes the SMART Power Roller can be used to apply primers. As for cleaning, please refer to the back of the can of your primer for the proper cleaning material to use. For water based products you will typically use warm soapy water, for oil based products you will normally use mineral spirits.
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how could this be used at the end of a 6-8 foot extension

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If I were you I would contact the manufacturer. It comes with an extension but it's not nearly that long, only 18". As far as I know there is no extension that long, and you cannot use a regular extension with this roller. It's an integral part of the system.
However, the paint tube is 16' long, so that might solve your problem.
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It cannot
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It couldn't be unless you got one from wagner, and I don't think they sell them
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May 18, 2013
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To extend the roller, you can use the included extender rod. If you'd like the roller to be even further extended, I believe you can buy and attach a 2nd extender rod. Unfortunately, because the on/off switch is on the handle, you can't use the system with a non-compatible extension.
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May 5, 2013
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I don't know if they make an extension, but if I had the variable pump rate set correctly it could be attached to a long pole and you could paint high above your head. The pump rate doesn't seam effected by the height of the roller. The only problem is the air switch would be out of reach.
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It would be pretty tough. This comes with an 18" extension that I found to be awkward. The center of the roller fills with paint and gets heavy. Plus there is a switch you need to turn off and on near the roller. Using duct tape to extend the handle, you would have to rely on the dial at the pump to control the flow of paint.
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March 11, 2013
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This unit cannot be used on a 6-8 foot extension. It does come with an 18 inch extension but cannot be extended out 6 to 8 feet.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 70 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 Made me a better painter. Even coverage with no Flashing. A lot of people look at the various painting tools and think about whether it will make painting faster. I don't care about speed too much. Actually applying paint doesn't take all that much time for me compared to everything else. That includes removing and repairing damaged paint and wallboard, cleaning the surface to get good adhesion, removing items and furniture, etc. Then there's all the time waiting in between coats and the cleanup afterwards. What I care about is getting a better quality paint finish. Painting is a project a lot of people try to do themselves. Anybody can grab a can of paint, a brush and roller and paint a room. However, there's a lot of skill involved in getting a good paint job. Because I have to live with a bad paint job for a long time or have to repaint I'd take a tool that makes painting slower as long as it gave me better results. Luckily tools that make painting easier usually make it faster too. Over the years I've tackled different aspects of my painting technique but one recurring problem I still contend with is flashing. It's something I see other DIY painters have issues with too. The Wagner Smart Power Roller helped me finally fix the paint flashing problem. Flashing is when you get an uneven gloss in the paint surface. It's more noticeable with higher sheen paints and under certain lighting conditions. You may paint a room one day and at night when you're done you admire your handiwork under the artificial room lights and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. The next morning you enter the room with the sun shining through a window and then you see it. And you see it every morning after that too. You can probably fix it by giving it another coat, this time trying to give a more even application but now you've already removed the drop cloths, put the furniture back in the room and cleaned all your tools. Some people only care that they started with a beige room and ended up with a red room. Me, I want the paint job to look as close as I can to a professional job. I've been able to reduce flashing by improving my technique but on that last coat, when I've been painting for a while, I'm tired, cranky and not fond of painting to begin with, my technique slips. Plus I don't do enough painting to get that much practice. It's not from cheap paint or roller covers either as I don't skimp on those. All paints, except certain ultra flat ceiling paints and primers have a bit of sheen to them so you can notice it with more than just glossy, semi-gloss and eggshell paints. Using the Wagner Smart Power Roller I was able to paint a small bathroom and get good, even coverage with no flashing. I was very happy. Keeping the roller properly loaded just meant every few seconds pressing a button for a bit. It made the application of paint faster which is important now with the new generation of low and no VOC paints that start to set up faster, can't be worked as much and don't retain a wet edge for long. Think about it. When painting the walls in even a small 10' x 10' room using a standard 9" roller you're going to have to reload your roller at least 50 times. About 12 seconds to load up the roller each time and you're saving at least 10 minutes. Clean up wasn't so bad. If you're careful, the machine mostly cleans itself except for the roller covers. I'm not that careful and I got paint on everything but scrubbing with a microfiber cloth and some warm soapy water wasn't difficult. While the Smart Power Roller was self-cleaning I was cleaning the roller cover, roller arm and other bits that are important for smooth operation. I got a little lazy and didn't clean the paint can cover and the outside of the hose. (Told you I'm a sloppy painter.) If you're more careful than I am you'll have an easier time. My biggest mistake was letting too much paint come out of the roller and it started to drip. I jumped in and started using it before practicing. Now I know to take it easy and slowly load the brush while rolling it up and down on a wall or some scrap, like cardboard. There's a bit of delay between when you press the button and when the paint oozes out of the roller which is why it's a good idea to give it short bursts instead of continually keeping the pump running. That was with the small edging roller, which does a very good job edging by the way. When I moved on to the 9" roller to fill in the walls I did a better job keeping things clean until the second coat. After the first coat, I stuck the roller in a plastic bag and inserted it into the holder on the top of the unit. Some paint oozed out of the roller and into the splatter guard so when I picked up the roller to start painting it dripped down on my hands, and then eventually on everything else I touched. Since I already had the bag over the roller I didn't need the splatter guard to catch any drips so I'll make sure it's on the top next time to prevent this from happening. The splatter guard is nice and keeps paint from splattering on other surfaces. I didn't have any paint splatter on my glasses. You have to reposition the splatter shield depending which direction you're rolling and which side any obstructions are but it is easily adjustable. I had to remove it a couple of times to get into some tight spots. It pops on and off without any effort. One of the nicest things was not having to pour a single drop of paint from the can! More importantly, not having to worry about accidentally stepping in the paint tray and leaving footprints everywhere when you forget and walk out of the room you're painting. A few spots where I couldn't reach even with the small roller I used a brush. I just loaded the brush using the roller. There are few things I wish were different. The edge guard on the small edging roller can be snapped out of place if you need it to. It doesn't unfold far enough for me. It would be nice if it folded a few degrees more so that it cleared the edge of the roller cover. This would have made it easier to get into some tighter spots. The extension wand feels flimsy and it would have been nicer if it was sturdier. It held up well though. It would be great if you could mount it on a regular telescoping pole that doesn't have paint passing through it. It would reduce bending and make it easy to change the length without having to deal with something that has paint in it. Also wish there were more options for roller covers. The Smart Power Roller comes with two 9" rollers covers. A 3/8" and a 1/2" nap The 3/8" created more stipple than the 3" cover and other roller covers I've used. It would also be nice if there was a perforated microfiber roller cover to use with high gloss paints on smooth surfaces. These are a few minor issues that can mostly be resolved by me being more careful now that I understand how it works better. The most important thing is I got a great finish that I'm very happy about! October 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Keep on rollin' My first use of the SMART Power Roller was to paint my upstairs hallway. Setup of the system was straightforward, and I was ready to go pretty quickly. Initially, I started with the Smart Edge Roller; I was hopeful that it would work for me and eliminate my usual careful cut-in (I don't tape). However, I didn't have much luck with it, and wasn't satisfied with the edge so I went back to the brush. I had hoped for more information on how the smart edge was supposed to work--my Owner's Manual, page 5 said "See Helpful Painting Tips, next page", but the next page only contained a repeat of the front page of the manual. Now, I was painting with BM Aura, which dries quickly, so I was slightly concerned that I've now powered up this roller, have paint in the entire length of the 16-foot hose, and have to stop to let the cut-in dry before rolling (that's how you paint with Aura). However, there was no turning back, so when the cut-in was dry (1 hour from start), I put the 9" roller on and started painting away. I was finished rolling in about 30 minutes. Towards the end, I was having trouble getting enough paint in the roller. There was still an inch and a half of paint in the can, so I suspect that the Aura may have started gumming up the system somewhat at that point. You do have to be careful with this paint. But all in all, the hall was finished. Cleanup wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Not any worse than the usual painting cleanup, only different. I didn't see much paint return to the can with the reverse button, even though I let it run for more than the suggested 2-3 minutes. I could just be that the same problem with my paint starting to dry in there. I was hoping for better results with reverse because this paint is expensive! (and I like to have enough leftover for touch-ups). Surprisingly, cleaning out the hose was a cinch, you basically use the motor to run warm soapy water through until its clean! I actually couldn't believe that the hose turned from green (my paint) back to clear again! My only grumble about this is that usually I consider roller covers disposable since they are a pain to clean. This system does require a special roller cover; it has holes in it that allow the paint to seep in. Which means I had to wash it--its still soaking. Not that easy to get medium/dark green colorants out of anything. Now that I've checked, the Wagner covers are slightly more costly than the covers I usually use, but not too bad so I still might consider tossing rather than washing covers. The way I see it, I'm still saving loads of money over hiring a painter. Final note: online, the owner's manual HAS the elusive page 6 "Helpful Painting Tips" that my printed manual lacked. That would have been "helpful" to have... June 11, 2013
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