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Smart Sidekick Roller with Inner Feed 9 in. Roller and Direct Feed Multi Room Electric System

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  • Faster than a traditional roller and easy to clean up
  • Ideal for large/multiple rooms and whole interior projects
  • Attaches to 1- to 5-gallon size paint containers
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  • Faster than a traditional roller and easy to clean up
  • Ideal for large/multiple rooms and whole interior projects
  • Attaches to 1- to 5-gallon size paint containers
About This Product

The Smart Side Kick 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, non-stop, drip-free painting. The Smart SideKick comes complete with one 9 in. x 3/8 in. nap Wagner roller cover and one adapter for 5 Gal. containers.

  • Direct-feed delivery eliminates the hassle of trays
  • Innovative click-attach arm fits all paint containers from 1 gal. 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
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  • Backed by 1-year warranty
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Product ID #: 204801788Internet #: 024964214877Model #: 0530010


Dimensions: H 13 in, W 9 in, D 6.2 in


Handle length (ft.)1Nap Size/Thickness (in.)3/8
Product Depth (in.)6.2 inProduct Height (in.)13 in
Product Length (in.)11 inProduct Width (in.)9 in
Reach Height (ft.)16Roller Diameter (in.)3
Roller Length (in.)9 in


Applicator/Tool TypeRollerBattery Type RequiredNone, Manual Operation
FeaturesVariable FlowFor Use OnWall
For Use WithAll Paint TypesFrame MaterialMetal
Handle MaterialPlasticIncludedHandle, Roller Cover
Interior/ExteriorExterior, InteriorKitNo
Number of Batteries Required0Paint capacity (gallons)5
Paint coverage per fill (sq. ft.)0Paint Tool Product TypePaint
Product Weight (lb.)5.6 lbReturnable90-Day
Roller Core SizeStandardRoller Cover MaterialPolyester
Roller Product TypePower RollersVoltage (V)120
Wall TypesAll wall types

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty1 year warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:Does this product work well with thick stucco rollers
by|Jan 20, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Sure, use our 3/4" nap roller cover for stucco painting projects - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Wagner-Perforated-9-in-x-3-4-in-High-Density-Knit-Polyester-Roller-Cover-0155208/100371395

by|Jan 22, 2024
    Q:My side kick was cleaned & has been a while since used but now it won't start. How can I troubleshoot this?
    by|Dec 6, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  The Smart SideKick has two on/off switches. One is on the pump itself, the other is the button on the paint roller handle. If the pump isn't running and it's still under warranty, we'll replace it for you. Contact us for help at 1-800-328-8251 or customerservice@wagner-group.com .

    by|Dec 6, 2023
      Q:Is the hose included
      by|Jun 29, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  Yes, it's a complete roller painting system. Ready to go right out of the box. Good luck with your projects.

      by|Oct 29, 2023
        Q:Can this be used with thick, one-coat paint??
        by|Jun 28, 2023
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        A:  I used this with paint and primer in one and it worked really well. Not sure if this helps answer your question. 

        by|Jan 24, 2024

          A:  Yes. Most regular house paint-n-primers will work just fine. Also, there are a few things you can do to paint/stain to ensure it applies well. 1 - Stir the paint/stain with a mixer in a drill until its creamy smooth, about 1 min per gallon 2 - Strain the paint/stain before it goes into the roller 3 - Add a flow agent, like Floetrol or Paint Easy (this is not a thinner) for latex paint – Penetrol for oil based 4 - Or you can thin, even as little as 5% can make a big difference, water for water based materials and mineral spirit for oil based material. Up to 20% is fine.

          by|Aug 18, 2023
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            Customer Reviews

            3.8 out of 5
            • 3.8 out of 455 reviews
            • 74% recommend this product
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            Real Time Saver
            Purchased this sidekick to apply solid stain to T-111 siding on my out-building. I purchased a 3/4 nap roller thinking it would reach into the grooves but I still needed a brush to get it all. This was very helpful connecting the sidekick to the 5 gallon bucket and it took me a few minutes to get the rhythm on the paint feed and then I was fine. I put two coats on the building and was very happy with the speed of applying. Clean-up took a little time but I wanted to get all of the paint marks out of hose so I flushed with clear water several times after cleaning with soapy water. Looking forward to using this inside later this year.
              • Recommended
              Hose needs improvement
              I love the idea and the product but there is an issue with the hose. Not sure if it’s because the hose is coiled up for shipping or flaw in design. Couple of inches away from the pump/housing hose kinks and after few uses starts to leak. I’m on my 6th unit so far. If there was a sleeve in this area to protect it I would rate it 5 stars.
              Response from Wagner Technical SupportAug 18, 2022
              Thank you for reaching out to us. We apologize you are having issue with the hose. Please give our technical support a call at 1-800-328-8251 and we will be able to assist you.
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                Makes roof coating application VERY EASY!!!
                I have a 2800 sq ft flat rolled asphalt roof. The home was built in 1959, and has almost no insulation, no attic acess (there IS no attic). House gets over 80F in the Florida heat. AC is brand new 7 ton unit, and it just can’t hack it. Decided to coat the entire roof with Lanco White Seal Plus (btw, that product is pure magic- it instantly lowered the indoor temps of the house 15F, and the roof went from 170F surface temp to 115F- the stuff is incredible). I spent 4 hours with a regular nap roller with a 6’ pole. It works, but slowly. LOTS of trips back and forth bucket to work area, every 30” or so. Well this little Wagner PERFORMS. Based on using just a roller yesterday, the Side Kick enabled me to work more efficiently by multiple orders of magnitude. I wasnt sure if it would pump the thick elastomeric coating, but by God it does, and well. Ignore the bad reviews. This thing is Heaven sent!!!
                Response from Wagner Spray TechJun 14, 2021
                We're so glad to hear of your success with the Smart SideKick. Good luck with all your projects and stay cool. WagnerSprayTech
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Painted the interior walls of a 40x60 pole barn with 14' high walls. The 1st unit quick working a...
                  Painted the interior walls of a 40x60 pole barn with 14' high walls. The 1st unit quick working after 6 gallons of primer, took it back for exchange, get home second unit was missing parts. After another round trip to the Depot got a third unit that worked good for the next 14 gallons of primer. The problem was that when I was putting on the top coat the button quit working to shut paint flow off to roller. I have to use the on off rocker switch on the unit. Not easy to do when on scaffolding. When these thing work they are great, but 3 units and the last one is stuck on is not acceptable. Not sure if I will return last unit or throw away since job is done.
                  Response from Wagner Spray TechSep 29, 2020
                  We're sorry to hear about the issues but glad the job is done. Thanks for your review. For help with warranty claims, call us at 1-800-328-8251. WagnerSprayTech
                    • Recommended
                    3 found this review helpful
                    worked perfect for what i needed. easy assembly. great coverage....
                    worked perfect for what i needed. easy assembly. great coverage. a bit of paint wastage so id make sure to do a bigger project next time. fairly easy to clean and replacement rollers available on site.
                    Response from Wagner Spray TechJul 8, 2020
                    Thank you. WagnerSprayTech
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                    1 found this review helpful
                    If you ate painting a large area, maybe a whole house this is a good tool. The clean up is time c...
                    If you ate painting a large area, maybe a whole house this is a good tool. The clean up is time consuming. I think you waste some paint too. But we were painting our entire house and it worked well for us.
                    Response from Wagner Spray TechMay 1, 2019
                    Cleanup gets easier each time. Thank you for your review. WagnerSprayTech
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                    • Recommended
                    6 found this review helpful
                    I purchased this because the sprayer was a messy paint fountain... well, the one I got came with ...
                    I purchased this because the sprayer was a messy paint fountain... well, the one I got came with a leak... you can see the results in the picture attached... messed up all my paint job. It sprayed paint all over the walls and the ceiling... plus, it made a huge pool of paint on the floor...
                    Response from Wagner Spray TechDec 12, 2016
                    It sounds like the clip may have broken that holds the roller on, but you don't explain where the leak is. Technical support is available 6 days a week at 800-328-8251. WagnerSprayTech
                    • DIY
                    10 found this review helpful
                    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.
                    Response from Wagner Spray TechAug 11, 2016
                    Thank you for your comments and your words of wisdom. Cleaning the roller properly is a very important item. We are glad that you are happy with the Sidekick’s performance WagnerSprayTech
                      • Recommended
                      29 found this review helpful
                      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.
                      Response from Wagner Spray TechMar 25, 2016
                      Thank you for your comments. We are glad you found it easy to use and are happy with the results. WagnerSprayTech
                      • DIY
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                      • Recommended
                      12 found this review helpful
                      A real time saver!!! SideKick will be used for every painting project I do from now on....
                      Great product - simple but very useful concept! A real time saver! I used the SMART SideKick Roller to paint the bedroom and bathroom at my sister's house. She did all the cutting in and taping while I used the roller. We both loved how much faster the job went b/c I did not have to keep loading the roller in the tray. One wall that was about 400 square feet took only about 10 minutes to roll. I am def going to use this for many projects in the future and will def do more in the near future b/c I can see how much faster the projects go. Setup and cleanup was super easy. Especially clean up since I was able to let it run and clean itself with soapy water while I cleaned up the rest of rooms. I would have liked to have had an extension pole with the button at the end so I could load the roller when working on high areas, but I was able to attach a standard extension and it worked just fine. If there was an improvement I would like to see it would be to have the device attach more to the paint can so that as I move around I can use the paint can handle to move the paint can while the SideKick was still attached. The clasp that holds the can in place is great but I would like to see it lock in a little more. Since I had everything on a drop cloth I was able to just pull the cloth around and not have to worry about it. Thanks Wagner! Marcus Seiler - DIY-er
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