What a time saver!
We painted the ceiling in the room in only 30 minutes. It was so much easier than the old fashioned way. The walls were a breeze. My husband loves it for me. I love it too, it really is simple to use.
June 2, 2013
This product arrived with the roller assembly already assembled, however, it was done incorrectly. Therefore, when I used the product, it leaked paint all over the floor. I am not a happy camper.
It was only when I was going through the laborious task of cleaning the unit that I discovered the issue. I may or may not try again, now that I know what was wrong.
February 5, 2013
I have had mine soooo many years and it still works great. I painted the inside of my whole house while 7 months pregnant and it was much better than bending over a paint tray.
November 21, 2012
Not bad but......
I told a friend that I had a big painting job to do, he loaned me his Paintmate. I was able to cut my paint time in half with this product. I thought it was awesome until I apparently put a little too much pressure on it while painting on an angle and I snap the thing in two!! Paint everywhere. I had to buy my buddy a new one. They should just make this thing out of some sort of metal and just charge more for it. Carbon fiber (a bit expensive but lite). Aluminum could work but not sure how strong it would be. Anything other than cheap plastic. I give it 4 stars since I only paid $25 bucks for it and it did save a lot of time and had virtually no splatter.
July 29, 2012
Waste of money
The Wagner paint n roll is a terrible choice compared to several other brands, which are only marginally more expensive. Since the paint squirts out of only roughly 4 holes on the surface of the roller, you end up with an uneven paint pattern, and huge amounts of drips. Also, since there are no clips to hold the roller nap on, the roll falls off at the slightest horizontal pressure, dumping paint everywhere. Save your money and buy something else.
June 2, 2012
Thought it was worth a try for the price.
Good concept, but no point. I could tell it came from a quality company, so would recommend one of their more expensive painting products if you're looking to get it done fast/easy.
March 22, 2012
quickens paint jobs
I bought a Paint-n-Roll specifically to paint a garage-sized porch floor, with thoughts of maybe using it on the walls inside in the future. It worked very well on the porch floor; enough so that I'll certainly try it inside at some point.
It's probable that the tool applied paint much thicker than I would have normally with a traditional roller. I say this because the gallon (epoxy) paint can stated that it would cover 300 to 400 sq.ft. However, the first gallon ran out mid-project! I'd completed about 2/3 of the 280 sq.ft. floor, or not quite 200 sq.ft. I can't absolutely assign blame to the Paint-n-Roll, but it definitely is a suspect.
As for some reviews I've read complaining about the cleanup: have these complainers ever cleaned up after using the traditional roller/pan/grid method? To me, the cleanup was easier with the Paint-n-Roll.
I'm not thrilled with the price of the roller covers, but it's no different than any good tool that works--it's a necessary expense to reduce the labor intensity. I do wish the roller covers cleaned up and the nap retained it plushness better than they do, given the expense. However, they cleanup pretty much exactly like traditional rollers. After first use, the nap is matted. But also like traditional rollers, no noticeable affect on paint application.
So, I'm very satisfied with having purchased the Paint-n-Roll. I'll definitely give it a try on walls and even ceilings in the future.
March 7, 2012
This product is easy to use.
This beats using an old fashion roller and dipping into a can or tray. You can keep going until the tube is empty.
October 30, 2011