SMART Edge Roller
Doesn't work as advertised...
We purchased this because we are renovating a home we just bought. I thought it would be a great time saver as I have previously owned several full size paint sticks from wagner and have always had great success. This was a TOTAL BOMB!!! Instantly paint all over the trim work. We have absolutely nothing good to say about this product except that it's a great concept, just doesn't follow through with functionality.
August 5, 2013
Excellent! Great timesaver! Great Product!
I used the smart edge roller to paint my oversized 2 car garage, with 10 foot ceilings. . On the first wall I forgot that I had this and had to do it using a traditional cut in method with a brush. Very long and tedious and many little oops spots on the ceiling. On day 2 and wall #2 I remembered the Wagner smart edge roller. It was sooooo much easier! I am so glad I remembered. I used it for the remainder of the garage and was easily able to paint right up to the edge of the ceiling with no oops spots. Painting in the corners where two walls come together requires a quick use of a brush to get right in the tightest area but using the Wagner smart edge was a huge timesaver.
I just wish I had known about the bigger roller I saw on the website I'd love to try that out.
I would give this 5 stars.
Regarding clean up, I didn't use the clean up adapter attached to a garden hose or faucet but I wish I would have, it sounds like it would have been a lot easier. There are so many little nooks and crannies that I'm sure the free flowing water water would work much better. It is amazing how much paint that thing can hold. I advise the cleaning adapter and free flowing water. I will definitely try that next time.
July 26, 2013
Smart edge...more like a dumb edge
Bought both the trim and larger roller,larger roller is ok,was a little heavy for my wife when loaded with paint,it was ok for myself(husband),but still a bit of a pain with the splatter guard,I'll keep the large roller,but won't buy another one when this one reaches its end.
The Smart Edge Roller...doesn't roll very well,the little trim brushes just don't get it all the way into the corners,just not worth the time or money,I literally just threw mine in the garbage.
July 14, 2013
Saves time, easy to use, and fantastic results!
I had the opportunity to try out the SMART Edge Roller when I was painting my living room. There was quite a bit of "cutting in" needed along trim and windows and the SMART Edge Roller ended up being a lifesaver. It only has a few parts and was a breeze to assemble. Once it was together, all I had to do was suck paint up into the plunger, switch the nozzle for the roller assembly, and get going. No tray needed. When first loading the roller, you give the pump a few squeezes until the paint comes through. From there on out, you just give a quick squeeze and keep on going. The roller assembly is really brilliant. The guide piece shields your woodwork and in painting my entire room, I didn't have any paint leak through. It also has little brushes that you can rotate to face the wall. They help smooth the line and I have to say that I got MUCH better results than when I freehand around trim. Overall, this product saved me time, was very easy to assemble and use, and gave me better results!
July 1, 2013
works well if you dont overload it
Once you get the hang of this and don't overload the roller with too much paint it does what it was designed to do.
Too much paint and it will slide and not roll, as will any roller.
Speed is this tools strong point in cutting in corners and the built in shield around trim reduces or eliminates taping,which is another work and time saver.
Of course its one of those tools you will only use every few years, but I am glad to have it available when its needed.
June 27, 2013
Although this product seemed to work better than the Trim-It product, it still tends to not work very well. I guess my biggest disappointment was the roller. It seemed to be of very low quality and lacked the density to actually roll. I tried for quite a while and was unable to get it to roll consistantly. It tended to just slide leaving a bad finish to the paintjob. I had to go back over the areas I had tried with a paintbrush. I also found that the little bristles on the edge tended to fall out as I was using it. I think this product would be much better if it could be filled like the paintmate and had a higher quality roller. I continue to be impressed by how inexpensive the Wagner products are, but i would be happy to pay 3 times as much if they could come up with a product like this that actually worked as well as the paintmate.
June 18, 2013
Saves time and headaches
Cutting-in has always been a nightmare for me. I just don't have the patience to do it right and unfortunately my ceiling has suffered as I've got a few marks on my popcorn ceiling as a reminder that I suck at painting.
With this new roller I no longer dread painting around doors or windows and I can breathe easier cutting into corners in ceilings.
It was super easy to use and cleaning wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
If your painting skills are as bad as mine then this will be a lifesaver.
May 16, 2013
Product works great small learning curve
I just repainted my 2000 sq ft house interior and many rooms had several colors on the walls. I am not sure what happened to the few who gave this product a low rating maybe they were not using it correctly. The angle you adjust the trim brushes and the angle you run it against the ceiling and where you hold it on the long handle all affects the results. After a small learning curve I painted all the rooms around ceilings, window trim, base trim without any tape!! I did have to brush my corners but with all the cleanup and paint color changing I saved a amazing amount of time. The edging takes up all the time and this product knocked it out of the park. Cleaning time was not bad , we just live in a
instant results world and forget the saved time on painting.
May 1, 2013