SMART Edge Roller
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
I can't say enough good things about this product. Our contractor has not been the easiest to work with, so I decided I would just paint most of what we were going to pay him to myself. I couldn't have done it without this product. The one thing I hate most about painting is the tape! It has saved me about $1500 and I did the equivalent of 6 rooms in one day. It is a wonderful product, if used right. Like a previous reviewer said, DO NOT overload the roller & make sure to check and keep paint off the edger just as the instructions said. I looked at the video on YouTube before I even attempted this. I'm a visual learner, so this made using the Smart Edge Roller a breeze. Even my 15 year old was able to edge his entire room. It's not rocket science, folks! Clean up was easy with a hose outside. Again, thanks for this product!!!!
April 16, 2014
Save your money!
I really wanted this Smart edge roller to work. It would have saved me so much time.
After hours of trying to use it. I finally threw it in the trash & had to go over everything with a brush.
Its messy, hard to fill, hard to operate & a waste of money. You will still have to go over your work with a brush.
Save yourself the headache & just do your cutting in with a brush & tape.
April 10, 2014
doesn't get close enough to the edge
doesn't get close enough to the edge, still had to cut in with a brush, then roll over it with this. i could have used a dollar store mini roller to go over the brush strokes instead of dumping $20 on this
March 30, 2014
Product works great around windows and baseboards. Ceilings were a little tougher however did the job. The problem is that the brush sheds right from the get go.You can't buy a replacement. I used 1 time for one room and can't use it again till I find replacement brushes. Very disappointed I only got one use out of it with still plenty more painting to do.
January 31, 2014
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