This product doesn't suction paint into the tube- don't waste your money!
This product seemed very user friendly so we decided to buy it. After the roller was put together and we had the lid attached to the paint can, we tried suctioning the paint several times with the plunger and no luck. Read a previous review that stated that the o-rings needed to be checked, along with the duck bill valve. Checked those and STILL the same problem. Needless to say, we will be returning this useless product and doing it the old fashioned way.
November 11, 2013
I was very excited to purchase this product to paint my new house. That excitement turn to disappointment very quickly. First there is no where on the box that you can only use a one gallon pail. Second the lid that was provided for the plastic jugs did not work with the fill valve that was provided. It suctioned the paint the first time and after that I could not get the product to work. I tried to clean both the valve and the tube to no avail. I ended up throwing it in the trash.
November 9, 2013
Awesome product, but need accessories replacement
Used this product to paint our bottom floor and it worked great. Have 2 more floors to go, but threw the core and cap with the roller by mistake away. Is there a way to buy this part somewhere by itself?
October 24, 2013
Great Product - Can not find replacement roller anywhere in stock
Painted two closets and kitchen the same color and work great. Went to paint a bedroom different color and tried to find the replacement roller with no luck. Ending up painting by hand. Product now sits in the garage useless.
July 6, 2013
Quality results, clean, and easy to use
I used the SMART Flow Roller to paint my rather large living room. I am used to using a tray, dragging it and the drop cloth around the room, and I have to say this was a huge improvement! No tray is needed and you just load up the tube when you need more paint...easy as that. I probably had to reload about 6-8 times for the entire room. That is FAR less than the number of times you have to run your roller through a paint tray! I also think the SMART Flow Roller was able to provide more even coverage than you get with a regular roller.
The only reasons I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 was that it didn't save me time. It took a little bit of tinkering to get the tube loaded with paint initially. Then the final clean up was a bit more involved that I'm used to (I usually just throw away the roller and tray). But after the clean up, I have a great product I can use again and again! Plus, the results are BEAUTIFUL. So much more even, with great coverage, than I get with a traditional roller.
July 1, 2013
I wish I had this the last time my home needed painting. This smartroller takes so much less effort than the old pan and roller system. I would recommend this for anyone about to do their own painting.
June 27, 2013