Best thing ever!!
The Wagner Smart Roller cuts painting time in half. We used it to paint our exterior. While I did trims and borders with a paint brush, my husband would follow with the roller. There was no need for a paint tray, no opening and closing the paint can, pouring the paint, cleaning up the excess paint you lose when you do pour it...none of that! The assembly is easy. You just fill it up and go. The refill process is easy, quick and clean. The roller is lightweight. The application is as smooth as you want it to be since you control the amount of paint you want to apply to the area. It also comes with a cover to prevent splatter. Disassembly & clean up is easy also.
March 31, 2014
Great product when in works, but that doesn't last long.
This was an awesome product when it worked. The first time I used it I painted my living room. It was the quickest, easiest paint job ever. My neighbor wanted to paint her game room and I offered to help. I bragged about the awesome paint stick I had and how quickly we could get it done. When it came time to paint I could tell something wasn't right as soon as I filled the stick. Paint was oozing out of the fill hole. When I squeezed the handle instead of the paint going into the roll it dripped out of the fill hole and made mess all over the floor. What a shame this product only lasted one use. $25 is a really expensive one time use roller.
February 9, 2014
Love it, love it -- awesome!,
I have two boys and find I need to repaint due to scuff marks, dirty hands or just getting tired of the color. No how careful I try to be in painting I inevitably make a complete mess. I end up with drip marks, splatters, hit the ceiling - you name it. This last time in to buy paint I saw this item and decided to give it a try even though some of the reviews were questionable. I could not be happier with the purchase. I was able to finish my room much quicker than before. In regards to some of the comments around not sucking up the paint this is a suction driven tool. You need to make sure to get the lid on tight and get the tube inserted thinly. If that doesn't happen there would be air escaping and not allow the suction to work. Clean-up is more involved than before as I just threw away the roller and paint tray and was done with it. Now I do have to clean it, but after the first time it is easy. I was painting two colors in my room so I had to clean it a couple of times to finish and wasn't a problem. I also liked the splatter guard as I positioned it to act as a guard when I was painting the top of the wall to keep the roller from hitting the ceiling. This tool is worth every penny and I plan to,purchase the smart edge roller to see if it works as well. My local big box store didn't have the replacement rollers which is a little inconvenient (especially since I was painting 2 colors). I'll check another big box store to see if they have it.
January 5, 2014
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