SMART Flow Roller

$ 44.99
The Wagner SMART Flow Roller saves you time and effort because it is faster than a traditional roller with less mess and provides an even finish from beginning to end.

The smart paint roller features an ergonomic design to reach ceilings and hard-to-reach places. The automatic paint roller kit holds paint directly in the handle, eliminating back-bending trips to the paint tray.


SMART Flow Roller Setup
SMART Flow Roller Setup Video
SMART Flow Roller Painting
SMART Flow Roller Painting Video


  • Quick Touch Control for smooth continuous paint flow
  • Handle with built-in paint reservoir holds up to 22 ounces to paint up to 70 square feet in one fill
  • Extended reach reduces need for ladders
  • Includes fill tube, paint can lid, spatter shield and 9" x 3/8" roller with removable core/cap
  • For use with oil and latex (water-based) coatings
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries (included)

Parts and Accessories

P/N 0514118
9 inch Roller Cap and Core Replacement Kit

9 inch Roller Cap and Core Replacement Kit

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P/N 0514112
9 inch Roller Arm Seal Kit

9 inch Roller Arm Seal Kit

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P/N 0271434
Duckbill Valve for Smart Rollers

Duckbill Valve for Smart Rollers

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P/N 0155206

9" X 3/8" Roller Cover

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P/N 0155208

9" X 3/4" Roller Cover

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SMART Flow Roller is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used with over 10 gallons I have had this unit for years with no issues. This product works great if you take care of it. Must clean throughly when done. I use a light coat of Vaseline on the seals before use for lubricant and make a better seal. I had this unit for around 10 years and painted multiple homes and rooms with this unit without needing to replace a seal.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Thing Since Canned Paint! Super easy to use, cuts time in half. No more trips back and forth to the tray to load up the roller. Works well with either thick or thinner paint. Well worth the price. TWO THUMBS UPS and FOUR STARS!* * * *
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Evolution of painting I was very skeptical of this roller until it worked flawlessly through 15 gallons of paint. I primed 240 sheets of rock in a day without issues. Easy to clean as well. Will update soon.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pros and cons This paint roller works well for its intended application.... however: The rollers, including the aftermarket sold separately ones, shed lint worse than a dollar store paint roller. And, it wastes a lot of paint; the entire section from the head of the plunger, down the metal arm, and the channel of space between the roller and mounting piece it covers, all useless paint that remains until it's flushed out. If a person won't look closely at the wall, or doesn't care about a speckled linty wall, nor do they care financially or environmentally about paint, then this would be the perfect tool.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Tool For Painting I am so thrilled to own this SMART Flow Roller. The first time I used it, I was just flawed at how great it works. It's super easy to use and the clean up is easy too. I couldn't believe how fast I was able to get my painting job done. The paint flows from the roller perfectly and evenly. It's very well made and I know I will own it and love it for years. It's the best painting tool ever! I was able to do my painting quickly, easily, and efficiently.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Made my house a complete mess I purchesed this at my local hardware store this is the worst roller I have ever used the roller cover would fly off and paint would fall all over the ground and the paint was very hard to come out and never fully covered the roller I highly don't recommend this product better off just using a regular roller don't waste your time
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Painting is fun again Okay, painting is generally not much more fun than watching the grass grow, but with the Smart Flow Roller, it gets very close to being fun. Covered many more square feet today than a regular roller, clean up was easy and I can't wait until tomorrow morning when I can finish the house that I started today.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Will not fill with paint After three days of painting, the system will no longer fill with paint. I have replaced parts and still no results. Would not recommend the product.
Date published: 2016-06-18
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How do I make the batteries fit?

Asked by: Edgar
4 AA batteries (Included) fit in the battery compartment. 2 face one direction, 2 face the other. You'll find directions and pictures in your owner's manual. For more help contact us at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-05-29

Can I buy a repair kit for my smart flow roller

Asked by: Brooks
Parts are available for all of our products, on our website or call to order at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-01-06

The painter in your video paints in vertical strokes, rather than the traditional "W" pattern. Yet your manual states "... rollout the letter “W”. Fill it in with crosswise strokes..." So which was is the correct way to paint with the Smart Flow Roller?

Asked by: JohnRichard
Traditional rollers have a limited amount of paint. The W pattern is a technique for spreading that amount of paint evenly on a wall. The Smart Flow has a less limited amount of paint and therefore changes the spreading ability. Good luck with your projects. For more technique help call us at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2019-04-29

I’m missing the pointed piece that goes in the paint can and through the black lid for the pump to connect to. 

Asked by: MikeB
That piece is called the fill tube. The part number is 0284432. You can contact our Technical Service at 800-328-8251 to for further assistance or to place an order. Thanks for contacting Wagner!
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-07-05

Can this be used to put polyurethane on floors?

Asked by: aj_kck
Water based poly should work quite well.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2018-03-30

Where can I purchase the "universal" paint can adapter lid?

Asked by: Terry
The paint can lid (part number 0284443) can be purchased online or by calling our technical support staff directly at 1(800)328-8251. They will also be able to answer any other questions you may have.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2018-01-23

I have a Wagner APowerRoller 12 OZ/MINModel 051413/8. I need the Roller Cover, Roller Cap, Extension if it attaches to the one I have, & paint Can lid. Please advise.

Asked by: DRJOE
Here are the part numbers for the items you requested: Roller Cover: 0155206 Roller Cap and Core(comes as a kit): 0514118 Paint Can Lid: 0514221 Extension: 0514140 You can call our technical support staff at 1(800)328-8251 or you may check online retailers if you would like to order these part. Please call us at that same number if you have any other questions or needs.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-23

Why does it specify "interior" on the box? I used mine with exterior paint and it worked flawlessly. The only suggestion I could make is to have it adaptable with the smaller length Wagner roller setups.

Asked by: ScubaSteve
Obviously the roller doesn't know if you're painting inside or out, but exterior work is generally tougher on tools and therefore the warranty doesn't extend to full time exterior use of this specific roller. You can always contact technical support at 800-328-8251 for more details.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-12
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