SMART Roller

$ 29.99
The SMART Roller will transform your home faster than a traditional roller and with less mess. A simple squeeze of the ratchet power trigger directly feeds paint to the roller cover, eliminating the need for messy paint trays for refills. The roller is perfect for medium-sized projects, and the extended handle lets you reach 8' ceilings with ease.


Smart Roller Overview
Smart Roller Overview Video
Smart Roller Setup
Smart Roller Setup Video


  • 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; forward and reverse with manual override
  • Includes fill tube and 9" x 3/8" roller with removable core/cap
  • For use with oil and latex (water-based) coatings
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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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P/N 0530200

3" Roller Cover


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SMART Roller is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from One and Done! Bought this product thinking it would be helpful to paint a ceiling and it was! After that one use, however, I want to break it in half. I spent over and hour meticulously cleaning the many part after the first use only to find my time wasted. This product does not work as well the second time. I tried painting a wall today. The paint spewed unevenly from the holes and the dispenser kept sticking or not pushing the paint out at all. This is not user error, this is a poorly made product. Will be going back to the regular paint roller and tray because this was not worth the hassle.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wish I read the reviews first I'm returning this product. I wish I had read the reviews first. I have used a similar product in the past and it worked great. Just like many others, my roller cover kept falling off spilling paint all over. I takes quite a bit of pressure to apply a good covering...but wait, there goes the cover again. Then fine for most of the ceiling so I let my guard down...but paint all over again. who wants to use a product that they fear any second will cover them with paint again? The worst part is that I'm helping my dad who was pretty convinced I was doing something wrong. Can't wait to show him the reviews.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor design The roller is held on at the end by a plastic part that starts to fail after painting a small room. The roller keeps falling off which causes paint to spill everywhere. This product would be much improved if they replace the plastic piece that holds the roller on with something that has a locking mechanism. I returned one SMART roller because it failed thinking it might be a fluke. The new one I purchased started to have the same problem after painting a small bedroom.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep your duckbill clean! It works very well when compared to a conventional paint roller and tray setup that costs about the same. I learned my lesson about not cleaning dried paint out of the duckbill but finished the project by placing a quarter inside the fill cap and screwing it shut. Since that time I have been rinsing the duckbill immediately after using it. My only complaint is the retainer clip for the roller, any conventional roller can slip off but when it happens to this one a small volume of paint can spill out. I would suggest a stronger retainer clip to avoid this potential mess. I do wish new duck bills were available right there in the retail isle I would buy up a bunch of them, until then I will keep the change in my pocket to seal the cap! Like ALL painting equipment it needs to be kept clean or you will have a bad experience.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good for two coats on ceiling. That is it. I chose the product to paint my living room, stairwell, and upstairs hallway. I was considering purchasing a competitors project painter sprayer for the job, because, I had painted this room twice before and is a large project. I chose the smart roller instead, due to the cost. (29.99 vs. 229.99) I started out fine and was able to complete two coats on the ceiling and it was fast and easier then just roller and pan (so I thought). It was some what longer to clean up then just a regular roller, but, was able to clean all the paint from it. Then when I began to paint the walls it was difficult to get suction at first, but, after a half an hour of taking it apart and lubing with supplied petroleum jelly (again), I was finally able to load the tube with paint. The lid for the paint can was useless and worked better without it. I was able to finally start throwing paint on the walls, and then every where else from the fill tube. The valve for the fill tube malfunctioned and was dripping paint the whole time. I had to stop, again, I took it apart and cleaned it thoroughly and it still leaked. I finally completed the job with a roller and pan. I was surprised to see that a regular roller and pan that I picked up for 9.99 (with paint brush, edger, roller with 2 covers, a pan, and paint shield) worked better then this product. I will be purchasing the sprayer next time. I guess you get what you pay for. I recommend buying a good old fashioned roller and pan.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from smart flow roller. what a big waste of money. i put it straight in the rubbish bin.trying it out.... suction was ok for the first one litre of paint however when trying to suck more paint into the roller after that wouldnt work DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY...... THIS PRODUCT IS USELESS.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bump in the road I owned one of the earlier models of the Smart roller and was very pleased with it. Due to my own mistake it broke and was discarded. About to start repainting my homes' interior so naturally bought another "paint stick". It arrived today and noticed its' new design that looks promising. Read the owner's manual and started looking for a "spatter guard" that was included with my first Wagner roller. It was no where to be found in the box, so called Wagner. The manual says"To minimize spills and spatters, use the spatter guard..." It really is an important part of the roller system, but not included. My painting project is on hold until my paid for" extra" arrives I really think that if the manual tells you to use a part, they should at least mention it is not included. And apparently only available through Wagner. Hope the Smart roller works better than my current experience.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from dont waste your money, or but it if you want new carpet I do not like it at all. The roller kept coming apart from the dispenser and I ended up with paint dripping all over the place multiple times! I will go back to the Home Right original"paint stick. Im had great results from it but did not buy the extra roller for job being done,hense picking up Wagners. Me bad- bad choice By all means do not order this. It is garbage.
Date published: 2016-07-09
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Can this be used with an oil based stain for staining a ceiling?

We have tongue and groove installed on the ceiling of a gabled roof over a deck. It is pretty high up and am looking for something to use to apply the stain from a scaffold that goes most of the way up. Would this work with oil based stain overhead, or would it drip too much.
Asked by: Sheryl
It will work great, but you should add the splatter shield, part #0514230 to protect yourself from drips. Contact us at technical support with more questions 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-03-28

Why has the paint can lid discontinued being included in the package

Asked by: stlpainter
The paint can lid is available separately. It is part #0284443, just give us a call to place an order.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2016-10-07

I've been using the smart roller for years, but occasionally the roller leaks from the roller arm seal. Can't figure out why.

Even happens on new rollers. All seals clean, in good condition and lubed properly.
Asked by: Rbybee
I'm sorry to hear that you're having leakage from the roller arm seal on your Smart Roller. That seal can leak if it has shifted off of its seat, or is under- or over-lubricated. I would make sure that there isn't too much petroleum jelly on the seal which may prevent the roller cap from making complete contact with it and allowing paint to flow past.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2015-11-18

should my roller be damp before i start painting?

It seems like it takes a lot of paint to get the roller loaded with paint, will it help if my roller is damp first?
Asked by: katie
Wetting the roller cover will not have any affect on how the paint loads into it, and if the water were to enter the roller core, it could potentially dilute the paint and cause drips and runs. If you feel like the thickness of the nap may be an issue, you may want to wrap the roller in painters tape and then pull it back off, this will fluff the nap to provide the largest gap between fibers for the material to work through.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2015-07-16

Can a Smart Roller that will not suction up paint be fixed?

I have an older Smart Roller and it won't suction up paint any longer. Is there anything I can do to fix it?
Asked by: Anital
Not sure if the older one has the "duck bill" the rubber piece inside the disk where the fill tube goes. If that "duck bill" has a tear in it, it would fill.
Answered by: KLB1956
Date published: 2014-05-30

How do I get the roller core out of the cover? I know this sounds so silly but I keep pulling as hard as I can but can't get the cover off the core.

Have you changed the product so that the cores are now part of the cover as one solid piece???
Asked by: katylee1066
The roller core is a separate piece from the roller nap. They are a tight fit together, and especially if the roller is slippery with paint can be difficult to pull apart. You may first try rinsing the roller nap to remove some of the slipperiness of the latex paint. However once removed from the roller arm - the roller nap should be able to be removed from the roller core by pulling it off the same end of the roller core that was attached to the roller arm. If it has dried prior to trying to remove it, it may be necessary to soak the roller core and nap together in some warm soapy water in order to help you separate them.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2014-05-19

How do I load paint from a 5 gallon bucket?

I just purchased the SMART Roller and am wondering what the best method is for loading it with primer from a 5 gallon bucket.
Asked by: Slim
You can buy (or reuse) a 1 gallon bucket from your local store
Answered by: AshesEra
Date published: 2014-04-01

replacement roller

What is the part number for the replacment roller? I am getting the roller and I want to order replacement rollers at the same time.
Asked by: painting
A replacement 3/8" nap roller is pn# 0155206C.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2013-10-22
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