SMART Roller

$ 27.99
The Wagner SMART Roller will transform your home faster than traditional paint rollers, giving you more time to enjoy your freshly painted walls and ceilings. This paint stick roller is a paint roller that holds paint directly in the handle, eliminating the need for roller trays.

A simple squeeze of the ratchet power trigger directly feeds paint to the paint roller cover. When you need more paint, the refillable paint roller draws paint directly from the can.

The paint tube roller is perfect for medium-sized projects, and the extended handle lets you reach 8' ceilings with ease.


Smart Roller Setup
Smart Roller Setup Video
Smart Roller Painting
Smart Roller Painting 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
  • Includes fill tube and 9" x 3/8" roller with removable core/cap
  • For use with oil and latex (water-based) coatings

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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SMART Roller is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 81.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ROLLER KEEPS POPPING OFF!!! I had one one of these rollers before bought both through homedepot, first one did fairly well. This one is a joke the roller has popped off 8x+ on a small closet... I tried bearly pushing on it and still pops off and also doesnt cover areas without a little pressure which renders it usless... Once it pops off a glob of paint splatters everywhere which leads to am exhausting amout of clean up time! Would return back to homedepot, but threw the recipt away because I placed my trust in Wagner and lost! Headache galore loved the first but the 2nd is a deal breaker!
Date published: 2019-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value, and it works well Here is what I like about this product. 1) It is affordable - a little more than a good brush. Even if it lasts for 5 sessions of painting, it's still worth it. 2) If something wears out or doesn't get cleaned properly, you can always get parts, and the parts are very affordable. 3) It works well. It's not perfect, but like with anything, it takes practice. Keep it up Wagner - your innovation and affordability are awesome.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use Easy to use. Selling house and I have high walls and ceilings. Made the job alot easier not having to climb up and down the ladder to refresh roller. Able to finish sooner then I thought. Easy to clean too.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an EXCELLENT roller. I have seen may "loadable" paint rollers in the past, but this one is great. Easy to load, minimal mess when painting, especially the ceilings. The roller lays down the paint nice and evenly. Cleanup is quick as well.....A LOT easier than dealing with the splatter all over the room from a traditional roller.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great job of painting I'm so happy with the Wagner Smart roller. It made painting a medium sized room into a simple chore. It was easier to use and even easier to clean up. The convenience of having the paint inside the roller, helped me save a lot of time. For someone with back issues, saving the step of constantly bending to pour paint was a huge plus. I would definitely recommend this!
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for mess-free painting! This is a great product for easy mess- free painting. Easy to load and easy to use. Good for touch ups and for small rooms where it doesn’t make sense to use my Wagner Power roller. Made quick work of the bathroom that I was painting.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wondderful product I hate painting but with this roller its made the job alot less a bother, cut the time in half!!!The paint just flows, less bending over to reload the roller.just the right size easy to clean after the job is done
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Do it your self painters This is an excellent painting tool for home owners wanting to do their own painting. It is relatively easy to fill and saves time loading the roller with paint. Clean up takes longer with this tool, which is off set by the time saved painting
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I have a project going. I am remodeling a screen porch into a sun room. But I have had to put it on hold for a while as 2 of my wife's sisters have passed in the last 2 months. I will put pictures and review posts as I continue.
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mess free painting My first project with the Smart Roller was a ceiling in an averaged sized room. The Smart Roller is as easy to use as a classic roller. Right out of the box you simply suck the paint up into the tube with all the included parts and you're ready to start painting. The roller was smooth and continued to feed paint to the brush and I completed nearly half the ceiling before I had to refill with more paint. Refilling is also very easy to do. The Smart Roller's greatest feature is how mess free I was able to paint. I did not drop a single drop of paint onto the floor while doing the entire ceiling. I love how much paint the tube holds, however it does make the brush a little heavy which is the only drawback I had with using the Smart Roller. Clean up was also very easy as all the parts of the Smart Roller unscrew so you can wash all the excess paint out. I will be using the Smart Roller for a long time for all my painting projects. I would recommend the Smart Roller for anyone looking to paint and keeping the mess factor down to a minimum.
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Results When I opened the box of the Smart Roller I was skeptical about how well it would work. I did not think that drawing paint into the tub would work very well, and that when pumping paint into the roller would leave me with paint running all over the place. However, neither of these two were a problem. The first room I painted was a small 5 foot by 10 foot mud room. I used the Smart Roller on the open wall area after edging around baseboard, door trim, and ceiling and wall corners. Paint was delivered evenly across the roller which made it easy to paint, and splatter was almost non-existent. The weight of the Smart Roller when loaded with paint was not cumbersome to use. The overall look of the finished job was as good, if not better than using a standard roller and painting tray. The Owner’s Manual is well written and easy to follow. The Tip on page 4 is an excellent suggestion. I would strongly recommend using a large tub for clean-up. In addition, for those who tend to get paint all over the place like I do, I would suggest clean-up be done outside. I am using a five gallon container of paint, and the Fill Tube is not going to reach to the bottom of the container. An additional longer Fill Tube would nice.
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light weight I hate painting this made the job go quickly, a little hard to set up the first time, but after that it was easy to complete the work, I'm almost looking forward to using it again, and as a product tester I'm also looking forward for another chanmce to test a new product
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from speeds up the job I received this about two weeks ago and the timing was perfect I needed to repaint my pantry walls before I put up new shelves, The Smart roller made the job a lot faster being able to fill the handle with paint I didn't have to keep going back and put more paint on the roller, it allowed me to get so much more area covered that I was able to do the job in half the time it would have taken. clean up took a little longer than I thought it would but I'm kind of picky on how clean my tools are but still it wasn't hard to do and it really only took about 20 minutes to get everything clean. It was nice not have to clean up a roller tray or worry about spilling any paint like you can when filling the paint tray.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really love the ratchet! As a previous owner of the Wagner Paint-N-Roll, this roller is easier to use when rolling from head level to the floor. A lot more control of the paint flow. The only downside was when you were painting above your head. With the Paint-N-Roll you could grab the plunger in your right hand and the end of the tube with the other, allowing you to reach higher. The Smart Roller overall is a time saving piece of equipment for small to medium sized projects.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from roller painting without a tray Okay, let's just say I was skeptical about the Smart Roller, I mean, come on, roller painting without a tray to clean up ? Well, count me in, the ability to roll some paint on walls, ceilings,you name it without using a tray (that can get spilled) is awesome! It DOES take some getting used to as far as gauging when your paint will run out but that's okay,this is streamlining painting for those of you who don't want to use a sprayer and it's a whole lot easier to clean up!
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really cuts the time on medium to big jobs I have used several Wagner smart rollers over the years. The seals tend to dry out when left sitting for many I buy a new one for a new big job. But you can't beat it for multiple gallon applications ! Yes it's a tool that requires thoughtful setup (lubricate the O rings !) and careful cleaning, but it's well worth the time saved in my opinion.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too hard to use This product should make painting easier ...well it didn't. I could hardly pull the plunger to load the paint. Once loaded I started painting. The entire roller set up was too heavy. I was absolutely exsusted very quickly. I also ran out of paint quickly. It took one "fill-up" to load the roller, then had to refill before starting. At clean up time there was a terrible mess and I know a lot of paint was wasted. great if you're a he-man who is detailed at cleaning. Also doesn't mind wasting.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time and money Great idea if it would have worked. When I started rolling it didn't cover completely. I pumped it more and paint dripped from both edges of the roller. Good thing it was an outside job. Going into the trash. Not worth my time to clean it and return it.
Date published: 2018-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and no mess Purchased this Smart Roller Saturday the 29th of September. I have the Wagner Power Roller but did not want to set it up just to paint a small porch and handicapped ramp. Worked like a dream! No mess no spilled paint ! Was sad? that it went so fast to paint the porch and ramps. No second coat needed and clean up was a breeze!
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fill valve leaks Unable to get the leak stopped on the fill valve. So every time I try to paint and ratchet the plunger all the paint comes out of the fill valve.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible.... Purchased 2 units after watching video. Upon use I was very disappointed. First, it states you could paint 70 sq ft per tube, both units did around 20-25 sq ft per fill up. Second, it somehow consumes way too much paint. After a couple of hours of frustration, purchased old school roller and painted happily ever after.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Roller Came off 3 times spilling paint all over The clip that holds the roller assembly on is too weak. Please review this design. While painting a ceiling the roller came off of the handle three times before I gave up and threw then thing in the trash. the plastic clip released and when the head started sliding off a stream of paint ran down on to a rug. If it wasn't for that this would have been a lovely tool, I was about 3/4 through the job and it was going very well. I do not recommend this at this time.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Help, constant flashing :o Hi, hoping someone can help, I love this thing! But, when the paint dries I keep getting ‘flashing’ like it’s going on uneven. I’m regularly pressing the trigger to let paint out as per the manual but it keeps happening. Has anyone had this or know how to stop it?
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast painting with no mess Just finished a side-by-side comparison with a pretty good pad painter. Used the SMART roller to prime the walls in my kid’s room (bright, dark paint on parts of the walls — hard to hide), then a pretty fast pad painter for a “finish” coat. Didn’t cover, but the SMART roller finished the job not only faster, no ladder, no missed spots, no stroke marks. Great product; only issue is clean up makes it best for larger projects thus, only 4 stars. Thanks Wagner.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Amazingly easy to use and clean up. Eliminated the need for excessive covers, because little, if any splatter.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is not for a woman to use I wish I had done a product review before I bought this at ACE, but I thought hey Im a messy short painter and this could help me..sorry..but not for us little ole italian women! Couldn't get the roller arm assembly into the main tube-got to push it substantially hard down..get a guy to do. Second couldn't get the plunger out the first time, get someone w a grip to do. Third, plunger doesn't do a good job of loading I guess "good" quality paint that is thick-i.e., Kensington w maybe it works w "thin" paint... gave up,...30$ down the drain...
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wagner Smart Roller Thoughts I recently had the perfect painting project for this item...CEILINGS... I was a bit skeptical at first to use this but I am glad I did. If you have ever-painted ceilings you know the constant rolling and reaching back to the tray or bucket to refill roller. This was a huge timesaver! I only have 2 constructive comments for this product are: 1-Spatter shield for roller should be included (I was under the impression it had one included) especially for overhead work. 2-Fill tube device for paint bucket could be a little beefier. Over all I was very impressed with this unit. I had some concerns with the clean up of this but was not too big of a deal. I would definitely recommend this product for ceiling work....timesaver!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it! This item eliminated the need to pour the paint into the paint tray. I still had one to kind of sat it down if i needed to use a brush or other tool. I bought a thick, one coat type paint because the walls were previously hot pink and I would say it still worked well once the paint got more fluid on the roller. I would definitely recommend and my husband seemed to like it also!
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from using the Wagnet smart roller I received this item about a month ago.Came down with some sickness and just now writing the review. I like the roller because I don't have to keep going back to get paint out of paint bucket, works good on flat surfaces, can put a lot of paint on wall in short period of time, time saver, would be a fifinate time saver in large areas,works well overhead if ceilings are not high, keeps you off the ladder, needs to have splatter shield included. It is a little hard to clean and it leaked a little bit.Overall I would recommend this item.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked well once. Second one I have had. Old one does not have squeeze handle. Second use of my new one and it will not suck up paint from paint can. Not sealing by the roller. Very disappointed. Also tried to call costumer service as I saw from a previous post responses that you were open on Saturday-called and got message you were closed!
Date published: 2018-02-24
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Home depot now has plastic rims on their paint cans. I like it as no rust but now your attachment to the can is to small and is breaking. Please look into this and let me know if you plan of selling a new can lid...

Asked by: chorne
Thank you for contacting us. May I ask which paint cans at Home Depot? Would you please send us couple photos? Please send the photo to
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-10-13

I need replacement parts for Wagner PaintMate Plus #284041. Please help.

Asked by: Prairiedog
To order replacement parts or if you just have questions call us at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-08-28

Is this item and spares avilable in india

Asked by: joy george
I'm sorry we do not sell our products in India.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-08-13

how do you obtain a new fill tube? 0530609

Asked by: ARTHUR R
We have them in stock, call to order at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-07-14

can i change the paint in the paint to a different color or can i only use one color paint for each roller?

Asked by: luis1106
You will need to clean the entire roller assembly when changing colors or one color could bleed in to the other. Feel free to call us at 1-800-328-8251 if you have further questions.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-05-18

does the new product have a filler top that fits a Home Depot paint can? The can is bigger than the old can.

Asked by: Eric T
We do not have a fitted lid for the new can styles. Our lids do fit standard one gallon cans.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-03-27

Why does the paint spill out of the fill valve? More paint comes out there than goes on the roller! Need help or suggestions 

Asked by: Nadine627
It may be a failed duckbill valve which sole purpose is to allow paint flow in one direction only. For warranty parts or service, call us at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-01-13

My roller worked great the first time , but the second time after filling the tube the paint came out the fill valve not the roller. What should I do?

Asked by: Gman40
Thank you for your question. The part in your fill valve responsible for keeping paint from leaking through, it is called a duckbill valve. If the duckbill valve were misplaced it will leak through the fill valve, the duckbill valve can also leak if a small tear develops in it. Please give our technical support a call at 1-800-328-8251 and we will be able to assist you.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2019-09-18
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