Smart Sidekick Roller

$ 89.99
The SMART SideKick multi-room powered roller is ideal for large or multi-room projects. Wagner's innovative direct-feed roller system pulls paint directly from a the container to continuously feed the paint roller for productive drip-free, non-stop painting. You will complete your large project faster than a traditional roller with the SMART SideKick.


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


  • Direct-feed delivery eliminates the tray
  • Innovative Click-Attach Arm fits all paint containers from one to five gallons
  • Extension connection handle accepts common threaded extension poles to reach high walls and ceilings
  • Easy clean-up in about 10 minutes
  • Auto-Feed Control provides continuous paint flow on-demand for fast, even coverage
  • Quick-Release Handle easily attaches rollers and accessories to the SideKick
  • For use with oil and latex 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 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 SideKick Roller is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Wagner Sidekick is one awesome tool! This was a great purchase for me. Saves tons of time and super easy cleanup! Painted a three bedroom Two and a half bath townhouse today with this produced. Just want to say i love, love, love it! Super easy to use and clean after use. This roller system prevents you from dripping paint on the floor and wasted time going back and forth to refill your roller in a paint pan.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This power roller works great. You can fly through a paint job with this unit. Painted my master bedroom and bathroom in an hour. Second coat took 15 minutes. Never dripped even once. No need for drop cloths. Clean up is automatic, just be sure to put lots of Dawn dish soap in the first bucket of warm water and do it outside. I prefer to trash the rollers instead of cleaning them. Just depends on your budget.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Started of strong and fizzled out. At first I was very impressed with this roller. I painted my ceiling in probably half the time of a regular roller. Then I cleaned it to switch colors for my wall. I meticulously cleaned it like the manual said to , and lubricated the seals. It went fine for awhile then small drips at the handle connection to the roller. then it started to stream out. took it apart clean it and same thing. replaced the o-ring and it was fine for awhile and then same thing. then it started leaking out of the roller also and ran down my wall. Luckily I am painting in a new construction area so there is no finished flooring. If my floor had carpet I would be md as it dripped every where. luckily where I got the thing takes returns up to 30 days
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product is great but with some flaws. Lots to paint and this looked like a great time saver. It works good if you don't mind paint running down the handle and your arm. I read the reviews and saw that this could be a problem. I thought since it was an old review the problem had been taken care of. It also said that perhaps they put it together wrong is why it leaked. I put it together exactly as instructed, there was no error. It still leaked. I am very disappointed. If this problem was fixed it would be a 5 star.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Great Time-Saving Tool! It made a difficult job easy and fun. I bought this tool after much research to ensure I was getting a product that would do exactly what I wanted it to. My daughter just bought a condo and every room needed to be painted. I DID NOT want to use the traditional paint rollers and trays. This tool was perfect! It was easy to set up and start to paint the room. I only wish I has bought two (2) of these. I could have used one and my daughter the other one. We would have painted these rooms in half the time. Surprisingly, the clean-up afterwards was really not that bad. The reverse switch pumps unused paint back into the can. Then, you simply disassemble the roller handle to clean the few internal parts. The roller itself is simply thrown away. The tubing is cleaned easily by pumping warm, soapy water through it much like when paint was pumped through. It came out very clean each time we cleaned it. As I mentioned in the title, it made a difficult job much easier and a lot more fun to do.
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was pleasantly amazed! I must admit I was a bit sceptical about this product as I have been disappointed in the past with many painting "gimmick" products. The on sale price was right and I had a huge ceiling to paint so I decided to give it a try. I was VERY pleased with the use and results from this unit. I went online and watched all the available videos on setup, use and cleaning and this made the whole process a snap. I will admit when painting the ceiling the whole unit with the hose full of paint and the extension on was a bit heavy, but when painting on a ceiling everything gets heavy very quickly. This ease of dispensing paint made it much faster and therefore the discomfort time was greatly reduced. The cleanup designed for the machine made it amazing easy. The only flaw I found was when you needed to take a short break and lay it down it did leak quite a bit of paint. But that is overcome by simply laying it on a piece of plastic. Overall I would highly recommend this unit for anyone who must paint and wants to get it done!!!
Date published: 2015-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this product and would buy it again. I bought my Sidekick from HD. I'm painting my whole house from med. khaki with Kelly Moore color matched to BM White Dove. It's a big difference in color and I knew I'd need at least two coats possibly three. I'm doing ceilings, as well. I was doing great and was completely in love until I cleaned the machine out for the third time. After I hooked it back up, the o ring leaked at the handle. Ugh. I tried recleaning that part and putting more Vaseline but that didn't work. I need to wrap a cloth around the handle to catch dripping paint and even then wipe it down every couple of minutes. Not sure if it's saving me time right now? I looked around in town and can't find replacement parts so I called Wagner and bought two kits of the rubber seals and rings for future possible failures. Problem is they may take 5-7 days to arrive and I'm painting NOW? Ugh :( Other than this, I love love this product. Wagner could easily solve this frustration by including replacement rings in the box and I would've given all 5 stars. To answer the question of can you leave paint in the system overnight...well, I am. I put the roller in a gallon zip lock bag and sealed it up really well. I'm painting out of a 5 gallon bucket and the hose is sticking in it. I have a damp rag over the hole and hose sealing up the top hole in the bucket and the Sidekick painted just fine the next day. This is how I'm choosing to do it. I figure wasting all that water every night just to get up in the morning to put the same paint right back in was not worth it.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very heavy I used this for two days and then returned because it was very heavy to use, The roller when filled with paint combined with the weight of the handle, coupled with the weight of the paint in the hose it was almost imposable to paint my 8 foot ceiling in my kitchen, also i was always stepping on the hose. It like all rollers put paint on the wall ok. and trying to use it with a pole was hard because you had to stop it and pull iy down to push the motor button which is on the handle. I used a older Wagner power roller with a container on a strap ,it broke so i thought this would be great,but was not
Date published: 2014-12-01
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Do you make a edger/trimmer attachment for this product.

Asked by: John69
We do. Here are the parts, #0530201A Edge assembly, #0530217A adapter, #0514230 splatter guard. Give us a call to place an order. 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-08-17

Can this be used to put stain on a deck

Asked by: Needledude
It sure can. Anything that cleans up with water or mineral spirits is just fine.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-08-07

I would like to know the max height this can pump and paint to.  I have a 2 story home that has cathedral ceiling on half of it.  The highest point is 32 feet.  I have a paint pole that will reach but need to know if the pump can handle the height.

Asked by: MDLund
The Smart SideKick comes with a 16' hose from the pump to the roller and I haven't had any problem getting paint to the roller at that full height. Good luck with your project!
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-07-26

What material are the roller covers made of, is it possible to get one with lambskin

Asked by: Gdovejr
The roller covers are made of polyester and we don't have other rollers made of lambskin. If you have any other questions or needs please contact our technical support staff at 1(800)328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-07-14

Can this Sidekick Smart Roller be used to roll Rustoleum on a vertical surface?  I have heard some say the Rustoleum paint is too thin and will leak out of the roller.  

Asked by: Jackie27
Yes the Sidekick Smart Roller can handle materials that clean up with either mineral spirits(oil-based) or warm soapy water(water-based). As long as you keep the O-rings/seals lubricated there should be no leaking from any part of the roller. Please contact of technical support staff at 1(800)328-8251 fi you have any other questions or needs.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-07-14

What is the watts or amps of the sidekick.

Asked by: Gatsby
The Smart Sidekick .5 Amps. So because its a 120 volts unit, the wattage is 60. Please contact our technical support staff at 1(800)328-8251 if you have any other questions or needs.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-17

who stock the SMART SIDEKICK ROLLER in the uk or where can i buy it for delivery to England

Asked by: handya
You've reached us here in the U.S. We'll send your question across the pond for you directly.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-12

I need to paint a very large ceiling and it was mentioned to me that you have a product to facilitate this job. Could you please recommend the proper product and the required attachments, and above all a dealer address close to Glen Cove NY (Long Island)

Asked by: Omar
Thank you for your interest in our products. We have a few products that can assist you in painting your ceiling. If you are wanting to use a roller the Smart Sidekick that you selected above would work but I would recommend ordering the splatter shield so that paint doesn't fall on you or your floor when you have it above your head. If you are looking to spray your ceiling we have the Flexio 690 which has a 15 hose to reach higher and farther places. The Smart Sidekick can be found at most of your local DIY stores. As for the splatter shield(Part Number 0514230) you would want to call us at the number below with the part number to order it. Lastly, for the Flexio 690 you would want to go to your local Lowes store. Please call our technical support staff at 1(800)328-8251 if you have any other questions or needs.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-01
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