Smart Sidekick Roller

$ 99.99
The Wagner SMART SideKick multi-room electric paint roller system is ideal for large or multi-room projects.

Wagner's innovative direct-feed paint roller system pulls paint directly from a 1 or 5 gallon container, providing productive drip-free, non-stop painting. The Auto-Feed Control on the power roller handle provides continuous paint flow for fast coverage.

You will complete your large project faster than a traditional paint rollers with this auto feed paint roller.


SMART Sidekick Setup
SMART Sidekick Setup Video
SMART Sidekick Painting
SMART Sidekick Painting 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

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 32.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A great timesaver ... when it works I had to return two machines and get a third to finish a job. I had one of the Power Rollers that worked for over 10 years and was a huge fan. However, I am disappointed in the quality and reliability of the new Sidekick. The button on the handle stuck the first time I pressed it on the first machine I bought, which caused the paint to flow continuously unless you turned the machine off .... it caused a huge mess. I returned it for a second machine, and the motor stopped pumping paint out of the can on the third day. (This was not a cleaning issue. I clean the machines thoroughly, as directed .... my other one lasted 10 years!). I had to do a second return to get a third machine to finish the job. It's a great time saver ...when it works. Disappointed and can't recommend the new generation Sidekick.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for big jobs I had one of the original power painter from Wagner. This new design has its pluses and minuses over the old. The old painter had a two foot extension for the roller. It really made controlling very easy. Additionally, the old design carried the can of paint and had a regulator to adjust the flow of paint. The adjustment wouldn't be that big of deal if the control to the pump was at your lower hand. IF you have a stick on this you can't reach the button. I came here looking for the extension piece, but it looks like they don't offer it. I wish I kept my old extension. The unit finally gave out after 15 or more years of use. I'm going to tackle a big project with the new version and hope it works. The walls should be a problem. My attempt with the ceiling wasn't very good. Had to go to the old pan method. Trouble with not being able to reach the button when spreading the paint and it dripped all over. The old one worked great on the ceiling. Bring back the extension!
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Big time saver Used it twice and loved it. Third time it failed to pump paint to roller and leaked paint from bottom of pump. What a mess and loss of time and paint.
Date published: 2020-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent job I bought this. You have to be moving fast because it comes pretty quick and there isn’t any way to regulate the flow but I pained a whole room including ceilings in an hour and a half
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use,easy clean-up, expensive replace parts the product was easy to use, best ever for a continuous use roller, was just about to order replacement parts,,,beware expensive shipping
Date published: 2019-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made Painting Easy! We are painting a new construction home and this tool has made it so easy. I would never paint again without it! (Pros- fast cleanup, keeps roller full of paint with a touch of a button. Con- this is the only con... the button on the roller handle does get stuck sometimes, but it is an easy fix.) Thank you for a great tool.
Date published: 2019-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Muy Recomendable Compre este producto hace mas de un año y sigue funcionando como el primer día. Es muy eficiente, facil de usar y se limpia rapidamente. Lo recomiendo ampliamente para todo tipo de proyecto interior. Excelente calidad y excelentes resultados como Wagner me tiene acostumbrado.
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works well except for on-off pushbutton I just painted my new (large) garage with the Wagner Sidekick. It does save a lot of time especially on the walls. Ceilings are another matter but a small fix in the product would help ceilings go infinitely faster with less lap marks. So listen up Wagner. The on-off pushbutton to activate the pump not only works badly with intermittent failure to turn off or time delays in that, but it is badly positioned on the handle. Lets take the position first. If you are doing a ceiling you will be using a broom handle or an extension pole, but alas the button is no where near where you can reach it when the roller is on the ceiling. Sure you can lower it down into your hand and turn on the pump for 9 seconds (that is about optimum) and turn it off again and then lift the roller back to the ceiling to continue painting, but you might have taken it down and refilled it in a pan of paint. The best thing about a power roller is that if left on the wall while you roll, you can turn on the pump for as long as you want and just keep rolling. Sure you let it pump while you apply paint to maybe 4 or 5 feet of wall width and then stop it to smooth all that out, but the pump would operate for half a minute or more and apply a lot of paint. If you do only 5 feet or so at a time it stays wet long enough to smooth it all out and not leave lap marks and the wall gets done wonderfully fast and beautifully with no lap marks. Great. But not the ceiling. And I even do walls with the broom handle extension but as the roller goes up and down the wall midway down the button is accessible while the roller is still on the wall. So the first huge suggestion is take that button off the handle and put it instead on the bottom of a broom handle. Sure you would need to include that handle and it is hard to know how long of a handle we need. You could offer a sectional handle to shorten for tight spaces. The button would need to be on the bottom of the bottom section that would always be used. I think a better choice would be to let me chose whatever extension pole I want and just give me a button to attach at the bottom of the pole with a velcro strap. So this gets me to the actual function and design of your button to activate the pump. For god knows why in this era of radio frequency (RF) devices you used a air pressure switch with an air plunger button on the handle and an air tube running along the paint tube all the way back to the pump where the actual pressure switch resides. I am sorry to be blunt but this is just outright stupid design. First the air tube makes the entire hose tend to kink and be unwieldy - that is bad enough. But the switch itself too often does not actuate when you push that button, or worse there is a second or two delay that makes you think it did not work. It seems to turn on the pump immediately when pushed, every time, but when you push it again to turn it off it either does not work or has a time delay which makes you tend to push it again - and that sometimes turns it back on which is the worst possible thing because the paint keeps flowing and you get far more than you wanted and if not on a wall - as when doing the ceiling it drips all over. Gee I could live with an intermittent on, but when we need to turn it off the action needs to be immediate - no delay. I have no idea why the on is so reliable and the off not. Makes no sense to my engineering knowledge but I can testify it is real and I read many reviews complaining of this air button actuator, some saying it fails completely. So I was ready and bought a remote operated outlet with a small RF transmitter that I attached to my handle with duct tape and the RF controlled outlet as the outlet for the Sidekick pump assy. That works so much better than your air button I am simply amazed you have not made this simple change. It would likely save you money to boot. RF controlled outlets cost less than 10 bucks at most all big box hardware stores, but if you had your own made in Asia you could buy the transmitter with a velcro strap for pennies and the receiver would cost little more than your air pressure switch and would go in the unit in place of that switch. RF controls are dirt cheap and used everywhere these days. Then you could use dirt cheap standard plastic hose that would cost a lot less than your custom hose with a large paint tube joined to a small air tube. Kinks in the hose would not block the air control. Well the advantages should be obvious. I will say that the RF control I bought had a small pull out extendable antenna that I had to have pulled full out for it to function reliably, and I would bump it and nearly broke it off - I did bend it so I recommend a transmitter strong enough to not need a fragile antenna on it. But they are cheap and small. Home security systems no longer run wires - they stick a tiny RF transmitter on your window or your doors that transmit back to a home unit rooms away to tell it a window or door opened. They are small, dirt cheap, and powerful enough to need no antenna and still transmit through walls. You guys need to use the technology we have today.
Date published: 2018-07-12
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What are the size W x L x H dimensions of this unit?

Asked by: DT38
The unit comes in a box that is approx. 12" x 13" x 7". If you have more questions call us at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-06-05

What extension pole do you use for painting tall walls 

Asked by: CJ57
Any standard extension pole for paint rollers will fit.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-05-26

can I use this product to paint the outside of my house with exterior paint?

Asked by: fettracing8
Yes you can use the Smart SideKick powered roller to paint the exterior of your home. Good luck with your project.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-04-06

Hi there  What is the voltage 240 volt or 120 volt  As I’m in Australia  Thank you Best Warner 

Asked by: Warner
Tools sold in USA have 110V. The tools we sell in the country you buy them have the proper electrical connections for that country. For Wagner Spraytech in Australia please contact us at -
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-02-10

Can a primer be used with the sidekick

Asked by: Gregory
Yes, regular house paints, primers and paint/primers will work with the Smart SideKick powered roller. Good luck with your projects.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-01-20

Can you supply this product to the UK and if so can you please give me an appropriate cost and delivery time scale?

Asked by: Smog
You can contact us in the UK at 1327.368410 for help locating the tools you need in your local area. Good luck with your projects.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2020-01-06

Hello, what is the quality and type of the rollers that come with this system? I am looking for a high quality paint job. Thank you.

Asked by: EricaS
We make high quality 3/8" and 3/4" nap roller covers. You can see them here -
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2019-12-31

Can i use it with silicate paint?

Asked by: Edwi
We have not tested silicate paint and the silicate paint company we spoke with said that their paints should be applied with a roller or a brush, but had no knowledge of any testing with a power roller like the Smart SideKick. We feel that it would work just fine, but cannot guarantee the outcome or if it will clog more easily. Good luck with your project. Call us to discuss further information at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2019-12-26
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