Smart Sidekick Roller

$ 89.99
The Wagner SMART SideKick multi-room electric paint 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 paint rollers with the SMART SideKick.

Videos

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

Features

  • 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

$7.99
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P/N 0514112
9 inch Roller Arm Seal Kit

9 inch Roller Arm Seal Kit

$2.49
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P/N 0155206
9

9" X 3/8" Roller Cover

$4.99
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P/N 0155208
9

9" X 3/4" Roller Cover

$6.99
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SMART SideKick Roller is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 25.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set-up and use I have 12ft Pop corn ceilings and have to use a latter. This make it easy to reach and roll them without getting up and down the latter a lot. It works well with a short extension. I did have to change rollers about every gallon of paint. The rollers would get clogged up from the pop corn and start leaking paint out the sides. It was easier to change rollers then to clean them. Clean we fast and easy.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Long time fan Well,,, I had your older version that took 4-D batteries and it finally died. It served me well since 2000 and I have probably sold more of them than most of your salesman I liked it so much. So I bought this one and there are some serious pros and cons. 120v ac, awesome. Long roller cord, awesome. Direct paint bucket feed, awesome. No speed control? Sucks, this thing puts out more paint than I could cover on a driveway. Handle extension option, half cool, would only be usable with a remote kill, this thing dumps too much paint. The only way I have found to tame this thing is a 1/2" nap roller and never use an extension... What I would like to see to make it awesome? 2' handle with switch or a switch extension. flow/volume control. everything else is awesome but it's very hard to use with it's brute force approach.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and Easy This is a great product. It delivers plenty of paint with the touch of a button. You can paint a room so much faster then the conventional way. I'm never going back to the old way of painting, never. The delivery tube is nice and long. It cleans ups really easy.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from did lower level painted my lower level, took about 1 1/2. 5 years ago without sidekick took 4 hours. clean-up was slick
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works awesome! Have used my Roller on 3 occasions so far. It works great and clean up is easy. A very good investment.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from don't paint without it i have painted a lot of houses. I will never paint another without my sidekick. time is money and this saves so much time.
Date published: 2017-10-02
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
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How Many watts do you recommend for a transformer 220 110 ? 100 -200 - 300 watts?

Asked by: Jt2018
Sorry, I don't understand the question. Can you be more specific? Or try someone that sells transformers, they may be able to help you more. You could try us at 800-328-8251 as well. Thanks for your inquiry, have a great day!
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-12-03

Will it work ok with 50 Hz?

Asked by: Jt2018
The minimum requirement is 60 Hz. Though it will still run on 50 Hz, it will not be at full performance. For further questions give us a call at 800-328-8251. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-12-03

How many watts has the Smart sidekick

Asked by: Jt2018
The Smart Sidekick has 0.5 Amps and runs on 120 Volts so 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: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-11-25

Package box size and the goods weight 

Asked by: bk3800
It is 13in length, 11in width and 6.5in height. Approx 5.450 gross weight.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-11-07

What is that black thing with the round bits on it that came out of the roller assembly and how do you get it back on?

Asked by: AnneK
Give us a call at technical support, 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-10-09

how do you push button with long extension ?

Asked by: keened9
It's actually very easy as it becomes a dance with your roller. You'll push the button on and roll up the wall, when you roll down the wall you'll push the button off and then spread the paint. Back and forth you'll dance with your SideKick and before you know it the room is painted. For more painting and dancing tips, call technical support at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-10

Hi...do you have a power roller attachment for painting pipe?

Asked by: czinsmeyer
Hi, thanks for the inquiry. Sorry, we do not have an attachment for painting pipes. Call our Technical Service at 800-328-8251 for further questions you may have, thanks for contacting Wagner!
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-08

Are the rollers just standard rollers? So I can get extras if I need from any DIY store or are they specially designed to go on this machine? 

Asked by: Barnzy
Only Wagner made roller covers work with our automatic paint rollers.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-07-12
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