$ 79.99
The PaintEATER 4-1/2" disc sander is tough on paint but gentle on surfaces.

The high-performance, spun-fiber disc operates at 2,600 RPM to provide the proper combination of user control and abrasive performance due to the open-web disc design that minimizes paint and dust build up.

Slightly tilt the sander on its edge to remove paint chips, or operate it flat for smooth, feathered paint edges that create an ideal surface for repainting.


PaintEater Overview
PaintEater Overview Video


  • High-power 3.2 Amp motor provides powerful performance
  • 2,600 RPM provides the optimal combination of disc performance and user control
  • High-performance, spun-fiber 3M disc aggressively removes paint yet is gentle on surfaces
  • Operating the disc on its edge removes stubborn paint chips
  • Operating the disc flat will smooth and feather the paint edges for an ideal surface for repainting
  • Open-web disc design minimizes the loading-up of paint and dust
  • Flex-Disc system conforms to contours to provide consistent results on uneven surfaces
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PaintEATER Disc

PaintEATER Disc

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PaintEATER is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not cost effective The purple pad that came with the unit worked great. As I discovered you can not buy the purple pad. It seems they only sell a cheap pad that is meant to wear out faster so they can make more money from the sale of the pads. For what it would cost for the replacement pads they should be giving this away for free. To give you an example of what I am talking about I used the purple pad that came with it for several hours before it wore out. The replacement black pads lasted around 15 to 20 minutes. I blew through 3 pads in around an hour. Harbor Freight has the same pads that go on an angle grinder for $5. The Wagner pads are around $12. To sand my house for painting I would have to spend over $100.00 a day to use this tool. I would rate this at 5 stars if the purple pads were available. I don't expect the pads to last forever but they should last at least as long as the purple pad did.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from stopped working within an hour Within one hour of using this product on my concrete floor, it stopped working and it no longer turns on. I did not put much pressure on the tool, I turned off the tool, so as not to overheat and allow for cooling, yet it still did not last? Frustrated I paid over $70 for a product that only worked for one hour.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint scraping tool I bought a PaintEater this summer and it has done a terrific job scraping the paint off my cedar siding. I was hand scraping but with this tool it takes a fraction of the time. It has performed flawlessly. I've gone through two pads with how much I've gotten done and I'm going to get another to start scraping another section of my two story house. The best part is the siding after scraping is in great shape and ready for staining.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problem with Product Quality??? I purchased the PaintEater about a month ago and thought it would handle the paint removal issues that I have. It worked great at first, but when I changed the wheel the second time, the locking pin housing cracked, making it nearly impossible to change the painteater wheel. I had purchased the product through Amazon, but the return window has closed since it's been 40 days and their return window is 30 days, so now I'm wondering how to get this unit replaced/repaired since there are no service centers in my area... So, Wagner, can you help me out with this product that's under warranty????
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Power Cord is very Concerning I will start off by saying that I have not used it yet but, as I unboxed the PaintEater I noticed that the power cord is not even a foot long. I understand that this product is meant for outdoor large projects but, I don't like the fact that I have to an extension cord to use it.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bring back the purple discs! So far the machine is working as advertised (owned 2 days), long term still to be determined. The project at hand is a 10'x14' Southern Pine floor with 4-6 coats of oil based paints applied over the last 120+/- years. Paint remover took away the first 3+ coats so I tried my belt sander - gumming and destroying belts quickly. Found the PowerEATER at my hardware store and while the disc gums it also cleans itself. The purple disc that came with the machine did approximately 15' of edge (up against the baseboard before losing its sharp edge on the OD and then cleared 60 square feet of floor. The black replacement disc did less than 10' of edging and cleared about 35 square feet of floor. The third (black) disc did another 10' of edge before the sharp corner was gone and so far is looking like it may last long enough to get through another 30-35 square feet. This means a fourth one (at $20 each) to finish the floor - although I will be able to touch up the edges. The moral of the story - bring back the purple (or better if 3M make something more sturdy) discs!. I would also suggest that a specialty "edger" disc be created which reaches the edge of the guard so that paint can be cleaned right up to a baseboard - hand scraping is tiresome and tedious. Could use a small version of the whole machine for tight corners as well (or perhaps an add on flexible cable extension with a small disc or a pointed abrasive).
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working I am using it for my house. I have maybe sanded 600 square feet and now it no longer works. Wow for $70 I wouldn't recommend this for anyone.
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from do not use outside in the heat i bought one home depot, and i was scraping a house outside in 90 degree heat and the motor died, i went to home depot and bought another, same thing happen with in the hour ( i was not putting pressure on the machine) i ended up doing the job by the hand, not happy
Date published: 2016-04-07
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Is the Painteater safe to use on Crittall style windows or other frames and doors where the paint edges approach glass window panes within the door or window? 

Asked by: AAAA
The Paint Eater is very controllable, with practice. It can be very aggressive but can also be very delicate. Do not expect to eat paint right up against glass without protecting the glass. For ideas about paint eating call us at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2018-03-28

Does this tool would work to strip down a concrete column to original concrete look? 

Asked by: Rodas
This is the perfect tool for removing paint from concrete.Get several discs for the project and don't put pressure on the Paint Eater, just let it do the work. For more tips call 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-12-14

Will it remove paint from brick

Asked by: BillyBill
Yes it will. Be gentle on the mortar though because it can be very aggressive!
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-10-10

Can you please tell me the difference between th black pads and the purple ones?  We have us d both and th purple seems to last twice as long being used on he same surface.  Thanks

Asked by: TMAC
They is no difference in the pads other than the color. Please contact our technical support staff at 1(800)328-8251 if you have any other questions or needs.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-08-26

The handle on mine broke off and I can't find a replacement anywhere. Where does one get parts?

Asked by: bobbates01
The handle is not an available part, but you can get parts from us directly at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-22

Does this product have other attachments like for buffing a shine it up?

Asked by: nantwee
No it doesn't, but keep your eyes on us in the future!
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-22

How the heck do you get this guard on....its two different directions?

Asked by: Petethats my name
Not sure what you are referring to? There is no guard on the Paint Eater tool.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-12

Could this tool be used to strip paint off of a deck?

Asked by: JesseM
The Paint Eater has been designed to perform a number of tasks associated with surface preparation. It will remove paint chips and feather the paint edges; it can be used to remove paint oxides and mildew; and will abrade the painting surface and provide for excellent paint adhesion. The Paint Eater™ is the perfect surface preparation tool for large, flat, solid surfaces.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-05-31
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