$ 79.99
The PaintEATER 4-1/2" disc sander is tough on paint but gentle on surfaces, making this the ideal paint remover tool.

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

Parts and Accessories

P/N 0513041
PaintEATER Disc**

PaintEATER Disc**

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PaintEATER is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 51.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eats Paint like Butter, however This has been a complete godsend for my various projects, and saved me a lot a manual effort.... from drawers, soffit/fascia, exterior wooden columns etc. however I am completely unhappy when the first time I tried to change the sanding disc, the cheap plastic locking mechanism broke. Expensive one time power tool. Over a year since purchased so warranty claim is a bust. Hope the mfg reads this and helps me out. I want to buy anther to replace it since the paint eating aspect is awesome, but not if I can’t replace the sanding disc. Rating would be 5 stars otherwise.
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't remove paint from concrete I bought this a week ago to remove paint from my driveway. What a waste of money. It WILL NOT DO IT
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it We have a cedar home we are preparing to sell. It has a lovely front porch with peeling paint on the floor and around the facing boards. Water damage from seepage up the grain from poorly coated end grains. I have been using a Black and Decker “Mouse” orbital sander with 80 grit pads and a 4” square palm sander with 80 grit. Whew, they take so long to remove cracked and chipped paint that I might as well use a head gun to blister it off. Saw the Paint Eater on the shelf while picking up some paint and thought “ $XX.XX - no too much”. After two days of orbital frustration I went online to read reviews of the unit. Decided to pick one up and WOW this thing is twice to three times faster than an orbital. I am VERY happy with this and so is my back. - Disclaimer: as with any tool, experience and technique make a tremendous difference in your outcome. I have built my own boat when I was 16 and I have watched a drill press fling wood across the room when used with no experience. Hold it at an angle with both hands and do not press too hard.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Tool I recently had to repair the textured ceiling in my kitchen due to a pipe leaking from above. I ended up having to replace a section of drywall approximately 2' x 3'. The ceiling had been previously painted so knocking down the texturing with a blade was difficult. Then I used the paintEater.. It worked great! The disc does the work so little pressure is needed. with a little time and trial I was able to feather the area to the new taped joints. After adding the new drywall mud to the repair joints and feathering it to the old it made a seamless repair and ready for the new texture. Another use for this versatile product
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expectations Met! The PaintEATER is a machine worth have it around your projects. It’s ability to strip paint, rust or other unwantmaterial is amazing. The equipment/tool is lightweight, comes with a utility handle and strap for easy maneuverability. The tool also has the power to complete both small and large tasks. We used it to strip paint off a metal door and even out nicks. Also used it to remove rust off some outdoor furniture, all with very little muscle power. The tool is worth its purchase.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is quick and simple The painteater will eat wood if not careful. Sanding biscs are high price.Little heavy for peeling paint on the side of a house. I think it is a little pricey
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint Eater I love this product. I took the pant off the test piece I did quicker than it took me to get it out of the box and set up. This machine is the greatest. No more scraping again!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly eats paint So I have had the paint eater for a few weeks now and it is great. Right out of the box it was put together and ready to use. So I used it head to head with my 5in random orbital on a old painted wood cabinet and the paint eater was faster, created a nice smooth ready to paint surface, and I did not have to change wheels or grit like I do with the orbital. Now the only down sides are the cord is really short so you must pull an extension cord every time you want to use it. And it has a really cool flip down handle for two handed use but you have to push both buttons on the handle to move it witch is a bit awkward. And I wish it came with a storage bag. Overall this thing is great and I would Definatly recomend it.
Date published: 2018-07-10
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Can I use this on acrylic tubs and fiberglass tubs?

Asked by: Abernthold
This tool is intended for outdoor use only on solid wood, Masonite siding,wood siding, concrete and steel for paint preparation. Please give our technical support a call at 1-800-328-8251 and we will able to assist you.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2019-05-08

Can this be used on concrete/cinder block walls that are porous and not smooth?

Asked by: Robert914
Yes it can be used on cinder block walls, but let the tool do the job. Don't lean into it too much or you wear the disc faster. Good luck with your project.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2019-04-26

How much does the Paint-eater weigh? Thank you.

Asked by: Randi
The Paint Eater weigh approximately 3.9lb. If you need further assistance, please give us a call at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2019-02-07

How do I take the disk off

Asked by: Reba Howe
Make sure the unit is turned OFF (O) and unplugged. Press the disc lock on the bottom of the unit and unscrew the disc by turning it counterclockwise. While pressing the disc lock on the bottom of the unit, thread new disc onto unit by turning it clockwise and tightening by hand. You can find more information at this link, Feel free to call us at 1-800-328-8251 if you need further assistance.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-11-25

Can i scrape paint on a stucco wall?

Asked by: Gibb
The PaintEater will remove loose and flaky paint from any surface. Keep in mind that the rougher the surface, the more quickly the disc will wear. It is not intended to remove well adhered paint.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-10-30

Why does the Paint Eater kind of "bounce" when using it on a vertical surface? When I first started using it I didn't feel that it was "bouncing". But after two hours of use it sometimes "bounces" while sanding.

Asked by: eMpls
Even though we say you can hold it flat on the surface, I find that a very slight angle helps it to avoid skipping. Sometimes it can skip because the disk is worn on one side more than another, or has more paint stuck in it. What's most important is not to force the tool, let it do the work. For more tips call us at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-27

Mine just stopped working suddenly, almost like it had over-heated or blown a fuse, but it won't go back on. Did I use it to death? Had it about five weeks and been using on a deck.

Asked by: craigerdad
If it won't come back on give our Technical Service at call at 800-328-8251. They will look into it and see if there is a potential warranty situation. Thanks for your inquiry!
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-08

It sounds like the paint eater is pretty abrasive. Can it be used on interior walls to remove oil based paint?

Asked by: Cordie
Yes, you can use it on the interior but must be very careful not to damage the wall. Try it on a small inconspicuous spot to test and see if it will work for you. Give us a call too at 800-328-8251 for further information. Thanks for choosing Wagner!
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-04
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