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Posted 04-11-2017 by grogers3 at 11:24 AM
Home Depot.com has Wagner Smart Side Kick Powered Paint Roller System (0530010) on sale for $40. Shipping is free, otherwise, select free in-store pickup as an alternative option. Thanks grogers3

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Additionally, Amazon.com also has Wagner Smart Side Kick Powered Paint Roller System (0530010) on sale for $40. Shipping is free.

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Ideal for large or multi-room projects. Wagner's direct feed roller system pulls paint directly from a 1-5 gallon container. For use w/ oil and latex based coatings. Includes a 1-year warranty w/ purchase - Discombobulated

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Edited April 11, 2017 at 07:56 PM by widgit
Amazon and Home Depot both have the Wagner 0530010 Smart Side Kick Power Roller on sale for $40. Home Depot has free shipping on this product. CCC has lowest price at $66

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I almost pulled the trigger till I saw 19% 1 star reviews on amazon all complaining it leaks and stops working.
I owned something like this a long time ago. Unless you are doing a huge job, the cleaning of these things is a real pain, and not worth it compared to the level of effort to use a paint tray.
This first review from Amazon seems to be helpful w/ some good tips, which may help in one's decision:

"Bought this, as I'm remodeling a house and had a large area for a single color.

First, don't buy this for a single bedroom paint job, where you have standard 8 foot ceilings and smooth walls. It's not really worth it for that when you consider the money and time investment.

I used this in a large "great" room, dining room, etc. Some walls had old paint over knockdown walls, some had new knockdown applied. This thing worked really well for my situation. The hardest part is getting it going. You need to work the paint into the roller and that will take a minute or two to get it saturated...but you have to keep rolling on the wall, even if you're not painting anything. Otherwise, you'll get bad drips. I did the vast majority of my work without a drop cloth (laminate and tile, no carpet). Once it's saturated you're good to go. Use 5 second bursts to recharge the roller with paint as it runs low. People who say this thing pumps paint too fast, obviously left the thing running the whole time and are obviously idiots.

This helped a lot on the fresh knockdown walls, because it can lay the paint on pretty thick without having to roll it in the pan every other stroke. Knockdown tends to eat up paint pretty quick but I effectively covered all the surfaces in 2 coats (second coat being very quick and light, just to fill in the "holidays" as painters call them). On smooth walls, this thing flies.

I used this with 5 gallon and 1 gallon cans with no issues.

CLEAN UP TIPS:
I got this down to science.

- You basically need three 5 gallon buckets (homer pales from HD for $5, if you don't already have a couple)
- Helps to be outside at a hose or spigot.
- Strip paint from roller, back into paint can, as much as possible.
- Fill one buck with water (IF you have access to warm water, great...I didn't) and Dawn dish soap. Stick the feed tube in there, as you would a paint can.
- Pull off roller, strip parts, throw in second bucket (IF YOU'RE THROWING AWAY THE ROLLER, DON'T FORGET TO TAKE OUT THE INTERNAL PARTS)
- Hang handle roller on empty 3rd bucket (or hang it on something like a fence, etc)
- Run the machine. Let the soapy water flow through the machine for a solid 15 minutes (don't put them in the same bucket as suggested in other posts...you're just cycling dirty water back through for no reason)
- Use second bucket to wash roller and parts while it runs. (These rollers aren't cheap....try to get a few uses out of them)
- Empty bucket #1, rinse and fill with only clean water.
- Run machine again and let the plain water run through for another 10 minutes.
- Take the handle apart and make sure it gets cleaned well. I like to stick the end of the metal piece right on the end of hose to blast out the little holes of any dried paint. If the latex paint dries and clogs a couple of those holes, you're screwed next time.
- Make sure you're only pumping clean, clear water...at that point the internals are as clean as they can get.
- Pull the feed hose out of the water and let it run for a minute to pump out any water in the hose. Try to elevate the machine and use gravity to drain the hose. I like to hang it up in the garage to let it dry, with the handle in a bucket to drain.
- Clearing the line of excess water is important, otherwise you'll go to use it again and you'll start with very wet paint and get a lot of runs and drips.

- I like to re-start it with the roller off and the handle in a bucket. You'll see the paint flow through and push most of the water out first. Let it run in the bucket a little to make sure you're dry and then put roller on.
- You WILL waste a little more paint with this set-up than with a traditional roller - be aware of that if you think you're going to be right on the edge of having enough paint.

Other tips:
Don't get the perforated rollers at HD - they SUCK compared to the Wagner brand rollers on Amazon and are twice the price (in-store, compared to Amazon). UPS showed up while I was rolling with an HD roller....I took it off and started over with a fresh Wagner mid-job.

Just remember, you're going to need a solid 30 minutes to clean up. If you decide to let this sit and not clean it properly, you won't get another use out of it.

Have some vasoline or grease or oil for the areas where the rollers connects and rotates. You'll notice they come oiled and if they go dry, this thing will squeak and be harder to roll.

Yes, this thing gets heavy...surprisingly. I'm a grown man in good shape and it was heavier than expected when full of paint. A GOOD contractors pole will help alleviate some of that, even if you're not going high up. The 2-4' extendable one (solid metal interior...not a cheap broom handle type) work really well...you can control pressure with one hand and movement with the other - splits up the work."
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I almost pulled the trigger till I saw 19% 1 star reviews on amazon all complaining it leaks and stops working.
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I owned something like this a long time ago. Unless you are doing a huge job, the cleaning of these things is a real pain, and not worth it compared to the level of effort to use a paint tray.
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I almost pulled the trigger till I saw 19% 1 star reviews on amazon all complaining it leaks and stops working.
I have one of these I used to paint an interior room last month. There's a learning curve in how much paint to pump into the handle and led to some streaky paint the first coat I put on. They key is to only load it until you just see paint coming out of the distribution holes in the roller and to hold it level while loading as it will tend to pool in one side or the other. No leaks in two days of usage, no real drips either so that's also good. I'd suggest getting a extension pole as this handle is quite heavy especially if you're reaching up the wall.

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I owned something like this a long time ago. Unless you are doing a huge job, the cleaning of these things is a real pain, and not worth it compared to the level of effort to use a paint tray.
Wasn't that bad. Just pumped soapy water through for 10 mins unattended.
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To elaborate, there is a lot of paint in the hose, and pumping water through it seemed to allow the water to race past the paint back into the pail, instead of saving the paint back into the bucket. But I'm glad it worked for you Smilie
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To elaborate, there is a lot of paint in the hose, and pumping water through it seemed to allow the water to race past the paint back into the pail, instead of saving the paint back into the bucket. But I'm glad it worked for you Smilie
You pump the paint in the hose back into the bucket first.
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Fakespot has an A. Rarely see that.

Tempted to get 1. Need to paint 2 rooms. But SD comments don't seem very appealing
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Agreed with earlier poster. We bought one of these for painting a few rooms and it was more trouble than anything. It worked and didn't leak. Cleaning it is a pain. There is also a fair learning curve.
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I owned something like this a long time ago. Unless you are doing a huge job, the cleaning of these things is a real pain, and not worth it compared to the level of effort to use a paint tray.
I was wondering this very question. Thank you
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I've owned this for around 3 years and have used it for painting a few kitchens, living rooms, garages, and ceilings. Like others have said, there's a learning curve on how much paint comes out of this thing, you need to be fast or you'll get drips and runs, to fix this what I do is turn it on and off periodically and then do a quick backroll over any runs. This is so much faster than using a conventional roller. As far as cleanup, this is not much harder than a standard roller, I just rinse of the excess paint from the hose that goes into the bucket, then fill a bucket with water and turn the machine on while I clean the roller. by the time the roller is clean, so is the machine. I have had zero problems with this leaking, and I think as long as you pay attention to the instructions you'll be fine, there are a few points that need petroleum jelly every so often which I'd be willing to bet, the people who are complaining about leaks are not taking the 30 seconds to apply.

EDIT: One thing I'd like to add is if you're painting a single accent wall than this is not worth your time and effort, I only use this if I'm painting a whole room or a large area, I don't think I'll ever paint another ceiling without this though.
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This first review from Amazon seems to be helpful w/ some good tips, which may help in one's decision:

"Bought this, as I'm remodeling a house and had a large area for a single color.

First, don't buy this for a single bedroom paint job, where you have standard 8 foot ceilings and smooth walls. It's not really worth it for that when you consider the money and time investment.

I used this in a large "great" room, dining room, etc. Some walls had old paint over knockdown walls, some had new knockdown applied. This thing worked really well for my situation. The hardest part is getting it going. You need to work the paint into the roller and that will take a minute or two to get it saturated...but you have to keep rolling on the wall, even if you're not painting anything. Otherwise, you'll get bad drips. I did the vast majority of my work without a drop cloth (laminate and tile, no carpet). Once it's saturated you're good to go. Use 5 second bursts to recharge the roller with paint as it runs low. People who say this thing pumps paint too fast, obviously left the thing running the whole time and are obviously idiots.

This helped a lot on the fresh knockdown walls, because it can lay the paint on pretty thick without having to roll it in the pan every other stroke. Knockdown tends to eat up paint pretty quick but I effectively covered all the surfaces in 2 coats (second coat being very quick and light, just to fill in the "holidays" as painters call them). On smooth walls, this thing flies.

I used this with 5 gallon and 1 gallon cans with no issues.

CLEAN UP TIPS:
I got this down to science.

- You basically need three 5 gallon buckets (homer pales from HD for $5, if you don't already have a couple)
- Helps to be outside at a hose or spigot.
- Strip paint from roller, back into paint can, as much as possible.
- Fill one buck with water (IF you have access to warm water, great...I didn't) and Dawn dish soap. Stick the feed tube in there, as you would a paint can.
- Pull off roller, strip parts, throw in second bucket (IF YOU'RE THROWING AWAY THE ROLLER, DON'T FORGET TO TAKE OUT THE INTERNAL PARTS)
- Hang handle roller on empty 3rd bucket (or hang it on something like a fence, etc)
- Run the machine. Let the soapy water flow through the machine for a solid 15 minutes (don't put them in the same bucket as suggested in other posts...you're just cycling dirty water back through for no reason)
- Use second bucket to wash roller and parts while it runs. (These rollers aren't cheap....try to get a few uses out of them)
- Empty bucket #1, rinse and fill with only clean water.
- Run machine again and let the plain water run through for another 10 minutes.
- Take the handle apart and make sure it gets cleaned well. I like to stick the end of the metal piece right on the end of hose to blast out the little holes of any dried paint. If the latex paint dries and clogs a couple of those holes, you're screwed next time.
- Make sure you're only pumping clean, clear water...at that point the internals are as clean as they can get.
- Pull the feed hose out of the water and let it run for a minute to pump out any water in the hose. Try to elevate the machine and use gravity to drain the hose. I like to hang it up in the garage to let it dry, with the handle in a bucket to drain.
- Clearing the line of excess water is important, otherwise you'll go to use it again and you'll start with very wet paint and get a lot of runs and drips.

- I like to re-start it with the roller off and the handle in a bucket. You'll see the paint flow through and push most of the water out first. Let it run in the bucket a little to make sure you're dry and then put roller on.
- You WILL waste a little more paint with this set-up than with a traditional roller - be aware of that if you think you're going to be right on the edge of having enough paint.

Other tips:
Don't get the perforated rollers at HD - they SUCK compared to the Wagner brand rollers on Amazon and are twice the price (in-store, compared to Amazon). UPS showed up while I was rolling with an HD roller....I took it off and started over with a fresh Wagner mid-job.

Just remember, you're going to need a solid 30 minutes to clean up. If you decide to let this sit and not clean it properly, you won't get another use out of it.

Have some vasoline or grease or oil for the areas where the rollers connects and rotates. You'll notice they come oiled and if they go dry, this thing will squeak and be harder to roll.

Yes, this thing gets heavy...surprisingly. I'm a grown man in good shape and it was heavier than expected when full of paint. A GOOD contractors pole will help alleviate some of that, even if you're not going high up. The 2-4' extendable one (solid metal interior...not a cheap broom handle type) work really well...you can control pressure with one hand and movement with the other - splits up the work."
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years ago I had something like this (it was also by wagner) when it worked (very little of the time) properly it worked well, however, when it did not work well, either the paint would come out too fast, too slow, not at all or any other number of problems, including leaks. The amount of time wasted having to troubleshoot these systems when they are not working can easily be the same amount of time it would take to get the job done since there is very little most people can do to fix the issues and the manual is not very helpful.
I personally only use a brush and roller(manually) if doing a small area, if doing a larger area, I prefer airless sprayers
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This first review from Amazon seems to be helpful w/ some good tips, which may help in one's decision:

"Bought this, as I'm remodeling a house and had a large area for a single color.

First, don't buy this for a single bedroom paint job, where you have standard 8 foot ceilings and smooth walls. It's not really worth it for that when you consider the money and time investment.

I used this in a large "great" room, dining room, etc. Some walls had old paint over knockdown walls, some had new knockdown applied. This thing worked really well for my situation. The hardest part is getting it going. You need to work the paint into the roller and that will take a minute or two to get it saturated...but you have to keep rolling on the wall, even if you're not painting anything. Otherwise, you'll get bad drips. I did the vast majority of my work without a drop cloth (laminate and tile, no carpet). Once it's saturated you're good to go. Use 5 second bursts to recharge the roller with paint as it runs low. People who say this thing pumps paint too fast, obviously left the thing running the whole time and are obviously idiots.

This helped a lot on the fresh knockdown walls, because it can lay the paint on pretty thick without having to roll it in the pan every other stroke. Knockdown tends to eat up paint pretty quick but I effectively covered all the surfaces in 2 coats (second coat being very quick and light, just to fill in the "holidays" as painters call them). On smooth walls, this thing flies.

I used this with 5 gallon and 1 gallon cans with no issues.

CLEAN UP TIPS:
I got this down to science.

- You basically need three 5 gallon buckets (homer pales from HD for $5, if you don't already have a couple)
- Helps to be outside at a hose or spigot.
- Strip paint from roller, back into paint can, as much as possible.
- Fill one buck with water (IF you have access to warm water, great...I didn't) and Dawn dish soap. Stick the feed tube in there, as you would a paint can.
- Pull off roller, strip parts, throw in second bucket (IF YOU'RE THROWING AWAY THE ROLLER, DON'T FORGET TO TAKE OUT THE INTERNAL PARTS)
- Hang handle roller on empty 3rd bucket (or hang it on something like a fence, etc)
- Run the machine. Let the soapy water flow through the machine for a solid 15 minutes (don't put them in the same bucket as suggested in other posts...you're just cycling dirty water back through for no reason)
- Use second bucket to wash roller and parts while it runs. (These rollers aren't cheap....try to get a few uses out of them)
- Empty bucket #1, rinse and fill with only clean water.
- Run machine again and let the plain water run through for another 10 minutes.
- Take the handle apart and make sure it gets cleaned well. I like to stick the end of the metal piece right on the end of hose to blast out the little holes of any dried paint. If the latex paint dries and clogs a couple of those holes, you're screwed next time.
- Make sure you're only pumping clean, clear water...at that point the internals are as clean as they can get.
- Pull the feed hose out of the water and let it run for a minute to pump out any water in the hose. Try to elevate the machine and use gravity to drain the hose. I like to hang it up in the garage to let it dry, with the handle in a bucket to drain.
- Clearing the line of excess water is important, otherwise you'll go to use it again and you'll start with very wet paint and get a lot of runs and drips.

- I like to re-start it with the roller off and the handle in a bucket. You'll see the paint flow through and push most of the water out first. Let it run in the bucket a little to make sure you're dry and then put roller on.
- You WILL waste a little more paint with this set-up than with a traditional roller - be aware of that if you think you're going to be right on the edge of having enough paint.

Other tips:
Don't get the perforated rollers at HD - they SUCK compared to the Wagner brand rollers on Amazon and are twice the price (in-store, compared to Amazon). UPS showed up while I was rolling with an HD roller....I took it off and started over with a fresh Wagner mid-job.

Just remember, you're going to need a solid 30 minutes to clean up. If you decide to let this sit and not clean it properly, you won't get another use out of it.

Have some vasoline or grease or oil for the areas where the rollers connects and rotates. You'll notice they come oiled and if they go dry, this thing will squeak and be harder to roll.

Yes, this thing gets heavy...surprisingly. I'm a grown man in good shape and it was heavier than expected when full of paint. A GOOD contractors pole will help alleviate some of that, even if you're not going high up. The 2-4' extendable one (solid metal interior...not a cheap broom handle type) work really well...you can control pressure with one hand and movement with the other - splits up the work."
What a nightmare. No thanks.
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Never saw the appeal of these things. How long are people actually taking to roll out a wall with a traditional roller and tray? After the hard part of taping and doing cut its is done, rolling out a normal sized room takes about 30 mins per coat. Seems its takes long to clean this thing.
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