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Customer Reviews | 30 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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30 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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30 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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Real time and mess saver

Customer review by Steve66

5.0 stars 9/18/2012 by Steve66
by Steve66

I replaced an earlier version of this tool that had finally given out. I noticed quite a few details that made the tool easier to use and more reliable. The main benefits are: - Much faster than using a roller and tray. You fill the tube from the paint can and go back to the tray and can much less often. - Far neater. No drips around the tray. No paint running down the sides of the paint can. The filler tube stays in the can waiting for your next reload. - Less wasted paint at the end of the day, though not zero since you lose some during cleanup. It takes a bit of practice to learn how often to squeeze the trigger. You don't want to be working too hard to get coverage but pump too often and you get drips. If you are painting overhead for extended periods, it can get heavy since the objective of the design is to load up a lot of paint. Consider loading it only half way. Cleanup is complicated and a bit messy. - Be sure to read and heed the directions. I had to keep them out to make sure I followed all the steps. - You force any paint remaining in the tube right back into the paint can, but some of the paint in the roller assembly ends up wasted.

South Windsor, CT, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Awesome Product.

Customer review by kal130

5.0 stars 4/23/2013 by kal130
by kal130

I own the original paint mate. I purchased 2 of them about 6 years ago to completely paint a newly renovated 2500 sqft house. I put about 5-6 coats on the whole house without issue. I recently pulled them from storage to do another 3000 sqft house and they work fine still. I do not understand all of the naysayers, these things are awesome. Easy to clean as well. I always cover the seals with vasaline, maybe that helps. Honestly, these things would be worth throwing out after a full day of painting they are so helpful. IMO I hope the person who came up with this thing is set for life, chilling on some remote beach with a lifetime supply of beer.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
A real time saver, but don't expect the same if used 6 months later

Customer review by CAR54

4.0 stars 9/28/2011 by CAR54
by CAR54

When new the paint stick (and this applies to all manual sticks) works great and gets the job done for an amature wuickly. However, if you want to use the same paint stick 6 months later, paint will leak out of the refill valves. Even when you take extra care to clean and grease the values after each use. The leaking causes lots of problems on the walls and floors. If you want to order new valve, then painting has to wait, which doesn't work for me as I usually set time aside for painting out of my busy schedule. I found the easiest thing to do is to buy a new paint stick as they are cheap enough and the time saved is worth the money.

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Original Wagner Paint Mate Roller Arm

Customer review by winterelm

3.0 stars 7/18/2013 by winterelm
by winterelm

I own an original paint mate. When we detached the roller arm assembly from the body, we couldn't get it back on. This is the threaded arm assembly, not the quick release. There is a round hard plastic cylinder and a rubber collar piece that were inside. I am assuming it detached from the roller arm? But no matter how we try and reconstruct it, we cannot get the pieces back to together. We only used this product one time and loved it, but I can't get it back together to use it again. Even the directions are vague and do not tell you how to get it back together. And doesn't show the rubber collar or plastic cylinder.

Logan, UT, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
What a great product!

Customer review by paintstickman62

5.0 stars 11/30/2011 by paintstickman62
by paintstickman62

I have used a similar product for the last 30 years. I was pleasently surprised that Wagner was now providing this product. The quality of the complete system is amazing. The filler tube valve assembly can be removed for cleaning which was a major problem with my past painters. The roller assembly is far better than the other brand painters. The seals on the roller assembly are very well made. Cleaning is a snap. This product is now half the price I paid years ago. What a great Wedding present for newly weds. There's always a baby room to paint.

Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
I was impressed!

Customer review by DIYHarley

5.0 stars 12/6/2011 by DIYHarley
by DIYHarley

I'm a traditional indoor paint roller user so I wasn't sure what to expect. It actually works just like a roller but less trips to the paint tray and no drips on the way to the wall. This product came in handy when painting above a cabinet on a ladder. Clean up was simple but diffrent than just cleaning the roller nap. Few more parts to clean. I'd make sure you flush all parts out before you store it away or things may not work right the next time.

Savage, MN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Broke after a couple of gallons :(

Customer review by Colomiller

1.0 stars 2/24/2013 by Colomiller
by Colomiller

Used it to paint one small room and it worked good,cleaned it and put away for about a year when we needed to paint another room all was going well until head broke off just behind the fill valve on main part were it narrows down.Bad design should have had more material in this spot as it is the weekest point.No way to fix it as no parts avialable for this and it is glued onto tube.Looks like the trash can have it what a waste.:( Sad in Colorad0

Pueblo, CO, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Works well untill duckbill valve tears!

Customer review by gemp

3.0 stars 6/8/2012 by gemp
by gemp

The roller works well untill the duckbill valves rips. Then you have paint leaking out the fill hole. When you squeeze the handle paint oozes out the fill hole also. Replacement valves are not stocked at the stores where you buy the unit. You must find a source online.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Do not Buy

Customer review by housepaint

1.0 stars 2/15/2013 by housepaint
by housepaint

If you want paint all over your floor. This is the product for you. The rubber check valve breaks after painting about 25 square feet. Then wagner will ship ONE to you as a defect.

Hawaii, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Fantastic and easy to use

Customer review by HTFU

5.0 stars 5/25/2013 by HTFU

Awesome product, saves heaps of time! Have had no problems at all with it, it keeps everything clean and splatter free and gives a really good finish, highly recommended to buy.

Perth WA, Australia
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great productivity tool!

Customer review by danofblv

4.0 stars 7/8/2012 by danofblv
by danofblv

Used this product a few times in the last 6 years to re-paint 4 rooms of the house. First of all, don't expect to appreciate it in the first 5 minutes. As with any tool, it takes some time and practice to get used to it and fully benefit from it. But once you get the tricks (re-filling, triggering at fixed intervals the handle, rolling), then it becomes evident that you did a good purchase. My record is re-painting the 4 walls of a 12x10 room in about 15 minutes (one coat)! You basically save the time of re-wetting your roll in the pan hundreds of time. You roll, roll, just roll. Re-filling is fast and have about enough in the container (bar) for a 8-10 feet wall if you have good quality paint with high coverage (I was using Sico Cachemire). Then comes the washing... That's the only negative point I found of this tool. It's a bit long to do. To thoroughly rinse and wash it, you must basically dismantle quite a few parts. Better do this task in a bath with 2-3" of water (with a bit of soap). Just too long to do if you switch back-and-forth between primer and colors, like if you do two rooms at the same time or 2 colors in a same room. It's getting already more convenient if you use the newer paint+primer 2-in-1 products. But I resolved the problem another way: I appreciate so much not constantly going to the pan and saving time, that I purchased a second PaintMate to avoid having to clean until the job is completely finished (two coats without cleaning). For the ones who complain about leaking valve, never happened to me, but I do what I always did for any silicone/rubber gasket: I lubricate them with silicone grease to maintain their flexibility and ensure they never dry/rigidify. Special rolls are a bit more expensive, but they are good quality and last several rooms if well cleaned and stored.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great roller

Customer review by joe71

5.0 stars 5/8/2012 by joe71
by joe71

This is a great roller. although the ones that they made years ago where better built. But dont get me wrong. I will tell everyone how this roller save me time and money.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes
great product for the money

Customer review by jib46

5.0 stars 10/8/2011 by jib46
by jib46

ipainted my whole dinning area in about a houlf hour then just hqad to do the cutting in and trim, ive let other friends use it and they loved the product just as i did

new york
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Great product, but careful with the refill

Customer review by PaintSplatterer

4.0 stars 7/10/2012 by PaintSplatterer
by PaintSplatterer

This product works wonderfully as long as the duckbill valve doesn't tear on you. If this happens and you don't catch it in time you can have a giant mess.

Would recommend to a friend? Yes

Customer review by BONES69

5.0 stars 3/23/2012 by BONES69
by BONES69


Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Most Convenient!

Customer review by mkayk

5.0 stars 3/8/2011 by mkayk
by mkayk

What a timesaver! You load the handle with paint and when you press the lever, paint is forced into the roller head and you roll your surfaces just as with any other paint roller. so it's Incorrectly named - It doesn't spray. BUT - once you fill the chamber you will paint on and on without having to stop and reload your roller! I was so impressed how much area it covers in one fill! Definitely worth it. Since you are not slopping the roller in a paint tray every few minutes you can forget about drips and messes! I was doing ceilings and it works very well. I didn't even need a ladder - and I was done in no time. Comes completely apart for easy cleaning, and has a splatter guard for ceilings. Keep the roller moist and you won't get splatter at all. Definitely worth the money.

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cleveland, OH
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:A few times per year
But you'll need a part eventually

Customer review by TheSerf

5.0 stars 7/13/2011 by TheSerf
by TheSerf

You'll never want to use a regular roller again after using the Paint Mate. However, there's a part that will fail and make it useless. If the Duckbill Valve fails, paint will run out the intake tube. Sooner or later, this will happen. Calling Wagner, they tell you to get the replacement valve from Gleem Paint and it can be done on the web. It's hard to see the part in the paper manual, because in there it just looks like a round ring. The part number is 0284455 and it currently costs $2.99. If you're doing a big job you might want to order a couple ahead of time to avoid aggravation and time loss. And another thing, don't just clean the roller, like the manual says, fill and discharge the tube with water several times.

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:Longer than one year
Usage:Once per year
My new favorite home improvement tool!

Customer review by Lovetopaint91

5.0 stars 4/23/2011 by Lovetopaint91
by Lovetopaint91

All I can say is WONDERFUL! This is the best painting tool invented for the $$. It covers so much area without reloading to often. If you have a large area to cover like I did (my basement), this is the tool for you. I will tell all my friends about this handy little painter. Make sure you don't leave it with paint in it too long. It will be harder to clean. I simply rinsed mine in warm water when I finished painting. Very easy to take apart and put back together. Love this painter!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Works well for a long time

Customer review by ritzimitzy

5.0 stars 8/31/2011 by ritzimitzy
by ritzimitzy

I've owned this for at least 5 years & have used it a number of times. Its been a lifesaver! I painted my kitchen (11x17), living room (same size), an accent wall in each of my son's rooms, & many other places with it. It takes me more time to do the cutting in & trim than it does to pain the rooms! LOL! I'm even taking it to a friend's house to help with a painting party for them moving in. We'll make no time of that work! This is even cheaper than when I initial bought it & I'm seriously considering buying a new one just to have it on hand. You know how it is, you have something that works great & when you finally need to replace it, you can't find one.

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Pittsburgh, PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:Longer than one year
Usage:A few times per year
Time saver indeed!

Customer review by x3xaweek

5.0 stars 6/2/2011 by x3xaweek
by x3xaweek

I started my summer painting projects today and used this product for the 1st time. What a time saver! Not having to constantly go to a paint tray to reload the roller makes for quick work. I would suggest to keep in mind to do the top of the wall when the stick is fully loaded as this is when you have the most reach. Clean-up was a breeze. I will definately use this product for all my other indoor paint projects!

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Absarokee, MT
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:A few times per year
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