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30 reviews | 3.7 out of 5
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
I was super excited about getting this as I thought it would make painting the ceilings much easier. It worked just as it was supposed to but you have almost a half gallon of paint in the handle making it alot heavier, and the handle isn't long enough(at least for me I am 5'4" with standard 8'ceilings). While you have your arms completely extended you have to constantly work the trigger (that operates with the same function as a caulk gun) and roll too. I made about four passes before went to the old fashioned roller. It just seemed like it was way more work than what it had to be.
Cut my painting buy at least half! Awesome roller. Make to sure clean roller very well after each use, but I will never paint another wall without it again.
Great timesaver. No need to use a paint tray. So easy to use. Covers an enormous area before having to reload paint. Won't ever use a paint tray again. Try it, you won't be sorry! Wish I brought this years ago.
The roller worked great when I applied the first coat, but then it wouldn't fill with paint anymore after that.I cleaned all the parts, and lubed them up like it said but still it wouldn't re-fill. I ended up pouring paint into it by hand. Having invested the money for the roller as well as $5 a piece for each additional roller, I just stuck it out and made it work.
For the do it yourself person, it saves a lot of time. Fairly easy to clean and stores awy nicely for the next job!
I had to paint every room, hallway and bathroom of a 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2 story house, and wanted to get it done quickly!!! Took 2 days and between this paint-mate and a shur-line edger I was done with time to spare. I love this little gadget, however, be careful when you clean it, I broke the little duck-bill piece and it caused paint to leak out when I loaded it the next day, I used a piece of plastic to cover the area, but it would have been great to know or to have an extra piece...instead I bought another paintmate the following week and plan to part the first out. This thing is amazing for the time it saved me!
I used it for about an hour and it starting leaking out paint , I lost about $20 in paint and created a huge mess. do not buy this product ever>
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.
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.
WORKED GREAT. GREAT PRICE.WORKED AS ADVERTISED.
CLEANUP TOOK A WHILE. I FLUSHED IT 10X JUST TO MAKE SURE IT WAS CLEAN
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.
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.
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
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.
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.