Transform your Magnum or Graco Sprayer into a rolling system. Forget constantly returning to the paint tray as with traditional paint rollers. Simply pull the gun trigger when you need paint and keep rolling.
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82%of customersrecommend this product9 of 11reviews
Rating Breakdown13 reviews
82%of customersrecommend this product9 of 11reviews
Like anything new, it took me a few minutes to learn how to use it. Makes rolling large areas MUCH easier, and the trigger for applying paint works well and smoothly so you can always have the right amount of paint on your roller without drips, climbing up and down ladders, and constant trips back to the roller pan. The handle has a lot of adjustments so you can put the trigger in the position that is most comfortable for you. Only downsides -- it's a little heavy so my arm got tired faster than with a conventional roller, and it is a little awkward to switch sides and put the frame on the other side. Also, cleanup of the entire contraption takes longer than using a standard roller. Wonderful for any large job though, and cut the time for painting in half.
Pros: Easy to Use, cuts application time in half, cuts drips
I already had the Graco paint sprayer but did not want to mask off everything to spray paint some bedrooms so I picked up the pressure paint roller. I painted two rooms and it worked well. It was much faster. I was covering the floor but then stopped that to save time as and I did not need to cover the floor because it did not drip.
The clean up of the roller was as easy as a regular roller.
I wish they made a pad version of this system for doing the corners and near the ceiling. I called Graco and they said they did not make that system.
This product worked great for a few jobs now. With the sprayer I found myself taping off a lot for just one room. With the roller we could cut in the room and just roll without getting paint everywhere. Not a substitute for the sprayer but a great add on for the money.
No issues with dripping, much quicker and cleaner than roller and pan, much less prep than spraying. Short learning curve to get great results but get a hose swivel so you don't spend time fighting the hose. Somewhat expensive but the time it saves and the wear it saved me make it a worthwhile purchase.
Has worked well for me so far. Applied primer to two rooms and painted one up to this point. Have to apply EVEN pressure on the extension handle or you will get lines. This is much better then roller and tray. Have a project painter with a home made pickup hose for the 5 gallon bucket. Turn it on and roll $ go. Took longer to cut in the room then roll it using this. Have not tred the roller with the 40" extension yet (saving the ceiling for last). Clean up is a little tricky at first but easy.
used this for over 2 years and going to buy another one as replacement. really great for interior walls where doing the masking tapes taking too long time. save a lot of time just by not doing the tape and not having to deep it into paint buckets. 2 issues i have is the price is way too high and i have hard time to keep the roller from straying away. Also, they do not sell replacement part, like the plastic holder to keep the roller from sliding away. it is a great product as a replacement for spraying paint.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Use
Roller is very sturdly constructed so I thought it would be engineered well. However, using the X5 painter unit with roller there is no way to lower the pressure enough so that you get no leaking from the roller. This would be ok in my opinion if the metal on metal sleeve bearings in the roller did not rub and release metal shavings. When painting with white or light colors the roller end connected to the paint tube leaks slowly. When mixed with the metal shavings the paint turns grey and eventually will get on your wall or ceiling. Makes a mess and more cover up work later. For the price (expensive) I would at least expect the roller to have some rubber gaskets to keep this from happening
Same happened to me.The metal joint where the gun attaches to the roller wears a little and start sending very fine metal filings in to the paint. Gray spots all over the place if I didn't clean it every minute. Paint drips of the attachment despite the paint pressure was adjusted to the lowest. It needs improvements in design. NOT WORTH THE MONEY. You get the same performance with the Wagner roller for $20. I thought I would get something good working from Graco. Disappointed.
I used the roller to paint the inside of a house. It was non stop no mess painting. I could not believe other reviews that said it was so clean you did not need a drop cloth. It may be a little over stated but there was no splatter. It was easy to apply the paint evenly and keep rolling without having to stop. I rolled a family room, kitchen, hall, three bedrooms and an entry way in one day. I was fast.
I thought this would be great to paint my basement. However, I had problems from the beginning. My biggest peeve is that when you press the trigger on the spray handle it sends paint at such a high rate it starts dripping out the roller and makes a mess. Also similar to another review, the metal to metal joint where the gun attaches to the roller will wear a little bit and start sending very fine metal filings in to the paint gray spots all over the place. Luckily this was my primer coat. I think I will sell this on Ebay and go back to the old fashioned way of painting...roller and tray