Howdy all -
I am thinking about getting a power roller, and am very interested in finding out what other people have experienced with them. The main two I'm considering are:
Wagner Paint Crew (with the power roller accessory, obviously)
Wagner Pro Power Roller
I actually owned the Paint Crew for a very short time - I painted about 3/4 of a room with it. I ran into some problems, though - it would occasionaly stop pumping paint - the compressor was still running and I cleaned the spray assembly multiple times, but once it stopped spraying, the only way to restart it was to shut it down and clean it out. I was in no mood to call Wagner, so I just returned it.
Now I'm wondering if I should have tried harder to diagnose the problem - I'm uncertain if it was because it faulty, or if it was due to some built-in idiosyncracy of which I was unaware.
I like the Paint Crew because aside from being used as a roller, it has the spray capability for outdoor work; however, it was a bear and I mean a BEAR to clean. That's one of the reasons I also like the Pro Power Roller - instead of a resevoir, it pumps paint directly from the can; alas, it has no spray function. There are other products out there, but these are the two that seem to stand out.
Anyone care to throw in their two cents?
EDIT: At time of this post, I can get the Paint Crew at HD for about the same price as the Pro Power Roller is advertised on Amazon, but the total cost is not as important to me as getting the most bang for my buck.