Last week we received the final few pieces of gear we need to tackle our Fall renovation projects. Today we are going to take a closer look at one of them: the Wagner TurboRoll paint roller.
The TurboRoll is a battery-powered paint roller. It makes painting easier by reducing the number of times the user has to refill the roller brush with paint. It will also reduce the drips, the uneven application, and the general hassles of painting with rollers.
The TurboRoll kit came complete with everything we needed: roller, paint reservoir, plunger/handle, accessories. The directions were easy to follow and the assembly process was quick. It took us less than 5 minutes to put the TurboRoll together...without reading the directions.
The head of the TurboRoll is a specially designed brush to let paint flow out from the inside. To get paint to the roller, there is a U-shaped feeder tube which is inserted into the hollow of the brush head. Note the holes in the paint feeder. The feeder clicks in and is secured via a spring clip.
Paint is forced into the roller by a syringe/plunger assembly. The paint is drawn into the tube and pushed out to the roller head. The tip of the plunger is sealed to the paint reservoir by a few o-rings. The plunger may either be manually operated or moved by a small battery-powered motor. All-in-all, a very clever design.
We like to think of the Wagner TurboRoll as a regular paint roller on steroids. We will be using it for a few of the painting projects on the first level. If this works as well as we hope, it should save us a lot of time and effort. We'll let you know how it works out. [Permalink] - Wagner TurboRoll Assembly