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Wagner SMART SideKick + Flexio 590


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This may sound crazy but when it comes to my hubby and I, I’m not sure which one of us loves using power tools more— him or me. haha!

I have to admit, I LOVE to tackle DIY projects. It’s always been one of my passions (like cooking) that gets my blood pumping and my brain working overtime. This is where my creativity shines through— I love the challenge, AND I love the power. hehee!

I know… this doesn’t sound like something a typical woman would say, right? Well, I’m no typical woman… I am unique and I work hard at everything I do. That’s exactly why when it comes to home projects, good quality tools are a must. I don’t want to waste my valuable time with junk!

Speaking of projects, since hubby and I have made it a “near future” feat, we plan to prep our home and put it on the market, then transfer down to the sunny state of Florida. Now, we’ve been discussing this for some time now but slowly we’re getting closer. Sure we still have a lot to do, like tons of painting but thanks to Wagner, we’ll reach our goal a whole lot sooner!

Wagner offers a wide array of quality paint applicators to help get the job done faster, and done right the first time— for homeowners and professional painters.


Two of Wagner’s more advanced products— the SMART Sidekick and the Flexio 590 provide the newest innovation in powered rollers and sprayers. Each use patented technology to give you a smoother, more controlled coat of paint by way of the adjustable precise controllers. If flexibility and power is what you need, look no further than the SMART Sidekick and Flexio 590.



The SMART SideKick draws from any size container from 1 to 5 gallons, and directly feeds the roller cover for consistent application of paint to the surface for professional results.  The powered roller provides everything needed to complete painting projects with ease.  

  • Paint in less time without reloading
  • Fits all paint containers
  • Perfect for large projects




The FLEXiO Sprayer produces a slightly stippled, roller-like finish, perfect for interior walls. Edges, corners and broad interior surfaces can now be sprayed faster for better coverage and with some basic masking, you are saved from the tedious efforts of a brush, saving time for other projects.


Now that I have my Wagner SMART Sidekick and the Flexio 590, my painting projects are going a whole lot easier. The prep work is pretty darned simple and the clean up is much simpler too. Plus, I can reach my target without straining my back. Gotta love that!

Did I mention I’m wasting less paint now? Oh yeah, the Sidekick and the Flexio 590 adjust your flow rate and coating speed (and yes the paint is undiluted) so there are no paint spills (like you get when trying to climb a ladder with a bucket or paint tray) and less drips. Woohoo!

Can these guys get any better? Two thumbs up Wagner!!!

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These products were received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.


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Brandon is the Publication Manager at Mom Blog Society, as well as the creator, and CEO of S.H.E. Informed. http://sheinformed.com

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Rebecca Orr

This is a neat way of painting. I could see my fiancé loving this.

Amanda Sakovitz

The Smart Sidekick seems like it would be amazing for fast paint jobs.

Thomas Murphy

I would love to have this! It would make painting my house much easier.

Mike barnstable

would really like to win this

Susan Campbell

I’m in the market for a paint sprayer, I have popcorn ceilings, and they’re awful to paint!! Great review!!

Danielle Papsis

This would be great for me and hubby for all the projects around the house: painting rooms, staining outside furniture and decks.

Jen Rodrigues

My dad has had a couple of Wagner tools and they last a long time and are easy to use!! I also highly recommend anything from Wagner

Teresa from Chicago

My hubby has been telling how great the Wagner sprayer is! I think it’s awesome that this giveaway cam up! I also think is crazy cause he has been telling bout how bad he wants it and there is a giveaway! Lol he won’t be able to get it any time soon cause we are expecting our first miracle baby! I hope I win this for him cause we are on a really tight budget. He is an awesome person he deserves this! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

Natalie S

Wow – this actually makes painting look like a lot of fun – ha ha Would love this so we can paint our deck – would make quick work of it!


I so need this to do over the bathroom hubby painted 😉

Mary Beth Elderton

We love DIY projects! We recently bought a small older home to re-do. It is a lot of work but very satisfying.

Dana Rodriguez

Nice products! My fiance’ is a painter.


I definitely leave my hubby in charge of power tools and our house is due for a new coat of paint

alena svetelska

these amazing tools defiently makes painting jobs and projects so much easier and so much fun,our living room need some new paint.

Carole Spring

The Smart Sidekick would be great to use for some of the painting projects we have around our house. We need to paint the garage before winter and this tool looks like it would really speed up the painting process.

Kristen Smith

Wow this definitely looks like something I need, especially as a new homeowner! I would love to paint some walls and projects, potentially my kitchen cabinets!


It has been a long time since we painted. I dread having to do it so I have put it off, this would come in handy!

Serena Powell

I love that you don’t have to worry about reloading the brush.

michelle warner

What a great set, I think my husband could really put a set like this to use,lol. Well I know I would use it. Everything is due for a good paint job in our house. Great review, thanks a bunch

Eustacia Miliusis

I really need to repaint my homes interior but dread the time consuming messiness. I would sure love to have one of theses Wagner products!

Carolyn R

WOW!! My husband would love this. Thanks for sharing.

brandi hawn

i would love to win this for my husband, he saw me looking at this page and told me to get it lol 🙂

wendy c g

I really like this, I need this to paint our big house

Robin Christofaro

This looks great. I would give it to my husband to get some of these rooms repainted!

Marilyn Nawara

I would really like to try using the side-kick. It would be so much faster painting a room using this.

Chrissy c

My husband and I both want one of these really bad! I’m glad to know how well they work!

Tamra Gibson

Great review. We had tried a generic painting sprayer years ago and boy was it a mess. We have so much painting to do. We live an old house where some of the walls have these like old boards going up the wall which are probably over 50 years old and it is almost impossible to cover them so I would love either of these.

kim thompson

Love Wagner . Helps speed up remodeling projects

Linda Szymoniak

Wow, I could see getting a lot of use out of both of the styles. We’ve lived at our house for quite a while now and are finally updating things, including removing wallpaper (that was in the house when we bought it) and painting. My husband isn’t very proficient when it comes to painting and I think these would help him get an even coat of paint on the walls and other things. I have quite a few other projects on my to-do list so I’d get plenty of use with them, too.

Shai Williams

Oh I could so use these as we are buying a place that desperately needs painting.

Sam Stamp

I love that it makes painting faster. It would probably make me want to get more of my painting projects done since the Smart Sidekick makes them so much easier!

Lisa Williams

This would be so much cleaner and easier than painting the old fashioned way with brushes,and would probably look more polished and professional,I would love this to spruce up my house.

ellen beck

My husband is a carpenter an really likes Wagner products. He likes how dependable they are and how affordavle. They are always coming out with great products.

Laurie Nykaza

This looks so wonderful to paint with love to use it when we’re painting our home on the interior would save so much time from using the paint brush.

James Robert

I bought a home over 100 years old. I am in process of taking the downstairs walls down and putting insulation in them now, which had none and I had bills of $900 last winter a month. I am replacing electrical, etc. so when it comes to having something like this, would sure help out when I start painting. Never had one of these before and it sounds great and like the perfect tool to have. Thanks for the chance at this one

Lori Davis

Hubby and I could really use this. We work in maintenance and This would be a huge blessing to us.

Melissa S

I need the Wagner Sidekick, we have to repaint and it would make it so much easier. We shouldn’t have to repaint already but here is a tip- never use cheap paint.

kath g

I love products that make my life easier, particularly with DIY projects. These look really well made and they make painting actually look like fun. I think if I had one of these I’d just paint every room in my house at one time every couple of years.

Debra Womack

I also love power tools… 🙂 These paint-helpers might make my hubby actually volunteer to take on the paint projects we need to have done!

Sarah G

I really want a Wagner SMART SideKick and Flexio 590! These look like they would make painting so much easier! My daughter and I would probably fight with my husband over who got to use it first!

Nichole Smith

I love that it’s self loading. No more paint cans getting tipped over on the floor. No more drips from the pan to the wall. The versatility is great. I like that it can do multiple jobs.

Doreen Lamoureux

Now, I want to paint my house. Seriously, what a fabulous product. I cringe when I have to do the deck… but with this tool, it looks like fun. Great product, great review.

Christina Kelbel

I have always wanted to play with one of those paint sprayers. I also like DIY projects.


Would love this. My husband and I are starting a home preservation business and this would be amazing!

kathy viviamno

Boy! Could these help me around my house!


This would be a great gift for my husband.Thanks for sharing.


Thanks for the info. Very useful.

Robin Wilson

What a lifesaver this would be for my back! The ease and convenience just can’t be beat!

Angela Simmons/ Prosperity Queen
Angela Simmons/ Prosperity Queen

Would love to win this set for my husband. We are doing home improvements to our back yard


Love wagner products! Would love to have this set!

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