$ 89.99
The Wagner PaintEATER 4-1/2" disc sander is tough on paint but gentle on surfaces, making this the ideal paint remover tool.

The high-performance, spun-fiber paint eater disc operates at 2,600 RPM to provide the proper combination of user control and abrasive performance due to the open-web disc design that minimizes paint and dust build up.

Slightly tilt the power paint remover on its edge to remove paint chips, or operate it flat for smooth, feathered paint edges that create an ideal surface for repainting.


PaintEater Overview
PaintEater Overview Video


  • High-power 3.2 Amp motor provides powerful performance
  • 2,600 RPM provides the optimal combination of disc performance and user control
  • High-performance, spun-fiber 3M disc aggressively removes paint yet is gentle on surfaces
  • Operating the disc on its edge removes stubborn paint chips
  • Operating the disc flat will smooth and feather the paint edges for an ideal surface for repainting
  • Open-web disc design minimizes the loading-up of paint and dust
  • Flex-Disc system conforms to contours to provide consistent results on uneven surfaces
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PaintEATER is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a beast on pealing painit I bought this after reading a bunch of reviews and watching a bunch of videos. I used it on the outside of a restaurant that had been neglected for years. The paint was pealing up all over the place. I could have spent a week scraping and sanding or a half day using the Wagner Paint Eater. I have more walls that I will be happily using this on. It's perfect for old pealing paint.
Date published: 2022-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good tool but old paint uses a lot of discs A good tool, takes off paint without 'melting' like a high speed angle grinder will do. Works great, and fast, on newer paint, but my house is 120 years old, and when I take off the old paint (yes, I am using an industrial face mask and eye protection because of the lead base paint), it is slow. On one wall, about 300 square feet less area of doors and windows, I used 13 discs. And I got every bit of use out of each one. The old enamel paint is really hard. One thing to be careful of; the wood underneath the paint (in my case, cedar siding) is much softer than the paint, so it is easy to cut too deep into the wood in one area while getting off the paint next to that area.
Date published: 2022-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from super tool with one downside. So far this eater works very well and I'm happy with it. normal we just use sanders but give this a go and I don't regret it. the only thing I would and probably will change is the cord length. I see in the future I will be rewiring in a longer cord to get the plug further away from me.
Date published: 2022-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overheats, and dies I purchased the PaintEater to remove peeling paint from my porch. Sadly it overheated after just 15 minutes of use, which caused an internal thermal switch to be tripped and there is no way to reset it. So I called Wagner and they told me to exchange it via Amazon, which I did. It was a bummer because I was hoping to use the 3 day weekend to work on my porch. Oh, well, life happens. When the replacement unit arrived, I got about an hour of use before it also overheated and died. This is a major design flaw in the unit. After one hour of use I pretty much wore through the sanding disc. The paint I was trying to remove was "gummy" which may have been why it wore through the sanding disc so quickly. Oh, and for the record, I was not putting a ton of pressure on the unit. I was using it with about the same force as I would put on an orbital sander. This thing overheats even if you simply run it while holding it in the air. I will be sending back my 2nd dead unit later today, and I will not bother replacing it. Cons: - Overheats, blows an internal heat fuse/switch, that renders it useless. - The replacement discs are expensive ($15/ea). - It throws the dust everywhere, and there is no dust collection mechanism. A mask is absolutely required, and cleanup is tedious. Pros: - It is easily 4x faster than using an orbital sander with 40 grit sandpaper. - The high cost of the replacement discs is probably justified in the time savings. - The side handle is a useful in keeping this thing under control. Nitpick: - The power cord is always in the way. It is super short so an extension cord is always required, which is fine, except that because it is SO short, the bulky endpoints of the extension + power cord is always in your way. - The velcro hand strap is lousy. My hands are on the larger side (usually size XL glove), and when I have my work gloves on the velcro strap does not fit around my hands.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does a good job. I bought a model 0282180 and it has done a good job removing paint but I just tried to change discs and it broke the disc lock. I haven't figured out a way to change it. Hate to buy another one.
Date published: 2020-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great tool, but can't get disc off This is a great tool, performs well to strip all kinds of things. I love it. When I wore out my 1st blade, I couldn't get it off. I finally used a wrench in despiration and the lock mechanism plastic housing broke. I was bummed out as this was a favorite tool that my neighbor who owns a painting company recommended . I suspect the disc might be easier to remove if a wrench could be used like on a grinder. The plastic housing mechanism needs reinforcement. Make one and I will buy it!
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not last long. I bought this awhile back and used it for the first time yesterday. Motor overheated and shut down. I guess I can use it as a paperweight or doorstop now.
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Goes through discs too fast This unit does as advertised but with one glaring problem. The discs wear out way too quickly. Picture attached used 2 new discs and 2 older ones I had previously.
Date published: 2020-04-05
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Whats the arbor size?

Asked by: Rikki
Only Paint Eater discs can be used with the Paint Eater tool which is designed to remove loose and flaky paint from hard surfaces. It is not a paint stripper and will not remove well adhered paint. No other discs should be used with the Paint Eater. For more help call us at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2022-06-29

Saw tool and fixing to start a project to strip peeling paint off of hard plaster walls , would this be a tool to use ?

Asked by: Jettech
Thank you for reaching out to us. The Paint eater can be used on solid wood, Masonite, siding, wood siding, concrete, and steel. Please give our technical support a call at 1-800-328-8251 if you need further assistance.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2022-01-25

Can we buy replacement pads in bulk?

Asked by: MickeyK
Yes. Call us to place your order at 1-800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2021-11-29

How did a paint tool company not make this with a dustless option considering all the lead safe rules? Looks like a nice tool but should have a shroud and vacuum attachment. 

Asked by: Premier Construction
We appreciate your advice. Good luck with all your projects.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2022-06-04

Will the painteater remove paint that is not peeling at all! 

Asked by: Nitto69
Thank you for reaching out to us. It is hard to know if there is any peeling at all because it is all depending on the surfaces and your projects. Would it be possible you can give us a call at 1-800-328-8251? We will be able to assist you when we have a better understanding.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2022-07-05

Can this be used to refinish a wooden kitchen cabinet?

Asked by: Jensc
Thank you for reaching out to us. PaintEater is not design to be use refinishing a wooden kitchen cabinet. Please give our technical support a call at 1-800-328-8251 and we will be able to assist you.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2021-08-30

Is there a discount for ordering a specific quantity? ...quantities?

Asked by: cbngr
We sell through Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, Ace/TruValue, Walmart, Amazon, etc. Please contact any of our retailers for specials and discounts. Good luck with your projects.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2022-08-09

Should eye protection and mask be used?

Asked by: Bfrank2
Mask and goggles should be used in a well ventilated area especially if paint contains lead. Lead testing kits are available at hardware and home building centers.
Answered by: Bfrank2
Date published: 2022-08-09
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