$ 79.99
The PaintEATER 4-1/2" disc sander is tough on paint but gentle on surfaces.

The high-performance, spun-fiber 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 sander 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 Disc**

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PaintEATER is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Tool I recently had to repair the textured ceiling in my kitchen due to a pipe leaking from above. I ended up having to replace a section of drywall approximately 2' x 3'. The ceiling had been previously painted so knocking down the texturing with a blade was difficult. Then I used the paintEater.. It worked great! The disc does the work so little pressure is needed. with a little time and trial I was able to feather the area to the new taped joints. After adding the new drywall mud to the repair joints and feathering it to the old it made a seamless repair and ready for the new texture. Another use for this versatile product
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expectations Met! The PaintEATER is a machine worth have it around your projects. It’s ability to strip paint, rust or other unwantmaterial is amazing. The equipment/tool is lightweight, comes with a utility handle and strap for easy maneuverability. The tool also has the power to complete both small and large tasks. We used it to strip paint off a metal door and even out nicks. Also used it to remove rust off some outdoor furniture, all with very little muscle power. The tool is worth its purchase.
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is quick and simple The painteater will eat wood if not careful. Sanding biscs are high price.Little heavy for peeling paint on the side of a house. I think it is a little pricey
Date published: 2018-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paint Eater I love this product. I took the pant off the test piece I did quicker than it took me to get it out of the box and set up. This machine is the greatest. No more scraping again!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly eats paint So I have had the paint eater for a few weeks now and it is great. Right out of the box it was put together and ready to use. So I used it head to head with my 5in random orbital on a old painted wood cabinet and the paint eater was faster, created a nice smooth ready to paint surface, and I did not have to change wheels or grit like I do with the orbital. Now the only down sides are the cord is really short so you must pull an extension cord every time you want to use it. And it has a really cool flip down handle for two handed use but you have to push both buttons on the handle to move it witch is a bit awkward. And I wish it came with a storage bag. Overall this thing is great and I would Definatly recomend it.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUILT TO LAST! Impressed with the quality of the product. Eats paint quick! Leaves surface clean and smooth without any heat distortion. Leaves behind bare metal ready for primer and paint.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! I think the PAINTEATER works great! Since getting mine a month ago I've used it on 4 different projects and like it very much. I've used it on metal (painted & lightly rusted), painted wood and even spilled paint on concrete surfaces. It worked best for me on the metal surfaces removing paint and rust to bare metal easily and cleanly. The wood surfaces required a slightly different approach, on surfaces with multiple layers of heavier paints the abrasive head did get a little clogged and had to be cleaned more often but still worked well. Care is needed to avoid damage to the wood surface if too much pressure is applied. I think one improvement would be a variable speed motor (at least low, medium, high) for better control, especially in tight areas and on wood surfaces. The abrasive head rotates very fast and does make a mess when removing material but that should be expected with this type of tool. It has probably saved me hours in prep-work so far!
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An OUTSTANDING paint removal tool! Removes paint without damaging or gouging, leaving a smooth surface. I used it to remove flaked paint from an exterior paneled door, being able to get close to the glass and the beveled areas. I also used it to sand a work bench top as well as a metal table that was quite rusted. Much better than a disc or belt sander!
Date published: 2018-06-30
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Why does the Paint Eater kind of "bounce" when using it on a vertical surface? When I first started using it I didn't feel that it was "bouncing". But after two hours of use it sometimes "bounces" while sanding.

Asked by: eMpls
Even though we say you can hold it flat on the surface, I find that a very slight angle helps it to avoid skipping. Sometimes it can skip because the disk is worn on one side more than another, or has more paint stuck in it. What's most important is not to force the tool, let it do the work. For more tips call us at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-27

Mine just stopped working suddenly, almost like it had over-heated or blown a fuse, but it won't go back on. Did I use it to death? Had it about five weeks and been using on a deck.

Asked by: craigerdad
If it won't come back on give our Technical Service at call at 800-328-8251. They will look into it and see if there is a potential warranty situation. Thanks for your inquiry!
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-08

It sounds like the paint eater is pretty abrasive. Can it be used on interior walls to remove oil based paint?

Asked by: Cordie
Yes, you can use it on the interior but must be very careful not to damage the wall. Try it on a small inconspicuous spot to test and see if it will work for you. Give us a call too at 800-328-8251 for further information. Thanks for choosing Wagner!
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-04

Can I pay TT

Asked by: Khaled
Here is a link to our international site where you can find help locally -
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-08-03

Can it be used to wet sand? i.e. on areas sprayed with water to prevent dusk

Asked by: RobertLA
It can. Use a light touch or you can easily dig into your wood project. Metal and concrete are no problem. For more tips call us at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Technical Support
Date published: 2018-06-06

Is the Painteater safe to use on Crittall style windows or other frames and doors where the paint edges approach glass window panes within the door or window? 

Asked by: AAAA
The Paint Eater is very controllable, with practice. It can be very aggressive but can also be very delicate. Do not expect to eat paint right up against glass without protecting the glass. For ideas about paint eating call us at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2018-03-28

Does this tool would work to strip down a concrete column to original concrete look? 

Asked by: Rodas
This is the perfect tool for removing paint from concrete.Get several discs for the project and don't put pressure on the Paint Eater, just let it do the work. For more tips call 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-12-14

Will it remove paint from brick

Asked by: BillyBill
Yes it will. Be gentle on the mortar though because it can be very aggressive!
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-10-10
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