$ 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

PaintEATER Disc


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PaintEATER is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 44.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough on old paint I received this unit to test it out and see what I thought of it. I had looked at buying one for a couple of years but had never gotten to it so I jumped at this chance. The unit is easy to hold and use. The fact that it has the auxillary handle that fold down for more pressure when using the unit was great for me as I have some hand and wrist issues so it made it easier for me to hold as well as easier to apply more pressure to the paint. The unit worked flawlessly and had enough power to do what was required. I used 3 pads to do a small front porch floor, about 8 X 12. This type of work does take a toll on the pad and depending on the paint and the thinkness of paint this would vary for everyone. Of course it would be nice if the pads lasted longer but I felt they did what I had anticipated from them. Overall I would say this make the prep work on areas to be repainted much easier.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from owner power cord too short, old paint clods up on surface,everthing else worked fine
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to handle, good weight used this product to remove peeling paint from a picnic table. it did a good job of removing the paint and evened out the surface. The pad ended up being a little clogged, but a wire brush removed most of it after use.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little tool. I have an old steel patio chair that I've been wanting to clean-up and re-paint. It's probably 50 years old and has layers of old paint. I've tried the old manual steel bristle brush and elbow grease..that didn't work, drill with steel bristle brush..didn't work, paint remover and a scraper..didn't work. Today I tried the Wagner PaintEater and it did exactly what it's name says. It tore into all those layers of peeling paint and ate them off. I'm a 50+ year old female with no experience stripping a metal chair but this tool made it a breeze. The whole process of paint removal took less than an hour. It's light weight and real easy to use. The only issue I had while using, was the power cord. If it was 10 inches shorter or 24 inches longer it would keep the extension cord connection out of the way. But, had I been using it on the side of a fence or house or anything upright that would not have been an issue. Overall I am thrilled with the results I got from this tool.
Date published: 2018-06-29
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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

Can you please tell me the difference between th black pads and the purple ones?  We have us d both and th purple seems to last twice as long being used on he same surface.  Thanks

Asked by: TMAC
They is no difference in the pads other than the color. Please contact our technical support staff at 1(800)328-8251 if you have any other questions or needs.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-08-26

The handle on mine broke off and I can't find a replacement anywhere. Where does one get parts?

Asked by: bobbates01
The handle is not an available part, but you can get parts from us directly at 800-328-8251.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-22

Does this product have other attachments like for buffing a shine it up?

Asked by: nantwee
No it doesn't, but keep your eyes on us in the future!
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-22

How the heck do you get this guard on....its two different directions?

Asked by: Petethats my name
Not sure what you are referring to? There is no guard on the Paint Eater tool.
Answered by: Wagner
Date published: 2017-06-12
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