I was skeptical of the power roller when I bought it, but since I had to paint my entire garage I figured it might be worth the price if it saved me half the time. I must say I was quite impressed, as it saved me from doing the repetitious task of pouring and rolling paint in the pan, and making sure the roller had an even amount of paint on the roller. It does use a slight bit more paint than if you were using a hand roller, but I attribute the excess paint to the nice even coats that it put on my wall. The lowest setting for pumping paint to the roller worked fine for me, as it minimized splatter, and kept everything clean. The main advantage to this power roller was the elimination of the repetitious task of leaning down to roll on fresh paint. I found this particularly helpful when painting the ceiling. The cord is long enough to reach most places, and didnt seem to get in my way unless I was turning the handle upside down (which tended to make the cord tangled). Unlike the previous post, I didnt find cleanup to be that bad. I am use to washing my rollers so that I can reuse them for another day. Clean up was simple enough. Hit the reverse button on the power roller, which fed the paint in the roller back into the can. Wash the roller with water, then attach a garden house to the power roller to clean the internals... done. Clean up took me 15-20 min. **Note, I didnt use any of the attachments besides the extension, so I dont know if they are easy to clean.