Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 92
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by phatdaddychas Excellent for the beginner or experienced user
I've been with Wagner many, many years and have used primarily their sprayers. This particular sprayer caught my attention for a couple of reasons. One, it's dual material usage and two, the fact that it could be used indoors or out. The price on this model wasn't bad either considering all it's capable of doing. I originally bought this to paint and seal a trellis of my wife's and this sprayer was the perfect choice! It sprayed the material with ease, laid it right down where I wanted it and in the amount I wanted all while being surprisingly quiet! Additionally, this sprayer is easy to maintain and clean which is a real plus for me! I don't have time to spend the rest of my day cleaning a sprayer and Wagner with this sprayer made clean up a breeze. If you're considering buying a sprayer for the very first time or just need an occasional sprayer for those odd jobs, then this is the sprayer you want! It sprays both water and oil based paints and does so with great efficiency and is very stingy on the paint!
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wally Great little sprayer
I've been a commercial painter for 30 years and was always skeptical of these inexpensive sprayers. I needed an hvlp sprayer where an airless would just not work, too much pressure and overspray to deal with. I have used this on 3different jobs in the past 6 months. I had ornate metal railings and some open tread stairways and walkways on the rear of an office bldg. to spray. The Wagner worked perfectly right out of the box. You can adjust it from an inch to ten inches for pattern Spray. If anyone complained this sprayer it was probably due to incompedence rather than the fault of the sprayer. If this sprayer would have died after the first job I used it on it would have still been money well spent.
June 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by justtim just great
I've spent more than 20 years as a custom painter of automobiles. Today, I had to spray acrylic latex on a home project I'm working on. So I went shopping at my local Home Depot for something that might handle the job well. I read some of the reviews here and elsewhere and to help counterbalance the negative reviews I figured I'd provide my very positive review. This thing is just great.
I poured some flat acrylic latex into the quart cup, added some floetrol, stirred it up, and got perfect results right from the get-go. I didn't check the viscosity, I just added the recommended amount that I would have added if I were hand-brushing a wooden door. Floetrol is a paint additive (I think Home Depot carries it) that improves the flow. Unlike water, it does so without excessive thinning. It's about the same price as paint, so you really aren't spending anymore to use it. I think there are other brands that do the same thing.
Anyhow, it sprayed it well, very little overspray, provided very nice control over how much came out, and was a snap to clean with soapy water. AND, it doesn't make that awful chatter sound that the airless hand-held sprayers do. It just sounds like a small vacuum cleaner. It handles well, stands by itself well, and at this point in time (my first usage) I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it.
March 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Best $68 I've spent in a long time
There's a reason this thing has nearly five stars. Most of the other Wagner sprayers have very poor reviews but this one looked like just the ticket with its features and high reviews both here and at other websites. I bought it and it is a fantastic sprayer. Very low overspray, lays a nice smooth coat with no orange peel, very easy to control, adjust, and clean.
I sprayed Benjamin Moore Waterborne Satin Impervo with this on my trim, diluting the paint down 1/10 with water before spraying and it laid it down smooth as glass. The trim looks excellent now!
Would recommend this to anyone needing to spray trim, cabinets, doors, walls, etc. Well worth the buy.
January 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HandymanNate Great, even with latex primer!
I needed a small projects gun to compliment the large airless sprayer I've been using. The big airless wastes too much paint with overspray and in the long hose...not good for small jobs. The project at hand was spraying latex primer on a bathroom ceiling with fresh knockdown texture. I first looked into the wagner airless units. The Optimus guns get pretty poor reviews so I decided to try this HVLP gun based on the great reviews it gets. I was initially worried because it is not recommended for thick materials. I'm happy to report no problems. I thinned a quart of Kilz Premium Latex Primer to 45 seconds using the Wagner Easy Paint latex paint conditioner and the included viscosity gauge. It worked great. The variable trigger works well for controlling the material flow. I painted a 150sqft bathroom ceiling in 20 minutes and used just the one quart. The only reason I only gave four stars is the cleanup is a bit longer than the 10 minutes advertised. With warm soapy water you can get the gun clean in 20 minutes. The air intake filters were saturated with paint, and the plastic nozzle pieces are tough to get completely clean since you can't get rough with them. Its also tough to get the overspray off of the exterior of the gun. This is a small gripe though, you'll fight cleanup with any paint sprayer.
April 4, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dan5487 10 times faster
Did a great job staining my daughter's fence. A lot better than I expected. Sprayed 15 gallons of stain. Worked like a champ. My daughter walked behing and brushed out any runs. Low noise and easy cleanup.
July 13, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe488 My new best friend
I always hated painting. Results were always disappointing. Hated the cleanup of brushes, and even worst, cleanup of rollers. This puppy is making me happy. Yes, you need to practice, but no, you do not have to thin down your latex paint to water-like. One or two table spoons of water in a cup of paint does the job. It creates mirror like surfaces. Clean up is a breeze. Less then 5 minutes. Loving it.
September 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottyJ 3 product used and by far the best
My dad bought the little spray ones that look like a weed killer. That's about all they are good for. This thing. WOW!! I had lattice that needed treated and this is by far the only way to go. And cleaning it was also very easy. If you want to cuss and waste treatment then dont by this. But if you want a fast easy and clean way to treat something. Then a must buy.
May 23, 2012