Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 193
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by UpSkyRanch Think Again?
I purchased this spray gun for a exterior cedar shingle paint task using solid stain oil based stain. This item does not handle this stain well at all, trying all different settings there was none that was really good. The gun shoots the stain out like you are using a liquid cleaner spray bottle, the pattern is not uniform, the spray is rough would never even consider using this on anything but semi to rough surface material. The gun is very heavy for use off a ladder or even when standing on the ground, you basically need two hands to hold the gun level and in use. There was very little thought behind the manufacture of this spray gun, the parts have too many nooks and crannys to make cleaning the unit comfortable, the use of threads to hold the paint bottle is absurd, very difficult to get the threads cleaned after use, should have some type of snap clip lock for this part of the unit just like the professional body shop spray guns have. The worst two other things about this unit are first it is plastic, even the motor cover plastic vents fell off because the plastic tab gave way, nothing like good ole steel. Then the obvious it is made in china. Nothing like MADE IN THE USA ! What ever happen to that?
July 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shedman Good product
Purchased to paint my shed that has texture 111 on the outside. Sprayer work excellent with no issues, covered a large area without using a lot of paint. Coverage was approx. 300 sq/ft per gallon. I used Behr exterior primer/paint. Flowed well with no issues. The two speed trigger works well to allow the turbine to spin up to full speed prior to paint coming out. i recommend taking the time to clean up the sprayer when done, so you don't have any problems when using it again. well worth the money, saved me hours of rolling. Sprayed approx 300 sq/ft in about 1 hr. i would recommend this sprayer for the homeowner for outdoor use.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BarnGuy Better than your Dad's Old Wagner!
The Wagner Flexio 570 is a great addition to the garage or painter's van. Out of the box, I wasn't sure if this plastic thing was going to stand up to the abuse I was about to put it through.
I used it to paint about 500ft of galvanized metal fence using Acrylic Latex. I didn't wasnt to drag out a compressor, and wanted to shoot the paint non-thinned.
In one thorough coat I was able to paint the fence. It is not overspray-less, but no spray paint is. Cleanup was tough on some of the dryer areas, and the plastic restrics the use of certain harsh chemicals, but all in all this thing stood up to the job.
It's not your Dad's solenoid-driven Wagner. It has a turbine and is an HVLP sprayer. The turbine easily twists off for cleanup of all non-electric parts. It gets a little heavy after a while, but it is glove friendly with plenty of trigger room. Also great for stains.
A great middle ground spray gun between the larger paint sprayer and a compressor-based spray system.
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SKiB Disappointed
The spray painter was a disappointment. It didn't cover as much area as it should have. Had to go back and forth to many times. It was also heavy to use. It was easy to clean though. It also gets more paint out into the air than on the wall. Be sure to wear a mask when using it. We ended up using a roller and brushes.
One star for easy cleaning.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tickedintexas Horrible!!!
Opened box, tightened as instructed. Not 3 mins in and paint is pouring all over my shoes. Called customer service and of course I got a lot of, "I understand" responses. After cleaning up my full container of paint from me and on the ground, proceeded to follow directions to a T and you guessed it, paint all over me. Now that I am down almost 2/3 of a gallon of paint and irritated to high heaven!!! How does a product work so horribly right out of the box and with following both written and customer service directions. Going back and really need to be reimbursed for all the paint that got wasted and paint all over shoes!
May 8, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Enigma Good coverage, but lots of overspray
I'm a licensed general contractor for over 35 years. I'm now retired and only do small projects around my ranch. I still have an airless sprayer and also HVLP guns and compressor. I wanted something to do small home projects using latex paint.
HVLP won't spray un-thinned latex and the airless is a lot of cleanup for a small project.
The flex looked like what I needed. I will admit hat it puts down a lot of paint in a short time, but it has several significant drawbacks. I've tried many different combinations of high and low volume, wide and narrow pattern and some thinning of the paint.
Across the board, the painter "spits" when you first push the trigger. I think that is because the "turbine" has not spun up yet and the low pressure throws "chunks" of paint instead of a spray which then run. Second the overspray is horrendous. I ruined a pair of work shoes and pants just spraying one item. Cleanup is not significantly less than my airless rig. Finally, the unit when loaded with paint is heavy. Now I'm getting up in age and am not as strong as I used to be, but after spraying for 2 or three minutes, I needed to use 2 hands to hold the sprayer.
It might work for some, but it did not work for me.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nathan5123 Flexio 570 sprayer
Recently purchased the 570 in order to paint my house. I have a brick house with about 30 feet of siding. Most of the spraying involved the fascia boards and the garage(the main reason I bought it). I researched several sprayers and decided on the 570 because I did not want to thin the latex paint. With the 570 I did not have to. I will say their is a learning curve when you first use it as their probably is with all sprayers. Trying to find the right settings for the paint can be tricky and somewhat frustrating at first but don't give up. After a bit I finally figured it out and really loved it. I sprayed my aluminum garage door and it came out perfect. The only down side with the sprayer is the amount of attention that is needed for the sprayer nozzle. It must be cleaned often, otherwise it will splatter. Of course that may be my issue with having to start and stop often to move the ladder and what not. Their is overspray, but it is minimal with a clean nozzle. Cleaning the sprayer after each use is a must, and can be time consuming but will improve when you get the hang of it.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Missia1 Excellent sprayer
This is an excellent sprayer, it even sprays the thick Behr paint with no problem, and clean up is a breeze. I would recommend this product to beginners and professionals. I have used several spray rigs and this is by far the easiest and most versatile I have ever used. Absolutely love it!
May 17, 2016