Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 297
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by andocrates It's a HPLV rig not a general purpose spray rig.
This is a special application spray rig. You can't paint a house with it. It delivers paint very very slowly but in a highly controlled manner eliminating most over-spray problems. Set the air pressure too high you get splatter, set the flow to heavy you get orange peel. I had my heart set on a grayco but I needed a Wagner. It's cheap enough to bin when you finish a major project (and cheaper then renting) and does an excellent job.
Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Busty Reasonable paint sprayer for the money
Nice sprayer for the money. Not a large volume reservoir, but would be heavy if it was much larger. You must always keep it upright to spray so some surfaces are a little more difficult to cover easily. Sprays pretty consistently.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Barflyingy Good product, but not for a novice
I have a lot of experience with HVLP paint guns using oil base paint. I painted two airplanes using an air compressor, HVLP spray guns, and paint thinned with reducer. It was a breeze, and only took a little practice to make the outcome perfect. The big difference was that I could reach all surfaces to be painted while standing and walking around the subject.
With this gun, using latex paint in three small rooms, I had to paint ceilings overhead on a stool or ladder, and walls either standing and reaching way up or on a step stool. But, when it comes down to the bottom of the wall, it's squatting to hold the gun level so the product pickup will pickup. I had the pickup in the paint container pointing rearward so as to pickup the product when angled at the top of the wall. Each time I started a new wall, the gun spit out material in lumps to the right and bottom of the nozzle. I'm sure that was my fault and not a deficiency in the gun, but there was no warning in the instructions about this. The bottom line is that, in my opinion, it's easier to paint with a roller. The big plus in using this gun is that one can get all the corners done (ceiling/wall; wall/wall) a lot easier and more efficient than with a brush, and use a roller on the wide flat surfaces.
Very time consuming to clean up.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WhirligigGuy Works Great for Priming - Lids for paint cups are Available!
I have owned electric paint sprayers in the past and they have all been disappointing, many clogs and hard to clean up. I decided to take a chance and buy the Wagner Flexio 590 after a great deal of reviewing online reviews, here and on other sites.
I make small wood crafts, approximately 10" to 30" long by 4" to 12" tall, and have to prime each one before painting, which takes a great deal of time. I wanted to try and speed up that process and bought the Wagner Flexio 590 for that express purpose.
I was pleasantly surprised to get it home and start spraying Primer (Kilz2) without any thinning with just one adjustment on the Power Dial. Coverage was very even and actually surpassed hand painting. I was able to prime over 30 units in less than a quarter of the time to hand paint them, including the time for clean-up.
Clean up is extremely easy, even in the 95 degree heat here in Florida. Just took the few parts apart and dumped them in a pail of soapy water and then cleaned each piece, dry and reassemble. I don't think it took more than 10 minutes...
One negative I have isn't with the Flexio Sprayer but with Wagner's Web site, http://WagnerSprayTech.com/ Not all parts are listed and I wanted to get lids for the paint cups so I can keep various primer colors in each cup and was unable to find any indication on their web site or online that lids were available. I finally emailed their support address, which is very responsive and was promptly provided the part numbers, cost and phone number to call and order. 800-328-8251
Flexio Paint Cup #2303366
Flexio Paint Cup Lid #2302933
Flexio Paint Cup Seal #0417474
Detail Painter Paint Cup #0414313
Detail Painter Paint Cup Lid & Seal #0529927
I am not sure I would want to paint a house with this unit but it does exactly what I need and does it easily without much effort or fuss...
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillG Very nice product
Used the sprayer for applying deck sealer to a very large upper and lower deck behind my home. In the past this had been a two day job because I'd been using brushes for the stain. Although it still took several days to clean the decks I was able to apply the stain in four hours using the Wagner. You obviously don't want to use it on breezy days and I did find that I needed to use a good filter mask for breathing because I use an oil based sealer. After using the sprayer was easier to clean than I'd anticipated using mineral spirits followed by warm soapy water. I'll definitely be using it in years to come as it saves a lot of time and covers some custom deck areas (recessed plant holders) much better than trying to use a brush.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HANDYMAN Splattering Junk
This thing would not hardly spray brand new primer. The sprayer was brand new, right out of the box. I thinned the primer, but it still sprayed in a splatter. Looked HORRIBLE on my new doors. Wasted time and paint. Guess I will have to re-sand my doors....fun.
July 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tony testing
Great sprayer . When you first get it read the owners manuel . Test out all its phases with plain water at least 5 times . When you get to the paint or stain you will be real comfortable . I sprayed the water on an outside wall for practice .
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melissa Love This Sprayer!! (There is a learning curve)
Once I practiced and fully learned to take apart and put back together this sprayer, I realized just how much I was missing out on not owning a paint sprayer! Have used for trim, crown, interior doors, exterior doors, furniture, and new construction drywall.
- Leaves a nice smooth finish, i.e. no brush or roller strokes
- SUPER easy to clean - Takes 10 minutes to clean and looks brand new after. Much prefer this to roller & brush cleanup
- Significantly cuts down the amount of time it takes to paint a room or piece of furniture/trim
- Comes with a plastic tool that will help you determine how much water to add when thinning for the detail nozzle
- Very minimal overspray
-You MUST fully try out this sprayer prior to judging. There is a fairly decent learning curve. You can't go box to paint and expect perfection. Once you know the proper settings for the project you are on, this will be wonderful for you
-While minimal, there is some overspray. That being said, this might be best used for when you are priming a room and painting the ceiling and/or walls the same color.
- When using the detail nozzle, add about a tbsp. of floetrol & then add water to thin for a perfectly smooth glossy finish
- Keep a damp paper towel or rag on your person at all times and every time you stop the sprayer, wipe the nozzle. This will prevent clogging, spitting, etc.
- When cleaning up, as you disassemble each piece, place it in a bucket of hot, soapy water. An old rag, soft toothbrush, and the wire brush supplied will be all you need to scrub everything down.
- Be sure to pull the trigger halfway prior to starting the paint flow
- Less is better. If you have your flow set too high then paint will likely run. For some reason it seems surfaces dry faster with this sprayer. You can do several thin coats in a short amount of time and achieve a better result.
- Put a pourer lid on your paint can for easy, clean pours into the paint cup
July 27, 2016