Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 312
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYdoer Great Investment
Purchased this sprayer to paint a backyard fence and window shutters. We used exterior paint with primer straight from the can for the fence and didn't have any difficulty with clogging or splattering. The sprayer worked great and we were able to finish both sides of the fence in a day and a half. Used the smaller spray head to paint the window shutters and when finished, the shutters looked brand new. We used an exterior gloss paint (again straight from the can) and the finish was exceptional. I've painted shutters with a brush and you sometimes get globs of paint caught in the corners of the slats - the sprayer eliminated that. I would never paint shutters with a brush again - there is no comparison in the finished product using the sprayer. There was no way we would have finished this project in a weekend without the sprayer. One of the best purchases I've ever made.
October 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by st0rmer Professional grade - Both Wagner and The Home Depot
Using a brush and roller took me the whole morning to stain just the door of 700+ sq ft of fencing. There had to be a better way, and I decided on the Flexio 590, even after reading all the bad reviews.
I do have access to a pro level Graco, and the Flexio 590 performed just as well. Follow all the instructions when using. I did have splutter twice during usage, but it was easily taken care of, and back to working. I did feel the weight of the unit once filled with paint. Cleanup was very easy. Overall, excellent tool Wagner!
I must mention that the unit, when bought, had the nozzle seal installed backwards, both in the unit and the spare nozzle. The direction of the seal is so important that the manual makes specific mention of the direction on page 13 of the manual. So, please check your unit before you start using it.
As for the value, I did have a great experience in The Home Depot. The Flexio 590 is slightly cheaper in another big box store. Of course I only found out after I had bought the unit. I called, and Customer Support recommended I bring my receipt back to THD. In store, THD invoked their price match guarantee, and so I got excellent value for the tool. Well done THD!
September 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PapJ Real satisfied with this product
There were only three things that I didnot enjoy like refilling the container and the Sean for the container.
Had to refill to often, had to make sure it was tight and then getting it open again. It would be ok if you have large hands.
Overall the 590 worked great . Didn't have any trouble painting with it.or cleaning the unit
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigD My first paint sprayer
This is my first paint sprayer. It's easy to use, and I like that it's faster than hand painting. Paint goes on well. I need a lot of practice. I wipe the nozzle often, but it still seems to get clogged. Cleaning, being one who likes to keep tools like this super clean, is not too bad. The surfaces are such that dried paint comes off easily. But, with a toothpick, wash sponge, and a bucket of water, It takes me an hour to clean the unit inside and out. In the grand scheme of things, I like it.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LeonW Awesome, but tricky
I'm hoping this review will help people looking at buying this spray gun for a diy project. my wife and I got a $900 quote to have doors painted. So we decided we would buy this product and paint them ourselves. The spray gun says it can handle any latex paints (thick paint). Well on our first try, that was not the case. In a lot of the bad reviews people mention the gun puts out a terrible texture. Buying this sprayer is only half the work. We found that Sherwin Williams sells probably THE best trim paint for sprayers. The Pro Classic trim paint mixed with some flotrol definitely works for this sprayer. This sprayer is not a one and done solution. Seems everyone thinks this is all you need for a pro finish. Our painter told us to use a sponge roller on the doors while the paint is still wet. The sprayer, combined with good paint and a roller to "back roll" or finish the doors, really gave us an amazing finish that family and friends can't believe. So make sure to get proper paint and thin it out. Also follow the paint application with a roller immediately afterwards. This will give you a great, smooth finish.
October 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alexander40 Awesome
Used it for a stain project and a paint project. Both turned out wonderfully. Short learning curve. Clean up not difficult just time consuming if you want to do a thorough job.
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Randy Tip for Paint Flow control
When I first used this sprayer, I had difficulty controlling the paint flow. I determined the paint control knob only regulates how far you can pull the trigger. How much you pull the trigger determines how much paint is dispensed. The problem I witnessed, I couldn't adjust the flow back far enough without the flow knob unscrewing all the way off. To fix this problem, I placed a sticky felt pad on the end of the knob (like one you might use on the bottom of a chair leg to keep it from marking up your floors). Once I attached this felt pad, I could adjust the paint flow to zero and them adjust the knob back in to control the paint flow. This worked great. Basically, this fix extends the control knob to where No Paint was dispersed until I adjusted the flow knob back in to increase the flow of paint. I hope this helps other users.
September 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bart Great for fence staining
Bought this unit instead of one of the cheaper models as it has two spray containers (fine and general use), variable blower speed control and higher flow rate. Only used the fine spray container for staining my fence and it worked well.
Overall, the unit isn't very loud, and READ THE DIRECTIONS so you understand details like pressing the trigger in partway to get the fan going and then depress it all the way to get the paint/stain spraying, You'll avoid spattering that way. Cleanup wasn't bad, even with paint thinner - took under ten minutes. I used this unit on two days to stain 150+ feet of 6 foot tall fencing. I spent about 4 hours, not including some setup and cleanup time.
This was the first time I've ever used a spray unit and I'm pleased with the results and how easy it was to do finish a nice job. Definitely worth the money.
September 7, 2016