Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 57
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Laura What time you save on labor, you use up with clean up
Well, my first time using a power sprayer. I did not find the instructions easy to follow in either the assembly, or the clean up. The machine worked fine, but it is not any easier than a roller & brush. It may be ok for a young & fit person, but not for me. I am a lady of 58 in decent shape and I found it hard work, holding the sprayer out in front and moving at the same time. Now I am going to soak in some Epsom Salts.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gus54 Sprayer worked great with Thompson Water Seal.
I usually don't write reviews on products, but after reading all the bad reviews on this Wagner sprayer, I had to comment. THIS SPRAYER WORKED GREAT!! I used this sprayer to seal a wood fence (approximately 1000 square feet of material). The sealer was Thompson Water Seal Waterproofer Plus and I used about 5 gallons to do both sides of the fence. I did half the fence one day, cleaned the sprayer per the instruction manual and finished the fence later in the week. With the sprayer, I was able to finish the job in about 4 hours. I bought a second quart paint container so my wife was able to always have one container full and ready to go. Highly recommend this sprayer for the type application that I bought it for - sealers and stains.
August 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kioti Very poor consumer product!
Sprayed fairly well at first. Before I completed my first project it began leaking. I checked everything over to make sure nothing had became loose or needed adjustment. It continued to leak. I stopped and "thoroughly" cleaned the unit as per instructions. Did not help. I have disassemled and cleaned and recleaned numerous times but everytime I try to use it it makes a mess and leaks all over. It was taking more time to clean the sprayer and clean up the mess than it would to just paint manually with a brush. By the time I decided this product was worthless the warranty had run out. My loss and yours. Will not buy another or recommend this product.
September 29, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel What a mess
I used this product for a project large enough that I had to fill the canister several times. The lock on the canister is really hard to use with one hand. The paint cup is way too small. The coverage per full paint cup is way too small. Based on paint consumption I am convinced that the sparayer put more paint in the air than on the walls. It's loud, really messy if you have to refill the paint cup and contiue painting. The horizontal/vertical spray control is backwards. The coverage is terrible. It took me an hour to get the sprayer clean. My guess is that the people that designed this never actually used it. I will finish the job with a paint roller.
July 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poat01 Will never waste my money on Wagner again.
I've bought two Wagner products, a power stainer and a power painter. The stainer quit after three uses. The painter quit after one use. Both were thoroughly cleaned and oiled after each use. I hope to get my money back for the painter but I did not keep the receipt for the stainer. Wagner products are absolute, 100% junk. I will never waste my money on Wagner again.
July 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by akf70 great for staining fences
I have seen some of these Wagners got mediocre reviews before, so I was wary, but I am pleased for my purposes. I am using stain, not paint, so it is, by nature, thinner. I have followed the assembly and cleaning directions to the tee, and I have not had any problems. It does sputter as you are running out of paint, so it might be wise to use it carefully indoors. I am giving it a 4 because I wish its cup for holding stain/paint was larger....I have to fill it a bit too often for my liking. It does get easier to disassemble and reassemble after you've done it once (and I'm a girl). Perfect for outdoor staining.
April 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Leslie123 Hard at first, then great to use
Like many others, I had problems at first using the spayer. It worked fine the first day, then the spray started clumping up and spitting out the second day (I used the backpack). After reading the directions agian, very carefully, I found some things I missed: 1. clean everything, and take the piston out and clean it too
2. put oil in just like it says
3. Keep the breather hole clear - clean it with a pin
4. Use short bursts of power -- about 3 seconds and then stop. Then three seconds again and so on. that stops the engine from overheating, the stops the piston seizeing.
After I figured that out, it worked GREAT.
July 16, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Natria Piston Stuck due to poor instructions in the manual
Following the cleaning instructions in the manual for acrylic paint will result in a seized piston, as this portion of the manual fails to mention anything about removing and cleaning this part. Paint will dry in it and "simply remove" is the advice... impossible advice, I might add. Once the piston is stuck, no amount of pulling and tugging at it will remove it. There is nothing "simple" about removing the stuck piston. I did a lot of googling to try to find a _real_ solution. Fixya says if this occurs "good luck with that". Most folks have sworn off the Wagner after this has happened, as there seems to be no way to fix it and the part is junk if it can't be unstuck. The replacement part is so expensive, one is more likely to replace the whole unit with another brand.
Pulling and tugging did nothing but cramp the hands and cause frustration and some foul language. Someone mentioned WD-40. No go. Since there was nothing to lose, tried soaking in brake fluid. Nadda. Finally, after an entire day of fighting with the confounded thing tried boiling it in a pan of water. This worked! If your piston has stuck and you're ready to chuck the thing, you've got nothing to lose. Put it in a pan and boil the heck out of it! Took about 15-20 minutes on this one. Give it a go and pass on the info. So many frustrated folks from this being told it's "operator error" when the error is in fact in the omission of the need to clean it in that part of the manual. Whomever wrote that thing should have to try to pry every single piston that's ever stuck on any customer's paint gun by hand and not be allowed to quit until they've fixed them all or admit they messed up!
June 21, 2015