Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 52
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ARHam Easy to use, and good quality
I was working on a kitchen cabinet project for my home, and had been using brushes and rollers for the first two thirds of doors and drawers. After doing those, I broke down and decided to try using a sprayer to save some time.
This sprayer was appealing due to the finishing quality I had read about online.
Needless to say, it was a good investment. What took 2 hours with a brush and roller took fifteen minutes with the sprayer.
Clean up is simple, I've actually been cleaning it with hot water, rather than anything else. To clean it, I disassemble the unit, fully wash and clean, then fill the container with hot water, reconnect everything, and spray a full load of water. This has served quite well in cleaning out the device.
I'm using a thin oil-based paint, which certainly helps.
There is some overspray, but it is manageable in my case.
I would highly recommend this sprayer for small jobs, such as painting cabinetry, though I don't think I would ever paint a room with it.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wolfman59 Does Exactly As Advertised
I hate painting regardless of the tools, so here is my review of the tool. First, READ THE USER MANUAL. Simple as that and you will not have any problems. Assembly out of the box took seconds. The controls are simple and straight forward. Pay attention to which direction you want to paint, horizontal or vertical. This determines which way you turn the nozzle. Determine how much volume spray you need to apply the paint and adjust the volume control accordingly. As for over spray, well, it's a sprayer. All nozzles over spray, so make sure you mask your work surface or work in an area where the over spray is not an issue. And be aware of 'after spray'. When you let go of the trigger it continues to blow for a few seconds and will spray paint, so be careful where you point it when you let go of the trigger. My table saw has a nice white speckled decoration now. Clean up is super easy! Rinse out the bucket then run clean water or cleaning solvent through the sprayer until you get a clean stream. Then disassemble and clean with water. It comes apart very easily and goes back together just as easily. I ran water down the intake tube and pull the trigger to flow water through the nozzle. Run a paper towel or a flexible brush through the intake spout to clean out any paint stuck to the inside. As for how well it works, it's very good for the price/quality range. It's not a professional tool, but for small jobs or occasional use it works quit well.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GregBert First time user
I borrowed a Control Spray from a relative only to find it would not spray latex paint. I searched your website to find one that would. I chose the PaintReady. After reading the reviews I carefully read the instructions, twice. I took the sprayer apart to familiarize myself with it. I had a little trouble with spattering on the first 2 gallons. I ran out of paint and sent the wife after more and while she was gone I cleaned the sprayer. It took me longer to take it apart and clean it than it did to use the first 2 gallons of paint. I chalk that up to inexperience. The next 2 gallons went so smooth it scared me. Again experience helps. I would recommend this product to my friends. It saved me 12 hours at least over rolling.
July 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave $100 sprayer , completed my kitchen cabinets in a weekend
The reason I am writing this review is because I almost returned this product without opening it due to the negative reviews. I bought this sprayer Friday night and completed the entire kitchen cabinet refacing with it this weekend. I sprayed UNTHINNED latex (BEHR Ultra), after cleaning and priming and they came out fantastic. After the first round of spraying and dry time I was so impressed with the finish. It is very uniform, and I had ZERO clumping issues. I think it is 100% necessary to clean the gun properly after each coat and DO NOT let paint sit to harden inside the gun. I painted inside my basement and had little to no back spray, this may be different with thinned paint.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy Worked like I expected it to
THIS is much better that the old power painter I had 20+ years ago. NO springs,things etc. EASY to clean. I hope I don't have the "nozzle problem" that others are talking about. MAYBE they don't align the tip BEFORE tightening the black nut? Anyhow, waiting for my next project!
December 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by susang Don't waste your money
We bought this sprayer to use for painting our kitchen cabinet doors and several interior doors. The instructions said not to thin the latex paint, so on the first use, we didn't. What a mess! Instead of spraying a smooth, even coat of paint, the sprayer left 'globs' of various sizes all over the cabinet doors. We tried different distances, rates of spray, etc., and never got a satisfactory result. We ended up having to roll the messed up paint as best we could, and had to let a few of the doors dry, sand them down again, and roll the paint. A job that should have taken a few hours took days.
For the closet doors, we tried thinning the paint, and the results were worse. Paint dribbled out of the spray nozzle as soon as the trigger was pressed, no matter how gently. We had a mess on the plastic before we even tried coating the doors. We gave up.
Called the manufacturer--they tried to tell us our paint was too thin, which it might have been on the second use, but not the first, when we had used it right out of the can. All they offered was for us to send the one we have to them, whereupon they would send us a new one of the same model. No thanks. We need something that actually works.
August 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rob1 Not recomended
One star review is one too many! Last time I used a wagner paint sprayer was about 20 years ago, they have not gotten any better. I purchased this to paint some kitchen cabinets for my garage. It says it will spray un thinned Latex.... This sprayer got more paint on me and on the floor than it got on the cabinets. When you release the trigger, it keeps flowing a steady stream of paint until the piston stops. Not to mention it splatters paint like crazy. I wiped it down and returned it back to Home Depot with paint still all over the sprayer....
April 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robb Perfect for the set shop.
We were building set pieces made of sculptured styrofoam - very difficult and tedious to paint with a brush and impossible with a roller. Our big airless was just way to big for this job since we were constructing the sets on the stage. This $99 purchase saved us hours of labor.
Things you must know about this product:
It is a 2 stage sprayer. Pull the trigger back a little and get airflow, then the farther back you pull the paint begins to flow and more and more, etc.
This is very very very important. When I first started using the gun I would mash the trigger all the way like a typical airless. But rapid starts and stop resulted in paint getting into the airflow used to create the pattern which became clogged and then you had a mess on your your hands. The gun wouldn't work and you had to take it apart and clean the head.
Once I figured out that it was a 2-stage process like a air brush or production spray gun life got really good.
1. Start your spraying by first getting the air flowing for at least 1 second. (You know, count 1001)
2. Squeeze farther to get paint flowing. Spray like crazy.
3. Release the paint flow but keep the air flowing.
4. Let air continue to flow for at least 1 second before releasing trigger.
Once I started treating the gun like a typical 2-stage sprayer I did not have another problem and sprayed set piece after set piece.
Every set shop should have one of these on hand. It's a life saver.
January 7, 2015