Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 50
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 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 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
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by goodymckeev This product has many flaws!!!
I bought this product knowing that it had many flaws, however I still need to get the painting done. After 3 months of owner ship and some adjustment on how it sprays paint everywhere the trigger broke and now it is on when I plug it in or off when it is unplugged. I cannot find a replacement trigger on the parts list and every time I call the 1-800-328-8251 no one answers.
December 8, 2014
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Not so good!
Leaking a lot of paint when spraying horizontal. Paints will spray onto the wall but at the same time the paint will come out and at the spray nozzle and drip down also.
May 12, 2015