Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 59
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mlw Little quirky but works
Purchased this to paint our front door. Used latex paint. Thinned it some and practiced ond the old door. The practice door looks beautiful. Pleased with my purchase.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zapsoup Think this is a great sprayer
READ THIS FOR PERFORMANCE ISSUES:
There have been some other problems people are having including the black piece in the front cracking, though if people are having sputtering problems it is probably because of the little ventilation tube that extends from the cap to further up on the sprayer.
I generally use an HVLP sprayer in my furniture with my lacquers and polyurethanes and purchased this sprayer because I only need to spray paint a few times a year. The ventilation tube is a regular issue with the HVLP sprayer. With the Wagner sprayer, there is a small rubber regulator inside the screw-on cap at the base of this tube. If this assembly gets clogged, then the machine will sputter. I am willing to bet that most of the performance issues on this sprayer can be traced to this tiny piece. Good luck!
September 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Really solid sprayer - latex wasn't a problem
I went through a lot of reviews for quite a few different sprayers before deciding on this one. I had to spray a room for my mother-in-law that - some years ago - my brother-in-law thought was a good idea to paint a very dark red on the walls and a black (!) ceiling. I went through almost 5 gallons of primer and paint and this sprayer did a heck of a job. I had no problems with it spraying latex and clean-up was a breeze.
April 27, 2016
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 nabz Unbelievable
On the second paint job with this sprayer, it sucked paint into the turbine, and burnt out the motor. Dumbfounded, I called the company. Come to find out if you tilt the gun past 45 degrees, it commonly does this! It should be noted I was actually pointing the gun down when this happened. Not sure how this thing is on the market with an issue like that. On the first paint job, I did notice this thing throws paint everywhere. If you are painting a fence, brick or something similar I guess it would be great. Anything else plan on a rough finish, with a ton of wasted paint.
On the good side, customer service was great. The rep acknowledged the defect, and they are replacing the gun. The gun is easy to clean as well. Overall bad experience.
September 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by IanC Works great once.
I used this sprayer for one room when I first bought it. I cleaned the sprayer and put it away. It's been sitting for about a year. Well I need it again to paint the rest of my house, now all it does is "SPLATTER" paint on the walls. There is no smooth flow of pain, no matter what I do it will not flow smoothly from the nozzle. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. If you use it once fine, but don't let it sit it wont be the same again.
March 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BearGFR Be very careful how you clean and store parts
Sprayer works reasonably well, better if you thin latex a little first. My biggest problem with it is storage after cleanup. Generally I'm accustomed to disassembling the air cap and storing them submerged in appropriate solvent (water for latex) until next use. That's how I care for my automotive HVLP paint guns (made out of metal) and the approach works really well. However, as I just found out by surprise - if you use this gun with a solvent/oil based paint, don't try storing the plastic parts in the cup submerged in mineral spirits. The large ring that screws onto the painter body is made out of a material that will react with mineral spirits and will swell (or the white plastic ring will shrink - or both), making it impossible to reassemble the air cap the next time you want to use the gun.
February 14, 2016