Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 95
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Faisal Saves a lot of time on large projects
The PaintReady station is a great companion for any paint job. Even though it cuts down painting time and effort significantly, it will not take rollers and brushes out of the equation. It requires no prior experience and any DIYer can produce professional results.
Using this Pain Station, I painted a wooden castle I built for my 4 year old and half a day task was done within half hour (not including prep time). I was impressed with the final results it produced without putting much effort.
It’s made to handle any size project but you will add more time to your task if the area you are painting is small and indoors since you have to do a lot of prepping before you start and then cleaning after the paint is done. I use it only when I need to cover large areas.
Cleaning process is very easy and takes about 10 minutes. As part of maintaining the gun, the only additional recurring cost is air filters which you have to replace once the current filter gets excessively dirty.
I wish it had a carrying case since it’s not convenient to carry 15” long air hose, nozzle and handle without a case. It would’ve been nice if the base station had wheels underneath.
I highly recommend using a good quality face mask when using it.
Overall, it’s a great paint tool by Wagner
February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lorena Perfect for outdoor painting! Doors, Fences, Mailboxes, etc.
I found this very easy to use, however it requires a lot of prep time covering up everything which I don’t have to do when using a paint roller other than just using tape here and there, but with this you will need to cover up a larger area if using indoors. The tool is light because of its design with the motor that just sits on the floor rather than hand carried. The hose is long enough to allow for various projects while leaving the motor in one place. I painted an interior wall and it worked great, other than having to cover up a larger area than I usually do with a roller, I felt it was worth the time since it gave a more even coverage. It looked like one coat with this sprayer was equivalent to two coats with a roller, but it will vary depending on how much paint you use. I would suggest testing in a smaller area until you have the setting that you like best for the type of paint and project you are working on. These are easy to switch while painting. I can’t wait until the weather gets better so I can paint my garage door as I feel this sprayer will be more suitable for outdoor painting such as a fence, mailbox, garage door or entry door. I will definitely be using this for many painting projects this summer.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aayan Easy application, professional results, no experience required.
I have used Wagner’s paint guns before and this paint station does not fall short at all. To achieve desired results, it got all the adjustable controls like pattern, airflow and spray quantity. This paint station can be used for indoor/outdoor paint tasks of all sizes, I always prefer using it for outdoor projects since that requires least amount of prep work.
I recently changed my garage’s side door that came in white; I used this to match the color with the other doors. I took 5 minutes of prep time since it was outdoors, 2 minutes to spray and 10 minutes to clean the nozzle. In less than 20 minutes I had a door with professional finish and that you cannot beat.
The airflow control is located on the base unit which adds a bit inconvenience in scenario when I have to frequently adjust the speed and I am away from the unit. It does not come with any storage bag so I am using a duffle bag to store or carry it around. Without a bag, portability is difficult. Wagner provided a replacement iSpray Nozzle tip with the kit. In my experience, iSpray nozzles lasts relatively longer, it would’ve been more practical to add additional filters instead since filters get dirty within few paint jobs.
Overall it worked great for every task I used it for. I am happy to own it and highly recommend it.
February 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by vicguyMN GREAT product
I have used a couple other "power painters" in the past with ok results. This one is far above the other ones. Having the motor for the air not in the handle makes it much lighter to hold, and the adjustments available make it VERY user friendly. The only issue I had with it was that the paint seemed to splatter at first, causing a few bumps. I found that if you start a little farther away from the wall then move in closer(about 12-15 inches) it didn't do it. I also had one pretty good size run (my fault) because I couldn't see my pattern and used it horizontally and then swept the gun from right to left and back again. I was using a very similar color to what was there before and it was kind of difficult to see with the reflection of the light in the room. I also had a lot of paint clouding the room so I would HIGHLY recommend wearing a mask while using this product. I used masking paper to mask off the ceiling 12in from the wall and around the windows and doors in the room which worked out well.
Cleaning the gun took a fair amount of time, but isn't that difficult as long as you take it completely apart. There are a couple smaller parts so be careful to not lose them. All in all I would recommend this product. It was very easy to use and saves a lot of time. Would have been 5 stars if it didn't have so many parts to clean.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fxp1 Does the job paint sprayer
I never used a sprayer before, but thought I'd try the Wagner PaintREADY Station HVLP Sprayer for an interior room paint project. I boned up on videos from the Internet and asked friends for advice. For someone whose used mostly rollers and brushes this did look more intimidating, but I jumped into it. The instruction manual was the most important information. I easily got comfortable with all the sprayer parts yet in reading it it seemed involved. Actually, once you do a project it all falls into place. The trick is to cover up everything from the over spray that is not being painted. I had plenty of plastic sheeting from Home Depot which easily handled this prep work. The next was to play with the gun for a while to get comfortable. Since I was using latex paint, I loaded the first paint cup with plain water and practiced the painting techniques explained in the manual. I then taped some brown craft paper to a wall and used real paint. Definitely take this step to check all the settings of air pressure and paint volume to get a good pattern. After gaining confidence, I tackled the for real work. To my surprise the unit worked flawlessly and put a thin layer of paint where I pointed, holding and releasing the trigger at each pass. Some plastic covering flew off in the middle of painting, releasing the trigger stopped the paint, no mess or panic. It turns out spraying was the easiest part of the job went fast and I felt in control all the time.
An important part of using a sprayer is once finished the clean up. The sprayer comes apart and the head has six small parts. I used a trick and got a long wire tie and threaded all these small parts together and put them along with other stuff in a water pail so as not to lose anything. I then got a toothbrush and rag and cleaned off all the latex paint and bits that had started drying. Its important to clean all this as the bits could jam the spray head on the next job and cause problems spraying. It was tedious, but not difficult work. I say it took me as long to clean out the unit as spray the walls which was quick.
I'm impressed with the unit and will add it along with my paint brushes when I have to paint around the house. It worked super well in painting my mud room with all the pipes from the boiler and electrical stuff. This would have taken forever to get in all the crannies with a brush, but the sprayer was just a simple pass as if painting a wall. I'd say this kind of surface and stretches of flat walls are its strong points. Glad I got the Wagner PaintREADY Station HVLP Sprayer.
September 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaninKaty Great DIY Sprayer
The system is very easy to use. The plastic housing around the compressor, hose and sprayer doesn’t give it a good first impression, but it works. I set the system up with latex house paint (not thinned), painted my garage door and cleaned the system. From start to finish it probably took 30-45 minutes. System is very easy to use. I ran the system on number 2 since the paint was on the thick side and it made the garage door look new. I tried spraying the paint on horizontally and vertically. I tried the sprayer with wide and narrow spray. All are easy to change on the fly. I could tell there was a little more texture when not putting out as much paint compared to more paint. While I was painting, there was a cross breeze most of the time and there was very little over spray. Cleanup was a breeze. Even the paint that got on the sprayer from the overspray, just wiped right off. Very surprised at how easy it is to use and cleanup. My next test will be the finish coat on my next wood project. I wish the system would have come with a case to keep all the small parts with the system, but that’s not enough to give it a bad or not so good review. Also don’t step on the hose. It’s a thin plastic hose so when I stepped on it the sprayer stopped putting out paint since no pressure was getting to the sprayer. My mistake I was just having fun painting.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mandar Excellent Tool
Worked out great. Bought it to stain/paint deck. Sprayer does a good job with the vertical & horizontal settings, specially for deck railings. For a first time user I am impressed. Unit has good power. Got the whole job done in couple of hours. The prep time & post cleanup is time consuming. Ready for next project...
May 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Teeter Good sprayer. Great Value. Will splatter if you aren't careful
This is a nice sprayer, especially for the price. Many reviewers say that it's best for small projects, but I used it to paint the entire exterior of my home and it was perfect. It handled thick paint easily and having the motor separate from the spray gun really reduced arm fatigue.
Follow the cleaning instructions carefully and take your time at the end of the painting day. This unit will splatter and make a mess of your surface if there are any clogs/blockages in the system. The air hole in the paint pickup tube is especially prone to blockage and will quickly turn this into the SplatterReady Station.
June 10, 2014