Rated 3.3 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CabinetGuy Great Sprayer for most house hold applications
This sprayer functions well in most situations I have found. I bought this sprayer to spray the ceiling in my house and found that this is where it lacks. The connection that attaches the hose from the backpack to the spray gun could be designed to lock in place better to reduce sputtering issues cause when the connection becomes loose. Everything that I have sprayed forward as opposed to up has came out great. You get great coverage and a smooth spray with good technique! Clean up is pretty extensive though.
June 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by SSmith Terrible in so many ways!
We bought this on the recommendation of friends. It sprayed on very blotchy, and in some areas it was far too thick. We sprayed 6 doors, and every door had to be sanded down afterwards, and repainted with a roller. Even worse, the amount of spray that came off of this unit was outrageous. Assembled correctly, and used outdoors on a calm day, we covered a large portion of our deck in plastic sheeting. Even so, we now have to sand down our deck, as well as the side of the neighbour's deck. Our patio furniture was covered, but our BBQ, 15 feet away, was not, and the specks of paint will likely not be removeable. Our plants have been covered in fine paint speckles as well.
Lastly, cleaning the device after use was far too detailed and complicated! And immensely time consuming! No wonder there are many reviews that state it's a one-job wonder, as improper cleaning would likely cause the unit not to function properly for future uses.
We even had our friend try the unit a second time, as he had recommended it, and was experienced in using it, and he was surprised at how blotchy our results were, and how much of an incredible mess it made.
Thankfully, it was returned easily, and without much explanation needed. It appears ours was not an uncommon complaint, and that returns and refunds on this product are not out of the ordinary.
Lesson learned, and from now on, we'll just keep painting the old fashioned way - with a roller and some hard work. Better to do it right once, than have to do it twice!
June 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Dan1 Do not Buy
I understand that any product can go bad.... I am not an expert but I do follow instructions as needed. Purchased this unit 2 years ago to spray my fence with redwood stain. It really worked well, cleaned it up and put it away. Today I started to paint the house. First area all masked off. Paint thinned and strained according to paint manufactures directions. Got a width area of abut 4 feet and the piston froze up. (yes it was oiled), Tried all the suggest in the Wagner Manual and then some. Unit went in the trash............ broke out the compressor with another sprayer
to finish........what a disappointment, doubt if I will ever buy another simply because I cannot trust the sprayer to perform.
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SiconiS Great sprayer, if you know HOW to use it!
Easy to set it up. I have used it to spray both latex and oil-based paint with excellent results. From metal square pipe fences to Hardy plank sidings, painting an entire 2stories house in just a couple of days (only after-noon working), this sprayer has helped me doing a great job every time. I was painting from scaffold as well as I was painting from the ground, tilting it as needed. When you use it with the twisting can, tilting is a good idea only when the can is full or at least half with paint.
I got it 2 years ago and it's still working great. All I've got as "cons" is the cleaning part, which is such a pain in the back. If you wanna use it over and over again on the same day, that's very easy: just leave it as it is between spraying coats and when you're back and ready to go on just clean the tip with a toothpick. But, if you need to stare it between jobs, you'll need to care much more attention to cleaning. Wagner also offers a very useful liquid to pour in the warm soapy water which helps you to clean and lube each part. It takes me about 1hour to clean every part which was in direct contact with paint.
I have used the back box, the can adaptor and the handy can as well with great results. I never got a clogged hose, but I was very careful to clean it with the hose pressure tip provided in the cleaning bag which came with the sprayer.
One on another, this is a great product which got me a lot of money and it is still in good condition. All depends on the way you clean and maintain it.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mark1190 Good sprayer
Having used a Wagner in the past I was comfortable for my project (painting a HOUSE, believe it or not). What impressed me most was the ability to tilt without losing spray. Wow, did THAT save time. It doesn't completely solve the problem as when the paint supply jar ran low almost any tilt would result in sucking up air -- so I wished the supply jar was bigger. The quart size supply meant I had to unscrew and reload almost 40 times during my project. I thought I had bought the sprayer that came with an optional over-the-shoulder supply reservoir, but I guess not ... so I had an issue with the description on the box. But my project was over the top. If you are doing a room or inside project, you will be golden.
September 28, 2011