Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 66
Rated 5 out of 5Â by abhamz Nice
Purchased this for a house project, worked well with mix, easy to clean and use. I have never used an air pressure hopper and dont think i ever will.
April 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by 1919119 Great for small jobs!
I bought the texture sprayer to finish the sheetrock in a two-car garage. It isn't powerful enough to use the ready mix texture material out of the container, but when I cut it with about 1/3 water to 2/3 mud it worked very well. The one-gallon hopper is easy to load and works well for walls. I found a full hopper was large enough to cover about 80 square feet with a medium knock-down (yellow tip). It is a bit awkward for ceilings since the hopper cannot be positioned in a truly efficient manner. For small jobs it is way better than the canned texture sprays. The noise level was very reasonable and clean up was easy.
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by juanmadera A surprisingly satisfactory tool for texturing small jobs
Having used many different texture guns and pattern pistols professionally, I can say that this tool is well worth the $80 that HD is asking for it. Shoots a reasonably consistent pattern on walls and ceilings if you keep the hopper more than a third full. Mud I used is the dry bagged texture mud. Mix thoroughly with a drill powered paddle type mixer. Paint mixer will not cut it. Mix the mud to the consistency of crepes batter. Let sit 5 to 15 minutes and remix. This makes a difference! Noise is like a shop vacuum and not as unpleasant as the compressed air type which has a high pitched whistle loud enough to warrant ear protection. If you have not done this before, practice on some scrap drywall or cardboard. Use a steady circular motion. Have fun and get ready to get absolutely filthy....
November 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Painter It doesn't work
Don't waste your money on it doesn't work specially if you try to do ceilings doesn't have enough pressure
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nathan Great product (when used as directed)
I am a professional drywall finisher with 20+ years of experience. I specialize in warranty work, water/fire damage, piece work, and small renovations. I do lots of texture matching and I have been using a large texture machine or a compressor and hopper for years but I've grown tired of lugging around those huge machines for just a patch or two. So, I decided to purchase the power tex with some apprehension, due to several very bad reviews including a video review were it was shown being used. I opened the box and did what SHOULD always be done first, read the instructions! The instructions were clear and concise and when followed deliver exactly what is promised by Wagner. I used the power tex on a few patch jobs including a 300 sq ft basement.
The tricky part like most texture devices is getting the mixture "just right" and this is something many of the 'bad review' included. I would suggest for orange peel/knock down using pre mixed joint compound and getting a smaller container to mix. I used a small paint mixing paddle with a cordless variable drill and it worked perfect. But, then again, I've been mixing 'mud' most of my life.
Clean up was a easy and quite simple compared to say, a large Graco machine. Take off the turbine and set aside. Then use a hose or submerge other parts.
I will say if you have not used a texture machine of any kind be sure to cover flooring, walls, and anything else you don't want to have texture on. Also, I use either a large spray shield, large piece of card board, or large knockdown knife to use as a means to keep the overspray to a minimum. The sprayer shoots a significant amount of air right when it's turned on, so be prepared to have your plastic sheeting and other tarps or drop cloths moved around if bit secured by tape or other adhesives.
I found this to be an overall great product for DIY and small/medium application. It is super handy for smaller jobs or place where you can't bring a big hopper or texture machine,
May 24, 2014