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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Can produce really nice results but don't delay in cleaning or forget to use drop cloths.
It does what it claims which is shoot un-thinned (meaning thick) latex paint. I still recommend thinning (5% or less) because I think almost any non-pressurized sprayer works better that way.
TIP: With any spay gun including HVLP - always spray water first. Adjust your fan pattern and make sure everything is working - no leaks and get warmed up then switch to paint.
TIP2: see photos for proper order of parts for reassembly and cleaning tools - standard HVLP brush set - available at HFT.
OVER-SPRAY - O V E R S P R A Y!!
When the day comes that you finally decide to use this thing - [buying it is the easy part] you might find yourself getting carried away as I did and ending up with tiny droplets everywhere. Fortunately, this was outdoors in my work area next to my man cave but still I got tiny droplets on my impact driver, bicycle & seat (it old so minor problem). Wind makes paint float a LONG way - as much as 15 feet! And when you spray up high - I was spraying bare wood framing under a open "car-port" type roof.
I also got spray on me! Plan to wear a hat and goggles and ideally an old rain or inexpensive painters suit.
This thing will turn latex into "spray paint" - I spayed my trailer and an old concrete mixer and a plastic sign. Looks exactly like it was shot from a spray can - a good spay job that is. Crazy wide 12" fan pattern vs the typical round "spot" pattern from a rattler / rattle can. lol.
Gets the job done as stated.
NO VIBRATION. Small all-in-one units with the motor attached vibrate your hand to the point of getting tingling.
Vacuum cleaner - that's basically what provides the air - as a backup if it failed you could use a home or shop vac but be prepared to have a way to bleed off some of the air to reduce the pressure the way the base station does.
*Probably* the two greatest challenges in shooting latex paint are 1. Thickness of the material (which this sprayer handles well) and 2. The CRAZY fast speed that latex dries at. Think summer time 80 degrees - latex that gets on your fingers / gloves will dry in seconds requiring water and scrubbing to remove. So as you spray paint I recommend keeping a plastic bristle brush to keep the nozzle where the paint comes out of clean as latex will start to build up.
Clean up: Latex paint dries FAST!!! So you have get your mix ready, shoot and RUN to the sink for for clean up. Don't even thing about setting the gun down. Be sure you have your area masked off and hopefully an area large enough to make it worth the effort in cleaning up.
Also, the fact that the paint is driven / mixed with air further accelerates the drying process.
Jar threads - They made the jar opening extra large to make it easy to get your hand in there to clean which is good but it would be nice if they included an adapter to standard quart size can when you have a small project. I would be nice to have a small jar to shoot oil based paint or small amounts of "thick" stain or urethane.
Clean up: Breaking the sprayer down and using gallons to clean up. I like like my air sprayers spotless so they look like they have never been used. I thoroughly washed and dissembled everything with water- then I blew water off the parts with compressed air then set everything out to dry then reassembled and applied Vaseline to the needle and nozzle parts and threads. This took about 40 minutes total.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Really like this sprayer.
By Crazy at the Beach
Like another reviewer stated, I received my sprayer with a cracked nozzle. I had used the sprayer before I notice that the nozzle had a small crack, which appeared to be from the material being too thin in that area. Instead of returning the whole thing I called Wagner and they sent me two new nozzles, free of charge and no postage. No questions asked. Both new nozzles appear thicker so I hope they rectified their problem.
Other than the nozzle problem (which wasn't really a problem for me since I didn't even notice it until AFTER I was finished) I really like this sprayer (or iSpray Front End Kit). After the initial learning curve I could lay done some PAINT!! Does a good job. easy to clean (way easier than rollers and brushes).
I also bought the Detail Sprayer Finishing Nozzle that I use on doors and cabinets.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 36 customer reviews...
Only thing i wish is that wanner would sell seal ...
By William M. Groom III
Only thing i wish is that wanner would sell seal kit separately. lost seal down drain and had to order whole front end