Flexio 590 Sprayer
Definitely not as good as compressor sprayer
I had a paint sprayer that came with an air compressor kit about 10 years ago. It sat in a drawer until I needed to finish my daughter's bed with it. The finish came out awesome! This was the first time I ever used a paint sprayer.
I then bought the Felxio 590 because of the noise and it being able to go where my air compressor can't.
I was severely disappointed in this product. The iSpray nozzle doesn't paint as much as it just throws paint at your work surface. No matter the feed volume, air velocity, or spray pattern, it would not spray a nice even coat.
The detail nozzle sprays an extremely small amount of the paint. I ended up painting a dresser with this zozzle, but it took me 8 coats to where it was presentable.
TLDR: Great idea, bad implimentation. Chep spray gun was much better.
January 14, 2014
Read the directions!!!
Understand your equipment before use. It's as simple as that. Ripping this product out of the box like a five year old on Christmas and going straight to painting will likely lead to undesirable results. This product worked flawless for a novice like me the first time wIth five minutes of practice. The directions were very clear from Wagner and there's additional content on YouTube if that isn't enough. I'm not a painter and have no relation with Wagner, but I can appreciate a good product when I find one. I'll be excited to see what longevity I can obtain since my usage is limited to a couple uses at this time.
January 3, 2014
This product was awesome for 5 minutes..
This thing worked great for five minutes or so, then it began surging and spurting and slinging gobs of paint everywhere. Instructions were followed to the letter and still this! Maybe good for painting a treehouse or something out side but certainly not for interiors.
December 24, 2013
Where have you been all my life?
In 66 years of backyard carpentry projects and home handymanning, my new Wagner Flexio 590 is the first paint sprayer I've ever used. Now, my only question is, where have you been all my life? One evening this week I used my new Flexio 590 to paint two big book shelves, one free standing and one built in, with all kinds of odd angles and tricky corners. I know from years of experience that jobs like this take forever with rollers and brushes. With the 590 it took 45 minutes. I'm happy!
December 14, 2013
Quick, Easy to Use with Quality Results
I first tried the Wagner Flexio 590 sprayer on a couple of doors that needed painting. There are a few cool features right off the bat. First, it comes with a nozzle for spraying bigger items like walls and doors, AND a detail nozzle when you need a finer spray, like on furniture. Second, it is powerful enough that you don't have to thin your paint. But, third, it doesn't require an air compressor. Set up was really very easy. Just fill up the container with your paint, attach the nozzle, and then the trigger/sprayer apparatus. The various control options were also very easy to learn. The process was so quick and easy, I am officially a paint sprayer convert. The results ended up so much more uniform than using a brush for the angles and rolling the flat surfaces. Clean-up only involved cleaning out the paint container, filling it with soapy water and spraying into an empty bucket. Then you disassemble and tidy up the pieces.
December 10, 2013
Excellent product - easy to use - easy to clean and maintain
If you need a variety of coating patterns and/or detailed coatings this product is for you. The unit comes with 2 spray mechanisms that can adjusted for your particular application. I use it for exterior latex applications and really appreciate not having to thin paint before applying. The large paint reservoir holds a generous amount which minimizes the number of refills required but does add weight to the front of the unit. This may be uncomfortable for those with weak wrists and a hand under the reservoir may be necessary. Time for clean-up, no problem. Spray heads will separate and re-assemble without the need of an engineering background.
December 8, 2013
I've used the 590 to spray my entire garage and to stain my fence. It worked great on both jobs without the need to thin or treat the stain or paint.
I discovered the hard way that you can't take a long break (more than 20 minutes) without disassembling and cleaning the nozzle. This is not a deficiency of the 590, rather a reality that the paint will begin to thicken upon exposure to air. It's just a fact that must be taken into consideration.
The only problem I've had is adjusting the material flow. When staining my fence, the material was coming out too quickly, even with the power control set to 1. Adjustment of the material control seemed to have no effect. My gun appears to be assembled correctly but I can't be sure because assembly drawings and instructions are limited in the manual on this topic.
I'm having difficulty in finding replacement parts (such as filters) at Lowe's, Home Depot, or other local stores. They don't seem to carry anything for the Flexios. I'll have to take a stab at buying the parts directly from Wagner.
Bottom line: the best electric spray gun I've ever owned.
November 10, 2013
Works Just Like an Air Brush
First of all - I love the product and I love the tech support.
This works just like an air brush:
First control your air, then control the material flow.
Second make sure your material isn't to thick for the sprayer.
Third make sure all your parts are and stay clean and it will work for you for a long time.
- I needed 2 more bowls for the sprayer (1 for iSpray & 1 for detailer# so I could spray some cleaner through it #I.e. - Latex=water) if I was going to take a break, and I couldn't find them anywhere. So I came here and found the reviews. This is so cool because they're responding to the reviews with helpful info. I saw their # on a response, called and bought 2 new bowls lickety split.
- By the way, you just need to be 10% smarter than what your working with. If your not, call tech support they're awesome.
- Lastly, if you roll right behind the fresh spray with a damp roller, it will get rid of any splatter and any inconsistencies that you might have.
November 5, 2013