Flexio 590 Sprayer
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
Don't waste your $$$
I spent a month building a bookshelf for my granddaughter. I sanded and sanded until it was perfect. I primed first and then came time to paint. I chose this product to obtain a slick finish. What a joke. This sprayer spit out globs of paint that made the finish look like sandpaper. What happen to an even spray? I have never seen anything this poor in my life. Thanks Wagner for ruining my project. Will never buy another product of yours because it's junk!
October 20, 2013
Splatters, splatters, splatters
I bought the 590 to paint my kitchen doors - all 41 of them. These are new wood doors, so I started by applying a coat of primer to the back of them with the 590. I set the unit to the recommended settings and did a test run some cardboard. Splatters. Lots of splatters. It looked like a textured wall it was so bad. Adjusted the various settings, no difference. So I thought maybe it will look better on the back of the doors, so I tried that. Ugh. I had to use a roller to smooth it out. I'm sure that's not what Wagner intended. I'll be boxing it back up and taking it back to Home Depot. A roller and brush will do this job much better. Very disappointed.
October 19, 2013
Better than expected..
I was somewhat apprehensive due to some of the negative reviews. I decided to give it a try. I used the detail sprayer with exterior latex enamel mixed with Flotrol at a 4/1 ratio. I painted the trim and gutters on my house without a problem and they look great. A neighbor asked if I would help him paint his roll-up garage doors. He had some 5 year old exterior latex that we again added Flotrol at 4/1 and used the larger spray head. I had to turn the paint volume and air pressure down but the doors came out beautiful. Others asked if he bought new doors.
Clean up is a breeze compared to my airless and so far I am more than happy.
October 9, 2013
This thing works
I just finished spraying the unfinished ceiling in our basement bathroom dark grey, and the walls pure white, and the Flexio 590 worked like a charm. Clean up after each use took about 10 - 15 minutes to do a very through cleaning as I like to keep my tools looking like new. Can't wait to paint the metal patio furniture next Summer! I used Benjamin Moore paint straight from the can, no thinning was necessary.
September 26, 2013
My recent negative review has not appeared on the list...hmmmm
Submitted a recent negative review but has not appeared in the list... ISSUE: After just one use the paint leaks, actually squirts out the nozzle when the trigger is released... will be returning!!
September 25, 2013
Good and Bad
I have used the Flexio 590 a couple of different times now. The finer spray tip works great. I was able to touch up some outside trim on my house fairly quickly. After that I decided to repaint the back of my house. What a disapointment. I had the same experience several commenter have had. The paint just keeps coming out of the spray tip after the trigger is released. It wouldn't spray the paint to decent finish unless it was thinned. Then it really was a mess with the paint flowing out after the trigger was released. I think the problem may be that there was no clear seal in the spray head like in the fine spray head. The unit didn't have it. It was just a big big mess and a pain to clean up the sprayer and all of the dripping oozing paint.
Also, I can not seem to find any location for spare parts.Kind of a waste of $180 if I can't find the clear ring/seal for the the bigger spray head.
September 13, 2013