Paint Crew Plus
This sprayer is not a bargain at any price.
We have to agree with other reviewers who have not had good results with Wagner airless sprayers. It works for one project and then the pump is dead. This happened on our first Wagner and we thought it was just a fluke and since the price is good, we bought another just like it. They each only worked for the initial project. And yes, we cleaned them well after use just like we clean all our tools when we are done. If you could buy a new piston or pump, it might help but you can't even do that.
November 3, 2013
2nd time I used it, it worked for about 10 minutes. I replaced the outlet valve still..no luck. I cleaned the heck out of it with mineral spirits and it has been constant problems.
October 19, 2013
Failure to pressurize gun
I have used paint crews for many years, and bought a paint crew plus (larger media bin). Out of the box it worked just fine for 5 gals of ext. latex. 2nd time out, had to replace inlet and outlet valve. Worked great for about an hour, then failed to pressurize gun again. Don't want to spend $40+ for valves each time I use it. Am very frustrated. The older paint crew (smaller version) worked for me for quite a few years.
April 29, 2013
I bought this brand new and I have only used it once. The first time we used it I would have given this 10 stars but unfortunately the second time we tried to use it, it didn't work. I took it all apart to see if it was clogged up and the inlet valve was broken. I have been looking online for a new piece and it looks like you have to buy a whole kit for another $55. It is not worth it to me. The piece I need looks like a $2 piece.
March 17, 2013
Not very impressed
PICKED UP CREW PAINTER NEW, LASTED 5 MIN. AND STOPPED PAINTING. FINALLY GOT AROUND TO FIXING IT AND NO LUCK. iT IS CLEANED, AND THERE REALLY IS NOT THAT MUCH TO DO...MOTOR RUNS, NO PRESSURE. TRIED EVERYTHING, NOW WHAT DOES WAGNER HAVE TO SAY???
November 25, 2012
Worked for about a half gallon of latex
I used it for about 1/2 hour and the outlet valve plastic plunger was all pitted. Would not hold pressure and motor runs all the time.
I like the design but wish it would last longer without replacing the valve.
October 28, 2012
Very good product, but...
The Paint Crew Plus performed very well for me. I used Sherwin Williams "Resilience" paint, which is amazing, forgiving paint. As I am anything but a professional painter, there were many "boo-boos" that I made while painting. The paint didn't run, and when it dried it looked like a professional had painted it. Of course, some of the credit goes to the equipment. The sprayer is a good value.
Once I learned to read and follow the directions for cleaning - and purchased replacement input and output valves (which I hadn't cleaned properly), I had no trouble. I'm sure all of the problems mentioned in the reviews were because the sprayer was not cleaned well. It is very time consuming to clean this sprayer properly, which would be my only complaint. When cleaned properly, the sprayer works perfectly. Clean it thoroughly immediately after using it.
September 21, 2012
Bought sprayer 14 months ago. Painted one set of shutters. Worked fine, but cleanup took longer than painting by hand would have. Last month decided to use sprayer to stain fence. Worked just okay the first day. After reading other reviews, I suspect the tip was not the right one for the job. Used for about 3 hours. On the second day, the system would not hold pressure. Definitely not worth the money spent to only last for about 3.5 hours of use.
September 1, 2012