No suction out of the box...
Purchased the unit about 6 months ago as I knew I would have some projects coming up. Just opened the unit and followed all instructions. It seems like it would be a good sprayer; however, the unit does not suck up anything. I cannot get it to even suck up a can of water...their is simply zero suction. Nothing is clogged as suggested...might just have to move to another brand that is more reliable.
January 10, 2014
Do not buy this sprayer. Poorly made.
I bought this sprayer to paint the inside of my 40 x 60 shed. This is now the second one of these sprayers I have owned. Set up was very easy. Primed the lines and had everything ready to spray in a matter of minutes. The sprayer worked very good for about 3 hrs. I noticed that the motor continually ran longer and longer to pressurize the system until it would no longer pressurize and would not spray. I took it back to the store and they gave me a replacement. The second sprayer broke after only 1-1/2 of spraying. Same problem.
December 30, 2013
Big money saver
Time is money, the saying goes, which is why using the Procoat to prime and paint my 2100-sq.-ft. Florida house exterior was an incredible value. For under $200 for the machine and about $500 for the 15 gallons of product, I finished the job in 3 days. This was a $3-to-4,000 job with all the prep work the 23-year-old previous finish required. Even that went better than expected using the Wagner PaintEater, a $60 godsend used to grind away alligatoring (this is Florida, after all). The Procoat lives up to its name, and yet its many homeowner-centric features made it a pleasure to use. Needless to say, my neighbors are slapping me on the back now that my house is back to looking like new. Thanks, Wagner!
November 23, 2013
Bought a procoat recently and just used for its first job, repainting the front of our local seniors club. The unit performed flawlessly and did a fantastic job, saved time and used less paint than brush and roller would have. It's compact, light, quiet, and handled undiluted premium latex perfectly. I do agree with those who say you must read the manual carefully SEVERAL times before using, and be meticulous when cleaning up. I have read some peoples complaints about this unit and it appears to me they first did not take the time to thoroughly learn how to set it up and use it properly, and second thought that the clean up was too long and difficult. All I can say is I took the time to fully understand the unit, saved at least two hours of rolling and brushing, got a perfect result, and did not mind taking a half hour to carefully clean it afterwards! This tool is a gem at its price point, and should be very carefully cleaned after use, AND OILED AS PER THE MANUAL. good tools are only good as long as you know how to use them properly, and you take care of them properly. Good job Wagner.
October 9, 2013
Only used it twice, but works great so far!
Just bought it this summer. Tried it for the first time on an old shed that needed painting. Followed the instructions and everything worked fine. Cleaned it up and put it away for a month.
2nd attempt: Got it out, Primed it and then tried to get the paint flow out the gun. Nothing came out. Checked primeing again, that was working. Started cleaning the suggested parts before calling Tech support. Cleaned the input valve and then checked the gun filter. When I was putting the filter back in I noticed that I had installed it upside down in the gun. Glad I checked some parts before calling tech support!!!! Put it back together ands it worked great!!!! My suggestion would be go SLOW the first few times read and check the instructions. Next test will be the first time after the winter.
September 25, 2013
This unit can be great or it can be terrible
The intake valve is almost impossible to remove without breaking it. if there is a trick, it's not in the book. The plastic intake removal tool is poorly designed, I missed the part about what the notches in the end are for because they don't allow for clearing the spring stop on the intake valve. The unit should come with a viscosity gauge, a little too thick and there is no draw or intermittent draw. Throw away plastic covering for the unit would help in clean-up and the draw tube is too stiff. I can go on but won't.
But..... if the planets are aligned and you click your heels just the right way and you've run out of expletives to describe your experience it works great! it really does for a while, maybe oh great there it goes again.....running great!
May 27, 2013
All I can say about the pro coat is,.. I painted the exterior of my house (2 story) in 4 hours,... great job for an amature, then after I
that project , I tackled the pool, draining and fixing all potential leaks, I rolled the primer which had activator in it, no fun!, took 4 hours on that! I looked at my house and kicked myself,.. well, I mixed the epoxy paint for the pool, and had it done in 45 minutes, which was good because the paint also had activator in it which set in 15-20 minutes, i simply mixed only 3 gallons at a time and sprayed like a madman! then clean up took about an hour and a half, I love my pro coat! saved me over 15,000 doing this myself, thank you wagner!
April 12, 2013
Great tech support and performance
This was a replacement unit after my old Wagner unit was stolen. Package was well put together. Easy to set up and use. I was using a heavy primer paint and my unit would not prime. Called Wagner tech support on a Saturday at 11 am. Took 3 minutes on hold, walked me through hand priming the unit. Worked perfect. Painted my porch and deck, ran through 5 gallons in 3 hrs. Awesome unit, more power than my old one. Glad I bought another Wagner.
April 6, 2013