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
Great product, and great customer service rep.
Three years ago I bought a Wagner Procoat sprayer to spray an oil based stain on about 200 feet of cedar fence. Due to a broken leg a few days later, and a serious back surgery it was about a month ago before I could finally get the job done. The sprayer had not been out of the box during this time. After getting ready to start the sprayer would not pump the stain out of the bucket. I tried all the suggestions in the manual, and finally called your customer service dept. I had the good fortune to being connected to Troy Micheau in Customer Service. He asked me a few questions, and then guided me through the proces of taking out, and checking the outlet valve for proper function. I found that the valve was gummed up from sitting for so long. He told me how to get the valve apart, and also said he would email me a photo of the valve and it various parts. After receiving the email a few minutes later the valve came apart, I cleaned it up and put the unit back together. The sprayer worked perfectly, and in a few hours my fence looked great.
This is a great paint sprayer, and perfect for homeowners to have, and perhaps even small commercial contractors. The manual gives clear instruction regarding use, cleanup & storage.
The best part of the whole experience was dealing with your Customer Service Representative Troy Micheau. From the begining of the call he knew all the right questions to ask, was extremely patient in guiding me through the repair process, and even held the phone while I got the right tools out to make the repair.
As a retired police supervisor I know the value of having employees with good public relation skills, and you definitely have one of those in Troy. It was also a pleasure to deal with a company who has reps here in the United States, and provide fast, efficient service.
November 7, 2012
Works great, paints fast...read the manual!
I used my ProCoat to paint a fence and lawn furniture...pumped 15 gallons through it for the fence and 2 gallons for the furniture. I am very meticulous with new equipment, so I spent a lot of time reading the manual (over and over) to make sure I assembled it properly, primed it properly, and especially when it came to cleanup (the only downside...that takes awhile if you want to do a good job).
Initially, I found I had to reprime a few times because I let the paint run dry, and that was a pain, but I soon figured out I could reprime it while leaving the primer line in the paint, then give it time to come back up pressure. Once that was done, it painted like a champ! Worked like a champ for me and I heartily recommend it. Like I said, cleanup is a bit of a pain, but then again, when isn't cleanup after painting a pain? I can't help but wonder if some of the folks who didn't like this unit, didn't thoroughly read the manual.
Now that I have mastered this unit, I'm looking forward to painting all sorts of stuff around the house! I got mine on sale for $199...for that price, and its level of performance, you cannot complain. Buy it!
November 3, 2012