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
Awesome unit !!! Wished I bought this alot earlier for my DIY Renos!
This is an awesome unit that I purchased in a long time for my home renos. So far, I used it 3 times. It was a learning experience for the first time. the unit stopped spraying after about 80% of job done ( it was only the latex primer coat). After a bit of research on internet.
I realized that:
1. Used fresh Floetrol
2. Strain your paint into another pail as latex paint will tend to have chunky bits in it that will clog all filters the sprayer will have. NOW, that could of been mentioned in the manual.
After adding the 2 Extra steps to the already easy to follow steps provided, my other two times of use was awesome and quick. Even adding the prep(masking) and clean up time, it was still faster than using the brush and roller.
August 4, 2012
I really enjoyed using the Wagner ProCoat!
I used the product to paint tne stippled ceilings in my whole house, with the tip and filter it came with. I was surprised how fast it went. It took longer by far to get the house ready to spray, but I can say it did a wonderful, effort less job.
July 22, 2012
We manage a 75 unit apt. complex. Painting with a roller and brush has just become too time consuming. The ProCoat with a 413 spray tip for the walls and the 515 spray tip for the ceiling, makes quick work of an apartment. Clean-up is a little time consuming but we do the temp storage with plastic bag between most jobs.
For the price and ease of use it is a 5.
July 15, 2012
works very well,although clean up takes time to do it right. I'glad I got it . saves time.
July 12, 2012