I recently built a large wall storage unit in my garage. Painting with a brush would have taken far too long. I bought the Wagner Power Painter Plus with Optimus technology. I am new to air-less sprayers, so first tried it out on scrap panels. I soon got the hang of the technique. I did learn that the machine must be kept level, horizontal, otherwise it sucks air as the paint container empties, and this causes spatters and blobs. The finish is excellent; smooth, even and clean, and paint delivery rate surprisingly high for a machine of this size. All in all a great machine for the money.
Good spraying radius and ample amounts of power. I had no problem painting a ceiling with it. Sometimes the interior parts come loose and you will need to screw them back into place, an odd exercise because the sprayer comes preassembled. Do not overfill the paint cup, let it dry, and then try to remove the cup. I have been attempting to unscrew the cup for the past two days with no success. Always clean any excess paint off the top of the cup before putting the tool away, otherwise trying to remove the cup will frustrate the hell out of you! Lesson learned. Overall, I think it's a great product and would recommend it to someone who does not want to break their bank account on a paint sprayer.
This product worked exceptionally well when first purchased! I used it to prime and paint modlings in 2 different rooms and they turned out terriffic! I had purchased the base model sprayer 2 years ago and that worked well for a bit then I could not even spray water through it without the piston seizing up. Last year I purchased the Power Painter Plus and used it a couple times cleaning it throughly!! now I am attempting to paint my Shed and I couldn't even get a 5 foot section sprayed without having the piston seize up. I attempted several times to clean/ oil the unit and it would work very briefly, a few seconds then stop again. I even tried to thin the Kilz primer and use the top coat only in case the paint was too thick but i still ended up with the same result. I am disgusted and not sure I will purchase another!
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