the Wagner power painter plus is so easy to operate and the paint just glides on without any mess that i had finished painting the exterior of the house with no fuss or bother. it has a dual tip technology that is very comfortable to work with i had to fight off my daughter so i could do the job myself. a great product
I am a novice at exterior painting. I painted my garage in 6 hours. Most of that time was painting the front (mostly garage doors) and trim using a brush. Actual spray time was probably 2 hours. I put up 4 gallons. Try putting up 4 gallons in 2 hours on rough hewn siding just by dipping a brush - even a big one. I stay away from the roof or trim and use a brush. That way I didn't have to tape anything off. I feel the sprayer does a nice even job. Many times I spray and brush it in. The parts are glossy so that the paint or stain rinses right off. They even supplied a special toothbrush for cleaning nooks and crannies. And a hose attachment to clean out the nozzle. It cleverly and easily comes apart with no tools. I stick to latex stains and paint for water cleanup. Also, once I start, I don't stop so that the paint doesn't setup in the sprayer and start clogging. The directions say to spray in spurts so that the piston doesn't overheat. I never did other than to move the ladder or reposition and I had no problems. The stain was pretty thick, too. I never thinned it. I feel it pays to brush it in. Just giver it a few swishes with the brush - doesn't take long. Again, imagine using a brush to put up 4 gallons. That would have taken me several days. Using this sprayer used only a small portion of 1 day. How much is your free time worth to you?
I bought this product to replace an older version wagner. Where as the first one could easily spray water born paints, This one has not done nearly as good a job. To the point of having to replace all the doors becouse it was just too time consuming to sand all the doors down. Yes I did have high hopes, the first wagner had minimum sanding problems.....I guess this is called updated and improved technology. It cost some $30. +/- dollars more too. It should work (hopefully) on stains and clearcoats.
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