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Old 02-19-2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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Are there any electric paint sprayers that are any good? Say just for small jobs. I was thinking of getting the Wagner Flexio 590 for doing some doors, my fence, and just random small odd jobs like that.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:11 AM   #2
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Yes as long as you know their limitation they are ok. I had one I used to use for like I had 1 door to paint. I would take the door off take it outside and spray it. One thing I learned with it, don't let it get over half empty, if you do it would tend to spit.

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They're ok. I use my old Wagner to paint stuff like wicker furniture, etc. I'm sure it would be fine on some doors and fencing. Just don't go in with high expectations.
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That would drive me nuts trying to do a bigger job like that fence, having to stop every few min. to refill it.
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Yeah, I didn't think about that part. Maybe there is a way to rig it up to a bigger tank. Or just buy the more expensive one that rolls around on these little legs. That's probably the way to go. I think you can hook those up to a 5 bucket of paint or a 1 gallon.

I'd just like to avoid an air spray rig, they require air, and my air compressor is really small. Also to get a decent one, its really expensive. The decent electric ones seem FAR cheaper.
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For small jobs like that I've found it's faster and I use less paint just rolling it.
By the time you get it set up, get the paint thin enough, not have to deal with masking or over spray and the clean time I would have been done with a roller and brush.
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You can hook up you electric sprayer directly to a paint can with a clear, long tube. I'll see if I can find a picture of one. It's the clear tube in the lower left of the picture, I think.
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Are there any electric paint sprayers that are any good?
...for doing some doors, my fence, and
If the job is small enough to be done WELL with a sprayer
it's small enough to be done well with brush and roller too.

If the job is big enough to warrant spraying (like that fence)...
you can rent the proper sized spraying equipment to do it right.

In between are things like wicker furniture.
Unless you have a lot and often... spray cans will suffice.
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What kind of fence is it picket, solid, wood, chain link, solid panel, rail?
What is on the other side of the fence neighbor, field, garage?
How much fence is there a couple hundred feet, 1/2 mile, 2 miles?
These factors all have a bearing on best way to paint. Gotta say though it would be fun to watch the brush and roll guys do a couple miles of fence.
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I had one of those Wagners.....not worth the trouble.

If the job is too small for my airless....and too big for the brush....then my go to is a HVLP sprayer.
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I got one of these little Gracos one time for 100 bucks. It worked very well for small/medium spray projects. If you have a short line (25' or less) you can spray a small project without much material waste.

I ended up using it way more than I would have thought for the two years that it survived. I could even do small Sheetrock jobs with it.

I've also used Wagners, and Graco hand held models. Of all of them, I would recommend this or something similar for smaller occasional spray jobs using acrylic paint/stain.


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I would agree that the Graco cup sprayer is a good product. It is much more user friendly than the Wagner, sprays unthinned latex, and is easy to clean up.
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The Wagner Flexio 590 is pretty good, I've used it with good results on small to medium projects. Some people who are referring to "the Wagner" seem to be thinking of older Wagners in general, and not aware that the Flexio sprays unthinned latex just fine.
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I had one of those Wagners.....not worth the trouble.

If the job is too small for my airless....and too big for the brush....then my go to is a HVLP sprayer.
Are you saying you've used the Flexio 590, and that it's not a HVLP sprayer?
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Are you saying you've used the Flexio 590, and that it's not a HVLP sprayer?
I'd like to bump for the answer to this question. The Flexio 590 is the one I was looking at, due to its lower price than the Graco guns.

I'd like to have the Graco, but its pretty expensive.

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