|Item Weight||6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.9 x 10.9 x 6.4 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||305|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 Year Limited Against Manufacturer Defects|
Wagner Power Products 305 Painter Sprayer
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So I was recommended the Wagner 305 by the Home Depot paint guy. It works better than I expected. But I do agree with other people who have written reviews.
1) there is quite a bit of cleanup time, but take this with a grain of salt--I usually don't clean up paint brushes and rollers, I just through them out and buy new (really! hehe)
2) It's noisy yet not extremely loud. It quiets down once the paint starts flowing into the compressor. The gun would be no problem outdoors at all. But in confined spaces the echoing might get to you.
3) Overspray. It's going to happen. Get tarps. This was expected and should be expected.
4) Some wasted paint. If you have a large job buy the paint in 5 gallon buckets and consider cutting a 1/2" hole in the lid. Then put the 1/2" tubing through the hole, attach the filter. Then draw enough 1/2" tubing into the bucket so that it reaches the bottom. Use a clip on the hose to KEEP IT AT THE BOTTOM. This will *prevent* all globbing.
For small projects use the quart attachment and pour the paint into there. Then just run hot water through it. Voila. Cleaned.
Benefits. TIME. This this moves Soooo fast. Very very fast. Entire rooms can be painted in a heartbeat. But like everyone always says, things go smoother when you prepare correctly. (i.e. use tarps, mask off needed areas, etc.)
Never had to thin my paint. Don't know what type of paint others are using but mine flows perfectly. No problems there.
Apparently by reading the reviews, people also don't know what to realistically expect. First, you WILL get overspray from every sprayer airless or not. You should wear appropriate clothing to avoid being drizzled upon. Second, it is heavy for many people. You have an electric spayer with a container of fluid that needs to be held up for relatively long durations. Your arms are likely to get tired. Third, if you use latex paint, you will need to thin it a bit. A little experimentation is involved with a scrap piece of cardboard to get the mix and setting right. Do this before you start your project. Fourth, I agree with a previous reviewer. It is noisy but no more so than most electric tools. My skill saw or grinder are no less noisy. Finally, when the paint container gets about 3/4 empty, it very well may start spitting paint instead of spraying it. Just get used to refilling before your almost empty.
If you think it's loud, you don't work around power tools much. Spend a few minutes with a router, table saw, sander, whatever.
I needed a sprayer because I had to paint louvered doors --a guaranteed mess with a brush. I used alkyd enamel --I don't know how this thing sprays latex. (What does?) I have never used an airless sprayer before and the job came out perfect. I have used compressed air sprayers on signs and a car before and to me there is no difference in technique or coverage. There will be overspray and there will be wasting of paint with any sprayer, right? It's a tragic fact of life. The other tragic fact is that cleanup is intensive. That's a small concern, overshadowed by the splendid results. Certainly, with practice and experience, one could, no doubt, shorten the process. Same as with all sprayers. Use rubber gloves.
Packing all the stuff away can be a problem but it all fits easily away if you remove the spray jar and invert it into the case. No problem after that.
Unless you want to fork over money for a compressor and gun, this thing will do just fine with oil based enamel and stains. Sure it's a little heavier than a spray gun. Use two hands if you are doing a big job.
By the way, I felt the warning of injection hazard, resulting in possible amputation was sort of scary. But then it occurred to me: what power tool doesn't offer the promise of possible amputation?
If I knew this information before, I wouldn't have bought this product. Perhaps they should put it on the box.
The product itself (once it arrived) was very easy to use. I build small wood shop products so it is a bit more than I actually need. The adjustable power is a godsend though and I was able to reduce it to my needs.
The painter does have to be clean and lubed for it to work properly. I didn't find this a drawback though because clean-up is a snap. The painter disassembles and assembles so easily.
I was using very thick polyeurathane for my first attempt and it worked great once I had the adjustments right. I spent about 7 minutes cleaning it and then used a very thin wood stain, again, once I got the settings right it worked great. It will splatter once you run low on paint so be careful and have a brush handy.
Speaking of brushes, I just have to say that the people who gave this sprayer a bad review either got a broken product or haven't painted by hand very much. I don't mean to dig on those that didn't like the sprayer but for the money this makes using a brush seem 17th century. This is one piece of kit I'll use quite alot.
I haven't tried using the suction attachment for drawing paint out of the can and I haven't used the backpack so I can't add anything about those items other than the backpack looks pretty cheap and I doubt I will ever use it for fear of wearing the paint on my backside.
Overall, my experience was good and I would recommend this sprayer. I would also recommend you buy this item from anyone other than absolutehome.
Hope this helps.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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I got this to paint the concrete walls of my basement. Using a brush and rollers was taking way too long because of all the pores in the concrete. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by K. Corcino
I was quite skeptical after reading reviews. I used it with thinned primer, and it would work for 10 mins before I would have to disassemble and clean. Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Mike C.
Item was purchased as a gift & the person absolutely loves it. Very quick delivery on item & would highly recommend this seller.Published on January 17, 2011 by B. Bobik
Price was great and shipped alot faster than I thought it would. The only problem I have with it is keeping the clear tubes that transfer the paint from the can to the gun. Read morePublished on October 2, 2010 by Ronald D. Kent Jr.