Contractors and homeowners will find that few companies have the reputation or caliber of design that goes into the production of a Wagner airless paint sprayer. “Whisker” was the first electric paint sprayer developed in 1953 by Josef Wagner that began the first division in the Wagner-Group to manufacture surface finishing products.
Spray Tech Corporation was founded in 1970 in the U.S. as the headquarters for the Decorative Finishing Division of the Wagner Group dedicated to the sole purpose of marketing painting and decorating products and was later renamed Wagner Spray Tech Corporation in 1972. With the acquisition of Titan Tool Inc. in 1999, Wagner became the second largest distributor of paint spraying equipment for contractors in the United States and is the largest manufacturer of power paint sprayers throughout the world doing business in over 70 countries.
Wagner has been around for over 50 years and has become a leader in the paint sprayer industry on a world-wide level. The sprayers are designed with multiple filters to protect the work being done as well as the sprayer itself. The larger commercial-oriented paint sprayers are designed to pull apart with the use of basic tools. The tips are generally reversible to promote quick turn around time if clogging should occur. Parts and additional options are available in most home improvement centers and painting supply facilities. That is indicative of professional advice just around the corner. The Wagner paint sprayers include limited warranties that last for a full year against any manufacturer defects with typical usage. However, if the paint sprayer is going to be used commercially – or for rental purposes – the warranty is only good for 30 days.
Range of Choices
The Wagner paint sprayer choices cover a wide variety of options with each of the subdivisions it currently holds. The product choices with the Wagner label range from the compact hand-held Wagner Project Sprayer ($55.38) and the Wagner Power Painter Max ($118.00) to the contractor grade Wagner ProCoat 9145 ($249.00) and 9195 ($659.00) for large residential and commercial jobs. The hand-helds are portable and ideal for home projects and small residential jobs. For larger residential and commercial jobs, contractors will want the larger, faster airless paint sprayers that can pump up to .42 gallons per minute. The Wagner label also includes several HVLP sprayers like the Wagner Control Spray ($57.23) and the Wagner Control Spray Max ($99.00) that are specifically designed for a finer finish. They don’t carry as much paint in their cups and only feature specific spray tip sizes, but still provide a professional finish. The advantages to the larger sprayers include interchangeable tips and thicker viscosity usage.
This Wagner power paint sprayer uses HVLP air technology to spray thin materials with maximum control and lower overspray than traditional sprayers. Pattern shapes can be changed from vertical or horizontal fan patterns for larger surfaces to round patterns for more detail work. Material size and flow rate are adjustable at the trigger. Sprayable materials include deck stains, clear wood sealers, waterproofers and enamels. Great for deck railings, yard play sets, kids toys, and yard furniture.
This powerful sprayer provides 7.2 GPH (gallon per hour) with Optimus tip technology. Sprays un-thinned latex paint, oil stains, and sealers on small projects up to the entire house. Features Optimus Technology Dual Tip for: Even paint coverage, less overspray, and better control. Kit comes with Optimus Dual Tip, backpack paint storage for mobility, 6′ remote suction set to draw directly from the can, 1 quart material cup for smaller jobs, spare atomizer valve, and cleaning brush.
The Wagner 7/8 HP high-performance, large-capacity airless paint sprayer is ideal for residential and light commercial applications. The 9195 features a Twin Stroke piston, 0.42 GPM and 3000 max PSI. A Space Saver cart for big-job mobility has a 5-gallon pail bracket. Volts: 110, Amps: 15, HP: 7/8, Flow (GPM): .42, Max. PSI: 3,000, Hose Length (ft.): 50, Max. Tip Size (in.): .021, Wheel Size (in.): 10
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Overall, there’s a reason Wagner has been successful enough to become the world’s largest paint sprayer manufacturer. Consumers and contractors both purchase Wagner products to get their projects done, regardless of the size. Reviews are mostly positive and complaints relatively few. They are ranked second in the Frost & Sullivan independent study for contractor favored paint sprayers in the United States in an ever growing market for homeowners and professionals alike. Most of Wagner sprayers have limited warranties that protect the consumer when the product is used correctly.