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Old June 16th, 2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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I am debating on buying a Wagner painter or renting a professional one.

I am trying to turn over a new leaf by actually researching something before buying so it doesn't get smashed or gather dust when it isn't as good as I hoped.

Anyone have/used one of these? If so what model and what did/do you think.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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I was named after the actress Lindsay Wagner
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Old June 16th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #3
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I had one, and to tell you the truth, it was more work than it was worth. Too much prep to avoid overspray. If you are doing a fence and there is nothing around to get spray on, then they are great....same thing when I did my shed. But you have to wait till there is no wind or you get it all over you too.

Tried it in the house for one room....didn't care for it there either. Again, too much prep to cover the carpet and what not. Maybe be better with a new room with no trim and no carpet. Went to rollers and brushes. It does do corners and where the wall meets the ceiling very good though. Still used it for that.

Cleaning it sucks.

Finally used it to spray poly on the inside of the jeep (non-textured Durabak) and it worked great for that....but I went to get coffee and the stuff cured inside the gun and I was never able to clean it so I tossed it.
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I had one, and to tell you the truth, it was more work than it was worth. Too much prep to avoid overspray. If you are doing a fence and there is nothing around to get spray on, then they are great....same thing when I did my shed. But you have to wait till there is no wind or you get it all over you too.

Tried it in the house for one room....didn't care for it there either. Again, too much prep to cover the carpet and what not. Maybe be better with a new room with no trim and no carpet. Went to rollers and brushes. It does do corners and where the wall meets the ceiling very good though. Still used it for that.

Cleaning it sucks.

Finally used it to spray poly on the inside of the jeep (non-textured Durabak) and it worked great for that....but I went to get coffee and the stuff cured inside the gun and I was never able to clean it so I tossed it.

Basicaly parallels my experience, too.

You have so much prep to prevent overspray, you can have the room rolled by then.

The other issue, is I personally HATE the look of a sprayed room. Especially if you are doing something like semi-gloss, or even satin, its too smooth. What that means is you'll have almost a shiny wall because the light isn't broken up. And EVERY imperfection in the wall is glarinly obvious.

A 1/2" nap roller makes a nice texture to the wall, which diffuses the light.


I sprayed 2 rooms in my house with the wagner gun I had. It was a pain to clean, a huge pain if you angld the gun and it ran low on paint, because it spits gobs out which you have now totally f'd up the texture of the wall. Eventually, it broke the piston from dried paint being in there. Loud, too.

I treid a power roller, which was also a waste of time, not a saver. Too slow of paint delivery.

Indoors, I do everything with 3 main tools:

Normal roller with a 4 ft pole and 1/2" nap roller
4" corner mini roller. Very useful
4" pad with rollers on one end for cutting in. You can do all of your walls without taping your ceiling with it.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 12:15 PM   #5
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hahahaha....forgot how loud the thing was.

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Old June 16th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #6
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I ve got one

HATE IT

prep and clean up take longer than getting out the roller


maybe Ill try that duraback thing with it tho
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The Wagner leaves more paint inside the sprayer than you will get on the wall. Cleaning them is more work than it is worth. Break out the roller and drop cloth. It's quicker and will do a much better job.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #8
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we used these and they rocked.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #9
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we used these and they rocked.
Those are the bomb-diggity... I have used them MANY times
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we used these and they rocked.
They work, but I can still roll a room with a regular roller and pan faster than with any of the gimmicks. I've painted about 25 rooms in the last 7 years, so getting good at it.
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My favorite paint gadget is this:



Its the Paint Edger, by Shurline. Its a paint pad with roller son one side. You can roll right along the edge of one wall and get all the way to the corner without any tape/masking. You can cut in an entire room in 5 minutes with no tape.
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I have both the wagner sprayer and the power roller. The only time I use the sprayer is when I can take it outside and dont give a rats ass about overspray. Staining a deck, fence, shed, inside doors taken outside, etc... The thing globs when near empty as Jesus said and it does it when you're just starting to get paint into it. It goes thru paint fast if you use the quart cup, so be prepared for alot of globbing if you don't watch out.

As for the power roller, its as much a pain in the arse to clean as the sprayer if not moreso. You also can't have the power on all the time because it will load up the roller and it will just smear instead of roll.

I have several more rooms still to paint in my house and frankly I'm going to pay to have it done. No prep, no cleanup, and done in one day. All for about $800-1000 with paint included. I absolutely hate painting.
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Its the Paint Edger, by Shurline. Its a paint pad with roller son one side. You can roll right along the edge of one wall and get all the way to the corner without any tape/masking. You can cut in an entire room in 5 minutes with no tape.
I love that thing, but it took me one fubar'd room to get the hang of how to cut in and get all the edges without getting the wheels in wet paint
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I love that thing, but it took me one fubar'd room to get the hang of how to cut in and get all the edges without getting the wheels in wet paint
Yep, happened to me once, too. Once you learn to keep paint off the rollerse, you can fly...
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I've rented an airless professional sprayer to paint the exterior of my home and it was TOTALLY worth it. I think it cost about $60 for the day to rent and it took me about three hours to spray the whole house - not including trim work. Clean up was easy and the pattern was tight enough that I had to do very little edging.
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Yep, happened to me once, too. Once you learn to keep paint off the rollerse, you can fly...
The other thing I didn't pay attention to as well was on my latex top coat I cut in with the thing and then went back and rolled, but I didn't feather the paint in from cutting in and you can clearly see a thick paint line where the opposite edge of the edger ran.
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Basically my hope was to either rent a pro unit or buy a wagner to paint the lap siding on my garage and the new T1-11 I put up on the new breezeway.
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Rent a professional one.
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i get the blue masking tape and the first day move stuff and mask it off. the second day I paint with the rollers and a small brush. buy that night everything is done and clean and put away.
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As for the power roller, its as much a pain in the arse to clean as the sprayer if not moreso. You also can't have the power on all the time because it will load up the roller and it will just smear instead of roll.

I have several more rooms still to paint in my house and frankly I'm going to pay to have it done. No prep, no cleanup, and done in one day. All for about $800-1000 with paint included. I absolutely hate painting.
That wasn't a power roller in the link, it has a handle you push to reload the roller when it needs paint. I have done rooms in 1/2 the time using one.
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