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Wagner Flexio 590 Review

Editor Rating: 4.3/5

Great Product

Wagner Flexio 590

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modified: Nov 23, 2020 @ 1:10 am

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

The Wagner Flexio 590 is a complete sprayer kit that offers you the flexibility to tackle any painting project.

It features two patented technologies, the X-Boost turbine and the iSpray nozzle. This combination delivers decent coverage and a professional finish on a diverse range of surfaces.

Unlike most other products in this price range, the Wagner 0529010 doesn’t have strict limitations when it comes to viscosity. This unit can easily manage unthinned or thicker paints — such as latex.

One of the notable features of this particular paint sprayer is its ease of use. It may look like a complicated piece of equipment — but it isn’t.

It’s also straightforward to assemble. The manual walks you through each step, including visuals. It also offers tips and techniques on how to use Wagner Flexio 590 paint sprayer so that you get the best results.

Manufactured by the paint spraying giants, Wagner Spraytech — the 590 model is part of the Flexio series. This range of paint guns has recently had a revamp — with five additional units being added to the line — the Flexio 2000 to Flexio 5000.

Pros:

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Uses up to 8 gallons per hour.
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Functional — suitable for a diverse range of painting tasks.
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Adjustable paint flow to tailor the coverage speed for total spray control.
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Impressive price-to-quality ratio and cost-efficiency.
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Hardshell carry case included for convenient storage.

Cons:

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When using thicker materials, the spray tip tends to clog up.
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With a full paint cup, this device may not be the lightest for large jobs.
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Longer power cord would be an improvement.

Features and Benefits of the Wagner Flexio 590


Maintenance


When flushing the unit, use the appropriate cleaning solution for the type of materials. For example, use warm, soapy water for latex paint. For other methods, refer to the Wagner Flexio 590 manual.

Washing the reservoir is a simple task. After emptying any remaining paint, fill the container with the cleaning solution, pop it back on the unit, and pull the trigger a few times.

The user guide also talks you through how to clean the filters, the nozzle and the air valve tube. If you have any particular issues using this paint sprayer — you’ll find a comprehensive Wagner Flexio 590 troubleshooting section.

X-Boost Power Dial


This patented technology adjusts the level of air pressure produced by the motor, and its benefits are vast. The higher the pressure, the faster the coverage and smoother the finish — particularly when using thicker mediums.

It’s set to maximum by default, although you can adjust this dial (10 settings) according to the coverage speed and material flow you require. The higher the material viscosity — the more turbine power required.

Detail Finish Nozzle


This accessory is one feature that separates this paint sprayer from others. It includes an entirely separate nozzle for a fine finish.

It’s ideal for smaller projects such as painting tired looking furniture or updating trim or railings. However, it’s not designed for use with thick materials — it only supports oil-based paints and stains.

iSpray Adjustable Nozzle


For large surface areas or projects, the Wagner 590 paint sprayer features the iSpray nozzle. By rotating the adjustment ring, you can change the patterns and width of the arc.

For painting smaller areas, corners and edges, use a narrow pattern whereas for coating larger surfaces — employ higher air power and a wider pattern.

What do The Users Say?


For me, this handheld paint sprayer ticks all the boxes. However, that’s just my view. To get a true gauge on how this unit stands up it’s only fair to ask the DIYers with firsthand experience.

On the whole, users like this product — it appears to be quite popular in its category and price range.

The aspects that stand out the most are versatility and time-saving ability. The larger spray nozzle allows fast coverage, while the detail finish tip offered great results with minimal material wastage.

However, some did mention a couple of minor flaws.

The weight of the unit, plus a full paint cup could prove too heavy for some when using the Wagner 590 Paint Sprayer for extended periods. Lastly, the power cord is a touch on the short side, which some DIYers may find restrictive.

To read all about it, check out the reviews below.

Alternatives to Wagner Flexio 590 Review


Not rocking your spraying world? If the FLEXiO 590 isn’t meeting your expectations, stick with me.

Here are some alternative machines that may be more applicable to your painting needs.

Should you be tempted by the FLEXiO 590 — but you’re worried that you’re not getting the most up to date model — consider this unit.

The 2000 FLEXiO has recently been released by Wagner to replace the 570 and 590 models — but offering a newly improved iSpray nozzle that delivers less overspray and bounce-back while utilizing fewer component parts. Thus reducing the likelihood of malfunction and making cleaning much simpler.

  • A similar price point to the 590 model.
  • Doesn’t come with an additional detail nozzle — unlike the 590.
  • Same three-pattern spray and medium flow control as the FLEXiO 590.
The 590 FLEXiO from Wagner is undoubtedly a premium DIY product — but that means a premium price. So, if you’re looking for a pocket-friendly machine, yet still demand durability and flexibility — this may be the solution.

The Scuddles sprayer arrives with a 1.05-quart cup and 1200-watt turbine — making it ideal for medium to large projects. Additionally, it comes with a choice of five nozzles for different medium densities and a plethora of cleaning tools.

  • Comes from a general tool manufacturer, as opposed to the paint-experts Wagner.
  • 1.05-quart cup — smaller than the FLEXiO 590’s 1.4-quarts.
  • Many more accessories than the FLEXiO 590 model.
If your projects don’t involve addressing vast areas such as fences and decking — the high capacity design of the FLEXiO 590 may be overkill. If that sounds like you, this alternative machine may appeal — being more applicable to the hobbyist and small-scale DIY enthusiast.

Straightforward in operation — there’s no adjustable turbine control — the Wagner 250 Control Spray is ideal for shelf staining, furniture respraying, and door covering.

  • No width adjustment, included in the 590 model.
  • Easier on the bank balance than the FLEXiO 590.
  • More suited to beginners than the prosumer nature of the Wagner 590.

Conclusion


The Wagner Flexio 590 is great for broad surfaces and fast coverage, as well as intricate detail. The flow rate can easily be adjusted — as can the spray pattern. Many believe this is what makes the finish look like it’s been handled by a professional.

You can paint large surfaces quickly and efficiently with a variety of materials. You’ll save time, but you’ll also save a lot of effort by eliminating the traditional roller and brush approach.

There were a few minor downsides, such as the short power cable or the weight issue — but they’re solvable. With the Wagner Flexio 590, you’ll be able to cover a wide variety of projects, both big and small, for an affordable price, faster and conveniently.

The FAQ

What Is the Difference Between the Wagner Flexio 570 and 590?
Although the two units are similar in appearance, there are slight variances between them:

  • The 570 has two adjustable settings as opposed to the 10 of the 590.
  • Compared to painting with a brush — a Flexio 590 can paint 10x’s faster whereas the Flexio 570 only 8x’s quicker.
  • The 590 includes the Detail Finish Nozzle.
Can I Use Dense Materials With Wagner Flexio 590?
Yes. The X-Boost turbine and iSpray nozzle are designed to cope with un-thinned materials such as latex paint.
What Is the Power Output of the Wagner Flexio 590?
Within the US the output is 110 V.
What Is the Wattage of the Wagner 0529010 Flexio 590?
The Flexio 590 model operates at 550 Watts.
Can I Use the Wagner 590 Paint Sprayer to Paint a Ceiling?
Yes, you can. However, you should only tilt the unit up to a maximum angle of 45 degrees.
How Much Does the Wagner 0529010 Flexio 590 Cost?
The Flexio 590 is designed for multi-projects, both inside and outside, to find out its current price, take a look here.
What Are the Wagner Flexio 590 Uses?

With its X-Boost power dial and choice of nozzles — the FLEXiO 590 can tackle a multitude of projects. To give you an idea, here’s a taster of what you can use this unit for:

  • Sidings.
  • Fences.
  • Decking
  • Interior walls.
  • Cabinets.
  • Trim.
  • Doors.
  • Sheds.

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