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Wagner Flexio 590 Review

Editor Rating: 4.3/5

Great Product

Wagner Flexio 590

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Published on: January 12, 2017

Last modified: January 23, 2017

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

The Wagner Flexio 590 is a complete sprayer kit that gives you the power and flexibility to tackle any painting project. It features two patented technologies that help provide the needed power to spray any paint on any surface. Unlike most other products in this price range, this one doesn’t have strict limitations when it comes to viscosity. This unit can easily withhold denser paints such as latex. The X-Boost turbine and the iSpray nozzle combined deliver good coverage and a professional finish on broad surfaces.

One of the notable things about this particular paint sprayer is its ease of use. It may look like a complicated piece of equipment, but it isn’t. It comes in three parts which are easy to assemble. As long as you follow the manual, you shouldn’t have any issues when it comes to putting this product together and using it. Another great thing about it is that you can use it as soon as you unpack it.

 Wagner Flexio 590 Paint Sprayer – The Basics


This paint sprayer is 50% more powerful and 20% lighter than the other sprayers in its category and price range. It has a rotating cap for various adjustments such as patterns, arc width, and more. The trigger has two stages. When you pull the trigger up to a certain point, you’ll activate the X-Boost turbine; that’s the first stage. The second stage begins when you pull the trigger further and activate the injection of material.

While it may seem like a conventional paint sprayer, it offers a few unique features. The patented technologies such as iSpray and detail finish nozzles are just a fraction of the offered benefits. Below is a list of some of the mentionable ones. Make sure to check them out to get a detailed insight into the capabilities of this product.

The Features


The X-Boost Power Dial


This patented technology adjusts the level of air pressure produced by the motor, and it’s set to maximum by default. The benefits of this technology are vast. A high air power level will result in faster coverage and smoother finish, especially with thicker materials.

Lowering the air power results in bigger drops of material from the sprayer, and it creates a rougher finish. The thicker the material is, the more turbine power is needed.

Adjustable Nozzle


As we said, the nozzle versatility is the crucial factor of this sprayer. By rotating it, you can change the patterns and width of the arc. Make sure to fine-tune the cap before starting a big wall or a big project, and don’t forget to test it before painting.

For coating smaller areas, corners and edges, use a narrow pattern whereas for coating larger surfaces use a higher air power and a wider pattern. Remember never to trigger the gun while you’re making adjustments.

The Maintenance


When cleaning, use the appropriate solution for every type of paint. For example, use warm, soapy water for latex paint. For other methods, refer to the user manual. Washing the reservoir is a simple task. All you have to do is rinse it with water, put it back on the unit, and pull the trigger a couple of times.

Make sure not to get the electronic parts wet, and to unplug the unit from the power outlet before cleaning it. The user manual contains a lot more techniques for washing the unit and other parts.

Material Flow Control


This sprayer has a knob on the cap which controls the flow of material. It lets you determine the amount of paint you want to push through the nozzle. If you tighten it, it will shut the inner valve and reduce the paint flow.

You can use this mode when painting small projects to reduce overspray. The knob has a spring which keeps it from falling off. It is a nice touch considering that not many other sprayers have it.

The Detail Finish Nozzle


This accessory is also what makes this particular unit different from others. While other paint sprayers regulate the finishing touch by rotating the nozzle, this one has a whole additional unit for the fine finish. It is ideal for details and smaller projects such as paintings, figurines, etc.

However, it is not designed to withhold thick materials; it only supports oil-based paints and stains. While something as simple as painting a chair seems easy, the detail finish nozzle turns it into a masterpiece.

Who Can Use This Product?


Although Wagner Flexio 590 offers a professional paint job, you don’t need to have a lot of experience. This unit is suitable both for DIY enthusiasts and professionals. Unlike some other sprayers, this one can withstand a larger project. You can safely paint a big wall without worrying about the shortage of material and fatigue.

Whether you’re an amateur or an expert, you’ll find this product useful. It’s not only well-made, but it also comes with an affordable price. We recommend it to anyone who wants a quality paint job.

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Pros:

N

Can spray dense materials

N

The X-Boost technology makes it up to three times faster than the conventional paint sprayers

N

Adjustable spray patterns allow comfortable painting

N

Adjustable dial for airflow control

N

Knob for material flow control, great for finishing touches

N

Great price-to-quality ratio and cost efficiency

Cons:

N

The complex reservoir screwing system can sometimes be confusing. Refer to the user manual for detailed instructions.

N

It’s a bulky device which means people may get uncomfortable with it after a while. Divide your projects into few segments and take breaks in between.

N

Short power cord means you’ll need an extension cord. Although this isn’t a major setback, it tends to be annoying.

What We Didn’t Like


Every product has its upsides and flaws. This one doesn’t have many downsides, although it’s worth mentioning some of them.

Some people had difficulties with unscrewing the container for the first time. However, because this product has a special screwing system, it’s advised you read the manual before taking the reservoir off. Although it’s a highly reported flaw, you should get a hold of it once you refer to the user manual.

You can get uncomfortable with it after longer periods of time because it’s a bulky device. It isn’t as light as the other sprayers are. However, if you use it on a regular basis, you will get used to it quickly. It has a somewhat peculiar look, and all the weight is concentrated in the back of the device.

The FAQ

Can I use dense materials with Wagner Flexio 590?

Yes. The X-Boost turbine is designed to withstand thick materials such as latex paint

Is this a complicated piece of equipment?

No, it isn’t. Even though it might seem complex, it’s easy to use.

Is this product noisy?

It doesn’t produce more noise than any other handheld paint sprayer. If you can tolerate other sprayers, you won’t have an issue with this one.

Is this product good for bigger projects?

Yes, it is. It has a 1-1/2 Quart Cup which is more than enough capacity for larger surfaces.

Does it require a lot of maintenance?

No it doesn’t. It requires as much maintenance as any other paint sprayer on the market. Make sure you plug the device out before cleaning it.

What do The Users Say?


Users generally like this product. The things that stand out the most are versatility and affordability. While it does have some minor flaws, it seems to be quite popular in its category and price range.

Everybody is praising the quality of this particular product and materials used for production. It’s sturdy and durable which guarantees a long life. It has great ratings on Amazon which is a good sign for any product.

Conclusion


Overall, it’s worth buying the Wagner Flexio 590 paint sprayer. It’s great for broad surfaces and fast coverage. You can easily adjust the flow rate and the spray pattern, and that’s what makes the surface look professionally painted. You can paint big surfaces such as whole rooms within an hour. Not only that you’ll save time, but you’ll also save a lot of effort by eliminating the traditional roller and brushes.

We didn’t like a few things on it such as the short cable, or the complicated screwing system, but it’s solvable. Many experts shared their thoughts about this unit, and most of them agree it’s useful and worth purchasing. You’ll get a grade-A performance with a lot of useful features for an affordable price if you opt for the Wagner Flexio.

We hope you found this review useful and helpful. If you decide to buy this particular sprayer, don’t hesitate to leave your first impressions, experiences, and overall satisfaction with the product in the comment section. We would love to hear what you have to say about it. A few things that are guaranteed with this product are durability, ease of use, and a professional paint job.

Conclusion


Overall, it’s worth buying the Wagner Flexio 590 paint sprayer. It’s great for broad surfaces and fast coverage. You can easily adjust the flow rate and the spray pattern, and that’s what makes the surface look professionally painted. You can paint big surfaces such as whole rooms within an hour. Not only that you’ll save time, but you’ll also save a lot of effort by eliminating the traditional roller and brushes.

We didn’t like a few things on it such as the short cable, or the complicated screwing system, but it’s solvable. Many experts shared their thoughts about this unit, and most of them agree it’s useful and worth purchasing. You’ll get a grade-A performance with a lot of useful features for an affordable price if you opt for the Wagner Flexio.

We hope you found this review useful and helpful. If you decide to buy this particular sprayer, don’t hesitate to leave your first impressions, experiences, and overall satisfaction with the product in the comment section. We would love to hear what you have to say about it. A few things that are guaranteed with this product are durability, ease of use, and a professional paint job.

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