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Wagner 0518080 Control Max HVLP Sprayer Review

Editor Rating: 4.2/5

Great Product

Wagner 0518080 Control Max HVLP Sprayer

Reviewed by: Ian Lewis

Published on: December 31, 2016

Last modified: December 31, 2016

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Wagner Control Spray Max HVLP Sprayer 0518080 is a multi-purpose paint sprayer with variable flow control, variable air pressure, variable spray patterns, and a flexible air hose.

The Wagner 0518080 has a powerful turbine, which means that this paint sprayer can handle a multitude of materials ranging from thick to thin.

This paint sprayer doesn’t put a strain on your hands due to weighing only 10 lbs, and two air filters make sure that the result is even and neat.

Wagner 0518080 Control Max HVLP sprayer – The Basics


Plenty of people have been using Wagner 0518080, and all of them say the same thing most of the time. People who have tried this paint sprayer out praise its affordable price and a large array of functionalities. This model is an excellent choice for beginners and the pros, so it would be wise to try it out.

One of the things we have immediately noticed is that it is very easy to handle due to its light weight. The front door facility has a lock which makes replacing liquid a breeze.

Beginning to paint with Wagner 0518080 is easy; the only thing you need to do is follow a few steps:

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1. Twist the handle

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2. Join the hose to the pistol and the turbine

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3. Transfer the paint into the basing

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4. Select the spray pattern

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5. Switch the power on

That’s it! As you can see, there aren’t any hoops to jump through to get this spray painter to work. We love it because a complete beginner can start using it almost flawlessly, while the pros can utilize the Wagner 0518080 Control Max HVLP sprayer to its fullest potential.

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The Features


Two-Stage Turbine


Most of the spray painters we have tried out fail when it comes to liquids of different viscosity, but not the Wagner 0518080. Thanks to the powerful 570W two-stage HVLP turbine, Wagner 0518080 is capable of spraying liquids of varying viscosity; this means that it can tackle both the thin as well as the thick materials.

The powerful HVLP turbine makes sure that you are free to utilize the Wagner 0518080 in any way you want. Painting large surfaces is a piece of cake with this spray painter, but you can also use it to paint window panes and other small areas where precision is necessary.

Spray Patterns


Wagner 0518080 makes sure that you will be able to use it for a multitude of different spraying tasks by giving you an option to change the spray pattern. You change the spray pattern by aligning the nozzle and the air cap in different ways:

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Horizontal air cap provides a high and oval pattern

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Vertical air cap produces a broad and oval pattern

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Diagonal air cap gives a symmetric circular pattern

Variable Air Pressure Control


This feature lets you go thick or thin with painting. You can adjust the air pressure to your liking so that you can avoid overspray if you’re only interested in blasting wood.The pressure ranges from 1.50 psi to 2.63 psi.

Air Hose


The air hose of the Wagner 0518080 is 20 feet long and very flexible, this means that no task should be out of your reach.

Cleaning & Maintenance


The beauty of this spray painter is that it doesn’t have a lot of parts, which makes it easy to clean. You can use soapy water to rinse out the latex material, but if you want to clean out oil-based materials, you will have to use mineral spirits and a brush.

We haven’t noticed any problems while we were cleaning the tool, everything rinses out easily and flawlessly.

Who Can Use This Spray Painter?


We have already mentioned that we love the fact that almost everyone can use the Wagner 0518080. The brilliance of this product stems from the fact that even a complete beginner can use it efficiently. If you are a hobbyist, the Wagner 0518080 will give you the freedom to experiment and learn the tricks of the trade on your own. Because it is very easy to use this spray painter, you will always be able to concentrate on your task instead of concentrating on working the painter.

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If you are someone who has a large number of finished projects behind you, the usefulness of this spray painter might surprise even you! One of the reasons why we recommend this product to everyone is the fact that it can be used by enthusiasts as well as professional interior and exterior designers. Some of the pros would argue that there are better options out there for them, and we agree, but those options are more expensive than the Wagner 0518080.

Pros:

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Can spray any material

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Simple to use

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Lightweight

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Easy to maintain

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Choice of patterns

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Little overspray

Cons:

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Short power cord

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Can get noisy

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Slower on larger areas

What We Didn’t Like


No product is perfect, and the same can be said about the Wagner 0518080, bit this does not mean that buying it should be discouraged. One of the things we didn’t like it the Non-bleeder type HVLP. The unit blows air continually, and the only function of the trigger is to release the paint. You might need some time getting used to this, but it shouldn’t be a big problem.

If you want to cover large areas with paint fast, you might take a look at another model. Wagner 0518080 works well on large surfaces, but the amount of paint it puts out per minute is less than what some other products can accomplish.

The FAQ

Do I have to buy an air compressor separately?

No, you don’t. The unit comes bundled with a small compressor.

Does it make a lot of noise?

It depends on your level of tolerance. The noise it produces is similar to a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner. If you are OK with those levels of noise, you won’t mind the noise generated by this spray painter.

How do I use latex paint with the Wagner 0518080?

Thinning of the latex paint can be done with water. After you have mixed paint with water, wait for half a minute, and then you can start spraying.

I am interested in painting as a hobby. Is this model a good starting choice?

Yes, the Wagner 0518080 is an excellent choice for beginners! It lets you learn on your own, but it also helps you out by teaching you how to utilize its potential fully.

What do I receive besides the spray painter?

You receive a metal cup, a plastic cup, a hose, and a user manual.

What do The Users Say?


Most of the other people who have used the Wagner 0518080 have a positive opinion despite noticing some minor flaws. Those without a lot of experience were expecting the device to be silent, but to their surprise, it was not.

People who have a lot of experience in the field of spray painting claim that this model isn’t very efficient with covering large surfaces, but they also claim that, in the end, it does the work extremely well.

Some people have complained that the price is too steep, but we have to disagree. We believe that the price is right for a product which does what it advertises and more.

Conclusion


A lot of people have tried out the Wagner 0518080 Control Max HVLP sprayer, and plenty of them have shared their thoughts about it. We have noticed that most of the reviews written by experts are positive even tho Wagner 0518080 has some minor flaws.

We have to say that we share the opinion of other reviewers. This spray painter is excellent for the price, and most importantly – it is a great tool for a hobbyist or someone looking to get into the craft of spray painting.

One of the best reasons to buy the this product is its light weight. We are amazed at how such a small and light device can accomplish so much; it truly is a versatile tool.

We didn’t like the power cable because it is short, but this isn’t an unsolvable problem. Despite some minor annoyances, this is a product that will not disappoint you, unless you are a professional who seeks only the best.

All in all, the Wagner 0518080 works as promised, even tho it has some minor flaws which can be easily remedied. The clean up process is easy and painless, and the features are too good to overlook. We have thoroughly enjoyed using this product, and we have to say that it brings the best bang for the buck!

We hope that our review has been useful and that you will enjoy using the Wagner 0518080 for a long time. What will you be using it for? Will it be your first spray painter? What are your thoughts after trying it out? We would like to know the answers to the above questions, so feel free to share them with us – we are looking forward to your comments!

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Conclusion


A lot of people have tried out the Wagner 0518080 Control Max HVLP sprayer, and plenty of them have shared their thoughts about it. We have noticed that most of the reviews written by experts are positive even tho Wagner 0518080 has some minor flaws.

We have to say that we share the opinion of other reviewers. This spray painter is excellent for the price, and most importantly – it is a great tool for a hobbyist or someone looking to get into the craft of spray painting.

One of the best reasons to buy the this product is its light weight. We are amazed at how such a small and light device can accomplish so much; it truly is a versatile tool.

We didn’t like the power cable because it is short, but this isn’t an unsolvable problem. Despite some minor annoyances, this is a product that will not disappoint you, unless you are a professional who seeks only the best.

All in all, the Wagner 0518080 works as promised, even tho it has some minor flaws which can be easily remedied. The clean up process is easy and painless, and the features are too good to overlook. We have thoroughly enjoyed using this product, and we have to say that it brings the best bang for the buck!

We hope that our review has been useful and that you will enjoy using the Wagner 0518080 for a long time. What will you be using it for? Will it be your first spray painter? What are your thoughts after trying it out? We would like to know the answers to the above questions, so feel free to share them with us – we are looking forward to your comments!

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