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Wagner FLEXiO 5000 Review

Editor Rating: 4.8/5

Great Product

Wagner FLEXiO 5000

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modified: Nov 10, 2020 @ 5:16 am

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

We’ve all seen how easily they spray paint walls on DIY programs — with the Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro, you too can achieve results like a professional. Its handy metal portable frame with wheels makes it easy to move around, and it draws paint directly from a one or five-gallon container. Packing 1500 psi pressure and 0.60 horsepower, it enables you to complete indoor and outdoor painting projects quickly and efficiently.

The all-metal spray gun is durable and comes fitted with a 0.017-inch nozzle. This is suitable for solid color stains, and water or oil-based paints and primers. Smaller nozzles are available from the manufacturer for thinner paints, varnishes, and stains.

Suitable for DIYers and serious handypeople, its flow rate of 0.33 gallons per minute and reduced overspray saves you both time and money.

Titan Tool is a well-known name in the paint spraying industry, with over 40 years of experience. The company has confidence in its products and backs them with a 2-year warranty. These tools are designed to make a painter’s life easier without compromising on quality.

Pros:

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Can spray dense materials

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

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Adjustable spray patterns allow comfortable painting

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Adjustable dial for airflow control

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Knob for material flow control, great for finishing touches

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Great price-to-quality ratio and cost efficiency

Cons:

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

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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.

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

Features and Benefits of the Titan ControlMax 1700 High Efficiency Airless Paint Sprayer


The Titan 1700 promises to have you painting like a pro. It could be a large project, like a home exterior — or fencing, decking, a garage, internal walls, and more. Time to look at what this machine delivers and whether it lives up to the hype.

High Efficient Airless (HEA) Technology


HEA technology combines the best of what an airless and HVLP sprayer has to offer. It reduces overspray by about 50 percent, compared to a conventional airless sprayer. It works by suctioning paint via a pump and then forcing it, under pressure, through the spray tip.

This is a great option for larger painting projects, giving a consistent spray pattern with convenient controls. It’s easy to use and clean and is fairly quiet in operation. It might not stand up to intensive use — but for home projects, it hits the mark.

Spray Patterns and Paint Flow


Adjusting the paint flow or changing the paint pattern on this unit is a breeze. The two spray patterns, horizontal or vertical, can be altered by an adjustment on the spray gun. A control dial on the machine lets you decrease or increase the paint flow, for a flawless finish.

As with any paint sprayer, it’s a good idea to practice first on a piece of cardboard. That way, you can get the correct settings for the paint medium you are using.

No Thinning Required


Equipped with a 0.017-inch metal spray tip, the Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro electric airless paint sprayer can handle different types of paint and stains. It does this directly from the paint container, without thinning them first. The resulting softer spray gives you better control and a more consistent result, time after time.

The supplied nozzle is suitable for solid color stain, and water or oil-based paints. Thinner paints, varnishes, and stains might need a smaller spray tip that can be bought separately. Just make sure the parts are marked “353,” making them compatible with this model.

Powered Pressure


The maximum pressure this unit delivers is 1500 psi, backed up by 0.60 horsepower. It can deliver your paint at a rate of 0.33 gallons per minute (300 gallons per year), making it fast and efficient for bigger jobs.

Yes, there are more powerful paint sprayers on the market, but as a hobbyist or DIYer, the Titan high efficiency airless paint sprayer packs enough punch. As long as you adjust the settings for the correct paint flow, it allows you to use a range of paints and stains straight from the container.

Metal Frame Cart and Long Hose


The sprayer comes complete with a durable metal-framed cart on wheels. This makes the device portable, letting you move through different areas with ease. A 50-foot hose means it’s a doddle to get at hard to reach places, even when up a ladder.

What do The Users Say?


Reading Titan ControlMax 1700 reviews gives us a feel for what users think of this paint sprayer. Let’s see what they have to say.

Many Titan 1700 owners love their machines so much, they look for excuses to use it. It seems it’s a breeze for painting a whole house, inside or outside. Then there’s decking, fencing, garages, pergolas, sheds, and much more.

The enclosed instructions are easy to follow so you can be up and running in no time, and cleaning is made easier by the reduced overspray.

It’s not all plain sailing though, and there a few hitches you may come across. Some paints might clog up the nozzle if you don’t pass them through a fine filter first — the unit doesn’t have a filter built in. Also, if you are using thinner paints or stains, you are likely to need to invest in a different spray tip to the one provided.

If you want to investigate the reviews for yourself, just click on the link below. Happy reading!

Alternatives to Titan ControlMax 1700


If the Titan ControlMax 1700 Paint Sprayer doesn’t float your boat, there are alternatives on the market you might prefer.

Wagner Spraytech FLEXiO 590


Dropping down a price bracket, but still a great all-round machine for the amateur painter, is the Wagner Flexio 590. It comes with two spray nozzles, so you can complete small or large projects, from furniture or crafts, to a whole garden fence. This unit utilizes all types of paint without you having to thin them out.

A patented X-Boost power dial and X-Boost turbine system give you access to 10 different speed settings. You can adjust it until you get the ideal amount of paint dispensed for your project. The spray pattern can also be changed between circular, vertical, and horizontal.

  • Cheaper than the Titan 1700.
  • Can be adjusted for paint delivery and spray patterns.
  • Sprays sealant, paint, or varnish, straight from the tin without thinning.

Rexbeti Ultimate 750


Dropping even further down the price range, you will find the Rexbeti Ultimate 750. This is an HVLP paint sprayer, offering 500 watts of power, dispensing 750ml (0.20 gallons) of paint per minute. A long 6.6-foot lead makes it versatile for moving around or getting into nooks and crannies.A 34-ounce paint tank, three spray nozzles, three spray patterns, and cleaning tools complete the package.

  • Slightly longer power cord.
  • Adjustable flow rate.
  • Lightweight and easy to use.

Titan ControlMax 1900 PRO HEA Paint Sprayer


Our final alternative is in a higher price bracket than the Titan 1700. This is the next model up in the range, the Titan 1900. Many features are similar to its cheaper counterpart, but the 1900 boasts 1600 psi, 0.70 horsepower, and sprays 0.40 gallons per minute. This means faster spraying from a more powerful unit.

  • A more powerful pump and pressure than the Titan 1700.
  • 50-foot lead, can be extended to 100-foot with an additional purchase.
  • Spray width of 14-16 inches.

Conclusion


As a homeowner or consumer into DIY or painting as a hobby, you will appreciate the time saving the Titan ControlMax 1700 paint sprayer offers. Whether you are painting the whole exterior, interior, or both, of your home, it can handle the job. It is equally as efficient for just a set of doors, a decking area, a fence, some furniture, or crafts.

It’s not designed for prolonged professional use, and Titan doesn’t portray it as such, with a maximum recommended use of 300 gallons per year. For the price tag, however, you get a lot of bang for your buck — and the Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro will have you eager for the next painting project to complete.

The FAQ

How Do I Use My Titan ControlMax 1700?

Full instructions for use are included with your purchase of the Titan 1700 paint sprayer. However, if you aren’t one for reading instructions, then this manufacturer’s step-by-step video shows you what to do.

Does Spraying Use More Paint Than Brushing or Rolling?

Brushing or rolling paint can be more economical, but it’s also more time-consuming. In general, it seems that you will use about three times more paint using a sprayer. When you spray paint, it’s atomized into tiny droplets — so, while most of it ends up where intended, some inevitably drifts away in the air.

You also will lose some paint that remains in the machine’s tubing and washed away when the unit is cleaned. It’s a matter of speed and convenience, as well as a flawless, smooth finish, that a sprayer delivers — versus brush or roller marks and a lot more effort.

How Often Should I Clean My Paint Sprayer?

Your Titan 1700 paint sprayer should be cleaned immediately after every use. Doing this will remove any clogged paint and stop the parts from becoming blocked when the paint dries. This will help prolong the life of your paint sprayer and all the component parts.

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