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General Information & Helpful Tips

Of course we can! If you haven’t already given it a try, our Sprayer Selector should help to narrow down a sprayer for your project. Just click the ‘home’ button in the yellow header above, and start from there, or visit sprayerselector.com

Alternatively, please give us a call! Our friendly customer service team are always happy to help with product enquiries or more technical questions too. They can be reached at 1800 WAGNER (1800 924 637), on Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:30pm.

The Flexio 590 comes in a convenient carry/storage case, and has a variable 8-speed airlow control, to ensure the perfect setting for every project!

The Flexio 570 has a 2-speed airflow control (with high and low settings), and does not include a case.

If you are on a budget, the Flexio 570 is a great all-rounder. If primarily spraying stains and lacquers, the extra airflow control of the Flexio 590 comes in very handy.

Before starting, please make sure you carefully read the manual to ensure your Wagner sprayer is setup correctly, and everything is tight and attached properly.

Have a practice spray on some scrap cardboard to get a feel for it, and dial in the correct air and material flow settings before beginning on your work area.

Wagner sprayers in Australia and New Zealand are designed for use on a 220V circuit. As such, sprayers from international markets that use 120V will not work in Australia.

Spraying

The absolute minimum sized unit we recommend for standard roof paints is the Control Pro 350m.

If for commercial use or using a specialised roof paint, we would need to see the Data Sheet of the product they are wanting to spray before we can make a recommendation. Please give us a call and we can talk you through it

This may be due to dried paint blocking the nozzle. Begin by pulling the trigger slightly, so the airflow begins. With just the air coming out, use a small hard object (such as a paint stirrer tool), to scratch at the nozzle opening on the front of the sprayer. The air will help to blow the dried paint out of the way as you loosen it.

Test spray on some cardboard to see if it has worked.

Wagners DIY range of products are not suitable for automotive work, however our range of Conventional Spray Guns (HVLP) from C.A.Technologies are perfect for the task.

Please contact our customer service team and we can recommend a suitable set up for your requirements.

One of our FineSpray or Flexio models will be much better suited to spraying cupboard doors. These units use HVLP technology (High Volume, Low Pressure), which gives the user far greater control and provides a finer spray pattern. For the best results with out DIY range of sprayers, consider adding the Brilliant Spray Attachment!

For more professional applications, please see our range of HVLP / XVLP and AirCoat systems, including the FineCoat 9900 Plus, XVLP FC3500, XVLPFC5000 and Air Assisted Finishing systems.

Paint

DIY products are generally not suited to 2 pack paints, as they have plastic components that will wear prematurely. In addition, the flash points of solvent based products can be a safety hazard when used incorrectly / with the wrong sprayer.

Please get in touch with our customer service team and they can give you an answer specific to your product.

Yes you can, but to ensure a great finish, follow these recommendations:

If using water based paints, any spray attachment can be used, as long as the paint is the correct viscosity for the sprayer.

For oil based paints, do not use the direct feed or i-spray attachments, as the oils can weaken the PVC hoses, and cause them to break. Likewise, the slot nozzle will give a poor finish, as it puts out too much volume for such a light weight material.

The standard spray attachments that come with these models are a great alternative, and will give the user a nice smooth finish instead. For the absolute best finish, try the Brilliant Spray attachment, which has an even finer spray pattern for a high gloss finish!

Troubleshooting

Here are a few things to check:

  • Make sure the suction tube is in the correct hole.
  • Check the piston is moving freely and is not jammed. If the unit has been used before and stored away, this is likely to be the problem. The piston will need to be freed up and well lubricated.
  • Check the viscosity of the paint. Please see your instruction manual for the correct viscosity for your sprayer.
  • The swirl valve may be worn and require replacing. The thickness and abrasiveness of the paint, will impact the life-span of the swirl valve.

The breather hole on the top of the suction tube is mostly likely blocked. Try removing the suction tube, cleaning thoroughly and once re-installed, give it another shot.

If that has not worked, it could be that the small blue diaphragm in the clear ventilation hose (on the top of the spray attachment) may have been installed upside down. Pop one end of this hose off, and re-install the diaphragm the other way.

This could be a few things:

  • Is the suction tube attached tightly? If so, it could be sucking in air, causing the problem.
  • Try depressing the pusher valve on the side of the inlet housing, as the ball may be stuck.
  • Has the sprayer been used before? If not, it may have old paint stuck on the valves from the last time it was used.
  • What paint are you using? If it is too thick, or too cold it may need to be thinned out with water or turps.

If any of these don’t fix the problem it may be more serious inside the machine and need to be inspected by a service centre.

What tip have are you using in the gun and what type of paint? it is important that smaller tips are used for thinner products, and larger tips for thicker ones. If you are trying to reduce the flow rate, simply changing down tips sizes may not work (eg. using a 311 tip with a thick acrylic paint).

  • Is the gun filter attached to the unit ? If it is which filter is in it?
  • Ensure this filter is inserted the correct way.
  • Cold paint is much harder to spray, so bring the temperature of the paint up by sitting the tin in a bucket of hot water, and thin down by 10% with warm water.

If the pump is working but the problem is happening at the tip, we know the unit is fine and it is paint related. Best to call our customer service team on 1800 924 637, and we can help you through the process!

This is common in pumps that have been used previously, but were not cleaned properly.

The valves inside the pump may need a good clean as there could be some old dry paint or a foreign object keeping them from operating properly. If it has had a lot of use the pump may need to have a repair kit put through it as the packing may be worn. This can then be inspected by a service centre to verify.

Flexio

Airless Sprayers atomize coatings by forcing the product through a small tip opening at very high fluid pressure. The fluid pressures range from 1200-3600 PSI. Airless sprayers are capable of spraying larger surfaces at higher speeds. Airless sprayers have more overspray than HVLP which is the amount of product that does not adhere to the surface you are spraying.

HVLP sprayers are classified as a finishing tool. The pressure from the cup supplies paint to the gun, where a high volume of low pressure air intersects with the paint stream breaking the paint into small particles called atomization. Since the spray pressures are much lower, the atomized paint has less bounce back. This means less overspray and better control.

The Flexio 570 and 590 are handheld sprayers in which the turbine is held in your hand. The Flexio 570 comes with the iSpray attachment, the Standard spray attachment, and is a two speed (hi and lo) sprayer. The Flexio 590 also comes with the iSpray attachment, the Standard spray attachment, and has 9 speed settings.

The Flexio 890 and 950 are stationary sprayers in which the turbine sits on the ground delivering air power through the hose to spray coatings with adjustable control to maximize coverage and minimize overspray. With the turbine sitting on the ground and not in your hand, there is less operator fatigue.

The Flexio 890 has a 3.5m air hose, with handy storage within the case. It comes with the i-Spray attachment and Standard spray attachments.

The Flexio 950 is a direct feed sprayer with the ability to draw paint directly from the paint can, allowing you to work faster for longer! It’s handy spray lance gives you extra reach for high walls and ceilings, whilst also reducing the weight (with the paint being fed from the ground up). It has a 3.5m hose, allowing a working radius of 8.5m. The Flexio 950 also features an ‘auto-clean’ setting, which helps to flush out the paint lines when you’re done.

The Flexio 990 is also a direct feed sprayer, drawing paint directly from the paint can. The turbine is still held in your hand with this model, making it a great compromise betwen the Flexio 590 and 950 when it comes to working speed and portability.

The W200, Flexio 950, and Flexio 890 are bleeder guns. With a bleeder gun air flows continuously; the trigger only starts and stops the paint flow. The W890 has a switch on the hand-piece that can turn the airflow on and off as well.

The iSpray attachment, which will spray unthinned coatings including acrylic paint and stains, is ideal for big surface projects such as spraying walls, sheds, fences etc… It will provide a roller-like or slightly stippled finish.

The Standard spray attachment is your all-round attachment for a variety of paints and stains. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, where more control and a smoother finish is desired over the iSpray attachment.

The Brilliant spray attachment is best used on your fine finish projects such as spraying cabinets, furniture, doors, trim etc. It will provide a smoother, finer finish than the iSpray and standard attachments. Depending on your material, the Brilliant Spray Attachment may require some thinning of your material in order to spray properly.

The Flexio series will spray water-based or oil-based paints and stains.

Do not spray or clean with liquids having a flash point of less than 38ºC (100ºF), reference the paint can. Flash point is the temperature at which a fluid can produce enough vapor to ignite.

This will depend on which front end is being used, along with the specific coating and temperature conditions.

The iSpray attachment – This front end will not require thinning for most materials.
The Standard spray attachment – This front end may require thinning.

If you are having trouble with the spray pattern, we would recommend thinning down the coating, or warming the temperature of it in order for it to more easily be atomised by the sprayer.

When cleaning, use the appropriate cleaning solution (warm, soapy water for latex materials; mineral spirits for oil-based materials). Always check the back of the paint container for appropriate cleaning solution.

For more information on cleaning your paint sprayer, see our helpful videos on the product page for your specific product.

Yes, the Flexio series are indoor and outdoor sprayers.

Yes, you can. For the handheld sprayers (Flexio 570, 590 & 990), we recommend keeping the maximum tilt of the sprayer to a 45 degree angle to avoid any chance of paint getting back into the turbine.

The stationary Flexio models (890 & 950) are the preferred options for ceilings, as the gun is separate from the turbine and can be tilted back farther.

When spraying ceilings, ensure that the paint suction tube (located inside pot of the spray attachment) is facing to the rear of the unit, so that it is collecting paint from the lowest point within the container once tilted.

Parts can be purchase through your local retailer, Wagner online or by calling us direct at 1800 924 637.

Flexio sprayers offer a 3+1 year warranty, giving you piece of mind that your sprayer will see you through many DIY paint projects! To learn more about the warranty, or to register your product please visit the Warranty page at www.wagneraustralia.com.au

Control Pro

HEA stands for High Efficiency Airless which means that the pump will have 55% less overspray than standard airless sprayers.

Yes the Control Pro sprayers can be used indoors and outdoors.

Only Wagner Control Pro HEA spray tips are compatible with the Control Pro sprayers.
Please see the product page of your model for a full list of compatible tips & accessories

There are two kinds of HEA tips, those that fit the Control Pro range of sprayers (identifiable by the octagonal tip shape), as opposed to the HEA Pro Tips (identifiable by the more ’rounded’ tip shape, and are for use on other airless sprayers, such as Prospray, SuperFinish and more).

The two types are not interchangeable – please ensure you are using the appropriate tip for your model. If unsure, please view the ‘Accessories & Parts’ page for your specific sprayer.

Different tip sizes will output more or less paint, in a a variety of spray fan widths. It is important to match an apropriate tip size to the type of coating being sprayed. For more information on tip sizes, please see the tip sizing chart on the specific product page.

Yes, you can use the Wagner Control Pro extension poles up to 24”.

The maximum hose length for each sprayer is double the length that it came with.

Parts and accessories can be purchase through your local retailer. For more information, head to the Where to Buy page or call us on 1800 924 637.

It’s multipurpose oil that can be used to lubricate the sprayer. Examples are: 3-in-one oil, 10W30 motor oil, vegetable oil, sewing machine oil, or air tool oil.

The Control Pro sprayers will spray water or oil-based paints and stains. Do not spray or clean with liquids having a flash point of less than 38ºC (100ºF). Flash point is the temperature at which a fluid can produce enough vapor to ignite.

Refer to coating manufacturer’s recommendations for thinning the product to be sprayed.

If you are having trouble with the spray pattern, you may be able to thin down the coating (within manufacturers specification). Alternatively, warming the temperature of the coating slightly will help the sprayer to better atomise the paint.

Yes, you can use a 2,000 Watt generator but you must disable the idle-down feature.

This isn’t an automotive quality finish sprayer, so it will not produce a showroom finish such as what you would generally want on a car.

Control Pro sprayers offer a 3+1 year warranty, giving you piece of mind that your sprayer will see you through many DIY paint projects! To learn more about the warranty, or to register your product please visit the Warranty page at www.wagneraustralia.com.au

HEA (High Efficiency Airless)

HEA stands for High Efficiency Airless which means that the pump will have 55% less overspray than standard airless sprayers.

Yes the HEA sprayers can be used indoors and outdoors.

There are two kinds of HEA tips, those that fit the Control Pro range of sprayers (identifiable by the octagonal tip shape), as opposed to the HEA Pro Tips (identifiable by the more ’rounded’ tip shape, and are for use on other airless sprayers, such as Prospray, SuperFinish and more).

The two types are not interchangeable – please ensure you are using the appropriate tip for your model. If unsure, please view the ‘Accessories & Parts’ page for your specific sprayer.

Different tip sizes will output more or less paint, in a a variety of spray fan widths. It is important to match an apropriate tip size to the type of coating being sprayed. For more information on tip sizes, please see the tip sizing chart in the ‘Tips & Filters’ category.

Exterior Sprayers

The Exterior Sprayers range are not recommended for spraying indoors

This varies depending on the type of paint and the project in which you are trying to complete. The addition of water or mineral spirits to the paint may be necessary in order to thin the material.

Use the appropriate cleaning solution (warm, soapy water for acrylic materials; mineral spirits for oil-based materials). Always check the back of the paint container for appropriate cleaning solution

Parts can be purchase through your local retailer, Wagner online or by calling us direct at 1800 924 637.

Exterior Spayers offer a 3+1 year warranty, giving you piece of mind that your sprayer will see you through many DIY paint projects! To learn more about the warranty, or to register your product please visit the Warranty page at www.wagneraustralia.com.au

Wood & Metal Sprayers

The Wood & Metal Sprayers are for staining and finishing small to medium sized projects and are capable of spraying low viscosity coatings.

The Flexio range of sprayers are a flexible solution for any type of home painting from small to large projects. The Flexio series has X-boost turbine which has more power and the ability to spray thicker coatings such as acrylic paints and primers.

Yes, the W100 & W200 will spray most acrylic paints, though some dilution could be required.

‘Paint & Primer’ style coatings are not recommended for use with the Wood & Metal Sprayers, due to their higher viscosity.

Yes, the W100 & W200 will spray both water-based and oil-based products

When cleaning, use the appropriate cleaning solution (warm, soapy water for latex materials; mineral spirits for oil-based materials). Always check the back of the paint container for appropriate cleaning solution.

For more information on cleaning your paint sprayer, see our helpful videos on the product page for your specific product.

Parts can be purchase through your local retailer, Wagner online or by calling us direct at 1800 924 637.

Wood & Metal Spayers offer a 3+1 year warranty, giving you piece of mind that your sprayer will see you through many DIY paint projects! To learn more about the warranty, or to register your product please visit the Warranty page at www.wagneraustralia.com.au

Furno Heat Guns

Once the cord is attached to the Furno heat gun it is designed to stay attached.

No, there is not any internal replacement parts for the Furno Series.

Yes, the Furno range have a few accessories available, including deflector nozzles, scrapers and more. Please take a look at the Furno Accessories page for a complete list.

Smart Roller

The roller is perfect for medium-sized projects, and the extended handle lets you reach 8′ ceilings with ease.

No, it will not. It has to be a Wagner Roller Cover.

It can be used with water-based and oil-based material. Do not roll or clean with liquids having a flash point of less than 38ºC ( 100ºF ), reference the paint can for the flashpoint.

When cleaning, use the appropriate cleaning solution (warm, soapy water for latex materials; mineral spirits for oil-based materials). Always check the back of the paint container for appropriate cleaning solution.

ProSpray

Yes, you can use a 5,000 Watt but you must disable the idle-down feature.

Electrostatic

An electrostatic field is generated between the electrode in the gun head and the grounded work object. The paint particles are charged and attracted by the grounded object. This effect increases the efficiency significantly compared to non-electrostative systems. The “wrap-around” effect allows the operator to paint items such as pipes or hand rails without changing position.

Wagner has developed a unique multi-swirl system. As paint passes through the nozzle it starts a swirling motion. This produces a soft spray pattern with an increased “wrap-around” effect.

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