Preparation & Protection

Wagner has the complete solution for your painting project, from start to finish. The range of preparation and protection products includes heat guns, wallpaper steamers, drop cloths and masking products. These are designed to make your painting process easier, cleaner and most of all quicker.

Shop Preparation & Protection

Heat guns

Protect floors, carpets, furniture and equipment from paint splatter.
  • Precise temperature settings and heat delivery
  • Easy to read and adjust controls
  • Exclusive cool down functions

Drop Clothes

Protect floors, carpets, furniture and equipment from paint splatter.

  • Up to 55% less overspray than standard airless sprayers
  • Up to 55% less overspray than standard airless sprayers
  • Up to 55% less overspray than standard airless sprayers
  • Up to 55% less overspray than standard airless sprayers

Masking Products

An important preparation step prior to spraying is masking areas such as windows, skirts, frames, etc. Wagner has a range of quality masking products to quickly mask and protect these important areas.

  • Sprays stains and some paints
  • Sprays stains and some paints
  • Sprays stains and some paints

Wallpaper Steamers

Remove your wallpaper cleanly and chemical free.

  • No brush strokes
  • No brush strokes
  • No brush strokes

parts & accessories

Find the perfect accessory to get your project done faster and the parts to keep your products running longer.

Preparation & protection FAQS

Q: What is the difference between an airless sprayer and an HVLP sprayer?
A1: 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.

A2: 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.

Q: What is the iSpray nozzle used for?
A: The iSpray Nozzle, which will spray unthinned coatings including latex 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.

Q: What is the detail finish nozzle used for?
A: The Detail finish nozzle 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 Nozzle. Depending on your material, the Detail Finish Nozzle may require some thinning of your material in order to spray properly.

Q: What should I use to clean my sprayer?
A: 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 Clean-Up Video.