Wagner Flexio 990 Paint Sprayer Review

The Wagner Flexio 990 Paint Sprayer is designed for larger projects like painting the whole house – inside and outside. Featuring a direct feed from the paint container allows you to paint continuously without going back and forth refilling any cup. The system sprays unthinned interior and exterior latex paints and stains and oil-based paint and stains. Paint your walls, doors, decks, fences, floors, ceilings, furniture, cabinets, and other projects with ease and much faster with the FLEXiO 990 for the best finish.

Wagner Flexio 990 Paint Sprayer 0529029 Specifications

  • Feed Type: Bottom (Siphon) Feed
  • Pressure Rating: 4 PSI
  • Hose Length Supplied: 22 feet
  • Sprayer Type: Airless-assisted
  • Air Consumption: 4GPM (gallon per minute)
  • Cup Capacity: Direct feed from the container (1-5 Gallon)
  • Max Speed: 9 GPH (gallon per hour)
  • Turbine Stages: 2 stages
  • Pump Type: 110 volts Peristaltic Pump
  • Min/Max Fan Patter: 1 / 12 inches
  • Material Flow Control: Yes
  • Air Flow Control: Yes
  • Hose Diameter: 3/8-in
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Paint Types: Acrylic, Latex, Lacquers, Oil-based, Water-based, Sealers, Stains, Urethanes and Varnishes.
  • Does not support: Elastomerics Paint.

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When it comes to paint-sprayers, selecting the one for your needs depends on the size or area that needs to be painted, where the paint is to be applied (whether indoor or outdoor), the surface onto which it is to be applied (wood or wall, etc.).

Direct Feed from the Container

Wagner Flexio 990 Paint Sprayer is a beautifully crafted masterpiece of the Flexio series of paint sprayers from the house of Wagner. Its uniqueness lies in its ability to spray-paint by directly sucking the paint or stain from paint-cans, eliminating the need to refill the paint into the canister in the machine. Just dip the suction pipe into the 1-5 gallon bucket holding the paint and start painting for as long as your paint runs out or your hands tire. Chances are your hands will tire well before you run out paint.

Weight

The Wagner 0529029 Flexio 990 paint sprayer has the dimensions of 18 x 12 x 13 inches and it weighs about 7 pounds. It runs on plug-in power and not batteries, hence reducing its weight drastically. It would be good for you to do some practice on cardboard to get the pattern adjusted. Once you get the flow, it wouldn’t take long for you to add a smart finish with the right patterns.

The turbine and the gun are a single unit. Although the gun does not have a cup of paint attached to it, the gun along with the turbine weighs about 6 pounds. It will tire your hands if used for a long period, may have to use both hands.

Material Flow Control

The sprayer helps in continuous painting, be it a large work or small projects as it is provided with a nozzle that helps in regulating the amount of paint that is sprayed.  Spraying at 9 gallons per hour, It provides a high-class finish for the paint job. The sprayer comes with an X-Boost turbine technology for full coverage and lesser over-spray. It also has an X-Boost power dial on the gun which provides precise settings for surfaces and coatings. The product comes with two nozzles and cups, providing the required degree of flexibility for its usage. It gives a very fine finish, no matter what surface you work on.

The two-turbine 4PSI sprayer also very useful in places where trimming and touch-ups are required.

One of the main benefits of this sprayer is the hands-free cleaning mechanism post-spraying, leaving your hands free from paint.

Other Features

Some of the best features of this Paint Sprayer are:

Hassle-free operation: The painting can be done without much effort and complexity. Just put in one end of the tube directly into the paint can. Assemble the nozzle head and spray-gun and paint. Painting is simplified to just the two steps.

Good performance: The powerful motor equipped with the sprayer can deliver up to 9 Gallons of paint an hour.

Versatility guaranteed: The Wagner Flexio 990 Paint Sprayer shows its magic not just during indoor works but excels even at outdoor painting works. It works on even unthinned paints be it latex or anything else.

  • Long hose: It comes with a hose that can reach as high as two stories.
  • Belt-clipping: Given this feature for one to go hands-free when needed.
  • Complete control overflow rate, airpower, and pattern of spray.
  • Fast and even coverage with lesser over-spray.
  • Quick and Easy Cleaning by the virtue of lock-and-go parts.
  • It is very light and portable.
  • It is very compact. 

Customer Satisfaction

Most of the customers who bought the sprayer are happy with its performance. Most of the people could use latex paint directly from the paint cans. Customers also have appreciated the stylish look of the product. They are satisfied with the product which saves a lot of time and money. This product has turned out to be a good investment.

Advantages and Disadvantages

The sprayer is very comfortable to use, whatever be the job. Works with all kinds of paints, be it latex or oil-based. The cleaning technique seems to be very tedious but not difficult. Also, the painting can be controlled to a very large extent. The sprayer tends to lose its charm when the bucket is less than 1/3rd full. So, one needs to refill the paint can when the level drops. There are some reports of splatter and blobbing. The product operation is quiet as well.

Frequently Questions Asked

Q: Can a paint holder be attached to this system, if need be?

Ans: Yes, a paint holder can be attached if you need to, apart from using the system directly from the paint cans. The product comes with a 1-quart container.

Q: Can small paint jobs be done with this?

Ans: Yes, you can use a smaller nozzle for this purpose and get the job done.

Q: How long is the hose of the system?

Ans: It is around 25 feet long.

Q: Is the trigger sensitive to pressure?

Ans: It is. On pressing the button for half its course, it only blows air and when pressed fully, it sends both paint and air (dual action).

Conclusion

Wagner Spraytech Wagner 0529029 FLEXiO 990 Paint Sprayer is one of the best sprayers you can purchase from the market when you have a lot of areas to paint up. The finish given by the sprayer is fantastic and can do intricate works. Overall, a good painting system at a reasonable cost that can save lots of money on painting costs, especially if you paint your home frequently.

Wagner Flexio 990 Paint Sprayer 0529029

8.6

Easy to Assemble

9.0/10

Easy to Maintain

8.5/10

Durability

8.0/10

User Experience

8.7/10

Design

8.7/10

Feature

8.5/10

Pros

  • Fast uniform coverage with less overspray
  • Comes with 2 nozzles
  • Direct feed from container
  • Mobile and easy to use
  • Lock-n-go split gun design for quick nozzle change and easy clean up

Cons

  • Nozzle may clog
  • A bit heavy
  • Relatively expensive
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