Wagner Control Spray Double Duty Review

Control Spray Double Duty


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  • 1.5 quart cup
  • 1 year warranty
  • Beginner Friendly

The Wagner Control Spray Double Duty Paint Sprayer can accurately spray sealants, stains, and other light body materials in addition to paint when it’s at the right viscosity.

And we discovered it can do a whole lot more as well.  A spray gun should be able to provide users with a maximum level of control.  And provide a minimal level of overspray when used correctly.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, here is what we discovered while taking this Wagner Control Spray out for a test run.

What you’ll Love about this Wagner Sprayer

The first thing you’ll notice about this paint sprayer is that it is fairly quiet.  Actually, the Wagner Double Duty Paint Sprayer is remarkably quiet for what it does.

You’re going to love that it’s lightweight. It also produces a fine spray that doesn’t give you a whole lot of atmospheric pollution while you’re working.  The Double Duty comes with 2 paint cups: 1 quart and 1.5 quart for larger jobs.

The Control Spray comes with a 1 year warranty. 

Beginners and Pros will love this model because it isn’t as temperamental as other sprayers with a similar design. 

The Control Spray is a siphon feed HVLP spray gun.  HVLP stands for high volume low pressure.  HVLP guns spray paint slowly and softly, leaving a smooth finish on your project.  They are pretty forgiving so they are perfect for beginners.

As with most jobs which require painting, staining, or sealing, the prep work you put in before getting to work will directly affect your outcome.

1 year warranty
Great price
Beginner Friendly

Need to thin down latex paint ALOT

How Many Spray Patterns does the Wagner Control Spray Have?

This Wagner Sprayer has three spray patterns to give you a certain level of consistency. You have horizontal, vertical, and round spray options.

The horizontal and round spray patterns were relatively easy to apply.

The vertical pattern took a little time to master.  We recommend practicing your technique if you need to paint vertically with this equipment. 

Wagner Double Duty Sprayer is the Best at….

It works great for finishing work. Spraying stain and varnish seems to be what this sprayer does particularly well.

We’d likely include lacquer in with that assessment too.

It takes you about 5-10 minutes to get everything setup and then most jobs can be completed in about the same amount of time.

The variable trigger in particular makes finishing work consistent, but still personalized, and that gives this Wagner Project paint sprayer a unique advantage. 

Added Bonus of the Wagner Control Spray

The Lock-n-Go technology does make for some quick material changes. We do love how fast you can change between materials with the design of this Wagner model.

You do need to be careful immediately after you change out materials because a bit of the previous item will be left in the nozzle.

Run a test spray before starting your next task to prevent an initial spray that is contaminated on your working surface. 

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How do You Use the Wagner Control Spray Double Duty 

Can this Wagner Paint Sprayer Handle Primer?

For paint, you’re going to need to strain it every single time. Just about any paint is going to have some kind of lumps in it.

This Wagner Paint Gun is not going to be able to handle anything of a thicker latex paint viscosity or primers, unless thinned down alot.

Make sure you thin down the paint per the manufacturer’s instructions.  Strain your paint before sending it through this sprayer for the best results.

It doesn’t take much of a variation in the viscosity to cause this sprayer to clog up. 


The Wagner Control Spray Double Duty Paint Sprayer isn’t going to solve all of your problems, but it will help you blast through the work that needs to be done after you’ve properly prepped your project.

That’s why we like it and think you will as well.