A spray gun should be able to provide users with a maximum level of control while providing a minimal level of overspray when used correctly.
It should also be able to accurately spray sealants, stains, and other light body materials in addition to paint when it’s at the right viscosity. The Wagner Control Spray Double Duty Paint Sprayer can do that… and we discovered it can do a whole lot more as well.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, here is what we discovered while taking this double duty unit out for a test run.
Three patterns provide you with a certain level of consistency. You have horizontal, vertical, and round spray options from this Wagner sprayer.
The horizontal and round spray patterns were relatively easy to apply.
The vertical pattern took a little time to master, so we recommend practicing your technique if you need to paint vertically with this equipment.
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.
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 paint sprayer a unique advantage.
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 sprayer is not going to be able to handle anything of a thicker latex paint viscosity.
Make sure you thin down the paint per the manufacturer’s instructions and then strain the 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.
It is fairly quiet for a paint sprayer. This Wagner Double Duty Paint Sprayer is remarkably quiet for what it does.
It’s also lightweight and produces a fine spray that doesn’t give you a whole lot of atmospheric pollution while you’re working, so it isn’t as temperamental as other sprayers with a similar design.
As with most jobs which require painting, staining, or sealing, the prep work you put in before getting to work will directly affect the outcome you receive.
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
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