Best Paint Sprayers

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I have tested a large assortment of paint sprayers over the years, and I have my thoughts on what are the best paint sprayers. For big jobs where you don’t want to mess around, I am a big fan of Wagner paint sprayers

I used their Flexio sprayer twice on my bookshelves, and the first time I painted them gray.

And the second time I went bold and painted them black.

Obviously the project wasn’t too rough (thanks to my sprayer) if I was willing to do it twice!

The flexio worked really well for the bookshelves, and the overspray wasn’t too bad. However it does leave a little bit of a texture (which wasn’t a big deal for the bookshelves).

Recently I decided to paint our bonus room (the gray is actually much darker than it looks in this photo), and I wanted a smooth finish (but I absolutely did NOT want to paint it by hand).

After some conversations and research, I opted for an HEA (high efficiency airless) paint sprayer – Wagner’s Control Pro 130 HEA.

Best Paint Sprayers

This sprayer uses up to 55% less overspray than traditional airless paint sprayers and has a softer spray pattern for more control and a smoother finish. It is 3x faster than a standard roller – which was my motivating reason for using the sprayer.

Set up is SO simple, and Wagner has a great video on how to do that HERE.

Best Paint Sprayers

The sprayer holds a lot of paint, so I didn’t waste a lot of time filling the sprayer.

I was happy to discover this sprayer doesn’t clog easily, and thanks to the airtight lid, the paint didn’t dry out in the sprayer.

Using the sprayer is fairly easy, and you can see the full tutorial HERE.

The spray pattern was soft and consistent. I tried to overlap by 50% (as directed) as I was spraying back and forth.

I was spraying a very large room, so I really appreciate the long electrical cord and the long spray hose.

I painted the room with two coats of paint in under three hours. The new space is brighter and better thanks to Wagner!

Want to see the sprayer in action? Watch this:

Just because I’ve had several ask about my face mask (or lack of), this project was done during the coronavirus outbreak. I used what I could find for a mask (and a water-based paint with low VOCs).

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Wagner Paint Sprayer

I have officially finished my biggest painting project so far, and I am so glad I had the Wagner paint sprayer to make the project easier. Since we moved into our home over three years ago, we have talked about building bookshelves in our office. Office Bookshelves | Wagner Paint Sprayer My husband comes from a long line of book hoarders, so we have a TON of books.  When we moved into our home, there were no bookshelves. For three years, the books have been hidden in closets, cabinets, lockers – if you opened a door on anything you were greeted by a stack of books. We originally planned on building the bookshelves ourselves but were a little overwhelmed and decided to hand them over to a professional. We hired the contractor who remodeled our bathroom to build the shelves. I sketched a plan for the bookshelves for our contractor, and he built most of the pieces in his workshop.  He installed them during one of my Home Show days.  I came home later that night to a gorgeous (but much more gigantic than I realized) wall of bookshelves. I was slightly overwhelmed and quickly contacted Wagner to see if they would partner with me on this project.  I couldn’t imagine how I would get a massive piece painted without a heavy-duty paint sprayer. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. I used Wagner’s FLEXio 890 paint sprayer and was very impressed.  I am all about storage, and I love how the sprayer all stores away inside the power box. I wanted the bookshelves to blend into the space rather than stand out more. I used Valspar’s Soulful Grey (formerly Valspar’s Woodlawn Colonial Gray).  My favorite thing about this sprayer is that I didn’t have to water down the (latex) paint.  It was WONDERFUL! The power cord and air hose are so long that I never had to use an extension cord (despite having to use a ladder to reach the top of the bookshelves). The only trouble I had was when I didn’t pay attention to the nozzle.  I eventually realized that I need to wipe it down fairly consistently.  Also, with the amount of paint I was spraying, I did end up need to rinse the nozzle a few times.  If you don’t stay on top keeping a clean nozzle, you can end up with splatters. Luckily once I cleaned the nozzle I was able to quickly fix (spray over) and fix my splatters. When the bookshelf was done (I primed one afternoon and painted the next), I rinsed off everything and put them away in the power box.  They are ready for my next project! Here’s a little video to show you how quiet but powerful this sprayer is: I’ll be sharing the bookshelves reveal very soon (and I’m excited to have room in our coat closet for coats)! Are you new to my blog? Go HERE to see my home tour and HERE to shop for items I use in our home. Find me on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Pinterest *This post contains affiliate links and is a sponsored post by Wagner. I take pride in reviewing only products that fit my brand and will be beneficial to my readers. And while this post is sponsored, all the opinions are my own.