Wagner Spraytech 0518050 HVLP Paint or Stain Sprayer Reviews

Wagner 0518050 SprayerWagner Spraytech is one of the famous brands in the market right now. Wagner Spraytech Paint Sprayer is a perfect tool for painting walls, decks, Cabinets, Furniture and Woodworking, Applies thin materials such as stains, sealers, urethanes, varnishes, and lacquers.

It features a two-stage indoor/outdoor rated air turbine for a continuous flow of material and air, producing a professional fine finish whether staining your deck or refinishing your kitchen cabinets.

A three-position air cap adjusts the spray pattern for either vertical fan, horizontal fan, or round pattern shapes to most effectively get the job done quickly and with the best even coverage.

Wagner 0518050 HVLP Paint or Stain Sprayer Specs

  • Product Name: Wagner Spraytech 0518050
  • Product Brand: Wagner
  • Model Number: 518050
  • Price: $99.99
  • Product Weight: 4.14 pounds
  • Product Dimension: 0.05 x 0.06 x 0.01 inches
  • Warranty(if any): 1 year
  • Special Features: Washable
  • Great for any project
  • 1-year warranty
  • Perfect flow every time
  • Easy to use
  • Use with a variety of materials
  • Price is higher than the average
  • Gun nozzle size is fixed and cannot be changed


Features of Wagner 0518050 Paint Sprayer

Superior Performing HVLP Spray Gun

This HVLP sprayer utilizes a two-stage, indoor/outdoor rated air turbine to provide a fine finish on your surface. You can complete small and big projects with this spray gun. No air compressor needed. It only needs an electrical connection.

Like this sprayer, but have not been able to use for all of the paintings that I want to do. I have only been able to paint an outdoor (10 x12) shed without thinning paint and it worked great.

Wagner Spraytech 0518050 ReviewsThree Spray Patterns

Wagner Spraytech Paint Sprayer has three spray patterns. The spray patterns are round, horizontal, and vertical.

You can turn the air cap to spray round, horizontal, or vertical to suit the shape of the object you’re spraying. The three patterns help to do your job quickly and even with the best coverage.  

Perfect Flow Every Time

The Wagner Control Spray Double Duty uses HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) air power technology to spray thin materials such as stains, sealers, urethanes, varnishes, and lacquers (flash point must be 100°F/38°C or higher).

Adjust the material volume by turning the regulator on the trigger of the spray gun to achieve a smooth material flow. Material flow is easily controlled with the variable trigger and allows the user to spray ½-inch to 9-inch wide patterns and up to 4.9 fl. oz. per minute.

The Wagner Control Spray sets up in less than five minutes and cleans up in less than ten. Package includes a Control Spray Double Duty Sprayer, 1-quart container, 1.5-quaSuperior Performing HVLP Spray Gun container, and viscosity measuring cup.

Use With a Variety of Materials

Wagner Spraytech 0518050Applies thin materials such as stains, sealers, urethanes, varnishes, and lacquers. Also sprays latex paints, some thinning may be necessary. You can use this spray gun in different materials.

You can paint your furniture and walls. Even you can paint your kitchen appearances. You can turn your boring kitchen appearances colorful.

With this spray gun, you can paint different materials.  You need to use a nice and perfect amount of paint color for your project. Wagner Spraytech Paint Sprayer is perfect for any project. 

Important Electrical Information

Use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding plug and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the product. Make sure your extension cord is in good condition.

When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of power and overheating. A 14 gauge or 12 gauge cord is recommended.

If an extension cord is to be used outdoors, it must be marked with the suffix W-A after the cord type designation. For example, a designation of SJTW-A would indicate that the cord would be appropriate for outdoor use.

WARNING – To reduce the risk of injury

Always wear appropriate gloves, eye protection, clothing, and a respirator or mask when painting. Hazardous vapors – Paints, solvents, insecticides, and other materials can be harmful if inhaled or come in contact with the body. Vapors can cause severe nausea, fainting, or poisoning.

Do not operate or spray near children. Keep children away from equipment at all times. Do not overreach or stand on unstable support. Keep effective footing and balance at all times. The power cord must be connected to a grounded circuit.

To Prepare the Material

Stir the spraying material thoroughly. Unscrew the cap from the spray gun. Secure the thinning accessory to the side of the container as shown. The accessory should sit perfectly vertical. Fill the container with spray material to the bottom of any of the notches on the accessory.

Add the appropriate thinning agent (Wagner Paint Easy or mineral spirits for solvent-based materials). For every notch that the fluid level in the container rises, the spray material is diluted by 10%.

Note: It is recommended that the material be thinned in increments of 10%, but not more than the material manufacturer’s recommendations.

After the material has been properly thinned and strained, fill the container to the top of the neck.

To Flush the Unit

Unplug the power cord. Loosen the material container by 1/2 turn, but do not remove it. This will relieve any pressure leftover in the system. Pull the trigger so that the material inside the spray nozzle drains back into the container.

Unscrew the container and remove it. Empty any remaining material back into the material container. Pour a small amount of the appropriate cleaning solution into the cup (Water=1/2 full. Mineral spirits=1/4 full).

Attach the cup to the nozzle and plug in the sprayer. Spray the cleaning solution into a safe area. While spraying, gently shake the spray gun. This slight agitation will help break up smaller particles of spray material. Unplug the power cord.

Loosen the material container by 1/2 turn, but do not remove it. This will relieve any pressure leftover in the system. Pull the trigger so that the material inside the spray nozzle drains back into the container

Easy to Clean

Make sure the power cord is unplugged. Push the tab below the trigger, twist, and separate the spray gun from the turbine. Wipe the exterior of the cup and gun until clean. Unscrew the nut and remove the air cap and nozzle.

Clean all parts with a cleaning brush and the appropriate cleaning solution. Reassemble all parts when clean. Clean the rear of the gun (d) with the appropriate cleaning solution. Use a thin layer of petroleum jelly to lubricate the O-ring (e). Reassemble the spray gun.

Unplug the spray gun. Remove the filter cover from the turbine by removing the two screws holding it in place. Remove the dirty filters and replace them with new ones. The smooth side of the air filter must be placed toward the turbine. Secure the cover back onto the turbine.

Competition: Similar options on the market

REXBETI Ultimate-750 Paint Sprayer: REXBETI Ultimate-750 Paint Sprayer is a nice product for painting your house. It is also suitable for the table, Chair, car, shutter and any wood furniture. It’s really handy and anyone can use this product very easily.

Definitely, it will save you time for painting. You can regulate your paint output by adjusting the flow control knob on the sprayer to get different paint output, suitable for edges, corners, and broad interior surfaces of various work and DIY projects.

Sure beats the heck out of using a brush for stain. I sprayed a woodshed and the new lattice on the bottom of my deck. Works very nice for the price point, and cleanup was easy.

HomeRight C800971 Sprayer HVLP Spray Gun: The HomeRight Super Finish Max paint sprayer offers the ultimate DIYing experience. It’s an easy-to-use electric paint sprayer that’s the perfect step up from the Quick Finish and Finishes Max paint sprayers.

It’s great for applying a professional-like finish on countless small to large-sized DIY projects like fences, decks, furniture, cabinets, dressers, and more. This thing is a breeze to use. Thin the paint as recommended by the paint manufacturer to prevent clogging, plugin, and paint away.

There is an adjustment knob to vary how much paint is sprayed per second, and a twistable nozzle to vary the paint pattern – horizontal or vertical swath or circular pattern for fine work.

FAQ About Wagner 0518050 Double Duty HVLP Paint Sprayer

Can this be used for oil-based paints?
Yes. Cleaning oil-based primer took forever to clean because you must use mineral spirits and be sure to get every bit of it off the interior parts.

Cleaning latex-based primer and paint out of the sprayer with soapy water was much easier but still time-consuming, especially since I tried to get every bit of primer/paint off the outside of the sprayer and pump.

In case I want to sell it if we ever finish the kitchen-painting project. I am an almost elderly homemaker, amateur painter, and I was able to use it successfully.

Do I need an air compressor for this? Or is this a stand-alone tool?
No air compressor needed. It only needs an electrical connection. Like this sprayer, but have not been able to use for all of the paintings that I want to do. I have only been able to paint an outdoor (10 x12) shed without thinning paint and it worked great.
Is this an electric sprayer or do you need an air compressor?
It’s self-contained electric. No compressor needed. I second the other comment; it works great for stain and thinned paint, but not as robust as a commercial sprayer for a thicker paint. Of course, you get what you pay for… For the right use/purpose, it’s a great option.
Does this sprayer work on ceilings?
It’ll work. I wouldn’t though. It has a 3-4 inch spray pattern which requires several passes for an adequate coat. It would take several hours for a 10×10 ceiling. Rolling will be 5x faster.
Why am I having to stop every few minutes to clean the sprayer?
I had the same problem. You have to strain the paint when pouring it into the reservoir. This will fix the problem. I bought a metal food strainer for two bucks and it works great. I go for hours (painting my house) without having to stop.
Will this work with Latex paints?
Yes. I got beautiful results with Benjamin Moore Advance paint. Add 25 oz water to 100 oz paint and stir well. Set the turbine at maximum. Start with trigger control screwed all the way out and experiment as you screw it in in increments.

You will reach a point where it works extremely well. Screw it in too far and the spray becomes too coarse. Forget spraying the cabinet doors with them vertical. Too easy to get runs, and the paint levels beautifully with the doors horizontal.

I am looking to use this to acid stain my concrete floor. Think this will work?
Use a deck sprayer with a wand. you will be able to get closer to the floor, and there will be less chance to make the acid air born. Plus you’ll save $100
Can this be used with extra thick paints such as Zinsser Peel Stop Triple Thick Primer?
I’m not sure specifically about those. The thickest paint I’ve used is Behr paint with primer. It worked well with it and its pretty thick. It’s been a great sprayer

Bottom line

Overall, this will save you a lot of time if you have a lot to paint. There’s going to be a threshold you’ll have to figure out if it’s worth it or not. The finish alone will make it worth it.

But also remember to use high-quality paint like Sherwin Williams if you really care about the piece. A high solids paint that levels beautifully makes all the difference. This is a great entry-level sprayer, and every time we use it we remark how great the finish looks. I’m amazed every time.

And over time it saves you money because you are not buying cans of spray paint. Even with polyurethane, you can save a ton by buying a quart of water-based and using the sprayer. Plus you’re not breathing in the fumes from the oil-based spray paints.

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