Wagner Spraytech 0518080 review

I have used this product of Wagner company and tested it through various surfaces to see its results. I tested the features that they claim they are providing.

I noted down its pros and cons so a newbie can also get help while purchasing this paint sprayer from Wagner.

Wagner Spraytech 0518080

And for professional painters, this post can help them to compare or they can also get help with this review of mine.

Wagner Spraytech Control Spray Max HVLP Paint Sprayer provides a simple and effective way to paint your home, deck, fence, or really anything.


Wagner Spraytech 0518080 review

This paint sprayer is a paint sprayer with a difference. It is specifically made to be used with latex paints.

And painters that are easy to thin, making it suitable for all the painting jobs around your home.

Wagner goes so far as to say that their sprayer is capable of painting virtually anything, so it is probably worth a try.

Wagner offers this Control Spray Max HVLP paint sprayer for all your large-scale and small-scale painting needs.

Wagner Spraytech 0518080

Wagner Spraytech 0518080
9.4/10 Our Score
  • Best choice for beginners
  • Ease of different spray patterns gives a huge relief
  • Reliable Spray gun
  • Easy to assemble and maintain
  • No overspray issues
  • The paint reservoir can be small for you

This unit is easy to operate and has great features that are sure to please.

The two-stage turbine system allows you to easily apply latex paints, stains, and thinner materials like polyurethane.

The custom pump makes it simple to adjust the paint flow rate to your desired thickness.

The large motor and turbine pump provide up to 35 percent more air pressure than a normal sprayer, allowing you to reach higher heights with more control.

The machine has a 20-foot hose, so you can reach all areas of your job site, reducing hand fatigue.

The paint sprayer uses a 1.5-quart cup and a 1-quart cup, allowing you to work on multiple projects while not having to stop to refill the cup.

Its base is stationary

The sprayer comes in at 2.6kg, making it heavier than the HomeRight C8006 which we reviewed earlier on this page.

So it will be more comfortable to hold if you have issues with your stamina.

However, that weight is due to the motor and you won’t find this model heavy on its own without any paint added to the tank.

It’s also to say that even the Incredible Hulk would struggle using this paint sprayer because of how large its attachment piece is along with other components.

As a result, the Wagner 0518080 Stationary Paint Sprayer has a stationary base which means there are no worries about falling down while holding it.

And since it’s connected to your power source via cable then you won’t need any battery or charging station as well.

With Long flexible hose

If you are looking to purchase a hose that will make your job easier, there are plenty of tools on the market that can help.

One of these ways is with a very versatile piece of equipment like a flexible hose connected to some type of pump and tool combination.

The products in this category help take some strain off the user because it is small and easy to use.

But also help prolong the cleaning process because their flexibility makes movement quick and painless.

This way, you are able to get deeper into pet-hair-filled areas or suction away water from hard-to-reach sources.

Ease of use

The Wagner 0518080 paint sprayer is remarkably user-friendly to operate, which could appeal to budding DIYers new to the game and set out to do their first painting job.

Set up is simply done by a twist of the handle, and then all that needs to be done afterward is connecting the hose between the pistol and the turbine.

Transferring your paint into the base, and selecting your desired spray pattern before switching on the power, and it’s ready to go.

Even a newbie can set this sprayer up. I set up this sprayer in no time because I am a professional painter who knows his stuff.

Wagner sprayer cleaning and maintaining

While I love to get down and dirty with the fun of the project and the end result — especially if you’re using oil-based adhesives — but the cleanup is probably one thing I like the least.

However, when I used Wagner Spraytech 0518080 Lock N Go system to spray the material, it really makes our lives easier maintaining and cleaning their sprayers.

It eliminates many components which trim down on cleaning time since there are not a lot of components in this product.

Also, it doesn’t utilize latex or water-based paint so you won’t even have to worry about any cleanup from that kind of material at all.

It’s a customizable sprayer

There are three different ways you can spray your Wagner 0518080. You can choose:

1) Low-Pressure setting for use on a horizontal surface.

2) Medium Pressure for spraying up vertical surfaces or ideal for applying wax; and

3) High Pressure when vertical lines are to be repaired. By aligning the nozzle, you can change from low pressure to medium pressure or from medium to high pressure (check the user manual).

This sprayer allows adjustable flow, which gives you full control of how many square feet or inches will be covered at once using this unit:

Measure 12 inches (3 times 0.5) in order to get an idea of how much area it covers (check user manual).

I choose low-pressure and medium for my projects which I painted with this sprayer for testing. You guys can change according to your own need and work type which you will get through it. So it depends on you solely.

With HVLP (High volume low pressure) technology

HVLP technology is not your run-of-the-mill garden hose sprayer.

This powerful tool with incredibly fine precision control provides a polished finish on your paint job by distributing liquid or paint suspension in the form of very fine ink particles.

The technology behind HVLP sprayers makes this possible – providing even and consistent surface coating, so you can be confident that just the right amount of paint goes into your painting projects.

The results are superior to those achieved using other methods of applying a coating as they allow greater flow control and more granular precision than standard air pressure sprayers.

More importantly, HVLP paint sprayers feature two air filters to ensure that the coverage is even.

It has metal frame and long hose

If a job requires the use of water for something like tomato plants or a car, you’re going to need some reliable tools.

If a job is too big for your usual garden hose and watering can, perhaps you need to look at something stronger like the Metal Frame Cart and Long Hose.

The sprayer comes complete with a durable metal-framed cart on wheels which makes it portable as you can move through different areas with ease.

A 50-foot hose means it’s easy to reach hard to get places – even when up a ladder.

Some of my fellows shared their experience with this sprayer

Based on what my fellows have said about the Wagner 0518080, it seems to be a convenient unit to use. Firstly, I’m sure you’ll agree that this product is great for smaller jobs.

One of my amateur friends was very satisfied with its setup time because he knows nothing about paint sprayers.

On my request, he bought this and thanked me after testing this out on various surfaces and on different objects. He was also amazed to see the results this sprayer gave him.

Another fellow mentioned that it doesn’t overspray which messes up the surface and destroys the experience of work.

He suggested that thicker paints should be diluted before use them for better results.

It is a lightweight and easy-to-carry paint sprayer by Wagner manufacturer. He further said he saved quite a lot of time because it’s easy to set up.

Another one of my fellows said it’s a reliable sprayer as compared to the previous ones he used for his smaller and bigger projects.

He is quite professional in this field and when it comes to buying hardware stuff especially paint sprayers then he focuses on the reliability factor at first in his sight than other features.

Can be used with various paints

If you are not familiar with paint sprayers, you are likely unaware that some types suffer from a limitation as to what sort of paints they can spray.

[I.e., their nozzles cannot cope with the viscosity or amount of paint that they need to spray].

Some of the latest paint sprayers are selling paint with noise.

This one, however, is selling a sound solution – which, according to our reviewer, has all the power you’ll need to get it done while sounding like a picnic.

With that said, if you’re looking primarily for interior painting jobs you might be better off checking out the review on the Wagner Flexio 890.

Filter that comes with Wagner

Wagner Control Spray Max and many other spray paints today have filters built within them.

This just makes sense, because do you really want the dirt or dust from the outside world to get mixed into your paint?

Of course not! That’s why Wagner has made sure their new Control Spray Max comes with 2 air filters that keep out any dirt or dust we might be working around.

So you know that no matter how hard you’re painting and how quickly (or slowly!) it will give you a clean air-sprayed finish every time.

How good are Wagner sprayers?

Wagner sprayers are generally well-reviewed and considered to be high-quality tools for painting and other tasks.

They are known for their precision and efficiency, and many users find them to be easy to use and durable.

However, as with any tool, the performance of a specific Wagner sprayer will depend on a variety of factors, including the model and the specific task for which it is being used.

It is always a good idea to read reviews and do research before making a purchase to ensure that a specific Wagner sprayer will meet your needs.

Do you have to thin paint for Wagner power sprayer?

It depends on the type of paint and the specific Wagner power sprayer being used.

Some Wagner power sprayers, such as the Flexio series, are designed to be used with unthinned paint, while others may require thinning.

In general, it is best to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific model of sprayer you are using.

As they will provide the most accurate information on what types of paint can be used and whether or not they need to be thinned.

Thinning paint may be necessary if the paint is too thick or heavy to be properly atomized by the sprayer.

This can lead to an uneven application, drips, and runs, or clogging of the sprayer’s nozzle.

Additionally, if you are using paint with a higher viscosity than the recommended for your model, thinning it could help to improve the atomization and reduce overspray.

It’s important to remember that the general rule is to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations,.

As well as those of the paint manufacturer when using a Wagner power sprayer.

Will a Wagner stain sprayer spray paint?

It depends on the specific model of the Wagner stain sprayer being used and the type of paint.

Some Wagner stain sprayers are designed specifically for use with stains and other thin liquids, and may not be suitable for use with paint.

Other models, such as the Flexio series, are designed to be used with a wider range of materials, including paint.

It is always best to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific model of sprayer you are using to determine whether or not it is suitable for use with paint.

It’s also important to consider the viscosity of the paint you want to use.

If the paint is too thick or heavy, it may not be suitable for use with your Wagner stain sprayer, as it may clog the nozzle or cause uneven application.

In this case, you may have to thin the paint before using it.

On the other hand, if the paint is too thin, it may not be able to stick to surfaces properly, also causing uneven application.

In general, if you are planning to use a Wagner stain sprayer for paint, it’s important to ensure that the paint is of the appropriate viscosity and that the sprayer is suitable for use with paint.

Where are Wagner sprayers made?

Wagner sprayers are manufactured by the Wagner Spray Tech Corporation, which is based in Plymouth, Minnesota, USA.

The company has been in business for over 60 years and produces a wide range of paint sprayers, wallpaper steamers, and other tools for home and professional use.

It’s worth noting that Wagner Spray Tech Corporation also manufactures some of its products in other countries, such as China, Taiwan, and Mexico.

However, regardless of where the products are manufactured, the company assure that they are designed.

And tested to meet the high standards of performance and durability that customers have come to expect from the Wagner brand.

FAQ’s of Wagner Spraytech 0518080

The Wagner 051-080 Control Max HVLP Sprayer can be used for almost any type of finish. There are a few things to consider, however. If it’s oil-based paint, it should be thinned with an oil-based thinner. Also, the atomizer tips must be changed to finer spray tips. If it’s latex paint, the tips should be changed to a medium size spray tip.

You can contact Wagner customer service at (877) 948-2273 and they will have someone walk you through any issues you might be having. Sometimes you can repair them yourself, but it’s best to have someone walk you through it and make sure you don’t break it any more than it already is. Hope this helps.

They are both high-volume, low pressure spray guns for spraying a variety of materials, but the Wagner 0518080 gun provides a larger tip opening for a greater amount of output. When used with a pressure pot system, this gun provides a consistent spray pattern and paint flow to help you achieve the best possible results on a variety of surfaces, including stucco, aluminum siding and window frames. The Wagner Flexio 4000 gun is rated for a slightly lower pressure than the 0518080 gun, meaning that it’s a good choice for spraying latex paint for projects like interior walls and ceilings, where high-volume output isn’t necessary. If you’re looking for a spray gun that can help you paint a smaller area more quickly, the Flexio 4000 gun is a good choice.

A Wagner 518080 can be used for painting ceilings. It is a dual-bay, 1.75 HP airless sprayer with a G-force 1.4 CFM, which is quite powerful for the job. It is an entry-level product, so it does not come with a lot of accessories, then it is definitely worth buying one. It will save you a lot of time, less paint will be wasted, and most importantly, you won’t get a lot of chemicals on your hands and your clothes.


Conclusion of Wagner Spraytech 0518080

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my review of the Wagner 0518080 Control Max HVLP Sprayer and the experience of my use with this sprayer.

If you’re looking to purchase a new paint sprayer, you may want to look at the sprayer reviews on our site.

I have a variety of sprayers, both professional and DIY, so you can find the one that’s perfect for you.

If you have any questions about this sprayer or any others, please leave a comment on this blog post or contact us. I am always here to help.

Matthew Edward

Matthew Edward is a professional painter who loves to paint and wants to share useful tips and tricks which he had learned in many years of experience in painting. He also used many products that can be used for painting he has tried and tested each and every product to give an unbias opinion about it in his review. This blog is very useful for those newbies who want to learn painting without making mistakes.

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