The Wagner power tex texture sprayer features a built-in air turbine that eliminates the need for a separate air compressor, making it easy to tackle a variety of texturing projects. The 1-gal. hopper holds a sizable quantity of material, while the 3 included nozzles allow you to spray aggregated and non-aggregated materials in popcorn, knock-down and orange peel patterns. When it's time to clean up, lock-n-go technology combines with the included cleaning brush to make maintenance a snap.
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93%of customersrecommend this product64 of 69reviews
Rating Breakdown70 reviews
93%of customersrecommend this product64 of 69reviews
I bought the texture sprayer to finish the sheetrock in a two-car garage. It isn't powerful enough to use the ready mix texture material out of the container, but when I cut it with about 1/3 water to 2/3 mud it worked very well. The one-gallon hopper is easy to load and works well for walls. I found a full hopper was large enough to cover about 80 square feet with a medium knock-down (yellow tip). It is a bit awkward for ceilings since the hopper cannot be positioned in a truly efficient manner. For small jobs it is way better than the canned texture sprays. The noise level was very reasonable and clean up was easy.
Pros: Even Application, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Economical
Having used many different texture guns and pattern pistols professionally, I can say that this tool is well worth the $80 that HD is asking for it. Shoots a reasonably consistent pattern on walls and ceilings if you keep the hopper more than a third full. Mud I used is the dry bagged texture mud. Mix thoroughly with a drill powered paddle type mixer. Paint mixer will not cut it. Mix the mud to the consistency of crepes batter. Let sit 5 to 15 minutes and remix. This makes a difference! Noise is like a shop vacuum and not as unpleasant as the compressed air type which has a high pitched whistle loud enough to warrant ear protection. If you have not done this before, practice on some scrap drywall or cardboard. Use a steady circular motion. Have fun and get ready to get absolutely filthy....
I was a little hesitant on buying this and after watching some YouTube videos I decided to go out and get one. My interior walls have a hand made texture I wasn't fond of so I figured to cover that up with some sprayed texture. It sprayed consistant and the walls came out looking alot better. It does come with 3 tips depending on the type of texture you want to go with. I went with the finest which worked great. I'm happy with it and do recommend it. Now I'm getting ready to buy the Wagner paint sprayer Max. Hoping I get the same satisfied results as I did with the Texture sprayer.
My air compressor is underrated for most of the pneumatic sprayers on the market so I decided to take a chance on this electric one. After watching several videos about it I was sold. I was trying for the orange peel effect on my first attempt, but ended up with grapes, raisins and string beans. My second attempt was much better, but the mud needs to be very well mixed to a consistency that's slightly more runny than pancake batter. The thinner the mix the smoother the coating. Once you think the mud is ready whip it for another 3-5 minutes. The manual says to use the medium nozzle, but I recommend the smallest one. Also, to get a more consistent spray only pull the trigger half way. The arm rest helps during spraying, but you still need to use both hands as it can get a little heavy with a full load in the hopper. Ceilings were no problem for me. Don't remove the blower once you've started spraying as it can be difficult to reattach. As long as you don't pull the trigger while it's turned off it shouldn't leak back into the blower area. The orientation marks on the blower are a little difficult to see for reinstall. Recommend using a marker to highlight the locking positions and practice taking it on and off a few times before starting. For small home projects it works well.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
Easy to use. Don't fill hopper too full or it gets heavy during ceiling application. Also, make sure you use the longer set-time mix too or it'll set-up in the gun before you get done!! Cleans up easy (when it doesn't harden in the gun). I used it to match some existing and it came out perfect, can't even tell which is which.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
Had to open up some walls for electrical work. Never had any luck with the canned texture stuff, just never looks right. Bought this and a batch of pre-mixed drywall mud after looking into other alternatives. Iit took about 10 minutes to do the job and the same to clean up.
Great tool. Simple to use and clean. Turbine is noisy so wear earplugs :)
Trick 1 is to thin the drywall mud enough, you want slightly runny pancake batter. You'll need to experiment tho, it needs to be stiff enough to stick to the wall and not sag, but soft enough to blow withthe tool, same as any other texture gun.
Trick 2 is to PRACTICE. I spent probably 20 minutes trying different trigger squeezes, patterns, distances. Use cardboard boxes, poster board, whatever. You'll get it down pretty quickly, and you can just toss them when done.
I think if I had to do walls & ceiling in a large room, I might rent a texture rig, but for 95% of my needs remodels, repairs, etc, this is the bees knees :)
This sprayer was purchased with the intention of using it for small repairs initially. During a ceiling repair I was impressed with the coat of acoustic ceiling texture it sprayed and used it to spray an entire ceiling during a remodeling and then used it on the walls as well. Keep the tip roughly eight inches away from the wall/ceiling and you will have a consistent texture finish.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
sprays popcorn or acoustic like a dream nice and thick. I have also used for blown on stucco patches with great results. Only drawback is when spraying fine textures on drywall the tip builds up quite fast, so by accident I discovered it works great without a tip.
I'm a Handyman and really needed something more functional than the spray can alternative. I have a small, 2 gal. compressor so the air hopper was a possibility but was unsure if it would be adequate. This Wagner seemed to fit the bill for ease of use, clean-up and compactness. It worked like a charm. I covered both sides of a wall I built dividing one room into two, in about fifteen minutes - which included re-filling the hopper a couple of times. I used the medium sized spray, with a runny texture mixture first, making sure I got fairly even coverage. I could have left it at that, which was a very good orange peel texture. However, the next day I used the large spray with a much heavier mix (just runny enough to glob off the mixing spatula - actually I used an old egg-beater whisk which worked great) and then knocked it down with a 12" knife. The result was a very acceptable and professional finish. Pro: Compact, versatile. Great for the occasional need. Easy clean-up. Reasonably priced. Con: A little heavy if the hopper is full, until the mix is used (which doesn't take long - recommend not filling hopper to capacity). Ceilings might be a challenge. The spray pattern tends to be a little light and uniform even with the large nozzle ring, which makes achieving a 'heavy' knockdown pattern somewhat difficult. Perhaps with a little more use and experimentation that could be overcome. Overall a very good tool and significantly better than the spraycan alternative, especially if have a need on an intermittent basis. One bag (30lbs?) of dry powder mix is about half price of a large spray can and coverage is 100 x greater with this tool. I did not experience any problems with using the tool but I certainly recommend sheeting everything and/or removing everything from the room if tackling a ceiling. Also get a 2'x2' sheet of plywood to stand the tool on while filling, if the area being sprayed has carpet on the floor - otherwise it can be a little unstable.
Pros: Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
"I love this thing" I kept telling myself....It is so easy to use with great results. I'm an experienced DIY'er, but always hated/ hesitant to do texture...not anymore!
I was doing a light orange peel on the ceiling in 4 bedrooms. As another reviewer noted, go THIN. I bought a pre-mix solution form Home Depot which was TOO THICK even after some thinning. I thinned it down to a consistency similar to the "melting milkshake" and the nozzle stopped clogging, and the texture evened out. I would just by the poweder and mix that way next time. Agreed, it is quite messy, but anything related to drywall and texturing is messy. I just covered the walls and floors. When done, I stripped the plastic sheeting down to a ball..easy cleanup
The only downsides (which wouldn't prevent me form buying this again): A bit noisy, so I wear ear muffs. Clean-up is a bit of a pain (would be nice if the inner seal was removable for cleaning), the odor of the mixture setting up gets a bit strong after awhile (doing a 10' x 12' room the odor hit me during the last 1/4 of the room).
The PowerTex worked great. I redid my basement walls and ceiling. The medium aggregate material on the ceiling went very well. The knockdown on the walls look beautiful and I have received many compliments. The only thing I recommend is that the material must be a smooth liquid consistency, like pancake batter, instead of thick and heavy for the machine to spray well. Have a brother-in-law help and it's a great time when they end up getting accidentally sprayed.
I purchased this as an 'experiment' thinking that it might not matter and that we would have to either rent something larger or?? I'm very pleased with the outcome on this though. I was able to do a light texture/orange peel and it looks fantastic. For only having watched a couple of Youtube videos, I'm quite satisfied with it. In a new construction project, this was a 10x11 room and it really does look great. I think that the only downfall is that it's pretty tough to remove the hopper portion from the rest of it for cleaning. I am actually now considering that I might do the rest of the building which is 48 x 52 - minus this first room.
Pros: Even Application, Good Coverage, Looks Great
Does not deliver enough pressure, sprayed pattern is inconsistent due to clogging which occurs quickly. I will be returning item this ASAP. To complete a job buy/borrow/rent a compressor (>=17 gallon) and purchase the Homax pnuematic and the job will be done in a fraction of the time with far superior results.
Pros: Easy Instructions
Cons: Difficult to Clean
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Response from By Wagner Spray Tech, December 13, 2014By Wagner Spray Tech, December 13, 2014
I’m sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the Power Tex. Clogging issues and poor spray on that unit are generally caused by a material that is too thick, and will need to be diluted. Use pancake batter as a benchmark for thickness, and adjust that slightly as needed to achieve the desired finish, referencing the charts in the owner’s manual.
Bought this for a remodel I'm working on thinking it'd be easier than carting an air compressor around... Wrong. This product is good for small areas, or large areas if it's working well - which takes more work from you. Mixing the mud to the right consistency takes a bit of playing... But once you get it right it shoots it out perfect - for a few minutes. I end up taking the tip off and clearing out the chunks of hardened mud with my pinky to keep it going and then have to hose it all out after each hopper-full. To me it seems like the motor is blowing air warm enough to dry out the small amount of buildup between the orifice and the nozzle, and without that flow the sprayer stops spraying. Over-thin your mud and you will have drippy texture, leave it too thick and you'll be shooting globs all over your wall. Cleanup is actually fairly easy but you have to make sure you get every drop of mud out or you'll be in trouble. I would not buy this product again because after all the prep work closing off a room, I don't enjoy all the trips out to the hose just to keep it doing what it's supposed to do... I'd stick with a tried-and-true compressor-operated gun and save myself the hassle.
I have used the Power Tex to texture several bedroom ceilings in my house and the results have been fantastic so far. I've been keeping my mud pretty thin based on the advice from other reviews and I have yet to experience any clogging. Clean up is easily accomplished with a garden house. I think the gun is a great value for the average DIYer.