The Wagner Flexio 590 is an indoor/outdoor hand-held sprayer kit for all projects. The X-Boost turbine produces unmatched power and provides adjustable control, full coverage, and low overspray. The Flexio 590 comes with two nozzles to meet the needs of any project. The iSpray nozzle delivers a professional finish spaying broad surfaces with residential unthinned paints. The Detail Finish nozzle is ideal for small projects and fine finishing. The Flexio provides advanced user comfort being 50% quieter and 20% lighter than traditional airless sprayers.
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83%of customersrecommend this product95 of 115reviews
This paint sprayer exceeded my expectations. I’d heard lots of poor reviews about various paint sprayers over the years – you have to dilute the paint so much it takes 5 coats, they clog & leak easily, the coverage is clumpy and/or uneven, etc. So, while I loved the idea of the Flexio 590 & its claims of providing even coverage with unthinned paint, I was only guardedly optimistic that it would be a pleasant experience.
Now, I started to go easy on it for its first job out of the box & use it with relatively thin deck stain. However, at some point during my Home Depot trip, I decided to abandon that plan & really see what this thing could do. I told the friendly paint counter staff I needed outdoor paint. They advised me Glidden & Behr were both good paints, but Behr would provide thicker coverage. “Thicker, you say? I’ll take it.” So, I carted my gallon of red Behr Premium Plus Satin Exterior paint home & unpacked the Wagner Flexio. The instructions are pretty straightforward (assembly is minimal) & after I’d briefed myself on the do’s and don’ts, I cracked open the gallon of paint & started to pour. Immediately upon seeing how thick the paint was I was concerned I was going to end up having to paint the chairs by hand. However, I’d come too far to back down at that point, so I fired up the Flexio with the iSpray attachment on the highest speed setting. It took a couple seconds for the paint to filter through, but then boom – perfectly even spray. To start, I used it first on a flat, vertical surface, being very sure to keep the sprayer level.
First impressions: it was quieter than I expected & not so heavy that it became uncomfortable. I weighed it & empty it's 4.3lbs. Once I added paint it was 6.5lbs. So, it’s definitely heavier than a paint brush, but not so heavy it’s restrictive. The trigger mechanism is adjustable to control the paint flow & it has a comfortable feel to it.
It performed so fabulously on the flat surface, I then moved on to painting Adirondack furniture (new, untreated lumber). Again, I attempted to keep the sprayer level at first, but with so many angles, I eventually gave up & turned the painter every which way, painting under armrests & down the back slope of the chair, fully expecting it to start sputtering. IT NEVER DID. Including setup & putting down a dropcloth, I painted both chairs & an outdoor deck box in about 40 minutes (not including touching up with a second coat after the first had dried). The coverage was thick & even. Some areas did require a second coat, but with red paint naturally having thinner pigment & the lumber being untreated, I expected this. In fact, I’ve hand-painted chairs just like this before & it’s taken a minimum of 2 coats and about 5x longer. Needless to say, I was thrilled with the results. It went so quickly, I was legitimately sad I didn’t have more things to paint.
The only issue I ran into was during the second coat on the deck box – I twisted the nozzle and apparently broke some kind of vacuum seal, causing the sprayer to hemorrhage paint for a second. I moved the nozzle back and left it alone until the paint slowed & finally stopped (maybe about a minute total). I’m still not exactly sure what caused it, but I wiped it off & fired it back up & it didn’t miss another beat.
For wall applications, I think this sprayer will actually have less wasted paint than traditional brushes and rollers, however, for painting furniture & other items that will have overspray, you probably do waste some paint. It took about half a gallon for my 3 pieces of furniture. Last time I did this by hand, it took about a quart and a half. However, for the ease of application & the time it saves, I will NEVER paint another Adirondack chair by hand. When using inside, you will need to be diligent about using a drop cloth & taping off trim & ceilings, but the spray is very well focused, so as long as you stay at a proper distance & don’t accidentally point it at something you don’t want painted, you won’t regret using it indoors (NOTE: it does continue to spray for a second or two after you release the trigger, so always keep it pointed at the paint surface for a moment before turning away.)
Lastly, clean up was also easier than expected. It took me about 15 minutes to drain & rinse the reservoir, run a cup of soapy water through the turbine & remove & clean the nozzle attachments. All in all, I’m extremely impressed with the Flexio. For anyone who does a considerable amount of painting, this is a must have. You’ll get the same quality results in a fraction of the time. I’m already planning my next painting project!
Pros: Even Application, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Looks Great
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weighs 4.3lbs empty, 6.5lbs with paint
Flexio provided excellent coverage on untreated lumber, even at awkward angles.
Sample spray with unthinned outdoor paint using the iSpray nozzle.
My fiance, the engineer, doesn't believe in instruction manuals. However, this product proves they exist for a reason. After errant sprays (all over the TV) and paint oozing out the back of the unit he reluctantly pulled out the manual and discovered that it was put together incorrectly. When assembled properly, the unit worked like a charm. It saved us significant time in painting our living room - and we only had to do one coat of paint! The unit must be cleaned out immediately after using so prevent the nozzle from getting clogged, don't procrastinate. For a DIYer this was a great item....once the instructions were reviewed :)
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Looks High End, Dries Quickly
I LOVE this sprayer!!! I bought it specifically for a garage job i just got, I sprayed valspar primer/paint without any problems, no thinning,, nice even spray and the adjustments were great!! so much to do with this!!!! Cant wait to do more with it!!! Cant really say i have any "cons" . when something works, go with it!!
I am an average DIYer and this is the second time I use a paint sprayer. Having used the FLEXIO 570 series last week, this week I had the opportunity to test the FLEXIO 590 series.
The first major difference is that this sprayer (590) comes in a nice and organized case rather than just parts thrown in a carton box (570). The second difference is the spray rate. The 590 series sprays up to 8 gal/hr vs. 7.2 gal/hr for the 570 series.
Upon use, I could not find a tangible differenece between the two. Maybe this is because I did not compare them back-to-back. Having used the 570 series last week, I'm sure there was a learning curve and that's why I was more comfortable with the 590 series.
I painted an indoor garage wall and I am happy with the results. Once you get the hang of it you can achieve better consistency and therefore better results. You need to switch between the vertical (up-down) and horizontal (side-to-side) options as appropriate for your application. You can also control the amount of paint it sprays by modulating your finger on the trigger.
You would need a roll or brush to correct mistakes you make as you go. You will need those particularly when you release the trigger as the sprayer tends to spit out some lumps of paint. The other option would be to direct the sprayer away from the paint area and then release the trigger.
As with any other tool, take a few minutes to read the instructions and familiarize yourself with the equipment.
Plan on taking short rests every few minutes as the weight of carrying this thing around can fatigue your arms & shoulders.
Overall we are very happy with this product, and would definitely use it for our future painting plans. It appears to be of good quality and the price is reasonable.
Having recently painted our new house using rollers & brushes, I can now appreciate this sprayer and the time it can save the average DIYer :)
I would definitely recommend the 590 series as I believe the price difference is justified by having (1) the case for better storage & carrying around, and (2) the higher spray rate that can definitely help with bigger projects.
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
In the past, I had an older type of airless sprayer. The cleanup, maintenance, and overall performance were less than desired. I think this new design is an efficient and effective way to paint with an airless sprayer. Cleanup is much much easier, and there are less parts to have to disassemble and replace. I recommend that you forget how you used an older type of airless, and develop a technique for this new style of sprayer. There is certainly a trigger finesse that needs to be learned, as well as the paint application technique. Practice, practice, practice should be your first rule. After I spent some time using the practice poster, and some unseen areas of my garage, I have no issues using this painter. I will admit I devoted a couple of days playing and practicing with this machine at first. It was time well spent that is paying dividends now.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Modern
I was skeptical but now I am a believer. They spent the time to improve the wagner sprayer and have come up with THIS...it has actually surprised me. I hand brushed one side of my basket weave fence and could not pass up trying to spray it to save tons of time and this thing worked AWESOME...and I mean every sense of the word. Once I had it dialed in, it sprayed the stain and sealer so perfectly and made additional coats a breeze because when you brush it, it drags the stain and sealer while this sprayer just lays it down so smoothly. It took roughly 30 minutes to clean it properly but it is soooo worth it. It is a bit on heavy side, but it's a good workout...while I know my wife could not use it for long periods of time because of its weight. One thing is for sure, it saved me time which I value on beautiful days because that extra time saved can be spent with my better half relaxing. Go try it, it does truly work very, very well and beats renting other equipment because it is so versatile and will always be in your garage ready to go.
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
Cons: slightly heavy but it works
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spraying my basket weave fence with the Wagner Flexio 590
I’ve purchase many paint sprayers over the last few years. Some were either too big or too small to do the job properly, or too much work to clean. The battery units were too heavy. The Wagner Flexio 590 however is the most flexible unit I have. It’s the right size for so many jobs. I would recommend this for anything from painting outdoor furniture, fences, Interior rooms and even the whole house. Its solid, Lightweight and doesn’t make a lot of noise like some of the other airless sprayers. Setup & use are a snap, and cleanup is a breeze. Attached pictures show a cinderblock wall I sprayed with 2 coats in less than 4 hours including clean up time. The gun sprayed a heavy latex paint, with minor problems, every once in a while I had to clean out the tip with the yellow tool that came with the gun. Totally pleased with this item and see it getting plenty of use well into the future. Just started painting the Aluminum and garage door at my home and its working great,,, you should be albe to see the difference..
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Protection, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern, Dries Quickly
I wasn't sure what to expect since I've never used a home paint sprayer before. But I actually like it. Using the iSpray nozzle, I painted a 150ft long wooden fence in about 45 minutes - normally this would have taken hours. The finish was very even, and there was surprisingly very little overspray and misting. The reservoir is fairly small though, so I had to stop every 8 to 10 feet to refill it. That's what actually took most of the time. Cleanup was simple and quick. The instruction manual is good, very detailed, and even though I'm the kind of guy that usually doesn't read instructions, I found it very helpful. It gives you good information to get a clean, even spray pattern.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
The 590 is well constructed and all the plastic parts fit well together. I am very impressed with the results of my first project. I painted an old ugly rusty metal shed with the Behr paint and primer in one can from HD. When I saw how thick the paint was I was very skeptical and thought I might have to thin the paint but not so. The 590 sprayer performed like a champ with the heavy thick paint! I read the manual a few times and followed the instructions for thick paint and never needed to thin the paint! But here are some valuable tips for everyone! First...practice taking the sprayer apart and reassembling it for cleaning several times before you ever run paint through it. Second tip... get your cleaning station set up before hand so you are ready to go when the time comes to clean. I used a 5 gallon bucket about half full of water with a squirt of dish soap for the paint tank. There will be a small amount of paint left in the tank at the end of the project, use a paint brush to get the last bit out or pour it back in the can. I bought a smaller blue bucket (they are in the paint Dept.) to clean the sprayer head separately because the water in the 5 gallon bucket gets pretty cloudy and it is very easy to loose small parts (which I did). Use the garden hose sprayer to clean out the paint tank under the surface of the water in the 5 gallon bucket to clean the paint tank and pickup tube. Use the smaller bucket to clean the small sprayer parts separately! One warning! The little o-ring gasket is very easy to loose! it is small enough to fit on you finger so I just wore it like a ring after I lost it in the murky water 3 times! Third tip... remove the turbo motor before refilling the paint tank ! It comes off with just a half turn and makes the refill job MUCH easier. Last tip.... there are only about 4 small parts to reassemble the sprayer head, just match one part to it's mating part and then final assemble is an easy step. Have a clean brush ready if the sprayer gets clogged and starts to spit paint. I highly recommend buying on of those red pour spouts that fit to the top of gallon can, makes refilling the paint tank extremely easy!! I sprayed almost an entire gallon of thick heavy paint before cleaning was necessary, but I was ready for break and a cold drink anyway. I would recommend the 590 to friends, but they can't borrow mine because I love it! I used water based latex paint so I don't know how difficult oil based paint would be at clean up time
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Looks High End
I used this to spray a desk with varnish. It worked well and made the job a breeze. I love that is has multiple paint containers so you can keep going when you get going. The price is well worth the trade for making application so easy! Thanks Wagner!!
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Modern
I bought this to do three rooms, walls, ceilings and trim. Wall and ceilings were latex, trim was oil base. Did an excellent job and left a great finish. To get good results always always always strain your paint. Second always err to the light side of paint application. It is easier to spray twice than to wipe excess paint off the wall. Clean the sprayer before and after you use it because it doesn't take much to mess up your spray. Also keep the nozzle clean while you are spraying. Wipe the nozzle at least every minute. Treat this sprayer right and it will do an outstanding job for you.
Our front porch includes about fifty feet of wooden lattice, and painting it has to score in the top ten of my least favorite jobs. Rollers don't work well, and using a brush takes half of forever. This time around I decided to try a sprayer -- and after some research decided on this Wagner Flexio 590.
Some of the negative reviews gave me a bit of hesitation, but the general drift I got from most is that you need to read and follow the instructions closely (many people don't), you need to pay particular attention to cleaning the parts (again, some people apparently don't), and you need to reassemble it correctly if you expect it to work a second time (yup, that seems to catch some people too).
I spent a fair amount of time reading the instructions, and took the thing completely apart and reassembled it several times before I tried actually using it. That turns out to be a really good idea: the parts are much easier to identify when they aren't covered in paint. In particular, there's a special washer with a groove that needs to face toward the nozzle; if you don't know what you're looking for, it would be easy to lose it during the cleaning process, or to reassemble it facing the wrong way.
Armed with this experience, I took the thing outside and filled it with Kilz latex primer. After a few practice swipes on a piece of cardboard, I tried my hand at the lattice -- and was quite surprised at how well it works. The spray pattern is quite even, and though there is a bit of overspray, it was less than I expected. The shocker was that I managed to finish all fifty feet of lattice in about ten minutes.
It turns out that cleanup took about twice as long as the painting, but it helped my attitude to remember that had I been using a brush, I would still be at it for at least another hour. And in truth, the cleanup wasn't all that hard. Latex paint comes off all of the plastic parts fairly easily, and the little brush that is supplied is fairly helpful. A light duty scrubbing sponge also helps.
After several hours, I reassembled the sprayer and filled it up with Behr latex enamel; again, it worked flawlessly even though the paint is rather thick. The instructions warn against thinning the paint for most cases, and they are right. Again, the coverage is even and the job went by very quickly, followed by a thorough cleaning.
The kit includes a carrying case, the power unit (which is something like an overpowered unheated hair dryer), the larger spray attachment for general work, and a smaller attachment for finer work. I haven't used the smaller sprayer yet, but I would expect it to perform similarly.
All in all, the Flexio 590 has turned out to be a very good choice. It made very quick work of a tedious chore, and did it nicely. If your style is to rip open the box, toss the instructions aside and blaze away... well, you probably will have trouble, especially the second or third time you try to use it. But so long as you are patient and are willing to follow directions, I gladly recommend it.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, good for painting irregular surfaces, very fast application
I purchased the Wagner 590 and was skeptical on how it would work. It was the first time I used a sprayer. It was very easy to use. I did find out a trick that works well to keep it spraying smoothly. If it begin to splatter, there is probably something in front of the jet. I just keep a small jar of water with a tooth brush handy and brush it across the front of the tip, wipe with a rag and continue on. It really works great. I highly recommend this product
Pros: Even Application, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Dries Quickly
I've only had this for a few days but it's been long enough to get to know the product pretty well. I used it to repaint some nursery furniture and it came out beautifully. The paint went on evenly and coated it well. I painted a glider chair in about 5 minutes. With a brush it would have taken me an hour +, and it would have been a lot messier (and ugly).
The only things to be aware of are that it can get a little heavy after awhile and you need to allow a good 20-30 minutes for cleanup. CLEANUP IS ESSENTIAL! They provide great directions on how to properly clean the machine and it's worth following them. If it get's clogged you'll get frustrated. Ultimately it's easy to clean but it is time consuming.
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
I got this with Wagner PaintREADY Station HVLP Sprayer. Both are great product but both has its strong suite. With this product, you do not have to worry about dragging motor or compressor. This small unit has all the part and power in this small unit.
It has good working coverage and great options and modes. you can optimize this unit to your need.
To me, after a while of working with it, it was little heavy with paint in it. It has all the ease and simplicity packed with power in one small unit, it is little heavy to work with for a longer period time.
Both gave great result, I loved both of them, however, weight of this was little minus for me. If you have strong hand, it would be great for you.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Dries Quickly
I consider my self to be a semi-pro painter, not in the big leagues, but functionally advanced for my own residential projects. This sprayer has taken me to the next level!
Pros: -Easy to use; -Easy to get going out of the box; -Multiple spray options, perfect for any job; -Expedites big or small projects - large rooms, interior/exterior, or small furniture, it does it all; -Awesome storage case; -Intuitive to use.
Cons: -Not really a con, but make absolutely sure you take time and care with clean up. Really. It will make or break your next use of the machine.
Get it. Your won't regret it!
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
Wagner Flexio 590 We were looking for an indoor/outdoor Hand-held Sprayer. This sprayer is easy to use, light weigh and very quiet.The nozzle settings allow you to modify the width of what you spray. For the detail finish nozzle I found you can get as close as 1-2” away from the surface for a perfect 1/2” trim spray, great for baseboards and trim work. Set up was really very easy. Just fill up the container with your paint, attach the nozzle, and then the trigger/sprayer apparatus and your ready to paint. What I like about the sprayer is the easy cleanup. I was able to run some warm soapy water through the Flexio 590 sprayer This is an amazing time-saver that I highly recommend.
This gun upgraded my previously owned Wagner 570 and I am more than happy with 590’s performance and capabilities. It requires no spray painting skills what so ever and any DIYer can produce professional results using this gun with the help of tips provided in included manual. Kit ships with 2 nozzles which I find very handy while painting multiple colors or working in tight coverage area. With iSpray nozzle, I had been able to cover large areas with minimal effort / time and with detailed finish nozzle my prep time was shortened since it worked great in tight areas. My wife and I built a hard board castle for our 4 year old and we used this gun along with paint ready station to paint it all. Once prep work was done, it took us about half hour to complete the task that could have taken half a day with brushes and rollers. The outcome appeared professional. The gun allowed me to control the speed, pattern and amount of paint it sprayed out which makes it a true jack of all trades.
Even though this gun can handle any size task but I recommend using it when a task without this gun will take more than an hour since the afterwards cleaning will take about good 20+ minutes. Even though you can just soak the nozzles in soapy water for cleanup but I scrub every part with a small brush to ensure that it’s absolutely clean and ready for my next task. iSpray and Detail nozzle dis-assembles in 19 parts so I would strongly recommend taking pictures as you dis-assemble. It helped me a lot when I assembled the nozzles again. Included 2 cleaning tools are very handy and have greatly helped me in cleaning the gun.
I strongly recommend wearing a good quality face mask and if you are painting outdoors then pick a day when there is no wind at all.
Given the time and energy I saved and professional results I produced using this gun, it has already paid itself off. Go buy it, you will like it,
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Use, Looks Great
I paid the extra $20 for the 590; and that is what I would recommend. Because it has 3 variable adjustments for the spray & amt of paint. The recommended setting was 7-9 for latex. I was painting the inside of a fence [with the 2X4s.] So I used the smallest spray pattern [about 6"], #5, and about 1/3 trigger adjustment. I did a small section at #7 and it used a ton of paint & I had to brush out runs. Thick paint will not go on smooth, if you want a smooth finish you will have to thin the paint. For latex you can use Wagner Paint Easy. I have not used the detail Sprayer. One nice thing about this, is you can take the spray head off the main body & throw the whole thing in a bucket of water to soak, before you clean it. Almost all parts are plastic; I am not sure how they will hold up in the long run. Negatives;  you can't tell how much paint is left in container [even in the sun.] Some people said when it ran out that it squirted blobs of paint; When mine ran out, it just did not spray paint.  It needs an on/off switch for the air & just have the trigger for paint. It was difficult for me to keep the air on without the paint.
Pros: Even Application, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage
Cons: can not tell level of paint, air on with partial trigger pull
The spray painter arrived in a lightweight plastic storage case. Easy is a word I could overuse in describing how this Paint system can help a DIYer working alone.
Out of a smooth plastic Box: The 590 power sprayer with 9 speeds has pictures on the display as a reminder when adjusting speeds; A detail nozzle with a .625 quart cup; I-Spray nozzle with the material flow adjustment and pattern adjustment control and a 1.5 quart wide mouth cup; Small bottle brush for cleaning; 1 page poster size color illustrated quick start guide; A large foldout illustrated spray poster practice sheet; An illustrative black and white owner's manual; A one sheet masking guide for Interior Paint Spraying; and A plastic tool, thinning accessory that can also be used for stirring paint, unclogging the holes in the detail finish nozzle, opening containers. Wagner has references you can follow to an online website.
The manuals are clearly written and illustrated. A postcard, my cat chewed, tells you Wagner values what you think, please review us. This respect for a customer boosts your confidence in this company.
The only extra item I wanted in the box was an ordering postcard for another 1.5 quart wide mouth paint cup. I weigh the spray system at about 3lbs, without paint in the cup. The nozzle pulls easily, even if you already have slight pain in your hands.
This came after the start of rainy season in Florida. I ignored most of the directions, except the quick start guide. I needed to use my 1 (one day) of dry weather to repaint a storage unit and touch up house eaves. Love bug season has started in Florida. I was fighting bugs while doing this. RA in my hands was flaring.
I've done many paint jobs. I'm very slow and mask everything, I've attempted wall art and design. This system surprised me with how much I could accomplish quickly. Although sometimes sloppy. I was painting white on white. I would take more time to mask if I was using color. The eaves touch up and storage unit repaint took one afternoon. Clean up was easy with latex paint.
The potential for projects with the detail nozzle is very exciting. I judged this entire kit on one afternoon of painting. I woke up with no hand pain from the five hours of pulling the paint gun trigger. I could start using it again today, if it wasn't too wet already.
As an older person who is told you can't keep a house up alone, I'll be happy to reply, I'm not alone, Wagner is helping me!
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, many uses including creative, lightweight, easy cleanup