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Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle

The Wagner Flexio 570 is an indoor/outdoor hand-held sprayer for all projects. The X-Boost turbine produces unmatched power with two control settings for ideal coverage, and low overspray. The Flexio 570 with bonus comes with two nozzles to meet the needs of any project. The iSpray nozzle delivers a professional finish spraying 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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79%of customersrecommend this product23 of 29reviews
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79%of customersrecommend this product23 of 29reviews
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Customer reviews for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
Review 1 for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
from Orlando, FL, USA
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Quickest way to paint.

PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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This gun is pretty powerful. It works bettet than i thought. It is perfect for wooden ceilings, sofets and textured areas with easy, fast and even application. It only takes one hand with a good paint. If you are using acrylic/latex paint the gun needs to be clean constantly to prevent clogging maybe after 2-3 refills. It gets heavy after a while but i still prefer spray gun over roller and paint brush.
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great
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Review 2 for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
from Northern, NJ
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Wanted a Wagner Sprayer for years but had concerns

PostedOctober 26, 2013
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I've wanted a Wagner HVLP sprayer like this for years. It would have made some projects go faster and smoother. Unfortunately I was scared away by some mixed and negative reviews for other sprayers.
Concerns found in other reviews:
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These are some of the top concerns I've read in the past from other HVLP sprayer reviews over the years.
- Too Noisy
- Need to thin paint
- Uneven coverage
- Clogs easily
- Hard to clean
- Not good for large jobs because of cleaning time
These are what I was most interested in evaluating with the Flexio. I have used the Flexio 570 a few times now with different topcoats and none of the concerns affected my applications.
Prep takes a little longer because you have to tape off and apply plastic sheeting to protect from overspray but painting was much faster and clean-up wasn't that bad. The results I got from using the Flexio were great. The two nozzles allowed me to spray latex paint as well as wood finish.
Noise
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It's loud but I did not find it objectionable. It's quieter than some other air compressors I have.
No Need to thin paint
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The Flexio can use different nozzles. The nozzles are the front part of the spray gun. They consist of the paint reservoir, nozzle and assorted plastic and tubing that connects everything. Two nozzles come with this sprayer, a regular nozzle for unthinned latex paint and a fine finish nozzle.
With the regular nozzle I have sprayed Glidden PVA Primer, Benjamin Moore Aura Flat and Zinsser Perma-White Eggshell. All three sprayed well without thinning and I didn't experience any clogs.
I didn't know this at the time but it's not recommended to spray Aura with an HVLP sprayer because most HVLP sprayers require latex paint to be thinned and Aura shouldn't be thinned. The sprayer atomized the unthinned paint properly and Aura sprayed beautifully with the Flexio!
The paint nozzle also gives a nice stippled texture to the paint like you would get from a roller. I didn't backroll with a roller at all and got very good adhesion and coverage. The key is to practice, which I'll get to later.
With the fine finish nozzle you may need to thin latex paint before spraying. The fine finish sprayer is meant for detail spraying and smooth finishes. I used it to spray some Minwax Polyshades (Satin) and Minwax Polycrylic and got very good results.
No Uneven Coverage with Practice
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This takes some getting used to. Before attempting to paint anything practice on some old cardboard or drywall sheets you won't need. If you spray too much paint you'll get drips and sags. If somehow you missed a bit of wall it's probably best to let it go and improve your technique on the second coat to get better coverage.
The Flexio sprayer has a 2 speed control over air flow through a switch on the top of the gun and paint flow through a knob on the back of the nozzle. The instructions provide a table with recommended settings for different materials but adjust based on what you see when you practice.
I can't stress this enough. Practice, practice practice! This tool will make some painting jobs faster but you need to understand how to use the sprayer to get the best results.
I also like to do a dry run around the area I'm painting. It's important to have smooth, even passes while holding the gun perpendicular to the surface you're painting. This can make painting around objects and in corners tricky so I take a few minutes to walk around the room to be painted with any empty sprayer pretending I'm painting to get an idea of what obstacles I might encounter. This gives me more time to think about how to handle the situation.
Corners can be a bit of a challenge because you can't keep the gun parallel to the wall you're painting without hitting the adjacent wall with the paint sprayer. What I found works for me is to rotate the nozzle so it sprays in a horizontal pattern and cut in the corners, then switch to a vertical spray and spray the wall.
The fill tube that runs into the cup is bent in the middle which allows you to point it in different directions. Usually back when you're spraying up, and front when you're spraying down. This helps you get more paint sucked out of the cup when it's tilted. It would have been nice if Wagner used the Ez Tilt tube they have in other sprayers or had a quicker way to rotate the fill tube while spraying.
Did not clog
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I didn't have a problem with clogging or sputtering with any of the products I used.
Easy to clean
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This one took me by surprise. One thing I kept reading was how difficult HVLP sprayers are to clean. I thought it was a snap.
When done painting:
- release the pressure in the paint cup by unscrewing the cup a bit
- press the trigger to let the paint drip back into the cup
- dump the paint from the cup back into the paint can
- rinse everything with the recommended cleaning solvent (soap and water for water based paints and coverings and I used mineral spirits for the Polyshades)
- put some of the cleaning solution (water or mineral spirits depending on paint) and spray it out. Best to do this outside. I point the sprayer into a 5 gallon bucket and empty out the cleaning solution. Remember to keep your organic vapor rated respirator on while cleaning.
- Take the nozzle apart (only 3 or 4 parts and no tools required) and make sure they're clean. Might need a toothpick to clean the groove in the ring.
I didn't think it was any more difficult than cleaning out brushes and roller covers.
It's easy to paint multiple coats of latex paint in a day since the water based primers and paints only need a couple of hours before recoating. Instead of cleaning out the Flexio completely in between coats I would just empty the paint into the can. Rinse it out by running water through the paint reservoir then I'd fill the cup up with water and stick the nozzle into the cup until it was time to recoat. I spoke with Wagner customer support and they recommended putting the nozzle in a sealed plastic bag to prevent it from drying out.
Not Just For Small Jobs
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A lot of people recommended using a sprayer like this only for larger paint jobs because the time it takes to clean the sprayer negates any time savings from spraying. I disagree. The first project I used this painter on was a very small entry. In that entry there are 2 doors, a window and an opening. That doesn't leave a lot of wall area but it leaves a lot of areas that need to be cut in. Cutting in and rolling produce different paint textures which are easily visible when the paint dries. Using the sprayer I was able to get a more consistent texture throughout. The time tape, covering doors, window, opening, floor and ceiling with plastic and the minimal time cleaning was worth it to get a better paint job.
Final Thoughts
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This sprayer works very well and the way the nozzles are interchangeable makes it very versatile for painting walls as well as finishing wood projects. With a little practice you can get good results and save a lot of time but practice is very important.
With all that said, I'd look at the Flexio 590 instead of the 570. At the time I'm writing this, the price difference is minor and for a little more money you get a sprayer that has finer control of the compressor speed, a case and some other useful accessories. I'd rather have that but both can handle unthinned latex paint as well as thinner coverings well because they use the same nozzles.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
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Review 3 for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
from CT
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male

Great sprayer but a horror to clean

PostedOctober 17, 2013
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It sprays latex out of the can. Good coverage and fast BUT cleanup is nasty. The turbine air filters cannot be cleaned and must be replaced if they get too dirty (overspray major worry and not getting filters and turbine wet cleaning takes care. The external finish on it is not glossy smooth so externally it is nasty to clean, coupled with not wanting to get electrics, filters etc. wet. Keeping it looking new will be a major chore compared to older style Wagners. Good cleanup of nozzles is not as nasty but must be done completely with each use. Love spraying with it and curse long cleaning.process.
Pros: Good Coverage, sprays well, good balance, can be set down full or empty and stand there
Cons: Difficult to Clean, nobody stocks parts like filters
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Response from By Wagner Spray TechOctober 28, 2013By Wagner Spray TechOctober 28, 2013
You can clean the filters, especially if using water based material. They will rinse out pretty well with warm water if cleaned soon after finishing spraying. If you need additional filters you can order them through your store or by calling Wagner at 1-800-328-8251.WagnerSprayTech
Review 4 for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
from Connersville, Indiana
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Going to try it again.

PostedOctober 11, 2013
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I tried this product about 6 weeks ago with dismal results. I returned the product and was refunded.
Wagner tech support contacted me about my issues. I've never seen a company stand behind their
product as strongly as Wagner. If you buy ANYTHING that is mass produced you can wind up with
a problem no matter what their reputation is. Wagner is standing behind this product so firmly that I
DO intend to try the 570 on my next project. I will share my results, pro or con with you when I do it.
I would disregard my earlier review until I get a chance to check it out again. I MUST add that I had
no problem cleaning the unit I returned. The nozzle is not that complicated. I recommend doing it as
soon as the job is done and look at instructions upon putting it back together. Pretty hard to go wrong.
Mike
Connersville, Indiana
Pros: Looks Great, reputation & support
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Review 5 for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
from Roswell, GA, USA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Mixed results

PostedOctober 15, 2013
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No, I do not recommend this product.
I tried this out painting my inside hallway walls with latex paint. Some spots were high and this made reaching them easy. The problem is that when I would stop, paint would ooze out of the nozzle and drip on the floor. It wasn't long until I had a mess on my hands. It was fast, but I went back to a brush and roller because of the dripping. I am going to try this on an outside project and will update my review.
Cons: drips
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Response from By Wagner Spray TechOctober 25, 2013By Wagner Spray TechOctober 25, 2013
Please give us a call at 1-800-328-8251. Dripping is not normal and should be something we can help you troubleshoot. It just sounds as if the front end of the sprayer is out of alignment or a bit loose and causing it to leak.WagnerSprayTech
Review 6 for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
from Southcentral PA
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

New at spray painting - works well for me

PostedJune 22, 2013
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I've never used an electric spray painter before (or air powered for that matter), so I'm a newbie. After reading the instructions (which are very thorough), I tested it on scrap and discovered how to use the trigger to adjust the spray. It works very well. When ending the spray (i.e., releasing the trigger), it did create some bubbles of paint, so be aware of that and/or keep a brush handy. I like the finish nozzle feature very much. It took me about as much time to clean as it takes for roller/pan cleaning. But overall time to paint is dramatically less. Overall, I'm very pleased with it's performance.
Pros: Even Application, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Modern
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Ratings-only reviews for Flexio 570 HVLP Paint Sprayer with Bonus Detail Finish Nozzle
Based on the average of (23) ratings-only reviews
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18 out of 23 recommend this product
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