Don’t Buy “Wagner Power Painter 5.4 GPH” Because It Will Ruin Your Life… and Projects.
Last week, I was having a bad day. The good old husband knows exactly how to cheer me up: He takes me to Lowes! I had been thinking lots and lots about getting a power paint sprayer, since I have been painting loads of things lately. I wanted a paint sprayer to save time on my projects. We settled on buying the Wagner Power Painter 5.4 GPH. I have been so so so excited to try it out!
Tonight I tried it out. And I am NOT a happy camper. In fact, I am straight up furious. Something that was supposed to cut my time in half has just DOUBLED my time on this project. I followed the directions meticulously. I did everything I was supposed to… it said to let it spray for a minute to get a steady flow. Well that never happened. It sputtered and dribbled the WHOLE TIME. It sputtered all over my project (which happens to be my mom’s cedar chest). Now I am going to have to sand all the splutter chunks off and start over. Awesome. This was its first time out of the box, and so it was definitely not clogged. It just sucked. So bad. What a waste of money. I was ready to drop kick this piece of junk into the neighbor’s back yard, but I want my money back, so I didn’t do that. You guys, it was so bad… the horrendous result literally had me in tears of frustration. Grrrr!
I still want a power sprayer, but I am going to be much more careful in which product I buy next time. I am going to read LOTS of reviews. Do any of you have any recommendations on power sprayers?