A handheld paint sprayer for DIY home projects like re-painting your walls, furniture, and applying wood sealers can make the job much easier and look more professional.
The market offers a wide selection of hand-held sprayers that differ in size, capabilities, and price.
So picking the right hand-held paint sprayer from the rest is often a challenge, especially those looking to purchase a sprayer for the first time.
Wagner Spraytech FLEXiO 590 HVLP Paint Sprayer
In this Flexio 590 review you will learn about the features and specifications of the Wagner Flexio 590 handheld paint sprayer with the intention of helping you decide if this unit is right for you and your painting projects.
Wagner Flexio 590 Features
Wagner Flexio 590 is sold as a sprayer kit that lets you tackle most home painting projects. The hand-held sprayer has a better performance than its competitors, and its adjustable controls give you a professional kind of result.
But does Wagner Flexio 590 work as proclaimed? We have scrutinized its top features to help you weigh its performance over that of competitors in this price range.
Assembly & Maintenance
How easy is it to assemble Wagner Flexio 590?
Wagner Flexio 590 comes in separate parts that need assembly. However, this should not be a bother since the parts are easy to assemble for most adults.
Besides the ease of assembling, the hand sprayer also comes with an easy to read the manual that guides you systematically through the set-up process.
How would you maintain Wagner Flexio 590? Like most handheld paint sprayers, you will want to clean your hand-held paint sprayer after each task if you want its parts last work work efficiently.
Cleaning your Wagner Flexio 590 is relatively easy as the process entails detaching the paint reservoir from the main unit and washing it in water and a detergent.
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After cleaning it, fix it back and pull your sprayer’s trigger a couple of times to get rid of any remaining water in the reservoir.
However, you might face a challenge in unscrewing the reservoir for the first time. If you face this challenge, we suggest that you refer to the user manual.
Usage & Comfort
Is it hard to use Wagner Flexio 590?
In our opinion, Wagner Flexio 590 is not hard to use. For instance, a single trigger sprays enough paint to cover a surface. You will have to spend some time to learn critical basics like regulating its air pressure, paint flow, mastering the right spray pattern, and much more.
Based on this reason, the handheld paint sprayer might not be user-friendly if you are using it for the first time. However, your skill will improve as you continue using the sprayer.
How comfortable is it to use Wagner Flexio 590?
Wagner Flexio 590 is 50 percent quieter and 20 percent lighter than most of its competitors in this price range. However, the lightweight and the little noise would still be a bother if you are using the sprayer for long hours.
On the other hand, this handheld device has a short power cord meaning that you will have to get an extension cord to help you spray over large surface areas.
Another probable downside that could hamper your comfort while using this paint sprayer is its dependency on electricity. For this reason, Wagner Flexio 590 will not be a good option for those people who reside off the grid.
Wagner Flexio Nozzle Technology
Wagner’s Flexio nozzle technology is another top feature that makes it worthy of consideration.
The unit comes with 2 nozzles to tackle most projects.
- The iSpray nozzle is intended for spray painting large areas with an undiluted material. The iSpray nozzle gives a roller-like finish. Based on your task, you can adjust the nozzle to spray vertically or horizontally or to give wide or narrow spray pattern.
- Wagner’s Flexio nozzle technology also features a detail finish nozzle. As its name implies, you can use this nozzle in detailing projects or finishing up your painting project. Unlike the iSpray nozzle, you can only adjust this nozzle to spray vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
Wagner Flexio 590 X- Boost Turbine Technology
Another one of the great features on this hand-held paint sprayer is the x-boost turbine technology. We like this feature because it makes Wagner 590 three times stronger than most high volume and low-pressure paint sprayers in the market.
Therefore, this would be a cost-saving alternative to those sprayers that are designed to spray specific types of paints. The x-boost turbine technology is a useful feature as it saves time and labor. This sprayer can spray up to 8 gallons of paint each hour.
Wagner Flexio 590 lock and Go Split System
Wagner Flexio 590’s lock and go split system is a great feature because it lets you change the spray nozzles easily when spraying or cleaning the handheld sprayer.
Besides the ease of changing nozzles, the Lock and Go system also saves the time that would have been wasted in changing the spray nozzles.
Wagner Flexio 590’s top competitors include:
Wagner Flexio 890 vs 590
Wagner Flexio 890 is one of the handheld paint sprayers that compete well with model 590.
Like Flexio 590, Wagner Flexio 890 features the x-boost turbine for unmatched spraying power, it is backed by a one-year manufacturer warranty, and it has an adjustable trigger to control material flow.
Furthermore, Wagner Flexio 890 features the Flexio nozzle technology and the lock and go feature.
However, Wagner Flexio 890 is a little pricier that Flexio 590 because it has an integrated storage system, and it sprays 8.4 gallons of paint per an hour.
HomeRight HVLP Fine Sprayer vs. Wagner Flexio 590
HomeRight HVLP Fine Sprayer is an inexpensive competitor that you could consider in case you are on a tight budget.
This sprayer includes the capability to apply most types of coats and paints like latex; it has a little overspray, and the trigger control that lets you regulate HomeRight Fine Sprayer’s spray pattern, and airflow.
Moreover, this handheld paint sprayer is easy to use and clean, and it comes with a two-year manufacturer warranty. Despite its great features, the sprayer may not be ideal for large projects.
Graco’s TrueCoat Electric Paint Sprayer
Graco’s electric paint sprayer is an expensive type, but it has a better performance than Wagner Flexio 590.
You may want to consider this electric paint sprayer because it lets you spray almost all kinds of paint and coatings, it is fully repairable, it is easy to clean and set up, and its pressure control system gives you a professional kind of finish.
Moreover, the electric paint sprayer’s patented spray technology gives you a consistent and even result, and it is backed by a one year warranty.
Is Wagner Flexio 590 a worthy investment? From our point of view, Wagner Flexio 590 seems like a worthy investment for DIY homeowners and professional painters.
We recommend it because it can spray dense materials and it is three times faster than most hand-held paint sprayers of its caliber. Besides being fast, Wagner Flexio 590 also lets you control its spray pattern and paint flow, and it has an excellent price to quality ratio.
Regardless of the good performance, we would not recommend it for large painting projects.