Disclosure: I received the Wagner Flexio 890 Sprayer for free in exchange for this review. Even so, all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.
Hey, friends! I'm so excited to share another fantastic paint sprayer and a bathroom before and after with you guys! Before we get to the before and after, let's go over the main features of the Wagner Flexio 890 Paint Sprayer! There's plenty more to see and learn in the instruction manual, but I want to focus on a few features that I really love about this machine!
The entire system can be stored in the box it comes in, which is so convenient (especially when my garage is a hott mess and I can't find anything when I need it).
Something that sets this sprayer apart from the rest is that it comes with two spray nozzles! The iSpray Nozzle has a 1 and a half quart cup and is for larger projects. The Detail Finish Nozzle has a 20 fluid ounce cup and is for smaller projects. I love the ability to use either nozzle based on the size of my project. For example, I used the Detail Finish Nozzle on the project below because it was a small project. In the future I might be able to work on two projects at once, too, by switching back and forth between the two nozzles.
With one simple turn/switch, you can change the spray pattern (horizontal and vertical) and adjust the spray width. This really helps to ensure your paint is going exactly where you want it (which means less overspray and no wasted paint)!
You can also change the paint flow by turning the red knob on the back of the gun. This basically allows more or less paint to come out of the sprayer. If you're working with a thicker material, you'll most likely keep the flow control high. For thinner materials, you'll most likely keep the flow control low.
The air hose connects at the front of the power box and then the other end connects to the back of the sprayer like so:
The handle has to be twisted to lock it into place. This was hard for me to figure out at first (I didn't push it forward enough), but once I got the hang of it, it was easy peasy! I like that the handle and air hose lock into place -- when you're really into painting and moving the air hose around (or you know, dancing while painting, perhaps), it helps that it's totally secure.
The on/off switch is not only on the front of the power box, but there's also one on the handle. At first it seemed silly to have two, but it was so nice to turn the machine on/off in a moment's notice.
On the top of the handle is the X-Boost Power. This knob adjusts the air pressure going through the gun. It's hard to explain so I'm going to quote the instruction manual: "A high air power level will result in faster coverage and a smoother finish with thicker materials. Lowering the air power will result in larger drops of material being sprayed from the gun, and will create a slightly rougher finish."
If you're intimidated, don't be! The instruction manual has a detailed chart on the recommended material flow and air power settings for different types of coatings/materials. Part of the process is practicing, too! And guess what? Wagner totally thought about that! Check out this awesome practice poster:
Now, for the before and after!
My roommate, Crystal, wanted to redo her bathroom. Here's what it looked like before:
It's a small and awkward space with very little storage. This has the #RentalProbs series written all over it. She wanted to put a storage cabinet on the little empty wall across from the toilet:
Unfortunately, a cabinet just didn't work... the space was too small. One day at Hodge Podge, though, I found this adorable ladder shelf. It was like it was meant for the space!
It had some wear and tear, but nothing a little paint couldn't fix! Crystal chose a fun, bright green to match a picture frame she bought for the room. Enter, the detail finish nozzle! After hanging up plastic sheeting behind my work space and covering the floor with drop cloths, I sanded and painted this cutie in less than 30 minutes total! All the nooks and crannies of this piece seemed like nothing with the sprayer. The coverage was incredible, too! It. was. awesome.
I finished the piece with a brown metallic glaze to tone down the bright green color and this is how it looked after:
With a few mason jars and accessories, it's perfect for her bathroom!
Is it bad that I'm jealous of her bathroom now!?
Overall thoughts on the Wagner Flexio 890 Sprayer:While the sprayer requires a little extra prep work (like covering my work area with plastic sheeting and drop cloths), the professional quality finish is worth it! It also cuts my painting time in half (if not more). The machine does have a loud hum, but it's no where near the noise I've heard from other sprayers. Overall, it's an awesome machine that I will continue to use! For more information, check out the Wagner Flexio 890 intro video, the Wagner Flexio 890 set up video, and the Wagner Flexio clean up video on YouTube!
If you have any questions for me about the Wagner Flexio 890 Sprayer, leave a comment below or email me. I'd be happy to answer any questions or give you advice!
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