how is this AIRLESS ELECTRIC SPRAY PAINTER for outdoor fence painting?

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this auction guy claims it is as good as the WAGNER brand one of similar size , which I saw a demo on HSN TV.. looked pretty good
can I use this with oil based paint.
or an alternate question? how can I tell if any airless painter can be used with OIL and water based?
how is this product
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I am not aware of any manufacture that says use only one type of paint. Oil based is much harder to clean. That is why I use latex out side.
I do not like the little sprayers, the tanks do not hold enough to paint very long or much. The hand held models do work fine for doing patio furniture, and small areas.
Check you local rental house and see what it will cost to rent a sprayer for the time you will need.
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

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Which means it is just one step (and many will claim not that, even) above useless...
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I've a basic wagner sprayer. Works okay (MUCH better than brush) with oil-based stains. AFAIK for higher viscosity than the relatively thin stains, forget it.
Wagner says you can spray latex paint, if you add their special thinner and use special spray nozzle. An experiment for you, if you wish.
HTH, J
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snipped-for-privacy@sme-online.com wrote:

??? The "special thinner" isn't water, by any chance, is it? :)
All that's required is to get the viscosity right for the nozzle and having enough "guts" in the gun to spray the material. Many latex paints aren't sprayable as they come in the container. Whether they can be thinned enough for a airless gun to have the capability is often doubtful (and retain decent coverage).
I'm w/ the other guys besides my previous...the small Wagners w/o a pickup device are simply too small and heavy to be useful for anything more than the occasional very small piece...they'll do an adequate job for a fence, but are really imo more trouble than they're worth.
imo, ymmv, $0.02, etc., ... :)
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The additive might be nothing more than Flotrol which improves latex flow even for brushing. It does work better than water but I have no experience with the Wagner except for the poor job a friend did on my deck ceiling.
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That is like saying cow turds are as good a horse turds. The Wagner is a piece of crap, IMO. Tried using mine twice and had poor results.

Read the instructrions/specifications.
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For $20 the thing could be considered disposable. Use whatever paint you want and throw it away when you are done. Never can clean those things well enough anyway.
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A friend got a side job painting 200' of 6' high fence. He bought a Wagner to do the job. He burned up 2 of them before he finished. When one would stop working he would take it back the box store and get another one. When he was done with the job he returned the third one for a refund. They are junk. My next door neighbor painted his house with one (or two or three, I don't know) He worked on it every Sat. and Sun. for a month and a half. The noise of the thing drove me out of my house every weekend. Get a real one.
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Wagner is a POS. Get a Graco, and do it right. You will spend more time working on the Wagner than actually painting.
Steve
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Thanks for all the feedback.. here is what I went through . Had to paint around 300 sqft.. got this unit... started it.. was vibrating a lot.. and makes a strange noise.. but did work satisfactorily.( as long as the stain is thin. ). It did start getting warm /hot. ( FYI they enclose a small funnel and it is mentioned that the ideal paint should flow out of it in 10-12 secs. .so that rules out any thick/ oil paint- also it is specifically mentioned not to use with latex) on the 3rd Quart.. around 40% of my fence , it broke DOWN... looks like it overheated.. complained to the seller he refunded me 8$ out of 17$ completed the fence with a 4$ stain brush. I think I;ll stay away from the cheaper ones. but I can atleast say that, the portion of the fence which is spray painted is more even than the hand painted one. and was done faster.
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