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Wagner 0518050 Control Spray Double Duty Paint Sprayer Review

Wagner Control Spray Review
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Paint spraying equipment can be as different as night and day. Some equipment is ideal for exterior projects, some are ideal for interior projects, and some, like this Wagner sprayer, are designed to be ideal for all paint projects.

This sprayer is intended as a personal use sprayer. It has been designed to handle a wide variety of paint substances. It has been designed to be easy to use, easy to clean, and to take the “work” out of painting projects.

Review Summary of Wagner Control Spray Double Duty Review

This is a 110 volt paint spraying apparatus that is perfect for indoor painting of things like cabinets, trim, floors, ceilings, and walls. It is also a wonderful tool to use when you have projects on the outside of your home like deck staining, fence painting, furniture refurbishing, and more. This Wagner sprayer is designed to be versatile and extremely useful to homeowners and small business owners alike.

Wagner Control Spray Double Duty Review Specifications:

Dimensions: 15.9” x 6.7” x 13.9”

Weight: 4.55 pounds

Voltage: 120 Volts

Coverage Per Minute: 4.9 fluid ounces

Usage: Interior or exterior

Important Features of Wagner Control Spray Double Duty

2 Stage Indoor rated Turbine

The turbine on this paint sprayer is actually rated as safe to use for indoor painting projects. The turbine is also the reason why you can use stain, sealers like urethane, paint, primer and more and still achieve a perfect finish.

Spark Arrested Dual Stage Motor

The motor on this paint sprayer is designed to prevent possible fire caused by flammable materials being ignited by the spark of the motor when it is turned on. Paint materials are often highly flammable. By arresting the spark produced by the motor Wagner has designed a safer piece of equipment.

2 Paint Containers

This paint spraying equipment is designed to make painting both large and small projects easier to do. It even includes 2 sizes of paint holding cups so you can have the proper amount of paint and not have the inconvenience of too much or too little paint.

The smaller paint cup holds one quart of paint and is perfect for the small projects and even for some of the medium size projects you might undertake. By having the smaller container you add less weight to the paint sprayer and this allows you to work longer with less strain or discomfort.

The larger paint cup is a one and one half quart cup that is perfect for the larger paint projects you might undertake. You should be able to paint an area that is 10’ x 12’ using the larger paint container.


This paint spraying unit is made primarily out of heavy duty plastic components. The plastic components help to keep the painting equipment light. Lighter equipment means less strain on your arms and less fatigue for you when you are working.

The lighter equipment makes it possible for everyone to use this equipment. It is proportioned perfectly so people with small hands like women and teens can use the paint sprayer as effectively as men who have larger hands can.

Suggested Uses

This spray paint equipment can be used either indoors for projects like cabinetry, trim, doors, or walls. It can also be used on exterior projects like decks, handrails, fences, patio furniture, etc.

The sprayer is not recommended for heavy commercial usage or for the painting of multi-story structures. The air-hose is only about 15’ in length and this can limit the height of the ladder you can use.

You can easily position the air compressor to the unit so that you can paint fences and decks. The little air compressor is compact and very easy to move and maneuver. It is only slightly longer than a loaf of bread, and actually weighs only a little more than a loaf of bread.


  • 2 paint containers a one quart for small projects and a one and one half quart for larger projects
  • Produces lower spark so it reduces possible fires
  • 3 pattern spray control allows you to spray horizontally, vertically, and in circular patterns


  • This is not a cordless paint sprayer

FAQ’s About Wagner 0518050

Will this paint sprayer lift paint from the manufacturer container?

No this paint sprayer comes with paint containers that you must pour the paint substance into.

Will I have to thin my paints before I can use them?

This paint sprayer will be able to spray thinner paint substances like stain without any alterations being made to the substance. If you are spraying thicker substances like primer or latex paint you will more than likely need to thin them down so the sprayer can apply them properly.

The manufacturer has included specific paint thinning instructions in the owner’s manual and it is suggested that you follow those instructions. You should also note that when you are thinning a paint substance you should thin with a substance that has the same base materials.

Do I need to buy an air compressor to use with this paint sprayer?

No the paint sprayer comes complete with an air compressor. The air compressor portion of the painting equipment is no bigger than the average loaf of bread. It has an air-hose that is about fifteen feet in length. You can easily stand on a standard ladder and reach upper trim and most ceilings.

Final word

This Wagner paint sprayer allows the average homeowner to paint all of the many projects around their home faster and more effectively. It provides a superior finish from a wide variety of paint substances.

You can spray in three distinct patterns so you can always achieve the best possible look on the finished item.

It is durable and will provide you with many years of service.

About Lisa Bohrer

Lisa is a native Texan who says she wears many hats. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, farmer, animal lover, fisherwoman, gardener, and college student. Lisa is a sophomore at Liberty University where she is taking classes to earn her Associates Degree in Creative Writing. She and her husband of 35 years fill their days with life on the farm raising goats and chickens, and then most evenings she can be found at the computer writing, or researching a topic that has piqued her interest.

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