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Wagner Control Pro 250 Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the Wagner Airless ControlPro 250 R Paint Sprayer. As you can see from the image below, this is a compact airless paint sprayer with a carry handle, which is designed for experienced DIY'ers, maintenance personnel and crafts people with frequent spray painting projects.

It's especially good if you are doing a whole house as it's extremely quick and produces a great finish. Make sure you do a good job with the masking though!

It can be used with water or solvent based wall, ceiling, wood and metal paints. That includes emulsion, vinyl, matt, silk, wood preservative, gloss, smooth masonry, primer, enamel, satin, enamel, lacquer, undercoat, stain, varnish and specialist coatings.

The benefit of a sprayer is you get an even application of paint, which means perfect coverage and a top class surface quality.

Our Online Buyer Rating Summary

This paint sprayer can cover 15 square metres in under 2 minutes and that is impressive by any standards. It is suitable for both internal and external coverage.


It is fairly easy to use, with a bit of practice and will greatly reduce the time it takes to paint large areas.

Finish

Most online buyers said the finish that this sprayer leaves is excellent

Ease of Use

Most buyers said there is a steep learning curve, but once mastered it is a joy

Value 

Not cheap, but it is a huge time saver and gives a fast and effective finish.

There are hundreds of paint sprayers on the UK market, and Wagner are among the leading providers. This ControlPro 250 is a good choice for whole house painting and decorating, though it does take some practise first.

- geoff magee

How Online Buyers Rate This Paint Sprayer

86%
Rate it highly

Rating

Percentage of Buyers

Very High

72%

Good

10%

Satisfactory

9%

Poor

9%

What Online Buyers Say

Pros

  • The majority of online buyers thought the finish was amazing
  • Most buyers said that once the masking was finished, the painting became a pleasure
  • Most buyers thought it was much quicker than standard methods and especially good for doing a whole house
  • Buyers also agreed that the new tips reduced over spray by more than 50%
  • Many people had used Wagner products before and really rate them highly

Cons

  • Only a few buyers thought it was too complicated and couldnt get the hang of it
  • One or two buyers wanted it to put the primer on a bit thicker

This sprayer gets good consistent online reviews. As Geoff mentioned earlier, all paint sprayers are designed to give you a better finish and save you time. This Wagner model, according to buyers, is good as long as you take the time to get the air flow rate and the direction and distance right.

Wagner Airless ControlPro 250 R Key Features

Here we summarise what we believe the key features to be. do from here

  • Measures 39.54 x 45.99 x 33.47 cm and weighs 7.2 Kilograms
  • Integrated storage box - to hold tools and accessories
  • Practical carry handle and lightweight components - to easily change working location
  • Automatic valve depressor - for safe operating and easy start up
  • Nine meter flexible airless hose - for a large working range
  • Light weight airless spray gun with two-finger trigger - for greater precision and to work longer without fatigue
  • Works with all & Ceiling and Wood & Metal paints including anti-corrosion products
  • Direct intake / lightweight Airless gun with two-finger trigger / pressure regulation
  • HEA reversible nozzles for high and low-viscosity liquids and filter kit

Feature Airless Spray painting

The Control Pro 250 R is one of a new generation of Airless paint sprayers, which have the latest High Efficiency Airless, or HEA technology. They use an innovative nozzle technology along with a very efficient and low pressure pump. The reduced pressure allows simple and clean working with an Airless device, providing maximum control with up to 55% less overspray

Feature Paint application

Using a spray applicator like this gives a much more even application of paint. It also gives perfect coverage every times and the surface properties are maintained.


You are much more likely to get irregular paint application with brush strokes or roller marks still visible on the surface. Air spraying eliminates these marks ane leaves for a much better finish.

Video Review of the Wagner Airless ControlPro 250 R

We found this excellent video of this paint sprayer, it's only around 5 minutes so it is worth a watch as it goes into some detail.

Our Verdict on the Wagner Airless Paint Sprayer

It is very easy to recommend this great airless sprayer. As far as we can see it combines great functionality with ease of use and is good value for money if you are doing large painting projects.

If you do a lot of painting work, or even if you just have a very large single job, then it will suit you.

Compared to other models, this is the top of the range so you will easily be able to find a cheaper sprayer, but if you are looking for the best then this is it.

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