Wagner Flexio 5000 Paint Sprayer Review

Wagner Flexio 5000 Paint Sprayer Review

Today, we’ll be talking about one of the most dominating Wagner Flexio models in their product line: The Wagner Flexio 5000.

It’s a beast with an incredible amount of power, efficiency, and durability, yet Wagner offered it at a considerable price. Hmm! I’m touched.

While most people will be utterly in thrall by its good characteristics, some might be tempted to leave seeing its defeats.

So, I’m going to tell you everything that has to do with the Wagner Flexio 5000 paint sprayer (from its features, and benefits, to its pros and cons) to know if it’s worth your time.

Wagner Flexio 5000 Paint Sprayer Review

First and foremost, we are going to take a brief look at Wagner Flexio 5000 before moving into detail.

Wagner Spraytech 0529091 FLEXiO 5000

The Wagner Flexio 5000 is a stationary HVLP paint sprayer that offers ease and efficiency for tedious residential painting or staining – be it un-thinned, indoors, or out.

The FlEXiO 5000 sprayer has the versatility of the spray nozzle and a powerful X-Boost turbine that enables you to finish the projects faster and professionally.

With the two finishing nozzles, multiple adjustable settings, 11.5 feet hose, the low overspray, as well as the less clogging, you will be thrilled to start with the most intimidating projects on your to-do list.

More importantly, they are user-friendly right out of the box. This means handymen and serious weekend warriors can achieve professional results, without much hassle.
It doesn’t waste materials

  • Easy to use and clean up.
  • Suitable for almost all home painting projects.
  • Lightweight and flexible.
  • Fast coverage for quick project completion.
  • Not a professional unit for commercial use.
  • Some users complain about spattering.

Wagner Flexio 5000 Review | Key Features

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The Powerful X-Boost Technology

The X-boost turbine offers not just excellent atomization, but also portable power needed for you to do the job right, without the use of additional equipment.

With such a robust X-Boost Turbine, users are sure of nothing less than a professional result, while enjoying maximum convenience.

This engine makes your painting 12x faster than a brush and five times more potent than most sprayers on the market.

Also, it offers DIY homeowners and pro painters a consistent flow of satisfaction because it has a much higher output that allows you to have the utmost coverage within a twinkle of an eye.

Once you turn on the powerful X-Boost turbine, you can spray all kinds of paints and stains straight from the can –this includes paint-and-primer in one coating.

Lastly, you can use the X-Boost power dial to adjust the level of air power the turbine produced.

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Advanced and Adjustable Nozzle

The Wagner Flexio 5000 paint sprayer comes with two different nozzles – we have the spray nozzle and Detail Finish Nozzle.

The spray nozzle is responsible for tackling heavy-duty tasks such as painting/staining large decks, interior rooms, and exterior houses/sheds.

While the other nozzle provides a roller-like, fine finish on surfaces like cabinets and trim.

The new nozzle design with several settings allows you to achieve the best results for your application. You can spray un-thinned materials – including un-thinned latex with maximum control.

Only you have to power to determine the increase or decrease of the material flow.

Convenient Use and Clean Up

This is where most sprayer fails. However, the Wagner Flexio 5000 passed with flying colors because of its portability.

You don’t have to worry about hand fatigue when painting extensively. The turbine sits on the ground –keeping all the weight on the floor.

Furthermore, this unit is user-friendly, but there are a few learning curves to master, so take note.

As for the cleaning process, the spray nozzle design allows for a quick and easy clean-up.

Besides, you only have five parts to rinse off. And it takes about one minute to clean each part.

Thus, statistically speaking, it takes approximately five minutes to clean this unit and put them right back in shape.

You don’t have to worry about storable either. The turbine base has enough room with an integrated case for storing nozzles/cups and the air hose.

When cleaning, you should use the appropriate cleaning solution, which is warm, soapy water (for latex materials), and mineral spirits (for oil-based materials).

What is The FlEXiO 5000 Best Used For?

The Wagner FlEXiO 5000 is at its peak when used to spray exterior and interior latex, concrete stain, wood sealers, lacquers/urethanes, as well as milk/chalk paints.

Also, you will get the best result in any of the following surfaces, such as a fence, deck, cabinets, furniture, interior room (wall and ceilings), and exterior house/shed.

Read Also: Wagner Flexio 990 Review

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Wagner Flexio 5000 paint sprayers any good?

It’s worth buying the Wagner Flexio 5000 paint sprayer because you can paint broad surfaces such as an entire room within an hour.

You can easily adjust spray patterns, as well as the flow rate to get your flawless finish.

What is the best Wagner paint sprayer?

We have written detailed reviews on each of these Wagner, so go check them out as well. Who knows? They might be just what you were looking for.

Can this tool be used for automotive painting?

I’m afraid no. The Wagner Flexio 590 is only suitable for interior, exterior, and furniture painting projects.

What is the difference between Flexio 890 and Flexio 5000?

One of the main differences on the Flexio 5000 from the Flexio 890 is the iSpray tips. The Flexio 5000 has redesigned the iSpray tips to be more efficient, produce less overspray and has been reduced in pieces for easy cleaning and reassembly.

What is the difference between the Flexio 4000 and 5000?

Selling for $169.99, the FLEXiO 4000 is stationary (its motor is housed in a separate base on the floor or ground) with variable speeds, two nozzle types, and a zippered carrying case. The FLEXiO 5000 is also stationary with variable speeds, two nozzle types and an integrated storage case. It’s priced at $189.99.

Do you have to thin paint for a Wagner sprayer?

Yes! Actually, most beginner or hobby paint sprayers require the paint to be thinned because they don’t have enough power to suck up and push out anything thicker than stain.

Do you have to thin paint for a Wagner sprayer


What is the difference between the Wagner FLEXiO 2000 and 3000?

A) The FLEXiO 2000 and 3000 are handheld sprayers in which the turbine is held in your hand. The FLEXiO 2000 comes with the new nozzle designed iSpray and is a two speed (hi and lo) sprayer. The FLEXiO 3000 comes with the new nozzle designed iSpray, the Detail Finish Nozzle, and has 9 speed settings.

How long does Wagner sprayer paint last?

Short 3 days – 3 months

This is probably the most common storage method for most airless paint sprayers. Most painting professionals and contractors fall into this time span. Fresh, clean mineral spirits is considered a storage fluid for this time span, use it or another pump preserver such as Graco Pump Armor.

Why is my Wagner paint sprayer spitting?

Spray guns spit when air is being introduced into the fluid outside of at the air cap. Fluid Nozzle – The first area to check if your spray gun is spitting is the fluid nozzle. A loose fluid nozzle does not properly seat in the tip of the spray gun and causes air to enter the fluid supply resulting in spitting.

How do I know if my paint needs thinning?

Here’s what you do:

  • Pour the paint into the bucket.
  • Add ½ cup (118 milliliters) of water for every gallon of paint.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Check the thickness by running the paint through a funnel. If it flows freely through the funnel, you know the paint is thinned enough.

Can you use primer in a paint sprayer?

Kilz Primer is a brand of stain-blocking interior base paint. Kilz Primer is a heavy-duty primer that can be brushed, rolled or sprayed on a surface, however, due to its viscosity the product must be thinned down for use in a paint sprayer.

Can I use oil based paint in a Wagner sprayer?

The adjustable spray nozzle makes painting with a sprayer easy. Pro Tip: One of the most convenient things about Wagner FLEXiO Paint Sprayers is your ability to spray unthinned latex or oil-based paint or stains. This makes FLEXiO HVLP Paint Sprayers a popular choice for home and professional use.

How do you clean a clogged Wagner sprayer?

How To Clean Up Your Wagner Airless Paint Sprayer (6-Step Guide)

  • Disassemble the spray gun.
  • Clean the paint container cup.
  • Clean the suction tube and spray nozzle.
  • Disassemble the front end.
  • Scrub all the parts until clean.
  • Let dry, then reassemble.


In short, we both know using boring sprayers or paintbrushes for your home renovation is more like suicide.

And it’s worth mentioning that Wagner Flexio 5000 paint sprayer is undoubtedly one of the most powerful and flexible units in its category today.

This is because it offers the perfect combination of durability, convenient design, as well as performance to lay down that professional-looking finish.

Wagner Flexio 5000 meets your every day painting needs, whether you are a handyman or remodeling contractor, a DIY enthusiast, or a painting professional.

And we’re also aware of its drawbacks (the cons). But with so much to gain, and few to lose, shouldn’t you at least give it a try.

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