How to Use Wagner 0518080 Control Spray Max

The Wagner 0518080 is easy to use, clean and maintain. It only requires a little assembling and adjustment to be ready for use. You need to know how to use the sprayer perfectly. This involves assembling it and also disassembling it after use. Here are the steps to follow with the setup.


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assembly 0518080

  1. Align the arrow shown on the spray gun with the unlock symbol found on the turbine
  2. Fix the spray gun by inserting and twisting it towards the lock symbol. The tab below the trigger locks the two pieces in place.
  3. Insert the air hoe into the connections

Aligning the suction tube

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  • If you are going to be spraying in a downward direction, the angled end of the suction tube should be pointing toward the front of the gun.
  • If you are going to be spraying in an upward direction, the angled end of the suction tube should be pointing toward the rear of the gun.

Material preparation

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  • Stir spraying material thoroughly
  • Dip viscosity test cup in the spraying material, completely
  • Hold the cup and measure the time taken to empty the cup in seconds

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  • Unscrew the cup from spray gun
  • Fill the container with the thinned and strained material. Fill to the neck
  • Screw the cup back carefully


  • Position your spray gun perpendicular to the surface. It should be 1 or more inches from the surface. This depends on the spray pattern.
  • Spray parallel to the surface. Maintain sooth passes and consistent speed. This avoids irregularities.
  • Always apply thin coats. Allow the first coat to dry before applying a second. The second coat should be heavier.
  • When spraying, always trigger the spray gun after spray pass has begun and release trigger before stopping the pass. Always keep the gun pointed squarely at the spray surface abd overlap passes sightly to obtain the most consistent ans professional finish posible.


  1. Turn off the turbine. Trigger the spray gun to release the material in the spray gun back to the container
  2. Unscrew the container and empty the remaining material in its original container
  3. Pour the cleaning solution in the cup. Warm soapy water should be used for latex materials. Minerals spirits should be used for oil-based materials.
  4. Attach the cup back to the gun. Plug in the sprayer
  5. Turn on the turbine and spray the solution through the gun in a safe area. turn off the turbine. Trigger the gun to release material back to the cup.
  6. Wipe the cup’s exterior as well as the gun. Unscrew the screw to remove the nozzle and air cap.
  7. Clean the container with a brush
  8. Separate the gun from the turbine y pushing the tub below the trigger
  9. Clean the spray gun’s rear and lubricate the O-ring. Reassemble your spray gun.


maintenance 0518080

  • Remove the filter covers by pushing the tabs found on each side of the turbine.
  • Remove dirty filters from the turbine. Replace them with new filters. Place the smooth side of the filters towards the turbine. Return the covers and secure them on the turbine.


  1. Little or no material flow- clean the clogged nozzle or sanction tube. You can also increase the volume setting or tighten the container.
  2. Leaking materials -tighten the nozzle and check whether it is worn out. Clean the air cap and nozzle to avoid material buildup.
  3. Coarse atomization –the material may be too thick and require some thinning. You also need to decrease the volume setting and increase the pressure setting. Also tighten the container.
  4. Pulsating spray jets –refill the container and change the air filler if clogged.
  5. Sagging or running pattern –adjust flow of material or simply increase spray gun movement.
  6. Too much overspray – reduce spraying distance. Decrease the volume setting and the pressure setting too.
  7. Light and splotchy pattern –adjust material flow. Decrease spray gun movement

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