NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All-Pro wide receiver, Donald Driver, has teamed up with Wagner SprayTech Corp., the market leader in advanced paint applicators, for the launch of the FLEXiO, the first hand-held sprayer specially designed for spraying paint indoors or out. After announcing his retirement earlier this year, Driver returned to training camp – DIY training camp – to demonstrate the speed, precision and flexibility of the FLEXiO sprayer at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York City on July 24.
Driver and DIYers went through a series of challenges to showcase the superiority of FLEXiO over conventional paint rollers, as well the FLEXiO sprayer's ability to spray any paint, anywhere through its two new patented technologies – the X-Boost turbine and iSpray nozzle.
"As a wide receiver, I can relate to the importance of flexibility, precision and speed," said Driver. "You need the proper tools for a professional performance and as we experienced first-hand at Wagner Training Camp, the FLEXiO is the best tool for painting projects, both indoors and out."
The new X-Boost turbine runs at 65,000 rpms and is 3 times more powerful than traditional HVLP units that run at 20,000 rpms. This increased power is controlled with three simple adjustable settings for air flow, pattern and paint thickness. It is 20% lighter than traditional airless sprayers and is as quiet as a hairdryer.
"The majority of paint sold is for interior projects, but until now there hasn't been a sprayer with enough flexibility and control to paint indoors," says Arti Lyde, product director, Wagner SprayTech. "With adjustable settings on the spray width, fan pattern and turbine speed, the FLEXiO is versatile enough to use in place of brushes and rollers, all while achieving professional results."
The new iSpray nozzle has a patented oval-shaped opening that provides output that is equivalent to three round openings so there is more airflow that speeds up the job and breaks up the thick paint materials to provide a more consistent finish and covers 30% more surface area. It produces a slightly stippled, almost roller-like finish, perfect for interior walls. The iSpray nozzle is designed to provide the power and flexibility to spray all coatings and the air flow of atomized paint is distributed in a column of air vs. a spiral flow which controls overspray to a minimum. The 1.5 quart cup holds enough paint to cover up to 125 square feet per fill and is interchangeable for quick color changes or material changes. Prep work only requires basic masking so ceilings, cabinets, doors and broad interior surfaces can now be sprayed faster and with better coverage and without the tedious effort of a manual brush or a roller.
"Traditionally, spraying indoors has been a big challenge. Sprayers had only one speed and if it was too fast, finer-bodied materials could mist, creating a mess," adds Lyde. "However, with the right tool—one that minimizes overspray and features a variety of precision control settings—there is no reason why painting indoors or outdoors can't be fast, easy and an enjoyable process."
1.5 quart wide-mouth cup
Covers up to 125 square feet per fill
X-Boost ® Turbine with adjustable speed
50 percent quieter
20 percent lighter
FLEXiO Sprayers by Wagner are available at home improvement stores and online. Visit wagnerflexio.com for more information on FLEXiO and other Wagner SprayTech products.
About Wagner SprayTech
Wagner SprayTech Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wagner Holding, Inc. Manufacturing started in 1973 and today the company has full research and development, engineering, manufacturing and distribution capabilities. Wagner develops and markets a wide array of painting and decorating products used in home improvement, commercial painting and industrial fine finishing. Wagner products are designed to make it easier for the end user to prepare surfaces, apply paints and other coatings or clean up after painting. Wagner is strongly committed to maintaining a leadership position through innovative marketing, high technology engineering and quality manufacturing. For more information, visit wagnerspraytech.com, youtube.com/WagnerPainting or follow @WagnerSprayTech on Twitter.
SOURCE Wagner SprayTech