Instructions for spraying walls

Do you want to paint the walls in your home really easily and at the same time create special colour effects? You can find out here just how to get incredible results in just a few steps.

  • Film, cardboard or painter's fleece for masking
  • water-soluble dispersion or latex paint for interior walls

Step-by-step guide for spraying wall paint

Step 1 of 7: Preparing the work surface

Preparing the work surface

At the preparation stage, doors, windows, power sockets and skirting boards should be carefully masked off. Cover the floor with film, cardboard or dust sheets and mask the edges of the neighbouring walls with paper approximately 30 cm wide. To ensure a clean edge, the masking tape should be firmly pressed into place.

Step 2 of 7: Preparing the paint

Preparing the paint

Stir the paint well and then secure the base unit with the height-adjustable paint bucket fastening to the container and dip the suction tube into the paint. The W 990 FLEXiO spraying system is especially suitable for large wall and ceiling areas since it takes the paint directly out of the original container.

Step 3 of 7: Preparing the sprayer

Preparing the sprayer

Do a spray test on a piece of cardboard to set the quantity of air and paint to your personal working speed. This means you can set it up to have minimum overspray. You can also familiarise yourself with the sprayer using the test poster.

Step 4 of 7: Spraying the right way

Spraying the right way

Spray slightly overlapping stripes at an consistent distance of 15-20 centimeters while holding the gun parallel to the wall will produce an even finish.

Step 5 of 7: Sequence


Always work away from the light. Start with the ceiling. Then move on to the window ledges. Then do the edges and finally the main surface.

Step 6 of 7: Spraying corners

Spraying corners

Corners and edges can easily be sprayed as you work: if you are only painting one wall, a piece of cardboard in the corner can produce a neat edge. This gets rid of the need for tedious cutting-in with a paint brush or masking.

Step 7 of 7: Cleaning the unit

Cleaning the unit

After spraying, clean the spraying system: flush the tube and pump unit using the self-cleaning function by allowing warm water to circulate through them; then clean the paint-carrying parts of the spray gun, such as the nozzle, with warm water.

Another tip

If you wish, you can convert the spray gun into a wood & metal sprayer. Click the Standard spray attachment onto the turbine for applying water or solvent based paint, glazes, primers, stains and wood preservatives - here too, the spraying effect produces an excellent surface finish. With the spray systems from Wagner, the application of interior wall & ceiling and wood & metal paint is quick and easy and the results speak for themselves. After that, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy!

W 990 FLEXiO

W 990 FLEXiO

The comfortable spray system for large areas

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Why spraying is better

Why spraying is better

With HVLP paint sprayers you have a clear time advantage compared to brushes and rollers.