Wagner disinfection

Especially now: spray disinfectant using a Wagner paint sprayer

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In addition to the spraying of paint, most Wagner paint spray devices are also highly suitable for spraying disinfectants, provided that safety precautions are strictly observed.

The device can be used for cleaning door handles, handrails, tables, and other surfaces that may be exposed to a virus, for example, without the need to wipe them with a cleaning cloth.

Some studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 viruses, including the current Corona/Covid-19 virus, may be viable on particular surfaces for a prolonged period. In addition to human-to-human transmission, infection through contaminated surfaces may also pose a risk.

This is where Wagner's paint sprayers can be useful. We have noticed that as a result of social distancing many people are engaged in DIY activities and are painting around the house. After use, the paint sprayer is put aside. However, it may also be very useful in other current situations: for example, if you work in an office, or as a janitor, or in your own apartment building to wipe down a handrail or an elevator, or for anything else that requires a disinfectant.

The Wagner paint sprayer is ideal for these purposes. You can see below how it works.




Places that can be sprayed with disinfectants

These include:

  • changing rooms, bathrooms (including other sanitary appliances);
  • offices;
  • restaurants and food-preparation areas/kitchens;
  • classrooms or training locations;
  • public transport;
  • public spaces and places.

Things that can be disinfected

Making use of liquid disinfectant, the technology applied by Wagner devices allows for the extensive cleaning of surfaces, which may significantly reduce the presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Types of disinfectants that are suitable for spraying are ones based on: alcohol, aldehydes, biguanides, bisphenol, peroxides, phenolic compounds, quaternary ammonium compounds, and halogens.

How spraying disinfectants works

  • Tighten/clip in all the device's coupling pieces.
  • Check the system's seals with water before using it with disinfectants. This also allows you to check whether the device still contains paint.
  • Remove the water.
  • Fill the hopper/container with disinfectant or place the suction system directly in the material container.


  • For FLEXiO devices:
    • Maximum air setting with minimum material use
  • For HEA/airless devices:
    • Pressure control: 70-100 bar (Control Pro level 4)
    • Nozzle selection: (513 recommended, and 311 for Control Pro)
    • If other nozzles are being used, the spraying speed should be adjusted.
  • Apply disinfectant quickly and evenly to the surfaces as per the product's guidelines.

For exposure times relating to the disinfectant used, please consult the manufacturer's technical worksheet with health and safety instructions.

Safety instructions

Please observe the following safety instructions before use:

  • Always wear appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the disinfectant manufacturer (for example gloves, goggles, a mask, and so on);
  • Never aim the jet at humans or animals.  As well as disinfectants being harmful to them, the jet of an HEA/Airless system may also cause significant harm;.
  • Please read the manual and safety rules of the device carefully, and follow the instructions and recommendations;
  • Refrain from spraying electric devices such as PCs, televisions, or other electrical systems;
  • If inflammable products are being used, the device must be situated outside the space/room in which things are being sprayed (danger zone = 5 m distance from where the disinfectant is applied);
  • In general: always ensure good ventilation when using a paint sprayer and obviously when required for the disinfectant;
  • You are advised not to disinfect warm or hot surfaces;

If possible, electrical systems should be switched off and operated without a light switch.  There is a risk of explosion!

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