Who Makes the Wagner Wallpaper Steamer?
Wagner wallpaper steamers are manufactured by Wagner Spraytech who are owned by the Wagner Finishing Group. Wagner have a long history of supplying decoration and home finishing products to do it yourself users and professional contractors.
There are two different models of Wagner Wallpaper Steamer, they both run on electricity.
The 705 Wagner Wallpaper Steamer
The Wagner 705 Wallpaper Steamer is the least expensive and most basic model in the Wagner range. It features a large one gallon water tank that will hold enough water for the wallpaper stripper to be used for a continuous 60 minutes before the need for refilling arises.
The power rating is 1500 watts, this isn’t the most powerful of wallpaper steamers meaning the warm up time before the unit can be used will be slightly longer than more powerful models.
One of the positive points of the Wagner 705 is it’s long eleven foot steam hose. This generous amount of length makes reaching any part of a papered wall easy in virtually any home.
The hotplate is light weight and always stays cool to the touch, this not only makes removing wallpaper east but safe as well.
The Wagner 705 wallpaper steamer’s cheap price, simple operation and light weight make it a good choice for a person who only plans to embark on occasional home improvement projects.
The 915 Wagner Wallpaper Steamer
The 915 wallpaper steamer is aimed more at Wagner’s pro and regular use customers. It has a number of advanced features that let it handle a variety of home improvement situations.
The first thing you notice about this steamer is how compacts it is, at first glance it resembles more a modern vacuum cleaner than a wallpaper steamer. It’s modern in it’s looks but also in it’s features.
The 915 is a pressurized wallpaper steamer, this differs slightly from more traditional conventional units. Normally water boils in the unit’s reservoir and steam flows up the hose, escaping from the hotplate. The Wagner 915 also pulls air into the reservoir with the steam, this air helps force the steam out hotplate with greater velocity, improving it’s efficiency.
Unlike most wallpaper strippers that are square boxes that have to carried around, the Wagner 915 features a set of study wheels. These wheels prove useful in situations where you need to bring the device closer to you but can not easily access it. For example you may be on some scaffolding, the wallpaper steamer is on the ground and you need it to follow you as you move along the scaffold.
A positive of this unit is that everything seems to be ergonomically designed, the steam trigger is easy to press and the hotplate is light meaning extended usage periods should not cause fatigue.
The Wagner 915 is also a very safe unit, it features a thermal fuse that will trip the power if the unit boils dry, preventing overheating and potential injury.
Wallpaper removal is not the Wagner 915’s only talent though. As a bonus is comes with nozzles and pad attachments that will allow you to quickly and efficiently steam clean surfaces around the home like tiles, window and non carpeted floors.
Should I Buy a Wagner Wallpaper Steamer?
Wagner is a trusted American brand with a strong reputation for manufacturing a high quality wallpaper steamer. I highly recommend both of these units, which you choose will depend on your personal requirements.